Tag Archives: Cans

Spaghetti Sauce

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Today, we worked on making spaghetti sauce.  I got this recipe from Sally, our pastor’s wife.  We really like it. 

Spaghetti Sauce

Scald and peel half a bushel of tomatoes (we used our food strainer instead), 6 cups chopped onions, 4 chopped green peppers, 1 clove of garlic. Cook for 1 and a half hours, stirring frequently. Add 1 pt olive oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp crushed basil leaves, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tbsp parsley, 5-12 oz cans tomato paste, 4 jalopeno peppers. Cook another 45 min stirring frequently. Put in jars. Heat lids and seals to boiling. Put lids and seals on jars. Cover jars with towel and let sit overnight.

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The sauce simmering in the pot.   Can anyone guess what we are having for supper? 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Peaches

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We have been working on peaches for a few days.  I think I mentioned that we saved the peelings and put them into the steam juicer.  Well, the above picture shows the 2 qts of juice we got from the peelings.  We had 2 gal. of peelings and got 2 1/2 qts of juice.  This will yield over a gal of peach juice.  YUM!  I definitely will do that again with our next batch of peaches. 

I picked about 1 gal. of blackberries this morning.  Pretty good for the first picking.  I am trying something new for us.  I am making blackberry syrup to use with pancakes, french toast, etc.  Have any of you ever made this?  It sounds good and sometimes I just want something different.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  I have the blackberries on in the steam juicer now.  Julie and I went up to the cellar this morning and organized it.  I think “little green men” come along over the winter and just scatter all my canned goods.  Anyway, all is in order now and ready for the new cans to fill it up.  Grace worked inside doing household chores while Julie and I worked on the cellar.  Hubby worked on mowing the yard.  It has been a long time since he mowed.  It is just so hot and dry.  He thought it was starting to look a little wild. 

Well, time to check on the blackberries.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Memorial Weekend

I have no picture to post today.  I just wanted to let everyone know I was still around.  David is working on my computer this week so hopefully I will be back in action soon.  Things have been very busy here this past week.  We were blessed with a beef.  Billy had butchered him for someone and they did not want the meat.  He was an old bull-about 10 years old and weighed about 1800 pounds.  My friend Vicki and I have been working all last week to process it.  We are cutting some of the meat in chunks and canning it.  We are making hamburger out of the rest.  We are about half done (I think).  George and Quentin-Vicki’s hubbie-will be helping us tomorrow.  I will let you all know the total of cans and hamburger we get when we finish.  We went to visit Jess yesterday.  She is scheduled to have her labor induced June 7th.  Little Samuel will soon be here.  We took the cradle down and it is all set up and ready.  Just needs a little one in it.  Continue to pray for them.  We took the long way home today and stopped at a little picnic area.  It was very pretty with lots of overlooks.  We then stopped at this little store in Meadows of Dan and they were having a craft show.  Lots of cool stuff to look at, lots of new ideas for me to work on.  Of course, we took the camera case down to Jessica’s however the camera was not in the case.  So I have no pictures to show you.  Oh well, that’s pretty typical of me.  Enjoy your Sunday and God bless.

Salsa

Well that batch of salsa is done.  We got 11 pints.  It took up the major part of the day.  From morning till lunch chopping.  We were blessed to use all fresh garden ingredients.  The tomatoes had to be scalded, peeled and then chopped.  Then from lunch until about 6:00 was dedicated to simmering and then canning.  If I knew how to do pictures, I would show you pictures of the jars.  The salsa is very pretty in the jars and taste wonderful.  Today we will be working on some more corn.  At last count we had a little over 200 ears in the freezer and around 30 cans of corn.  Thank you Lord.  Last night was church night.  We have been working on establishing a youth class on Wed. and last night we had 7 youth.  Pretty good for a small church.  I think this is one of those stretching times from the Lord.  I have never taught youth before(only my own) however this has truly been fun.  My prayer would be to see more kids show up and that they would learn more about our Lord through this class.  Well I gotta get some work done.  I need to go down to the barn and get some milk.  We get our milk fresh from the cow.  The girls however now have a hard time drinking what we call store milk.  They say it doesn’t taste good.  Thanks for reading and may God bless you throughout this day.