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 24, 2019
More Tomato Soup (Yay!) ~ Proud Parents
The last of the tomatoes weighed in at litteraly ounces over 10#. I got one last batch of tomato soup canned. So happy right now. It ended up about 45-50# of tomatoes - 6 pints tomato sauce, 10 pints tomato soup. I am a happy gal!
I had to get dinner in the crock pot before canning. I was stressing about having to dice and dice before canning (which required dicing carrots, celery and onion as well).
I decided to pull a quart of frozen homemade french onion soup for the "broth" and "onion" in the lentil soup. Pulled celery cubes and carrots from the freezer. Worked perfectly. I am now adding that on the re-stock list for the winter as well. It always comes in handy. I also pulled rolls from the freezer, making dinner way easier after a canning day.
My waste funnel for my food strainer is on it's last leg. Why can't they make these with a thicker body? I do not know. I went online and ordered a very expensive replacement (even with 10% off), only to get an email back that they are out of stock. Sigh. I cannot find one anywhere else but their parts store either. It did last about 5-6 years (maybe more).
A small yarn order came in quick. Now I want to work on a project for myself, but guilt will kick in. The change in weather has made me realize we are running out of time for everything outdoor related.
I finally got the call, but from the insurance company, and not the surgeon's office. GRR! Insurance never got the paperwork until the 21st, even though I called prior to that (way prior), and now I'm told I have to wait another 15 days.
The big news? Our youngest daughter was selected as the "Student of the month" in our entire county. We are so proud of her. I'm pretty sure it'll be printed in the newspaper too.