"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This week

is one of emptying a freezer to prepare for filling it again.  Two members of the family have elk tags so we are praying we will have meat for the freezer.  While waiting, I am emptying out one of the freezers.  I have been canning, seeing what is in the freezer and planning what I can make with it.

First up~Jen's Veggie Juice
From the garden: zucchini, crookneck squash, pattypan squash, 
sweet peppers, parsley, Red Russian Kale...

This is what ended up in the Veg Juice.
I also added 1/4 tsp each of salt and lemon juice to each jar.

The remaining pulp?  I ended up with 1 cup left of veg juice and added
it to the pulp, pureed it and canned it as well.  I kind of use this as
tomato sauce and it is delicious! I added 1/4 tsp salt and lemon juice to each jar.

My workstation~it kind of reminds me of my thoughts
here, there, and everywhere!

While I am emptying the freezer, a friend gave me 24 fairly poor apples.  
I decided to make chunky applesauce as well.  I used a sprinkling of cinnamon
sugar and about 1/3 cup of water. 

Here are some of the items I canned. 

Yesterday, I used up most of this chicken up from
a baked chicken we had Friday.  I made a Chicken/Beef Kielbasa 
soup with chicken, sliced up kielbasa,  2 cups of squash medley, 3 carrots,
1 stalk of celery, leftover turkey broth, leftover tomatoes, frozen corn
and an onion.  I made 5 quarts of this.

I am going to can chicken soup, beef soup, and about 8 more quarts of Veg Juice.
By then I should almost have emptied a good portion of the freezer and pray we 
can fill it!


Fiona said...

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Your now bookmarked!

I look forward to reading all of your posts!

Humble wife said...

Thanks for stopping by Fionna and welcome!