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, October 27, 2016
Pumpkin Butter ~ Random Tidbits
I roasted the last two pumpkins for making pumpkin butter - delicious!!! One container for the fridge, and two went into the freezer.
We'll use it to top waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, biscuits, toast and more. Maybe use it in a dessert if the need arises.
As for Hubby, he's feeling a bit better today, but it's that darn blood pressure medication, or a combination. He's trying to get it figured out. At work, his pressure dipped to an unhealthy low.
My sous chef and I canned another double batch of green tomato salsa, and one batch of another type of green tomato chutney. I have a feeling we'll like this recipe better (chutney - Simply Recipes).
I still have more green tomatoes on the table. I have to share this too...
I was putting the salsa into the jars, and told him I wanted to gift it this year. He said, "What?! You can't give that away! That took so much work!" Ha ha! Now he knows. He even said, "I need to help with this part more often, because you might get tired of it when you get older."
We've had two more sick kids to take care of - one with an ear infection, and one with a sinus infection.
It's hard to believe I was crocheting on the front porch a few days ago. The weather here has turned cold and rainy. Cold enough to worry about that un-split wood sitting out in the wood barn. I haven't had the chimney sweep here yet either. Calling them today, unless I can locate a good instruction guide on how to do it myself. One with photos or a good video, and a list of tools needed. I'm not sure I will be able to climb the roof, and I know Hubby can't. I just hate to fork out that $200.00. Having to pay for our daughter's college has kind of put a damper on the pocket book too. I'm crocheting hats again, in hopes to participate in a fall craft show (but getting things made has been way too slow).
I had intentions of canning with tomatoes again today, but I'm ex-huast-ed. Literally. I might be opting for cleaning the house for once. I can finally see the top of one kitchen table now. Tomatoes can wait. Maybe.
I was in such of a hurry to taste this flounder last night, that I didn't get my greens on the plate first. Greens will stay warm if they are under the fish. Anyway, I ground up homemade croutons for bread crumbs, mixed in a bit of butter and olive oil, and some Parmesan cheese. topped the flounder and baked it. Absolutely delicious. I'm trying to increase our fish to 2 x week, but I'm managing it about 1 x week. It's hard to find wild caught anything here. I still can't locate mackerel. And don't get me started about the cost either. Oye.