So Wednesday I ordered some chicken and a salad to be delivered. I was lazy. My kitchen was clean. I wanted it to stay that way. Anyhow, about that time Number One Son shows up with one of my favorite foods - onion rings from the little Mom and Pop restaurant on the corner. It has been years since I treated myself to a plate of their onion rings. They are wonderful! There were so many in the carry-out box that I could only eat about half, and half the chicken.
So this morning, following directions from my son, I heated my oven to 400 degrees and put the leftovers in for about 4 minutes. Perfect. Breakfast of champions!!
So here is what have been up to today. And tomorrow. And maybe Saturday.
My grocery order was delivered today, including 10 lbs. of potatoes, 4 bunches of celery, 2 lbs. of onions, 8 lbs. of carrots, 1 cabbage and 4 bags each of frozen green beans, peas and corn.The fresh vegetables all need to be sliced, diced and chopped. The frozen vegetables are thawing in the fridge. Into my big roaster and largest stock pot they will go, along with several quarts of home canned tomatoes and maybe a pint or two of the tomatoes I canned a couple of years ago, with bell peppers and onions in them. I will add beef bouillon cubes, parsley and black pepper. The whole shebang will be heated to a boil and then simmered for an hour or so. Then into jars it all goes and will be run through my pressure canner.
I use this mixture as vegetable soup. Or I add home canned beef cubes for vegetable beef soup. Or I thicken it for beef stew. It is basically the same recipe, minus the tomatoes, that I use for chicken vegetable soup. Both are my go-to home canned foods for a quick yet nourishing meal.
Be back when I have worked my way out from under this pile of vegetables. :)
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