Prep Genrl Weekly Prep Thread: August 30 ~ September 5, 2020

prudentwatcher

Veteran Member
With some sales, coupons and a gift card, we added another 3 bags of cat food and another month or so of wet cat food to the stash. Since we just did a big addition a couple of weeks ago, the cat food area is looking good.

I stopped by Dollar Tree today. The did have the boxed milk for the first time in a long time and I got a few more boxes.
 

moldy

Veteran Member
Hahaha! My sis said the same thing. She used to think all her windows were really dingy until she got her eyes fixed. Her DH was wondering why she was always cleaning them!

Picked a 5 gallon bucket of broccoli to freeze this am. I am going to strip most of my tomato and pepper plants as I can over the weekend. I am just freaking out that our low Tuesday night is 28*. It's supposed to be 100 or 101* on Sunday. Feels like a dang rollercoaster! I'm hoping that the huge amounts of weeds will help to shelter my winter squash and melons.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
DH killed a couple of small wild pigs. He processed them himself, as in skinning, gutting, etc. He put the meat in the refrigerator for a couple of days or three to chill. Today he brought a hind leg in and ground it (he bought an electric grinder, I have a couple of hand grinders). I salted and peppered (lightly) a small piece and pan fried it, he liked it, he does not like much seasoning nor can his stomach handle much seasoning.

He salt and surgar curing a couple of hind legs (in separate buckets). We'll see how that works out.

so I guess in the future we will be processing wild game ourselves, will save some money that way.

God is good all the time,

Judy
 

Digger

Senior Member
I do my deer butchering too. If I don't feel up to the task, I don't hunt that day. For me hunting is carrying the gun out on the front porch.

I dehydrated more squash. I think the squash vines are about done. I froze okra and some jalapeno halves for poppers. Still lots of jalapenos in the garden. I am thinking about taking the rice, flour, and cornmeal out of the freezer and storing it in totes. I may add a little more of each to the freezer. I am not sure what is ahead for the next few months.

I hope to get some garden work done this week. It is going to turn cooler with less humidity. There is always more work than I have energy. I keep grandsons two days of the week. One each day. I don't get much done those days.

Hubby has a dr appointment Tuesday for blood work. He has been taking blood pressure medication for years. But since being sick his BP has remained very low. Not sure what is up with that. He does not feel like doing much since he has been sick. He only takes one pill a day for BP now to keep the upper side from getting too high. The lower side is in the upper 50s to low 60s.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I do my deer butchering too. If I don't feel up to the task, I don't hunt that day. For me hunting is carrying the gun out on the front porch.

I dehydrated more squash. I think the squash vines are about done. I froze okra and some jalapeno halves for poppers. Still lots of jalapenos in the garden. I am thinking about taking the rice, flour, and cornmeal out of the freezer and storing it in totes. I may add a little more of each to the freezer. I am not sure what is ahead for the next few months.

I hope to get some garden work done this week. It is going to turn cooler with less humidity. There is always more work than I have energy. I keep grandsons two days of the week. One each day. I don't get much done those days.

Hubby has a dr appointment Tuesday for blood work. He has been taking blood pressure medication for years. But since being sick his BP has remained very low. Not sure what is up with that. He does not feel like doing much since he has been sick. He only takes one pill a day for BP now to keep the upper side from getting too high. The lower side is in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Before DH butchered these pigs I thought it was more labor intensive than it appeared to be. But then he did most of the work. He's so proud, he ground ten pounds of pork last night. He's excited that he saved money by doing it himself.

I'm thinking about freezing it in sheets, between wax paper, then taking a straight edge and marking it in squares, then put the scored meat in a zip lock. I did that with expensive grass fed beef before I met DH. That way I can just break off a scored piece and fry it. Being thin it would cook quickly.

We did a second planting of yellow squash and cucumbers in my new 4' high raised beds. The first planting of squash (in the ground) bloomed but did not product more than a few tiny squash, still bloomed but nothing. I've been checking the newly planted plants every day, talking to them in inspecting the leaves. The storm really beat up the leaves but new ones have already formed. The cucumbers plants are close to the top of the cage. If these plants produce fruit its all going in the dehydrator.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Hurricane Laura cured our drought!

