Saturday, July 26, 2008
I scored a three quarter pint jar for 25 cents today at a yard sale, no kidding! I didn't even know they existed but in reality I could really go with a couple dozen of these babies in the photo above the three quarter pint is the second from the left.
Left to right: Pint jar, three quarter pint, half pint, quarter pint! To make the set really interesting I'd need a quilted glass wide mouth pint jar.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
If by chance I find out who it is I have every plan to file tresspassing charges and get a restraining order!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Rhutabaga Dinner - this is out of my husband's old old (1940's) presto cookbook and I'm going on memory here.
Two pork steaks, six potatoes, and two large rutabaga's
Layer chopped (one inch pieces) peeled baking potatoes on the bottomof the cooker
Add layer of peeled chopped (one inch pieces) rutabaga's on top ofpotatoes Salt and Pepper at this point.
Add pork steaks (cut into thirds) Salt and pepper meat
Add an inch of water
Cover and bring to pressure then pressure cook for 20 - 25 minutes.
Remove heat source and let cool down naturally. Serve with worthchestershire sauce (mispelled I know)
I think the pressure cooker is set permamently to 10 pounds.
Note you know your doing it right because it smells like wet dog about half way through the cooking process.
In progress my jam making efforts were interrupted last night due to excessive chicken broth canning - some things always take longer than you think they will. So the berries sit in the fridge covered in sugar.
I found it rather interesting the ball blue book has several recipes for Strawberry Jam - the recommended recipe for Black Raspberry Jam is the Strawberry Jam but which one??? I went with the one on page 81 of my book which means not cooking the berries prior to processing them, the flavor is really strong.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Here's the probelm though, every canning books gives times for pints and quarts, but not pints and a half (which lie in between a pint and a quart). I have a headache!