Saturday, May 31, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a great and safe Memorial Day! I am a little late but here goes....... thank you to all of the servicemen and women that have served, am serving and will serve our country! Thank you to my Daddy for his service in the army. I love you Daddy!

Memorial Day weekend and holiday was a blast! Hubby has been working long hours and been gone into the wee hours of the mornings, only to sleep a couple of hours and go right back to work. It has been a little chaotic around here. We could wait for Saturday to come.

We got up and took the boys to the zoo (memorial Day weekend)Saturday morning and they had a blast. We saw all of the animals and rode one of the trains through the zoo as well. We had a picnic lunch while there (that I had packed ahead of time) and it was so yummy. The boys really seemed to enjoy that as well.

On the way back home we stopped at my cousin's farm and picked 2 gallons of strawberries and some fresh onions and cucumbers (ours are not ready yet). Saturday night we had takeout from our favorite cafe just down the road. It was so yummy! They have the best homemade onion rings ever!!!!

Sunday was busy as well. I got up and cooked breakfast for everyone, including my parents. Then I cooked enough food (squash, peas, greens, okra, corn, cornbread and slaw) for my father-in-law for several days and packed it in the cooler. Then we all got ready and headed to church, on the way back we stopped by to visit my father-in-law.

It was past lunch time , so we headed to Burger king with coupons in hand and had lunch. After a quick trip to CVS and Wal-Mart before leaving town we headed home. We put the boys down for a nap and relaxed for awhile by ourselves. When the boys awoke we picked up my parents and headed to Top Hat bbq for supper. It was supper delicious. We all had bbq plates, salad and fries. They make their own Thousand Island dressing and it is soooooo good! I also had a Sun Drop (my favorite soft drink as a child) and then we had fried apple pies a la mode! Yum!

We finally made it home and gave Monkey a bath. Tiger had gotten one earlier in the day due to poop incident that somehow made it's way onto the carpet (ground in), walls and so on so forth. Then it was on to bed. Honey and I settled in for a Billy Graham special, then on to bed for us.

Monday was a day of work and fun! Hubby was off from work. Here's what we did:

mowed the grass
weeded around the house
washed the Durango (the boys swam during this)
swam with the boys (in my clothes and all)
picked squash
put up strawberries
cleaned the front porch off
rearranged some things in the house
watered plants and moved some inside

Then we had company for supper. the menu :

Hebrew National Fat free (97%) Beef Franks
Black Angus Burgers
fresh cauliflower (from the garden) and dip
baked beans
corn on the cob
sweet iced tea
fresh lemonade
spaghetti salad
homemade strawberry ice cream

It was great and so was the company! We had a blast.

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend as well!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Surgery Tomorrow

The surgery went well. We are home. The doctor found another hernia/hydrocele, on the left side this time. Monkey has an incision on the left side and then in the bellybutton. He is resting comfortably in his Daddy's arms right this minute. Please continue for his pain to be minimal. I will post lightly in the next few days to keep you updated. Other posting will continue in a few days. Thanks for the prayers and understanding. Blessings on you all!

I am feeling some better, but it has been hectic getting ready for tomorrow.

Monkey will have exploratory surgery tomorrow. We have to be at the hospital at 6am. He will be put under for this. They will got through his navel to see what is going on with all of the swelling in his private area. If they find something they will more than likely have to come out, make another incision and repair it.

Please keep us in your prayers and I will try to update as soon as I can. I will not have internet access at the hospital.

Thank you for your prayers......we are ready for him to feel better and be well! This will be his 3rd surgery since February (8th to be exact).

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Checking In

Hey y'all! I just wanted to let you know that I am still here, but sick........very sick. I have an intestinal tract virus and it is yucky. Hubby has been home yesterday and today. Non one has it, except Mommy, we hope to keep it that way! Of course, I will be glad to get it gone, just not to anyone else.

Hope everyone is well.............I'll be back soon!


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spaghetti Salad

This is great light salad for those summer and refreshing!

1 - 15 oz. pkg. spaghetti noodles, fully cooked
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 - 8oz. bottle of Italian salad dressing
1/2 c. French dressing

Combine all ingredients and chill overnight.

ENJOY!!! Blessings!!!!!!

Crock-pot Chili

I thought I would post this before it gets any hotter outside. It is great for Chili dogs though!

