Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall is in the air

Monday night 10 September we had our first frost and did again for the next 2 nights also. We had the first fire in the wood stove of the season Tuesday night.

Dave continues to work on the fencing. The new corner in the upper field.

New gate area.

We managed to get some more canning and drying done. We picked all the beans and pulled all the hops, squash etc etc.

Low and behold there is a leak in our plumbing in the back yard. Dave will begin digging up the area as soon as he is able and that may be when he gets home today or as he can tomorrow on Saturday. Gads always something. 
After Kathy showered this morning I had to go up to the well house and refill the tank. Not one drop came out of the faucet.

Daughter Coral emailed from Afghanistan and things are dicey there, lots of sirens of incoming missiles and getting shot at :(. 

Our youngest grand daughter Aspen is growing like a weed 

 and so is great grand daughter Jaydah.


Creamed chipped beef (Grandpa Harold's favorite)

Make a white sauce of
1 tab. butter
3 tab. flour
2 c. milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Then after thickened add 2 or 3 bags of chipped beef. Stir and heat serve over bread, toast or rolls.

Party meatballs

1 ½ pounds hamburger
2 eggs beaten
½ onion minced
½ c. bread crumbs
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. pepper
1 ,12 oz container chili sauce
1 c. tomato juice
½ c. dark karo syrup
2 tab. lemon juice
1 tab. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. hot sauce
Mix together the first 8 ingredients. Make this into balls. Bake 350 deg, oven 20 minutes or until done, drain. Then in a large skillet mix together the remaining ingredients and bring this to a boil, then let simmer for 20 minutes. Add the meatballs, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of corn cob jelly my whole life but have never had the chance to try it. How does it taste?
    I don't remember if I've said this before but thank your daughter for her service.
    Beautiful grand and great grand daughters!
    Don't envy that cold weather this early in the year! We're in SW Missouri so won't get frost 'til Oct on average. Oh, yeah, you lived here before..


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