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Saturday, January 23, 2010

How did you add to your preps this week?

This week we were in good health, so I was able to do some of the canning that I wanted to get done. I made a batch of raspberry jam from frozen raspberries. (Raspberry is my favorite jam!) Then, I tried a new recipe for canning meatballs in sauce, using the tomato sauce that I had canned out of last year's garden. I'm excited about the meatballs because hubby likes them when I make spaghetti, but I don't enjoy making them too much. Now I have 12 meals worth of meatballs in jars on the shelf! Next, I canned a mixture of carrots, potatoes, and peas to use in chicken pot pie. I'm hoping that this year I can put some more jars up with produce from the garden, if the bunnies will leave my pea plants alone!!

I also made a trip to the grocery store and got 15 pounds of 97 and 94% ground beef for .99/lb!! The grocery that we shop at always puts food on clearance when it gets near the expiration date. It gets bought up quicker than you can blink! I was fortunate that I was right there when the meat man was putting the ground beef out. I would love it if the meat came from my own cows, but since there are no cows here, I'll settle for what I can get!

Did you add to your preps this week?

Prep on!
Gen-IL Homesteader

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