1 1/2 # ground chuck, fully cooked and drained
2 lg. onions, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 t. minced garlic
3 - 16 oz. kidney beans
2 - 16 oz. diced tomatoes
8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 c. water
2 T. chili powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. ground black pepper
3 drops Tabasco sauce (more if you like it hotter)

Combine all ingredients and stir well. Cook on high for 6-8 hours.

ENJOY!!! Blessings!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Canned Squash Relish

I will be making squash relish, probably on Monday. I thought I would share the recipe.

12 c. grated squash (yellow)
5 T. salt
4 c. chopped onions
2 c. chopped green bell peppers
5 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. white vinegar
1 t. mustard seed
1 t. celery seed
1 t. turmeric
**2 drops of food coloring (optional....makes it brighter)

Combine squash and salt; let stand overnight (lightly covered at room temp). Rinse. Combine all and boil for 5 minutes. Ladle into hot jars, place flats and bands. Water bath can.

Makes about 6 pints.

ENJOY!!!! Blessings!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

To-Do Ta-Da What's a Girl to Do?

Write it all down, of course!

I have tried to keep my posts lite lately in light of all that is going on. I have been feeling overwhelmed and decided to put it on paper. So here is what is spinning in this head of mine......

Take to zoo and Chuck E. cheese this weekend.

Register for pre-school

Go to group and continue speech therapy twice a month.

Register for swimming lessons.

Get haircuts......long overdue!

Monkey has surgery 5-30-08

Continue and get more intense working on pottytraining

Search out info for a great yard play set

Make appt. for Tiger w/ Dr. K. (12-08)

Make appts. for both w/ Dr. P. (3-09)

Do pre-admit call for Monkey

Graduation gift in mail for Leah

Go to nephew's high school graduation next week (5-29)

Make work schedule for market

Call newspaper for M&D

Make cleaning schedule for C.T.

Make schedule for Miss K.K. for sitting the boys

Thank you gift and card to M.A.

Make appt. for mom w/ Dr. L

Knee dr. (6-24), decide on surgery

Take time to get w/ sisters and go through his Mom's things

Labwork and follow-up w/ primary dr.

Denist appt.

Work on my hideous toenails


Start walking

Prepare to go back to work for the next 5-6 months

Work on a nice natural tan


Eye dr.


Work on driveway (this may take a while it's over 600 feet long)

Landscaping around house

Destroy ant beds

Weed, weed, weed and weedeat!

Spray for weed control on bank and around house and ditches

Wash exterior of house

Build back deck

Clean and wash porch off

Yard Sale.......again

Wash and detail inside and out

Oil changes

Balance and rotate tires

Get new wipers

Take food to Uncle J.

Take stuff to HH and Sal. Army

Decide who picks up Angel Food for May

Make June menu planner

Canning........need I say more?

Reply to emails (Vicki's first)

Work to make junk room a guest room

Do boys rooms in John Deere theme

Call Appliance shop about fridge (seems to be going out again)

Stockpile for the summer, as I will not have much time to grocery shop

Put door trim around Tiger's door

Decide whether to put a door back up in Monkey's room or not

Make plans to go to the beach in October w/ the boys

I suppose that is all for now. That's all my brain seems to remember for now........hehe!:)It just helps to see it on least the virtual kind! LOL!

Have a great day! Many blessings!!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Let's Go for a Swim!

The boys enjoyed their kiddie pool today, as did Mommy!

After the swim session! needing a drink and a snack!

Tiger on the left and Monkey on the left.

Tiger looking to shove mommy!

Monkey trying to decide if he wanted to sit.

Living it up!


Getting It All Done on the Farm

Here are some........make that a bunch of pictures
of the "garden" and the yummy stuff growing!

Here is my Daddy picking squash for the market.

We picked the first broccoli last week.

The cauliflower is not quite ready yet.

The rows are very long. They go to the wood line
way down there. This is the five rows of cantaloupes.

This is the zucchini. there are just a
few blooms for now.

We grow lots of tomaotes too. They are in the
top of the pic. Some of the peppers qare in the bottom.
We stake pepper too.....bell gets so tall.

Here is the cabbage. It still needs a
few more days as well.

Here are a few baskets of the green plums my
Daddy took to the market. The first picking yielded
about 35 baskets (8 quart size). Believe it or not
these are a delicacy in the South! Yes, they are sour!!!

More cabbage........aren't th heads beautiful?!

This is my Mom picking squash! She would have
a southern fit if she knew I posterd this!

The building in the far right is the fruit market
and the packing house. My brother pcking squash.

A closer look at my brother picking squash.

More tomatoes.

I think it looks so pretty!
This plant had already been picked.

More brocolli.......

Here are the rpws after the plastic was laid and
before planting.

More of the same........

My Dad is on the tractor. That is my brother in
the red and his father-in-law. They are gettng
the plastic ready to lay.

Here's the tractor doing the work!

Well, I hope to have more pictures to show you soon,
more of tree crops forsure!

What are you planting? Have you gotten to hsarvest anything yet?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pictures From Our Trip

Here is the old outfield (now parking) and where
Hank Aaron's #715 landed!

These are the monitiors and phones inside of the
visitors dugout.........we actually got to go in there!!!

Our seats were AWESOME!!! We were in
section 120 right behind 3rd base (Chipper Jones).
Row 13............right on the field....practically!

Here we are enjoying the game!!!

Here we are in a replica of the Braves dugout
inside the museum.

Have a great night! Blessings!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Refreshed, Reconnected and Ready!

Good Morning! I am back! I did not take my laptop for those of you wondering. We had a wonderful trip and feel so much better.

We left Friday afternoon when Hubby got home from work. We dropped off the boys and went on our way. We stopped and had supper at our favorite restaurant (Top O' the River). Then on to Atlanta. We stayed at this Embassy Suites (Friday and Saturday nights) and it was fabulous! We got up and went to the grand atrium for a fully cooked to order breakfast each morning (included in the room price). They had omelets, bacon, ham, sausage, eggs, grits, hash browns, toast, bagels, english muffins, muffins, doughnuts, cereals, every kind of fruit, six kinds of juice, hot chocolate, coffees, hot teas, iced teas and soft drinks. All you can eat kind of got me off of the diet path. I twas so yummy!

Each evening they have a manager's reception with appetizers as well as cocktails and soft drinks. We did not get to attend but heard it was great. The three glass elevators overlooked the grand atrium for a wonderful view.

Our suite was gorgeous. It was a living room and king bedroom divided by the kitchen area and bath. There were two televisions (not that we watched much tv), microwave, coffee pot and refrigerator.

Saturday we went to Turner Field and took the tour and it was great as well. After the tour we went and had lunch at The Ole Mill Steakhouse and back to the hotel for a rest before leaving for the Braves game. We got back to Turner Field for the game 3 hours or so before it started. It was such a great experience!!! Our seats were right behind 3rd base and just 13 rows off of the field. We had supper there, consisting of typical ballpark food. We had cokes, hot dogs and peanuts. The price was steep, but the experience was worth every penny! The braves got beat BUT it was awesome! By the way I do not like baseball, I have never watched a whole game on tv, but I went for my Hubby! Now, I am now a true baseball fan though. I truly enjoyed every aspect of the game!

Sunday morning we arose and went to breakfast, then checked out and rove home. We arrived right after noon and visited with my parents for awhile, packed up our boys and went home. We enjoyed ourselves, immensely but am glad to be back. Home sweet home.........nothing like it!

We never had to worry one moment about our boys, they were so well taken care if by my parents. What a blessing to have such wonderful grandparents for our little miracles!

I hope to get some pictures downloaded and up tomorrow but no time today. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and will have a blessed day today! Blessings!!!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Taking a Step Back

My name is Marva and I am addicted to blogging. Don't laugh......I am serious. My life is so chaotic right now. Yet, I still "need" to blog. I feel compelled to comment on every single post of my blogging buddies (most of the time). I cannot keep up at this pace. AND I won't!

My boys have reached an all time high of terror and destruction. Yes, I am serious. One of them actually busted his bedroom door into 2 pieces and left it hanging by the hinges in the middle of the night. The other son seems to beat his forehead into the wall when he doesn't get the attention he "thinks" he needs. This is 24/7 seems.

My house is a wreck (or at least in my eyes) and everything seems out of sorts.

My husband and I both need to reconnect. We both are feeling neglected by the other. That is one reason for our little trip coming up this weekend. We need a break.......together......without kids and distractions. Last night while searching for a hotel room online....I was actually looking for one with free internet I could blog while there. I have lost my stinkin' mind.

I prayed over this and this is where God has brought me. I need space and time. I am going on a blogging break. I will see you next Monday the 19th. I may read but am resisting the urge to comment.

I had actually thought about not even leaving this post, but if I wouldn't eant you to do that and be worried and wonder where in the world you are. I love you all. I have quite a week planned and this weekend is going to be just wonderful! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and will continue to have a wonderful week!

I am looking forward to the freetime but will miss you! Many blessings sweet friends!

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Winner Is..........


Please emial me at I need your name and address and I will get this mailed out today! Congratulations!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you all! thank you all for sharing!!! Look for more giveaways in the next few days!!!!!!


Mother's Day Giveaway!

I want you to leave me a comment about your most memorable Mother's Day (whether it be yours or your Mom's). I will draw (randomly) for the winner Friday Morning at 8am. I will mail out the prize that day (so please check back and send me your address if you are the winner).

Now, just what is it? It is a copy of Real Simple's Celebrations, easy entertaining for every occasion! It retails for $27.95 and it can be completely free by just leaving a comment!

Hope you all have a great day and are looking forward to a blessed Mother's Day!


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Storms Are Comin'

It is suppose to be a stormy day today. No rain as of yet, but how I dread it (storms that is). We are still having wondeful twister season here in Bamaland.

The speech therapist is coming today as well. The boys have started verbalizing more and identifing more objects with words. They have started saying more words in general as well.

Thankfully I am cooking no supper tonight. I fixed spaghetti for us and the Tucker family last night. We have leftovers since hubby got in so late and did not want to eat. My parents were thrilled to bits about there supper of meatloaf (it was frozen in the freezer), butterbeans (cooked in the crockpot) and turnip greens (heated up from the freezer).

Southerner asked why seperate meals...... Well my Dad needed the vitamin k from the greens for his blood. Also, the meatloaf had thawed somewhat from the freezer going out (written in yesterday's post). The sauce had already thawed and I thought I would just cook it.

We probably will go to my parents before the weather heads this way. Until then I am tackling the pile of laundry and spending time with the boys. The therapist should be here at 10am.

Hope you all have a blessed day! Don't forge to enter the contest!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tag of Fours

I was tagged by mykidsmom and babychaser. Here goes..........

4 jobs I've had:
cashier at department store
preschool teacher

4 movies that I can watch again and again:
Facing the Giants
Sweet Home Alabama
Steel Magnolias
Borrowed Hearts

4 tv shows I love to watch:
Little House on the Prairie
Jon & Kate + 8 (she gives me hope! ;))
Paula Deen cooking shows
Criminal Minds

4 places I have been on vacation:
a crusie (the Caymans, Jamaica and Cozumel)
Asheville, NC (to the Biltmore house)
Tennessee (Memphis, Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg) not all at the same time though
New orleans

4 favorite dishes:
my homemade ice cream
grilled steak
seafood......all of it!

4 websites I visit daily:
lots of blogs
MSN email
regular email
bank account

4 places I had rather be:
With my husband
laying out by the pool (no, we don't have one, but a girl can wish, can't she?)
in Hawaii
walking through the garden

4 I want to tag:
You, you, you and you! Anyone that wants to participate!


Wading It Out Wednesday

ADDED: After $106.36 and a new relay box , the refrigerator is running smoothly! Praise the Lord!!!

Yesterday Bulldog had two doctor's appointments and we went to eat at Waffle House afterwards. Then he took me to a couple of CVS stores. I scored some great bargains there. He got all good news at the new primary care physician. He also saw a new ortho doc, whom he really likes. He is going for another MRI Monday and will see him then on Tuesday. We are hoping for some type of pain relief for his knee. They started him on a new anti-inflammatory as well.

Last night our primary refrigerator went out (freezer first and then the fridge). We had to cart some of the frozen stuff over to my parents and had room for the rest in our other fridge/freezer combo in the utility room. I also made room for all of the fridge stuff in there. I am calling the repairman this morning. Praise the Lord for the extra fridge!!!

I need to got to Wal-Mart and CVS today as well as the Piggly Wiggly and the Post Office. It is not suppose to rain until tomorrow, BUT it seems the weathermen missed it again. It is sprinkling here now.

I have supper to cook and take to my friend C.T. Her daughter had surgery yesterday and had to stay overnight in the hospital. I am cooking spaghetti, salad and garlic cheese bread for them.

I also am cooking supper for my parents. They will be having meatloaf, turnip greens and butter beans.

Then I need to do our supper, iron, do laundry and unload the dishwasher. The boys are a little moody today. They have whined and cried most of the morning. They are content with peg puzzles (for a moment)!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and many blessings!!!

Look for a Mother's Day giveaway later today!!!! It is a good one!!!

Oh and Heather......I will get you a post on menu planning soon and the meme for babychaser and mykidsmom and a little something about decorations for you Southerner.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Monkey's foot is much better, showing NO sign of injury as of last night! Praises to the Lord!

We had a wonderful weekend filled with food, memories, family, friends and a little extra money!

My Mom and Aunt did the yard sale Friday. My bff another aunt and myself did it Saturday. Total sold was over $500 on Friday, nothing on Saturday. Our part of the total was $218.50. We had to have it inside as the rain was on it's way Friday and here most of the day of Saturday.

We always do better when we have it spread outside. Many of us still have more items to add and we have decided to spread it out again this coming weekend for those reasons.

My Daddy and I made our annual trip to get flowers for decorations. I so enjoy the time with just he and I. It reminds me of when I was little. We just talk and talk and it is a wonderful time! Things I feel that can not be said another time I can say then, for it is just he and I.

I finally have a outline of my work schedule for the summer and while not completely thrilled, it is okay.

Hubby and I spend a wonderful Saturday evening with our boys and family. Sunday was two decorations, where most of my Dad's people are buried (his parents, grandparents, etc.) It was so good to see some of his family we have not seen in a long while. Then we went to church with him. The boys were surprisingly good. They are use to a pentecostal church service and we were in my home church a Church of Christ. It is a very quiet service.

Then hubby and I took the boys to eat lunch (monkey had a complete meltdown and it was to-go boxes all around). Once outside he was fine. Then we went to Target and picked up some diapers while they were on sale. Then we went by 2 different set of friends homes for a visit and came back by Hubby's family cemetery (where his Mom was laid to rest). Decoration will be there next week. The we came home, had supper and tried to relax. Hubby found Braves tickets for our upcoming weekend getaway.

Yes, you read that last line right........a weekend getaway. It is only a couple of hours to Atlanta and that is where we are going in a couple of weeks! YEAH baby!!!! I am thrilled beyond words! My parents are keeping the boys! We have not been on vacation since the Spring before we found out we were expecting the boys. So, if you have any suggestions about Atlanta I am all ears! The only thing I do know at this point is we are going to see the braves play!

I hope you all have a blessed day and praise the Lord that our little Monkey will not have to go back to the doctor/hospital today!

I am going to spend some time with the boys, do laundry and i hope to get my menu planner done for May (I'm a little behind there) . I also need to make some calls and send some emails. If my mom will watch the boys I am headed to Rite Aid and CVS, the bank and probably Wal-Mart.


Weight Loss Monday

I forgot to post last week. I lost one last week and none this week. That brings me to 194.


May's Mighty Menu

I have gotten a late start, but here it is! Happy May!

1 chicken pot pie soup
2 cereal and milk
3 chili cheese burritos
4 cereal and milk
5 pancakes and venison sausage
6 ham and cheese omelets, cinnamon raisin biscuits
7spaghetti, salad and garlic cheese bread
8 leftovers
9 steak salad and rolls
10 Eastside burritos made with dried pintos, salad
11 Happy Mother's Day! Brunch buffet
12 Roast, carrots and potatoes
13 oven fried chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans
14 hb casserole , whole kernel corn from freezer and crowder peas from freezer
15 cereal and milk, chicken noodle soup, whatever........
16 Atlanta
17 Atlanta
18 Atlanta
19 chili cheese burritos
20 candied pork chops with apples, rice and green beans
21 split chicken breasts (oven style), leftover green beans and mashed potatoes
22 biscuits, venison sausage, gravy, cantaloupe
23 spaghetti, salad and garlic cheese bread
24 steak, salad and company baked potatoes
25 b/l s/l oven fried chicken breasts, grillin' and baked beans, pot. salad
26 ribs w/ leftover sides
27 chili over cornbread
28 leftovers
29 tuna salad sandwiches and homemade potato chips
30 OUT......Monkey's surgery
31 chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese

I also will be incorporating some things from the garden as well. We will have yellow squash, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage in for the month of May.

Desserts will be brownies, various cakes, baked peach plate pie, chocolate pudding will vanilla wafers, fried apple pies and lots of yummy strawberry desserts!

Hope you have a wonderful May! Blessings and ENJOY!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thursday - Sunday

Yesterday (Thursday), Monkey fell off of the couch and landed wrong. To make a long story short he almost broke his right foot. He has a bad sprain. We are home after a long ordeal at the doctor's office.

Hubby had to work from 6:30 am til 9pm yesterday and it was so hard on me. MY mom kept Tiger and my Dad went with me and monkey to the doctor's office.

We were all gearing up for the semi-annual yard sale (Friday) today (which I forgot to take pictures of). My Dad's sis came up and got my stuff last night and she and my mom put it out. There was tons of stuff there but only my aunt (my mom's sis) and mom to work it. Too much for two people, so my brother stayed home from the orchards today and helped out. The boys and I went and got breakfast for everybody this morning. Did I mention that I still have a twin size bed and more clothes to take over there? We stayed at the yard until Monkey had a COMPLETE meltdown. He has NEVER acted that bad ANYWHERE before. I know his foot is bothering him some.

The doctor said if he is still in pain, favoring it or it is swollen Monday to call and they will get us set up with a peds ortho dr at Children's hospital. He said the x-rays looked good but there is always that chance and since his foot just doesn't look right, then again there's that chance. Lovely just lovely!

Tomorrow is yard sale again (it is mostly indoors) and it is suppose to storm. hubby is home from work thankfully. I need a break and he told me to go and hang out at the yard sale. We will probably shut it down early. We never have a lot of business on Saturday usually. We also have to get decoration flowers for the 6 YES, 6 decorations we will have in the next 3 weeks. Sunday is 2 of those decorations and then we will go to preaching with my Dad at his church (where I was raised). We also have a lunch thing to attend that afternoon (with the boys no less).

I am way behind on dishes, laundry, ironing, etc. It will wait, I have to be right there with the boys......EVERY second it seems. Yesterday I was withing 5 feet of him when he fell. I had stepped over the baby gate to get a drink of water and before I knew it he was running on the long couch. I just couldn't catch him in time. I am still beating myself up over that.......

I just don't get it. You know there are "moms" in this world that don't love their kids and let them do whatever and you wonder if that child will "make it". Then there are the overprotective moms like me, that watch and guard their children will all of their heart and strength and they still get hurt. I feel like the worst Mommy sometimes.........

Have a good weekend! Blessings!!!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. I encourage each of you to pray today, throughout the day. We are facing hard times in this country and even more difficult given our choices to elect for president. My husband and I are having a very difficult time with the choice of canidates.

I hope you have a wonderful day and I am praying for all of my readers today as well. I do not know all of you by name or comment (since many of you never leave comments) but I am praying. You could make this a delurking post!;)

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day! Remember to pray!

Canned Field Peas Recipe

This applies to crowder, pink eyed, blackeyed, etc.

  1. Shell peas and look them. ("look them" means to take any bad ones out)
  2. Wash peas (I do this three times)
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of salt in each quart jar or if using pints, add 1/2 teaspoon to each pint.
  4. OPTIONAL: I add 3 slices of of a jalapeno for a hot taste.
  5. Pack into hot jars.
  6. Add peas loosely into jars (do not pack)!
  7. Ladle hot, boiling water over peas, leaving one inch headspace.
  8. Put flats and rings on.
  9. Process pints 35 minutes, quarts 40 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.

Cool completely before storing.

Please feel free to ask any questions. Blessings and happy canning!

Canned Green Beans Recipe

  1. Break the beans
  2. Wash beans (I usually do this three times)
  3. Drain beans
  4. Put one teaspoon of salt into each quart jar. (I use table salt)
  5. Pack beans into hot jars (I keep a sink of hot water and put jars in it), pack tightly, add more beans if necessary, leave 1 inch headspace.
  6. Ladle hot, boiling water over beans, still leaving one inch headspace.
  7. Put flats and rings on.
  8. Process for 25 minutes, at 10 pounds of pressure.

Let cool before storing.

Please feel free to ask any other questions! Blessings and happy canning!