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Spaghetti Sauce

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. Process 15 min. in water bath canner.

More Fall Pictures

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Here are a few more fall pictures.  These was taken last Saturday during our hike at Bottom Creek Gorge.

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Fall is such a beautiful time of the year.  We have been working on school, cleaning up the garden for fall plowing and working on an afgan.  Not a lot going on.  Yesterday evening we gave Mr. Rooster away.  YEAH!  We gave him to a family that wants to hatch baby chicks for their young daughter to take of.   He will be so happy.

Yesterday, it was rainy and foggy here.  Then the temperatures dropped quite a bit during the night.  It was 36 degrees this morning when we got up.  The sun is out now though and it looks like it will be a beautiful day.  Yesterday, I was reading a blogger friend’s post, http://theboydbunch.wordpress.com/, and she was having crockpot parmesan chicken for supper.  I thought that sounded good and I had already planned on having chicken for supper so I looked up a recipe for it.  I’m not sure if this is the same recipe she used or not but it was really good.  I got my recipe from betty crocker.  I did make a few changes. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta

1 egg, 1/3 cup bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1 jar spaghetti sauce, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, 2 2/3 cups penne pasta.

1.  Spray crockpot

2.  In a small bowl, beat egg until foamy.  In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Dip chicken into egg, then coat with bread crumb mixture.  place in crockpot.  Cover chicken with spaghetti sauce.

3.  Cover and  cook on low for 5 to 6 hrs.   (I cooked mine on high for 4 1/2 hrs.)

4.  Cook and drain pasta.  Serve chicken on top of pasta.   Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.  (I used mozarella).

Makes 4 servings.

I hope you all enjoy your day and God bless.

 

 

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.

A New Pattern

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Yesterday, we ran a few errands in C-burg.  Our pastor’s wife had told me Joann’s had simplicity patterns on sale for .99 cents.  I found this great vintage apron pattern.  I love old things.  I am in process of redoing the flowered apron.  I just did not like the contrasting material.  No one else did either.   So yesterday, I took it off.    I will be doing something different on the bottom, maybe just a lace ruffle. 

My house smells delicious.  Yesterday while we were out, I got a rotisserie chicken.   For supper, we had chicken, noodles, green beans and fresh baked bread.  Then I took the bones and cooked them all night in my crock pot to make a stock.  Everytime I awoke last night I could smell the stock cooking.  Today I have simmering on the wood stove, chicken and noodle soup.  I got the original  recipe from another blog and it is just delicious.  Of course, I have altered the recipe to suit our taste.

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The recipe is:  deboned chicken, stock, carrots, celery, onions.  The amounts of these will depend upon how much chicken you use.  1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp. parsley,  1 tsp. chicken base (if you have it, if not, its just fine without it). I then add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning, basil, oregano- or whatever I have on hand.  Let this all simmer for about 30 minutes, add noodles.  Another guessing amount but I think at least 2 cups.  After noodles are done,  mix together 3 tbsp flour and water.  Add this to the soup mixture and let it simmer.  This will cause the soup to thicken.  In this pot, I added some canned corn also.  In the picture, I have not added the flour yet.  You can skip this step, if you want.  I have made it both ways.

Time for school to begin.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Spaghetti Sauce

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Our spaghetti sauce turned out really good.  We got 12 qts from a half  bushel of tomatoes.  Today we will do the other half bushel.  The recipe we used:

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 crisco 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.  

This recipe does not call for processing as the liquid is so hot when you put it into the jars.  However, if you are uncomfortable with this method you can process in a hot water bath canner or freeze the sauce.  

We better get busy.  Lots to do today.  We need to get busy on the other spaghetti sauce and on cleaning house.  The ladies will come tomorrow for bible study.  Take care and God bless.

Blackberries

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Here on the farm we are blessed to have lots of blackberries.  They are not the thornless kind, however, so they can be difficult to pick.  They are domestic though and have huge berries on them, so it doesn’t take long to pick a gallon.  They looked so pretty  with the snow on them.  My thanks to Julie for the pictures.  We got about 3-5″ of new snow yesterday.  More shoveling!  My peach pie  was very good.  I also made homemade rolls.  I kinda made up a recipe for supper.  We had some chicken left over from Sunday. I sauteed onions, garlic, italian seasoning, and spinach.  Added the  chicken.  Next I added a can of my homemade spaghetti sauce.  Then I added cooked whole wheat penne noodles.  Mixed it all together, added cheese to the top and baked covered 30 min. at 350 degrees.(cast iron skillet of course)  It tasted really good.  Well time for school.  Take care and God bless.