Today I had to work at the office but tonight and tomorrow will be spent canning potatoes and carrots. I’ve talked on some of my past blogs about how we were going to dig potatoes and carrots; but with Hubby working so much extra we’ve never gotten around to it, but now we have to do it and that’s that.
Hubby text me today at work and informed me that he had dug one row of potatoes (we have 2) and we now officially have a wheelbarrow full of those beautiful spuds, so you all know what I’m going to be doing for the next couple days!! It really is no big deal. The worst work has been done. I don’t know how many of you have ever dug potatoes but it’s no easy chore!! Now I’ve got to find a box and make sure it is well ventilated to store the larger potatoes for the Winter. I’ll then peel the medium ones first (and that’s the tedious part) but I’ll use my food processor to slice ‘em and then I’ll can them. The smaller ones I’ll just scrub up real good and can whole.
We love to make breakfast in the Fall and the Spring out by the lake over our fire pit. Hubby sets a metal screen over the pit and we get out a frying pan and fry sliced canned potatoes. You’ve never really eaten until you’ve eaten those!! Then there’s always bacon or ham and scrambled eggs with toasted bread and a little of my homemade strawberry freezer jam. Now we can also pour a little homemade ketchup on top of the eggs and potatoes and feast to our hearts’ content!!!
I love to make campfire potatoes too. Dice up some onions and/or chopped chives, sliced potatoes, bacon, maybe some green pepper and a few pats of butter, some thyme and/or oregano, a little salt and pepper and layer it all in a foil pack, fold up, seal securely and cook in or over the fire. Talk about a killer dish!!! Life is good at home on the ranch!! LOL