Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Working Pantry Bootcamp: 10/23/21

 Our challenge for last week was a bit different but, as I mentioned in last week's post, these are uneasy times we're living in so take that into consideration when you read this challenge ...

Add some shelf stable milk to your pantry.

It can be evaporated milk, goat's milk, almond milk, whole milk, 2 % milk, skim milk, powdered/dehydrated milk ... any kind of shelf stable milk that you'll use.  (This means it's likely going to come packaged in a can, box or bag!)

Here's what I did ...


I really intended to add Gosnner shelf stable milk from the Dollar Tree to my pantry for this challenge, but after not finding it at 2 different Dollar Tree stores, I purchased the above instead ...

unsweetened almond milk from the Dollar Tree
Sweetened condensed creamer (milk) from the Dollar Tree
cultured buttermilk blend powder from Food Lion
evaporated milk from Sam's Club

I haven't given up on the Gossner shelf stable milk, I'll keep looking and when I find it, I'll stock up!

How did you do?

Our challenge for next week has us looking at Halloween, not in any creepy scary way but we're going to take the first letter in 'Halloween' and add something to our pantry that starts with the  letter .... 'H!'  I can't wait to see what "H" items you add to your pantry!

 (You can always substitute something totally different if a particular assignment doesn’t work for you. Just tell us what you’re substituting.)

Until next time!

 patsi

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

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

A Working Pantry Boot Camp: 10/16/21

   Our challenge for last week was to take the age of our youngest child, grandchild, niece or nephew and add that number of items to our pantry!

The age of my youngest grandchild is 3 so that's how many items I added to my pantry!  

Here they are ...


A bulk box of Goldfish and a bulk box of Cheez-It's along with a package of lighters.

The Goldfish and Cheez-It's will be used in making a holiday snack food we enjoy every year (and use in gift giving).

(We won't use all of either of these when making our snack mix, so I'll vacuum seal what we don't use in jars and add them to my pantry.  We do this every year and we've found that they stay quite fresh for months!)

The lighters will be used in fire building in our wood stove this winter.

How did you do?

Our challenge for next week is a bit different but these are uneasy times we're living in so take that into consideration when you read this challenge ...

Add some shelf stable milk to your pantry.

It can be evaporated milk, goat's milk, almond milk, whole milk, 2 % milk, skim milk, powdered/dehydrated milk ... any kind of shelf stable milk that you'll use.  (This means it's likely going to come packaged in a can, box or bag!)

 (You can always substitute something totally different if a particular assignment doesn’t work for you. Just tell us what you’re substituting.)

Until next time!

 patsi

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

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Harvesting Herbs Today!

Our day time temps are still in the mid 80's which means our herbs are still growing and producing.  I'm thrilled and today I took my snips and a bowl and headed out to do some harvesting.



Pictured are:

English Thyme
Peppermint
Spearmint
Rosemary
and oregano

Not pictured are:  wild worm, comfrey and the basil we harvested yesterday.  As you can image I have several containers filled with herbs occupying space in my kitchen.  I like to let them dry naturally if at all possible and a colander (my container of choice for drying herbs when not using a dehydrator) is perfect for allowing air flow.  I give them a good 'mixing' with my hands a couple of times a day so they don't clump together and possibly mold.  Other than that I give them time!

I still have nettles that need harvesting and plantain but after that they should hold for another couple of weeks!  

I love growing my own herbs, the fragrance of fresh herbs is just something to be enjoyed!

Until next time!

 patsi

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