Monday, July 14, 2008

Busy Weekend.

Put up over a bushel of corn in freezer.
Kept some out though.
Will have some in a corn pudding, skillet cooked and then some on the cob of course!

Corn Pudding Recipe
3 eggs
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 cups fresh corn
1/2 tsp. salt

Melt butter in baking dish. Mix eggs, sugar, flour and salt together.
Add milk, butter and corn. mix well and pour back into buttered dish.
Bake at 350 F for about 45 min. uncovered , middle oven rack.
Check with a small knife , when comes out clean is done.
Should be a nice golden brown on top.
We use a small Corning ware casserole for it.

We also got a bushel shelled butter beans to put in freezer.
Had planned on doing them today but have another job to finish.
Snaps(green beans) will be ready one day this week so gal will call me to come pick up my bushel, then I will can those.
Just me and DH so will do in pints instead of quarts.

She also had fresh ripe off the vine tomatoes...YUMMO!
Ours are so not near ready so was a REAL treat for us to have tomato sandwiches!!
Just a REAL taste of SUMMER to me...lov 'em!!

We are beginning to pick cukes though and they are good too.
DH made his Cucumber Salad recipe an we have been eating it like mad.
Will have to make more! Here is recipe.

Marinated Cucumber Salad

2 med cukes, thinly sliced
1 med onion, cut into rings
2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 cup vinegar, not white
1/4 cup vege oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine first ingredients in a large shallow dish; set aside.
Combine next 6 ingredients, mixing well; poor over veggies, tossing lightly.
Cover and chill 8 to 10 hrs. We do over night.
This is about 6 servings... we will double it and works fine as well.
Like making pickle but no cooking!!;-)

Our pepper plants don't seem to be doing to well, have lost some.
Have been picking banana peppers though.
Squash is beginning to bare.
Okra is really loving the heat and humidity same as cotton...haaa!
Cotton has jumped the last week with our humid wet weather.

Next we did the coupon thing and went grocery shopping.
Man that is becoming a job these days trying to make your dollar go as far as it possibly can.
We did pretty good. Between the low prices and sale items , buy get 1 free items ,and the coupons I matched up to deals.
Spent right under a 100 bucks and got what we needed for another few weeks!! Plus some meat for freezer.YES!!
We went to some stores we would not have went to normally if we had not been in the area!!
Trying to do the save gas thing as well.
Now don't think if I had say 2 kids at home we could have done the same savings!!! ;-)

Also had some coupons for lunch, buy one burger get one free!! Ha!!
So for 6 bucks we had lunch too!!!!
Was whooped when we got home though.
Gee...wore me out mentally and physically trying to save some $$$!
Now back to that 'other job', cleaning....ugh!!!

1 comment:

  1. Wanna trade grocery bills? We have our own meet and I still spend over $100 every week!


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