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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Dinners ~ More Canning

I woke up early looking like a cross between Medusa and Heat Miser.  Literally.  Sigh.  Hubby walked in the door last night about 4:30pm, and said, "I love you Honey" in a way in which it gave him away.  He took on the night shift last night and will work through first shift today.  I could not sleep and....well I'm up early.  Let's get this post posted and may the coffee and a hot shower give me super powers today.

Dinner Monday night after canning.  Homemade sloppy joes using home canned ketchup (the best), and sweet potato fries (white sweet potatoes and they are so creamy, and organic). 

Tuesday nights dinner . . .
Chicken enchiladas with homemade enchilada sauce, and crock pot fried rice (both new recipes, actually 3).  I know "fried" rice is not a Mexican dish and Spanish rice is, but wanted to try it for a possible vegetarian potluck dish.

Guess what?  We did not like the rice recipe (hence no photo), but loved the homemade enchilada sauce (recipe online at "Gimme some Oven" and adapted with my home grown dried herbs, and organic ingredients).  Yum.  Sauce keeps up to 3 days in the fridge too.  My dinners have been based on what's in the freezer and pantry, so that helped make a decision for the next meal.

Tonight's dinner was voted in for a lentil (if I have lentils, I forgot to check) crock pot soup.  I need a crock pot something.  More canning is going on today, and I am not complaining either. We are so blessed to be able to re-stock some pantry items.  I just have to figure out what I am canning after I weigh the last of them.  

Have you heard about the orchard heists?  Two states near us have had apples and pumpkins stolen.  I read the apple orchard was picked completely clean.  Just sort of scary that this is happening.  


Vicki said...

My crock pot is my best friend on canning days. Yesterday it was scalloped potatoes and ham, made with my dehydrated potato slices. I have heard of those who garden in town having produce stolen, but this is the first time I have heard of an apple orchard being cleaned out. Sign of the times?

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Vicki, I was thinking the same thing (sign of the times). They said the entire orchard was gone, and I can't remember the value of it. Very scary world we live in right now.

Pink Rose said...

Hi Kristina omg people stealing the whole orchard that's scary and also a worry ,hope they find the people that did it xx

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Sheryl, yeah, the apple orchard is in MI, and I think they said the pumpkins were stolen in IN. Crazy.

Carol said...

I can't imagine someone stealing fruits from an orchard. Strange things happen these days. Those enchiladas look delicious!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Carol