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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Ways of My Household ... 9/11/2017

This week has been all about settling back in from our traveling and preparing for a possible hit from Hurricane Irma.    It has been a hectic and busy week.

It looks like the worst of Hurricane Irma is going to track west of us leaving us with rain,  wind and some possible tornadic weather.  As you’re reading this we will be experiencing whatever Irma throws at us starting Monday into Tuesday.  Thank you to all who have showed their concern and kept us in your prayers.  I will be so glad when this is all over!   Our prayers go out for those who have been affected by Irma.

So, what did my week look like …

We brought home the green beans mentioned in last week’s post in 2 gallon size ziplock type bags in a cooler.  After I finished canning the beans I washed the bags, hung them in the shower to drip dry and then folded them up and stored them away until I have another use for them.  Waste not, want not … those things are expensive!


I tried something that was totally new to me this week.   I purchased it at a non-electric produce store in a Mennonite community last week.  What is it?   Pickled corn!  I had never heard of it, it was pretty and I like corn so I decided to buy a jar and give it a try.  At first, I didn’t care for it.  My husband didn’t care for it at all!  I tried eating it with a pork roast we were having for dinner one night … hmmm, not to bad … it was growing on me.  The final outcome was that I think I like it!  Have you ever tried pickled corn?

The same Mennonite store had pickled brussel sprouts on clearance so we bought a couple of jars.  Once we got home I opened a jar and tried them … they were delicious!   Have you ever eaten pickled brussel sprouts?

A friend gave us a plastic grocery bag of okra.  I cut up enough to freeze 4 quart bags and we had enough small pods for boiling for a couple of meals.   The cut up frozen okra will be used for soups and stews this winter.

I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on anything except preparing for Hurricane Irma so my accomplishments are small this week.  That’s okay … something is better than nothing!

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
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15 comments:

  1. Stay safe, Patsy. I have a couple of friends in Florida and North Carolina so have been trying to work out exactly where they are in relation to Hurricane Irma. I hope we don't get any cyclones that big here in Australia when cyclone season starts up. How terrifying!

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    1. Nanna Chel, it has been an all consuming thing for those of us who were told to prepare and watch!

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  2. I haven't tried pickled corn, but I do like corn relish. I also have tried sweet and sour Brussels sprouts and this summer we had a delicious kale and shredded Brussels sprout salad in a restaurant. We are still getting okra from our garden as well. Praying you will stay safe in the storm.

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    1. becka, that kale and brussels sprout salad sounds good! Our garden is all gone and has been for several weeks so we gladly accept any overage our fellow gardeners might offer.

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  3. Dear Patsy, I hope this finds you safe and well. Better to be prepared and not need it, than to need it and not be prepared. The pickled corn sounds interesting and like Chel, I have eaten corn relish often, so perhaps the flavour is similar? I can imagine the pickled Sprouts would be good. I've always said they're just mini cabbages! Thinking of you. Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you Mimi, it looks like we've made it through without any damage. We're still getting rain and wind but nothing more.

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  4. You can pickle that okra, too!
    Don't care for any pickles but cukes, though.

    We are in Wayne County, Ga, and got a lot of rain and
    some rough winds. Lots of power outages in SE Ga, but
    we are fine (no loss of power).

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    1. Glad to hear that you are okay Tammy. Hurricane Irma has certainly covered alot of area!

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  5. Under the gun tonight with high winds and rain in the upstate of SC. We have a lot of family in FL and GA and they are all fine for which we are very thankful.

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    1. Lana, we're getting the same thing Lana. Will be glad when this is all over!

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  6. Keep and eye on Jose! It could be next!

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    1. Lana, our local weather forecaster said the same thing last night. Sigh!

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  7. Hi Patsy, I have never had plain pickled corn but I really like the pickled corn relish from over at onehundreddollarsamonth.com. We like it on top of taco salads. http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/canning-101-pickled-corn-relish/

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    1. I'm going to have to check out that pickled corn relish recipe. Several have mentioned the onehundreddollarsamonth site for a corn relish recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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