Wednesday, August 15, 2012


These things give me the heebie geebies! That thing is going to BLOW!!
Enrique's wife gave me this almost new pressure canner. Still in its original box and with  all of its parts and pieces, including the instruction book.
So...I had two grocery bags full of green beans to can. I had never used this one before as ours doesn't have the dial, it just has the 'jiggler'. But I wanted to finish these beans before bedtime so I used both of them at the same time, never getting more than a few feet from this one, or from the instruction book, as I wasn't sure what to expect from it! What do I do now? Is it supposed to make THAT noise? EEK! Where is my mamma! Oh, you are all grown up now, so get a grip! I don't wanna, I want my mamma! Well, it didn't GET me, and it did cook the beans perfectly, so I guess I lived through this traumatic episode of my day!  

Thursday, August 09, 2012


I had some juicy peaches that were just crying to made into something tasty. I found this recipe online sometime ago and it just begged to be made.
It is cooling and we couldn't hardly wait to taste it.
Peach Slab Pie! It is good cold too. Grab a piece and go! Eat it as you go out to the barn or whatever you are doing. It holds together so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere! Yum! You can find the original recipe here: