Sunday, June 3, 2012

What have I been up to?




We've been experimenting with our wild turkey.  We have several packages in the freezer since the blacksmith got two birds this season. 


For this meal, I ground the turkey using the meat grinder attachment on my Kitchenaid mixer.  I then browned it and added a package of taco seasoning. Oh My Gosh, were they good. No way could you tell it was wild game. As for the beans, they are my home canned pinto beans, thank you Judy for the recipe!


Later in the week, I ground another package for burgers. I added bread crumbs, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onions, and salt and pepper. The blacksmith then grilled them and added some BBQ sauce.


They were excellent!


Today I tried Judy's recipe for Pork n' beans. Same link as above


The taste was as good as Van Camp's.  I ended up with 6 1/2 pints. Since I haven't opened a jar since they were canned, I can't give you a full review. I will say, they looked a little over cooked and dry. Perhaps, I should have added more broth as they cooked. Time will tell. 




Sewing has been high on my priority list. I found this clothes pin bag pattern in a quilt magazine given to me by my friend Tom. I made 3 of these cute little bags. Do I have a real clothes line?  No, but that won't stop me.  Oh well, they will just look cute hanging in the laundry room. I bet Margie, that I gave the purple pansy one to, will find a use for it.



The first part of May, I won a give away from Dar, a fellow Missourian. Her generous package included a charm pack, a big spool of thread, a package of quilting needles, and some fat quarters. I immediately pulled out my charm pack book and found this pattern. It will make a great table cover come fall. I love the colors. 


I've also been blogging over at O B Blacksmith.

10 comments:

Marge said...

What is that quilt pattern/ What book? I have a charm pack that is screaming to be made into a fall table topper, and that would work well. And your clothespin bags are darling!

Chris said...

Now I'm hungry!! Everything looks so yummy :)

Jeri Landers said...

You are quite impressive! You put me to shame, I haven't done any canning in 20 years< let alone sewing a quilt! I remember those quaint clothespin bags from long ago.

Judy D in WA said...

Everything looks so yummy!
LOVE the clothespin bags.

Prairie Cat said...

What a great way to use up some of that free meat! And thanks for the recipe link for the beans. I am no a fan, but Tad loves them.

Penny said...

Wow, you are amazing! Canning, quilting, blogging, sewing... do you sleep much? Love your blog.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I made Judy's pinto beans recently and canned them - delicious! I don't have wild turkey but I do have venison and it is wonderful in tacos, chili, spaghetti, soup and in burgers. When you season it ground up venison is not only good for you but just delicious. blessings, marlene

make.share.give said...

You've been busy! I love the colors in your fall quilt, too.

Dar said...

WOW you are fast with sewing up gifts!! I'm really impressed and so glad that you could use what I sent. I love the pattern used. I didn't catch what the pattern was. I still have several older charm packs that would be nice if they were table toppers -- then I could give them as gifts too. Thanks for sharing.

Lise said...

I wish I lived closer, would love to buy one of those clothespin bags, I DO have a clothesline and my pins are currently in a tin can! And if you sold your wild turkey, I'd buy some of that too...