This morning, Cary finished taking up the rest of our raised beds, except for 4 of the smaller ones closer to our back deck. We had the man that owns property joining ours to bring his tractor over to level out the ground where the beds were. Now, we are prepped and ready to go with our whole back yard being turned into one giant garden if need be. Glad we got that job done!

The landowner that brought his tractor over doesn't live or have a house on his adjoining property. He lives over in Alabama. We know him a little bit. He and Cary were talking, and it turns out that the man bought his property as a bug out location! Almost a hundred acres that surround ours on three sides. All old growth hard woods. Also found out that he is a Republican who supports Trump big time. After talking to him for quite a while, without giving away any of our information, we now know that he is a very like- minded man. Sure makes me feel a lot better.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
What a disastrous mess! I've been trying to hone in my bread making skills, since I've never been really good at it. So, I just took two loaves of my sweet bread out of the oven. Tried to turn them out of the pans, and they stuck to the pans and crumbled into a total mess. I sprayed and floured the pans good, too. I've made this bread several times before, and nothing like this has ever happened.

My question. Is there any way to salvage the bread? Can I make some sort of bread pudding out of it, or should I just throw it away. The bread has coconut, bananas, pecans, and pineapple in it.

I didn't put this in Granny's Kitchen, since this thread will get more attention, and I need help fast!
 
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ivantherussian03

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I got our moose down last night. It was 110 ten yard shot. Text book.

update day 2

Exhausting. But the hard work Is done. We got the meat back today in the afternoon. It is hanging in the meat cabin safe. It was nice ,beautiful healthy moose. It had good fat. The timing was perfect as rain is expected in large amounts. I love my meat cabin. It is clean and cool and dry. The meat is cooled and cold to the touch.
 
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SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I think your bread would make delicious bread pudding.
I don't even know how to start making it, though. No recipes of any kind for bread pudding. I talked to my mom, and told her what happened. She told me to crumble it all up in a big bowl, and make a chocolate glaze to pour over it all. I don't think that sounds good to me.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
What a disastrous mess! I've been trying to hone in my bread making skills, since I've never been really good at it. So, I just took two loaves of my sweet bread out of the oven. Tried to turn them out of the pans, and they stuck to the pans and crumbled into a total mess. I sprayed and floured the pans good, too. I've made this bread several times before, and nothing like this has ever happened.

My question. Is there any way to salvage the bread? Can I make some sort of bread pudding out of it, or should I just throw it away. The bread has coconut, bananas, pecans, and pineapple in it.

I didn't put this in Granny's Kitchen, since this thread will get more attention, and I need help fast!
That sounds like delicious bread pudding and I bet its delish as bread too, making my mouth water.

DH is rendering lard. The fat has been in the freezer for a year or two and he has been bugging me to do it. I tried it once in a crock pot and it did okay, but it took a lot our of me to do it. He isn't even finish with one bag and will have 5 or six quarts from that batch. He's careful to clean the rims of the jars and the liquid being so hot it seals the jars.

I'm wondering if the jars being sealed from the hot liquid does this make the grease shelf stable?? I could end up with a case of pig fat.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I don't even know how to start making it, though. No recipes of any kind for bread pudding. I talked to my mom, and told her what happened. She told me to crumble it all up in a big bowl, and make a chocolate glaze to pour over it all. I don't think that sounds good to me.
Check the internet for recipes, I'm sure there will be plenty on line.

God is good all the time,

Judy
 

20Gauge

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I did some hoarding yesterday.

After we poured the concrete walkway, (using bags), we went to Academy Sports and they have a clearance going on. I found tennis shoes for $12 that are normally $50 and are the type I like. I bought them all!!!!!!!

All two pairs.

I am a tennis shoe hoarder......HA HA HA HA

I also got another Romero5 red dot.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
That sounds like delicious bread pudding and I bet its delish as bread too, making my mouth water.

DH is rendering lard. The fat has been in the freezer for a year or two and he has been bugging me to do it. I tried it once in a crock pot and it did okay, but it took a lot our of me to do it. He isn't even finish with one bag and will have 5 or six quarts from that batch. He's careful to clean the rims of the jars and the liquid being so hot it seals the jars.

