Friday, November 03, 2006

Ever have one of those days?

Yesterday sure felt like it. I must be doing good up here in Idaho. I've been waking up around 7am everyday almost. Even when I can sleep in! In Vancouver I always felt like I had been hit by a truck and didn't want to get out of bed. Now I'm pretty sure it's the allergies that was making me feel that way. So Phil slept in and I checked my email and downloaded a bunch of actions I had bought. Then I got the applebutter started. This is the recipe I put together for it.

Apple Butter

12 cups apple pulp
3 cups sugar (3 to 4)
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp allspice
1/4 cup vinegar

Combine and cook slowly until thick, several hours. Can; process
15-20 minutes in boiling water bath.

Makes 10 half-pints.

I also shared this on the recipe thread at the Butternug Squash Forums you should check it out.
After Phil FINALLY! Got up we went to IHOP for some breakfast. A late breakfast at that! Then we went to the Citizens Community Bank to open an account. That way we have a bank here in town not all the way in Portland Oregon. Then we needed to get money for the van we were looking at. Phil called the bank in Oregon and it was a sort of duh?! Situation. Back to the bank we went and got our money. Then we headed over to where the guy works that has the van. Figures he was at home eating lunch. So we ran over to where Desseret Industries has their thrift store. We wanted to check out about the dry canning facility there. Really cool! We will have to do some homeschool thing there. Definatly hot chocolate, potato pearls(we have potatos it would be emergancy preparedness), refried beans, and dry milk.
That was fun to see. AnyyyWayyy...It was back to where the van was, and the guy was back at work. We did our transaction, Bye,bye money. So much for savings.Then it was off to the County Courthouse. Yep we're official now. We got both cars registered. Then since the Drivers Licensing was right there we went ahead and did that too. Wow! I passed without studying! So now I have an official Idaho Drivers License! Your not seeing it either. You can tell the kids were driving me nuts. No matter how much I tried I had a wild hair that kept sticking up. But I guess that's par for the course with license pictures.
When we were done there we were late for the Chiropractors and had to run down there for our appointments. Francis had a full exam. Poor kid has had back pain really bad since the move. You know what? His back is a mess. My poor baby. Bye the time that was done it was pretty late. We came home and Francis made bean burritos. While Phil changed the car plates over. I worked on my Mexican meat mix. That took 2 trips to the store. DUH!
* Exported from MasterCook Mac *

Homemade Mexican Meat Mix

Recipe By : _Make-A-Mix_ by Eliason, Harward & Westover
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Homemade Convenience Mixes Meat

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
5 pounds beef roast -- OR
5 pounds combination of beef and pork roasts
3 onions -- chopped
1 can chopped green chilies -- 4 ounces
2 cans green salsa -- 7 ounces each
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 tablespoons unbleached flour
4 teaspoons salt -- or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin

Preheat oven to 275=B0. Place the meat in a large roasting pan or Dutch ov
en. Do NOT add salt or water. Cover with a tight lid and roast for 8-10 h
ours, or until well done. (Alternate method: Cook with 1 cup of water for
35-40 minutes in a pressure cooker.)
Drain meat, reserving juices. Cool meat; remove any bones. Shred meat and
set aside.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Saute onions and green
chilies for 1 minute. Add salsa, garlic powder, flour, salt and cumin. Re
duce heat and cook for 1 minute. Stir in reserved meat and meat juices. C
ook for 5 minutes until thickened. Cool completely.

Put about 3 cups of meat mixture into each of three 1-quart freezer contain
ers, leaving 1/2" space at the top. Seal and label container with date and
contents. Freeze. Use within 6 months.

Makes about 9 cups of Homemade Mexican Meat Mix.

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and of course my applebutter. I used the extra meat mixture to make some taquitos. That was soooo good! When that was all done I also got around to doing the credits blinkie for my blog decorations. By the time I was done with this I was just pooped. Now I have to head back to the Chiroprators to find out all of Francis' diagnosis. Then it's B-Day present shopping and a few other things. I'll tell you about it later. Gotta run now.
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