Thursday, April 15, 2010
Quality Time With Steve, and Those Canned Potatoes.........
Tuesday after getting our schooling done The Youngun went out to play in the Hillbilly Swimming Hole and I got out some fabric.
I bought this at Wal-Trash a few months ago just cause I loved it so! I decided to make an apron out of it.
The pattern pieces all layed out on the fabric.....After taking this picture I noticed that the stripes in the fabric weren't exactly lined up on each side so I unpinned everything, fixed it, and repinned. I would NEVER have done that in the past. I would have just said.....pffft, it's good enough. I'm glad I did though!
This is the apron. I ran out of black bias tape so I can't finish it and when I went to Wal-Trash today they were out of it...arrggh! I'm so excited to finish it so I can wear it. I could make my own bias tape, but I don't have any black fabric either, and since I started with the purchased bias tape, I think it will look better if I finish it that way as well. I have another pocket to put the bias tape around, then sew on and I have to put bias tape around the yoke, then finish the straps. I think it's so pretty and it felt great to spend some time with Steve!
In this post I talked about canning potatoes for the first time. I got them canned up yesterday and opened a jar of them to try last night at supper. I dumped them in a pan, heated to boiling, drained them, and then mashed the heck out of them with my mixer (cause The Man doesn't like lumpy taters!). They were delicious! I added in 1/4 cup of whole goat milk while I beat them and they were so creamy and wonderful. I didn't even add any butter which is a plus for me being on Weight Watchers and they were still delicious. This was a really good idea for me because we eat mashed taters a LOT! I confess to using box taters from Aldi, just because of a time saver since we eat them probably at least 4 nights a week. This way I can stop using instant and still have them ready in a jiff!
I also had two ladies tell me about a different way to "cellar" using alternative methods. Thanks Susan and the FarmLady! The FarmLady recommended a book called Root Cellaring Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables by Mike and Nancy Bubel that I requested from the local library. I'm sure to get some good alternative cellaring ideas from there, until we can get our cellar dug.
On a final note.........could I possibly have any more links in this post??? LOL!
Till next time..........God Bless!