I'm wondering if the jars being sealed from the hot liquid does this make the grease shelf stable?? I could end up with a case of pig fat.

God is good all the time

Judy
Judy, if the jars are sealed, they are shelf stable. When rendering lard when my parents cooked it out, they would pour the hot grease into metal lard cans. They were never sealed. That lasted until the next hog was butchered. The cans were then kept in a cool place, usually in our storm cellar.

On my bread disaster. Both loaves came out of the pans in chunks and crumbles. I may have to look up some bread pudding recipes. I've been too busy to do so. I've got both loaves wrapped tightly in aluminum foil for the time being. I can't bring myself to throw them out. It's very moist and delicious, but hard to eat as is.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Judy, if the jars are sealed, they are shelf stable. When rendering lard when my parents cooked it out, they would pour the hot grease into metal lard cans. They were never sealed. That lasted until the next hog was butchered. The cans were then kept in a cool place, usually in our storm cellar.

On my bread disaster. Both loaves came out of the pans in chunks and crumbles. I may have to look up some bread pudding recipes. I've been too busy to do so. I've got both loaves wrapped tightly in aluminum foil for the time being. I can't bring myself to throw them out. It's very moist and delicious, but hard to eat as is.
Thanks for the info on rendering lard.

As for your bread I'd be eating it with for dripping in butter or just eating it with my hands. It sounds wonderful.

God is good all the time,

Judy
 

Marseydoats

Senior Member
What a disastrous mess! I've been trying to hone in my bread making skills, since I've never been really good at it. So, I just took two loaves of my sweet bread out of the oven. Tried to turn them out of the pans, and they stuck to the pans and crumbled into a total mess. I sprayed and floured the pans good, too. I've made this bread several times before, and nothing like this has ever happened.

My question. Is there any way to salvage the bread? Can I make some sort of bread pudding out of it, or should I just throw it away. The bread has coconut, bananas, pecans, and pineapple in it.

I didn't put this in Granny's Kitchen, since this thread will get more attention, and I need help fast!
I'm sorry about your bread. Humidity plays a part sometimes. I'd just dump it in a bowl and throw some Cool Whip on it and eat it like that. It sounds wonderful!
 

mecoastie

Veteran Member
Pulled the ammo together to sell. Holy crap prices are nuts!!! I should be able to finish the rabbit enclosure, shack chimney and get all the parts for the rainwater collection system with the money. Goal is to have it all squared away by 01 Oct.
 

aviax2

Contributing Member
I don't even know how to start making it, though. No recipes of any kind for bread pudding. I talked to my mom, and told her what happened. She told me to crumble it all up in a big bowl, and make a chocolate glaze to pour over it all. I don't think that sounds good to me.
Whatever recipe you decide on, it would probably be best for the bread to be a bit on the dry side to absorb wet ingredients better. I bet it would wonderful to serve the bread warm with some vanilla ice cream on top.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Whatever recipe you decide on, it would probably be best for the bread to be a bit on the dry side to absorb wet ingredients better. I bet it would wonderful to serve the bread warm with some vanilla ice cream on top.
LOL! I pulled a fast one. We just finished eating supper, and for my dessert, I pulled out a few hunks of the bread, and put in a plate. I remembered I had a bottle of caramel syrup in the fridge. I squeezed caramel syrup all over it, and ate it with a fork. Not bad at all. Would have been better warm with ice cream along with the caramel syrup, but I am out of ice cream. The caramel flavor blends nicely with the flavor of the bread.
 

hiwall

Veteran Member
LOL! I pulled a fast one. We just finished eating supper, and for my dessert, I pulled out a few hunks of the bread, and put in a plate. I remembered I had a bottle of caramel syrup in the fridge. I squeezed caramel syrup all over it, and ate it with a fork. Not bad at all. Would have been better warm with ice cream along with the caramel syrup, but I am out of ice cream. The caramel flavor blends nicely with the flavor of the bread.
When you are given lemons, you make lemonade
 
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