Saturday, August 8, 2015

Foody Weekend

 I had a few things from the garden to add to my baked beans so I decided to make a huge batch. Oh my did I overdo it! Kevin helped me can over 10 pounds of dried beans, I had four of these pots on the cooktop. Half of the baked beans are made with navy beans , one forth pinto beans and the other fourth is plain pinto beans. I started out trying to make something similar to Bush's Baked Beans but I mixed up that recipe and one to make sweet and sour sauce so I just started dumping and mixing and hoping for the best. I will have to wait to make the S&S another time as I'm out of green peppers now. I printed off 4 or 5 recipes this morning early of things that sounded good, then I went back to bed. So this afternoon I read the papers then started chopping............oh well the beans  tasted good when I finished.
 Kev also put a pot of applesause on to cook while 5 quart of beans were processing.
 He also broke out the giant canner and we put 20 jars in it. Tried to keep some of the heat outside.
 I will end up with 30 jars of beans! I think this will be plenty for just the two of us this coming year. (Kev suggested pint jars next time)
 I have two large trays of chives drying and ready to pop into the freezer. I'm hoping I use them better out of the freezer than dried.   The cukes in the bowl will have to wait...........I'm tired!
These jars are called Cowboy Candy. Pineapple with jalapenos. I did add a few onions cause my guys like them. I made to much sauce and my peppers really shrunk up so if I ever make them again I know to really pack the jars.
  We enjoyed steak and corn on the cob cooked on the grill for dinner while waiting for the canners to finish and it's been a marathon day of NCIS on the TV. Now if the last 5 jars will finish cooling so I can take them out of the canner............I can go to bed.

Monday, August 3, 2015

I found a quilted heart

 I saw this on Pintrest. I Found a Quilted Heart is a random  project I read about and thought it sounded like fun. Make a heart, attach a tag and place somewhere it will be found. No money involved, just a few rules and a chance to make someones day just a little bit nicer.
I Found a Quilted Heart is on Facebook and they have a sight where you can download labels to attach easily to your hearts. One tag says "I need a home" and the other is a" report me to Facebook" label.

  In other quilty news.........I finished all the pencil bag kits today, whew.....glad to have them done. I got just a bit bored making that many. I broke my serger, off to the repair man it goes. I broke my sewing machine earlier this week so that makes two mistakes.......ughhhhhh! I finished quilting a friends quilt she made for her daughter's college room this fall, and I made a pillowcase to match, it's going in the mail tomorrow. Kristin has been here from Washington and she helped me finish up her friends quilt that was stuck in my quilting machine, we ended up tying it because the machine would not quilt t-shirts and batik. Poor old machine, guess I need to be nicer to it..........and all the machines I broke this week.......kind of  scared to do any embroidery, really don't want to break that machine too.