Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Week 6 Food storage and life here

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Six

This is for two (2) people so buy according to your family’s size.


5 pounds of rice
2 containers dried chopped onions
6 cans canned meat of choice or combination 
6 large cans peaches or pineapple or both
5 pounds brown sugar

Pork chop casserole
6 pork chops
1/4-cup onion minced
2 c. cooked rice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1/2 c. boiling water
1 can of tomatoes
Sear chops on both sides in a hot frying pan then place in a large cake pan or casserole dish, with the rice, onion, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Pour boiling water over all. Bake 350 oven 2 hours.

 Upside down cake, Frieda Christena Royse Pierce 1929


1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
¼ c. juice from fruit
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. Salt


1 c. brown sugar
1 large can Fruit
½ c. butter or margarine
Fruit slices, peaches, pineapple or what you like best, canned fruit is fine.
In heavy ovenproof skillet (around 9 or 10 in. skillet) melt the ½ c. butter and sprinkle on the brown sugar. Put fruit slices on top of the brown sugar and butter.
Have oven at 350 deg. Pour batter over fruit in skillet. Bake 45 minutes or until done.

Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley (Oct. 2005):
We have built grain storage and storehouses and stocked them with the necessities of life in the event of a disaster.  But the best storehouse is the family storeroom.” (Oct. CR, 2005)

We had snow on the ground yesterday morning but melted off by late morning.
I have most of the morning chores done and am babysitting little Kaylee today.

Dave has meeting again tonight so I will also be doing the evening chores as I did last night and will do tomorrow night.

We are still only milking once a day still at around 4:30 AM but that will end soon as it is almost time to wean the calf. 

Dave is in charge of the 24th of July Pioneer day celebration this year.  We will be doing that I believe on the 23rd of July as the 24th is a Sunday. 
He will be getting volunteers from the others in our area, lots of them hopefully that know hope to do and make 19th century things.

Each family will bring a side dish and a dessert.

I have to get soaps made, candles, felt, more wool washed and spun along with some of the wool knitted or crocheted into things, more cheeses ( most cheeses wont be made till July :) ), more pioneer bonnets made and other sewing projects, food storage and water storage information printed out (Dave will help with some of this), old fashioned recipes printed out and ready to be copied also. 

I have tons of these recipes because thats what I made, baked and cooked the last 47 years. They are my moms and the women of my family before her. I also a lot of the recipes from Dave's mom and family. There will be a tasters table.

Well that statement makes me feel ancient lol. But I have been cooking since I was 10 years old.

We make his great Aunt Ola's bread and butter pickles every year. She was born in 1891 and full name was Leola Fay Foster. This was the recipe his mom always made when Dave was growing up.

Bread & Butter pickles, Great Aunt Ola (Leola Fay) Foster, Philo Ohio

1 gal. thinly sliced cucumbers
8 thinly sliced onions
1 sweet red sliced and
1 green pepper sliced, put in a large container, we use a 5 gal. bucket.
Then cover with 1/2 cup coarse salt (pickling salt) and ice cubes for 3 hours.
Mean while bring to boil.
5 cups sugar
5 cups vinegar
1 and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 tab. mustard seed
2 tab. celery seed
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

      Rinse cukes and other veggies and stuff in jars, pour over hot brine. Cap and water bath 30 to 40 minutes. 
We normally double this.

His great Uncle Emery Smith born 1883 had a smoked cured meat recipe that starts with calling for 1,000 pounds of pork or beef.

Cured meat, Great uncle Emery Smith born 1883, Muskingum OH, Uncle to Beatrice W Smith Six
1000 lbs meat (usually pork) he says
1 lb saltpeter (alum)
1 lb pepper
4 lbs brown sugar
10 quarts salt (4cups to a quart)
Mix salt, pepper and sugar together. Dissolve saltpeter in 1 qt of warm water, mix with salt and sugar & etc. and rub into the meat thoroughly. Smoke in smoke house.

 I include these 2 in our small cook book

I include these 2 in our small cook book. If anyone is interested in looking at it. 

1 comment:

  1. I really am enjoying your Food Storage series. Great idea and I just love the recipes!


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