Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Meals at My House: Sausage Rolls

I first learned about sausage rolls from watching this YouTube video from The Cheapskate Club.  As I watched the video I wrote the recipe and instructions down and set them aside.  This week I got around to making them and I wasn't disappointed!

Here's the recipe as I wrote it down along with some tips Cath gave …

Cath's Sausage Rolls
1 lb sausage
2 medium onions, grated
2 bread rolls or 4 slices bread, crumbled.  Lightly soak bread with hot water until squishy and mushy
1 egg
1 tbsp mixed herbs
3 sheets puff pastry
1 egg extra, for egg wash

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. 
Combine all the ingredients until mixture is smooth. Use your hands, it's easier. 
Cut the pastry sheets in half. 
Divide the mixture into six and drop onto the pastry sheets.
Roll the pastry over the meat. 
Place seam side down on the baking sheets, three to a sheet. You need to leave lots of room between each sausage roll to allow the pastry to cook properly and evenly. 
Cut each sausage roll into four, not quite all the way through. 
Brush with the egg wash. 
Bake 30 minutes, turning regularly so the pastry cooks evenly. 
Remove from the oven and place on cooling racks immediately.

I wound up making a double batch and freezing some for later.  These are delicious!  I substituted fresh from the garden green onions (chopped) for the onions in the recipe and I used Bojangles biscuits that were in the freezer for the bread.  Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly.

These are being enjoyed for breakfast this week.  I just grab a couple of them, warm them in the microwave and enjoy.  It's the kind of breakfast that goes well with the busy season we're in, quick, east and delicious!

patsi
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Monday, May 20, 2019

30 Day Preserving Challenge: Day 3

I had 3 pieces of ginger root that I needed to do something with so I decided to preserve it, and this is what I did …

First I washed the ginger root, purchased at the grocery store, and peeled it.  Then I got out my chopper, similar to this one, and chopped it up into approximately 1/4 inch pieces.
  

Next, I spread it out on the dehydrator trays and dried it at 125 degrees for approximately 4 hours.  When it was done, I took it out of the dehydrator and let it cool a bit, then put it in this jar …


I'll use this in flavoring water as I enjoy ginger water quite a bit and it's really good for you (just drop in the amount you want and let it rehydrate).  

The ginger in my garden is starting to come up now so I hope to have lots to dehydrate this fall.

One more thing … I didn't throw away the peelings, I'm dehydrating those too and I'll use them in making cider fire this fall.  Waste not, want not!

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

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Weekly Goals: 5/20/2019

It’s the beginning of a new week and time for our 'Just One Goal' check-in … 

What was your goal for last week?

Did you meet it? Tell us if you did or didn't, we get encouragement both ways.

My 'just one goal' for last week was to construct another raised bed, and we did it!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

30 Day Preserving Challenge: Day 2

I'm finishing off the strawberries I told you about in Day 1, but I'm not canning them or making jam or anything like that.  How did I preserve the remaining 2 quarts?  First, I threw them into the food processor and turned them into somewhat of a liquid mush.


Friday, May 17, 2019

$5 or Less Pantry Challenge: 5/18/219

It's time to share how we're building our pantries with $5 or less. 

Remember this $5 is not part of the weekly groceries budget. It is set aside to be used just for stocking up in any area of our pantries.   

Here's what I added to my pantry this week ...


Since we weren't able to grow green peas this spring, I took advantage of a sale at Walmart … each can was $.38!  I purchased 12 cans for a cost of $4.56.  

Our preference is peas grown in our garden, but when that doesn't work out, you do the next best thing!

What did you add to your pantry this week with your $5 allotment?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could 

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If you are encouraged by what you read here, please consider supporting this site via one of these ways. Your expressions of appreciation help me keep my pantry well-stocked!

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The Ways of My Household: 5/17/2019

It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘The Ways of My Household’ post; I really meant to get back to it sooner than this.   We’ve just been so busy with so many projects that really needed to get done before the heat and humidity arrived.  Heat and humidity are forces to be reckoned with in our area and have to be taken very seriously!

I received affiliate money from Amazon this week and ordered these strawberry plants.   Thank you to everyone who used my affiliate link when ordering from Amazon, you made this purchase possible!
We had a really busy week and were so glad to be able to pull freezer meals from the freezer to cook and eat.  One day we had beef pot pie and another we had hamburger patties for hamburgers that I had made and froze earlier.  It helps so much to have freezer meals ready to cook when you’re short on time but still need to feed the family!
We put together another raised bed this week from scrap wood we had lying around.  I plan to plant the June bearing strawberry plants I ordered from Amazon mentioned above in the raised bed.  They won’t bear anything this year but will be well established for next year.
Hubby finished making cages for our tomatoes and cucumbers.   These are going to make harvesting a lot easier.  I would rather stand up and harvest instead of bending to the ground any day of the week!!
I purchased this pitiful fern at a local store for $1.  I think I can bring it back to life and turn it into something lovely to look at!   I cut away all the dead stuff, fluffed it up, gave it a good drink and fertilized it.  I’ll be giving it some extra TLC over the next few days/weeks to help it get off to a good start in its new home.

In the container garden this week, I harvested the pots of fingerling potatoes, amended the soil and planted sweet potato slips in their place.  The sweet potato slips were some that we grew unknowingly!!!   When we discovered them, I knew I wouldn’t let them go to waste, so I planted them!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

30 Day Food Preserving Challenge: Day 1

I'm working on a new challenge and this is the first entry!  Yes, I know I already have my '100 Day Sewing Challenge' going but this one is not sewing related, it's all about food preservation!


The rules are  …
The days do not have to be consecutive
Any method of food preservation counts


Here's 'Day 1' …


Yesterday my husband was offered the opportunity to pick strawberries from a patch near our home.  The cost … free!  You can't beat the price!  Strawberries in our area are selling for $3.50/quart.  



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Q & A: How Do You Preserve Spring/Green Onions?


I've been asked about preserving spring/green onions from a reader over on Instagram after I posted this picture sharing that I would freeze them.  The reader also had some specific questions such as …

Do they defrost okay?

How long do they keep in the freezer?

I preserve green onions by chopping them and then freezing them into 1/4 cup increments.   Some of the ways I use them are in soups, casseroles, omelets, meatloaf and meatballs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Potatoes, Cabbage, Garlic and Green Onions!

Every morning, lately, when I do my garden walk-through, I'm finding more and more things that are ready for harvesting or are nearing harvest.  Take a look at what we've been harvesting the past few days …


Monday, May 13, 2019

Gardening Journal 2019: Landscaping with Herbs and Flowers, Part 2

In this post, I shared how we were landscaping with herbs and flowers and mentioned that there would be a part 2.  Today's post is part 2!




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