Sunday, January 31, 2021

Turkey Vegetable Soup

So yesterday I started out with six 1-lb. bags of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed.  Added to that were 4 lbs. of peeled, diced carrots and two small bunches of celery, also diced.  I had 2 lbs. of onions that I cleaned and diced, but used only about a third of them.

From the freezer came the meat from one fairly large turkey that I thawed and diced.

Each pint jar got a half cup of turkey and a generous cup of vegetables along with one chicken bouillon cube and water to cover.  The soup was processed for 65 minutes at 10 lbs. pressure for my area.  I got 32 jars of soup.

One pint didn't seal so I heated that up for lunch today.  It needed just a touch of salt and pepper and it is a pretty dang tasty soup!

I like having this soup on hand as it has other uses.  It can be thickened and served over rice or biscuits or used as a filling in a pot pie. 

There were leftovers and I decided to can them separately in half pint jars.  That size is good when cooking for one or two people.  So this morning I jarred up the leftovers and got 10 half pints of turkey, 11 of mixed vegetables and 7 of onions.  I can't stand to waste anything and they will get used sooner or later.

Now is not the time to slack off on preparing.  Grocery prices are creeping upward and there is talk of food shortages.  I am seeing signs of both here in Minnesota.  And Lord only knows what our elected officials will try to do to us next.

Keep on praying and preparing.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Stack It to the Rafters

Wednesday this week I baked bread.  I confess to often taking the easy route and include a couple of loaves of bread in my grocery order every two weeks.  But while going over my store receipt two weeks ago I found the price of a loaf of store brand bread had doubled within the last couple of months.

I confess to cheating in that I use my bread machine to stir and knead the dough.  When ready, I shape the dough into whatever I am making and bake it in the oven.  This time there were three loaves, 2 dozen rolls and a dozen cinnamon rolls.

After doing the math, I found my total cost for the above was less than one loaf of bread from the store.

I have lots of flour stored.  If I am baking bread for one or two people, I have enough to last a year or more.  But should bad things happen and I need to feed more people, I am up creek - no paddle.

Food prices are rising at an astonishing rate here.  A good friend sent me this link to a video that deals with the increases in grain prices.

I do believe I will be going back to square one with stocking the basics.  The extras are nice to have for variety in a well stocked pantry, but the basics like flour, rice, beans and oatmeal will keep us alive should it ever get to that point.  And it is anybody's guess as to how much longer these items will be available or affordable.

Stack it to the rafters.   

Saturday, January 23, 2021

I never thought...

I would live long enough to have a four generation picture taken.  Yet, here we are.

Yesterday afternoon my daughter and her daughter and her daughter came for a visit.  

Little Aspyn took one look at her Great-Grandma and screamed like a banshee!  She sat on her Momma's lap, held on to my fingers for dear life, and yelled.  The child has a bit of a temper and a really good set of lungs!

The hullabaloo didn't last very long and soon I was holding my very first Great Grandchild.

Of course I was a bit miffed when she went to her Great Uncle Duane without so much as a whimper!

With so much insanity surrounding us, it is times like this that bring us back to what is really the most important.  Family.  

Aspyn, you made your Great-Grandma very, very happy. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

It has been brought to my attention...

that the video in the previous post has been removed from YouTube.  This does not surprise me as free speech is only allowed now if it is in line with the narrative of the left.

Information similar to what was included in the video can be found at the America's Frontline Doctors website.

A friend of this blog has been having trouble commenting here.  I don't know why, for I have not changed any of the settings.  I had thought about setting the comment section up for pre-approval, but have not done so as I find it satisfying to delete the trolls.  Sort of like hanging up on scam phone calls.

However, because of my friend's inability to comment, she sent me the following link.  I know nothing about the source, but find it interesting reading.

Make of it what you will.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

If you have been...

 thinking about getting in line for the new vaccine, you might want to watch this video first.

Dr. Simone Gold - The truth about the CV19 vaccine - YouTube

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Listen Up, Trolls

You may think it is cute to leave comments here bashing Donald Trump or Conservatives.  I do not find it cute at all.

I don't mind honest and open discussion.  I don't mind differences in opinion.  I have friends and relatives with opinions different from mine.  But we have a mutual respect for one another and can voice our opinions without the hate and snark I have seen displayed here in the comments.

Several comment under the title "Anonymous."  Many will sign their names so I know who is commenting.  The craven cowards don't.  

So here's the deal.  Anonymous unsigned comments will be deleted.  Comments designed to cause arguments or to bash others just for the fun of it, will be deleted.

This always has been and always will be a family friendly blog.  If you feel the need to act otherwise, you will be given the boot.

Thank you to my faithful readers who have in the past jumped in to deal with the Anonymous cowards.  It is greatly appreciated.

Bottom line - my blog - my rules.    

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Now is the time...

to make sure your preps are in order.  

The Lunatic Left is showing it's true vicious and vengeful colors.  Patriotic Americans do not treat a President the way Donald Trump is being treated.  Swamp Creatures do.

If Congress, the media , the corporations would stoop this low to further their Socialist agenda, what do you suppose they have in mind for us.

My grocery order will be delivered tomorrow.  Included are two turkeys and four chickens to be canned along with broth made from the scraps and bones.  Included on the order are dry beans, popcorn, sugar, flour and several other items to be packaged and stored.  This will keep me busy for about a week until the dust settles.

I will not give up.  I will not surrender.  I will not comply.

I will continue to do what I need to do to take care of my family.  And most importantly, I will continue to pray.  Stay safe, my friends.  Godspeed.  

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Did you honestly believe...

that the radical left was going to allow a peaceful protest against an obviously rigged election and in support of Donald Trump to go on without doing everything possible to undermine it?  Really?

Then you haven't been paying attention to everything that has been thrown at the man during the past four years.  The one man who stands up for We The People.  The one man who works harder for us than anyone else and doesn't take a dime's worth of salary, but donates it.  The one man who isn't afraid to call out those politicians who would sell us down the river to fill their bank accounts.

Here's the thing...

It isn't up to Mike Pence.  It isn't up to a corrupt Congress.  The outcome of all of this is up to God.

Keep the Faith.  Continue to pray for our President and for America.  Those of us who Believe in God and His Word already know how this all turns out.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Today and tomorrow...

 will decide if we are to live in freedom or under tyranny.

If you believe in the power of prayer, now would be the time.