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, September 8, 2021

Random Tidbits

In lieu of the kitchen floor project discovery, I sliced and diced yesterday to get some tomatoes off the tables.  

Ketchup was canned.  I love Amish paste, I cut less, because they weigh more.  I may have to mix it up next year to ensure I have enough for all things tomato.  I may plant 3 types of paste tomatoes.  

I started to drain rain barrels and flip them upside down for winter.  We were supposed to get rain last night but did not.  We really needed it too.

Picked hot peppers, and there were a good amount to pick.

I froze two more trays of mad hatter peppers.

My husband told me twice he was bringing dinner home.  Guess who walked in the door with no dinner?  Yep.  I was tired.  He was tired.  I made adult cheese sandwiches (Recipe is online with America's Test Kitchen).

Daughter K has been a Godsend in helping with Mom's appts. She not only picked up the transport wheelchair and shower stool, but also took her to two appts, and one was to get her hair done.


Laura Lane said...

You've been quite productive. We planted Mad Hatter peppers last year. They were so cute! I didn't realize that there are paste tomatoes. What are your favorites? Can they also be canned as diced tomatoes?

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Kristina said...

Laura Lane, yes, paste tomatoes are used for sauces of any kind. My favorite is San Marzano, next is Amish paste and then Romas. All can be frozen for use in any recipe as well. I've also canned them as crushed tomatoes when I've had a lot of them. A well as stewed tomatoes.