Sunday, January 25, 2015
In the meantime, I haven't gotten anymore quilting done since that finish I posted this past week. I've been reacquainting myself with my pressure canner.
The Old Man got to spend this past summer at home. We had already planted a garden and the fields of farmers were coming into fruition. I had to go back to work full time. I wasn't about to let these things get in the way of filling my pantry with things I can eat. (I am highly sensitive to A LOT of additives you find in everyday pre-made foods on the supermarket shelf.) So....he, being the inquisitive sort, did a bunch of research on the internet in between tending the garden and keeping up on housework.
On point to the subject, he did some research on how a pressure canner should be properly run. He experimented while I was at work. I would come home at the end of a 16 hour shift to canned Marina Sauce, Beef Stew, Split Pea Soup, Baked Beans. It sparked an interest to re-learn my pressure canner.
After some very patient and understanding direction, I have produced 10 quarts of Split Pea Soup this weekend. Ingredients: Split Peas, Water, Carrots, Onions, Ham, Allspice, Bay Leaf....in order of ratio to volume. I like that. A Lot.
I will probably copy and paste this post to my new blog, but thought I would share another one of my passions with you. Quilting keeps you warm. Canning keeps you fed.
Happy things to both!!
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