Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tomatoes ~ Baby Food Carrot Cake
I even had more tomatoes leftover, but not enough for salsa, so I blanched and froze them (another huge blessing I didn't think we'd get this season).
I have been looking around for inexpensive jars for making homemade vapo-rub (cheapest I can find in stores is $2.99/each for a 4 oz. jar).
Well, another farmgirl gave me the idea to just buy baby food, to get the jars. Duh! I guess with no babies in the house, that simple idea never occurred to me.
It's a great bargain if you ask me. I paid $.59/each for them, and bought sweet carrots. I used the baby food to make a carrot cake. I linked the recipe I used, and used my home canned applesauce in place of the oil. I got my jars, and the family got carrot cake. What a deal. And, the frosting was made with my homemade vanilla extract. Can't beat that.
I'm thinking I need a few more jars - he he he!