Everyone Likes To Carve Pumpkins ! Here Are Some Great Idea’s!!
Every Halloween we carved pumpkins! Had so much fun. We lived in the country so we never had any trick or treater’s come to the door so we had to make our own fun. Everyone had their own pumpkin to carve and their imagination could get a little wild.
Ours looked more like this:
Just plain and simple and even smiling but toothless. Lol!
Some of the idea’s that they have today are so different then what we had. The tools they use are way better then anything we used. With us it was a knife and a spoon and our imagination. Today they use all different kinds of tools even electric ones. And it makes for some very funky pumpkins.
My daughter and grandson’s get really creative and do some fantastic looking pumpkins. She is very gifted in the art department and can do all different kinds of things that her imagination stretches to.
Then the aftermath once Halloween is over take your pumpkin and cook them into the most wonderful dishes. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin loaf, pumpkin cakes Yummy!
Continue on to the video to see how he is making some really neat creations.
Most of us love watermelon this just takes it to another level. Don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want a piece of this delicious dessert.
This would be a great dessert to make for any occasion. Especially if you were having an outside BBQ . It would finish off the meal in a fantastic way.
Having a kids party it would fit right in the kids would get a kick out of eating it. Add a little whipped cream and it would finish it off in a great way. Nothing better then fresh whipped cream on top of anything.
And don’t forget the little bit of chocolate on top we all need out chocolate fix.
On top of everything it is easy and simple to make, anyone can do this and make it look like it was done professionally. She explains everything so it is easy to understand and follow.
So next time you are trying to decide what to make for a dessert check this one out and give it a try I’m sure it will be a hit.
Great dessert to make for the kids any time of the year. It is yummy!
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Cookingstew over the fire is easy and the flavours are incredible. As I always say nothing better then cooking and eating food outside. I think you are hungry in a different way when you are outside and the air just makes everything better.
You can make this stew even if you are back packing into the backcountry. All the spices, vegetables and mixes are dried. YOu can even take dried meats that are available or you can dry your own. So in the end all you need is water.
There are tons of dried foods that you can access it doesn’t even have to be from a specialty store. The bulk food section of your local store usually has a huge selection.
When you do your packing to get ready just take enough for each meal that you have planned to prepare. Everyone who back packs, the weight is the most important part so you have to be very conscious on what you take and how much.
So check out this video and you will get a great lesson in cooking a great meal over an outside fire.
Making The Best BLT Sandwich With Perfect Baked Bacon!
We eat baked Bacon, Tomato and Lettuce sandwiches on a regular basis and have started to make them with baked bacon. What a difference. I like the taste of baked bacon much better then fried.
And health wise it is probably much better for you, getting rid of all the fat that it would otherwise sit in.
It takes longer to cook it, frying is a quicker method but you will not be sorry that you baked it. The time is well worth it.
You can use this for any bacon dish, breakfast, lunch or supper. We started doing it this way for our breakfasts because we had so many people in the house that I figured it would get more cooked faster. So starting to bake it was quite by accident. Now I wouldn’t cook it any other way.
Anotherplus is not grease splattering everywhere. Much easier clean up. Tin foil into garbage and whip out the pan for excess fat, wash in soapy water and its all good.
This bacon would work well on all sorts of sandwiches and burgers because it is totally flat no curls or odd shapes.
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How To Make Your Own Weed Killer Cheap And Effective !
Making your own weed killer that will do the job and not hurt the earth. All out of natural products, kills only what you aim it at. So you can do a selective process.
Not only is it safe but it is so inexpensive which everyone will like you have to watch that budget you know.
When you look at it weeds are just plants that you would rather not have. A lot of them have some good qualities. They have health properties that you can take advantage of if you so choose. So killing them the natural way helps protect the area around them and in the long run the earth.
You do however even if it is non-toxic have to be careful with you use of it. To much can do more harm then good.
I now most people do not like dandelions but they have amazing uses. The new leaves can be put into salads. The flowers are edible and the roots can be dried, ground up and used like a coffee. I have tried the coffee and it is quite good. Dandelion can also be bought as a cleanse.
So check out your weeds you may find a use for them.
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We are going to have thousands of Saskatoon berries in our area. It is crazy how many are coming. Visions of pies , jams and jelly’s are circling around my head. Yummy!!
Some of the Saskatoon bushes are like trees they are around eight to ten feet tall, and just loaded. Not counting all the other smaller bushes. Our whole road in the rural area where we live is lined with them.
You do have to be careful though when they are ready we also get visitors such as Mr. and Mrs. Bear and their baby bears. We therefore make quite a bit of noise as we pick.
Most the time we never have any trouble they are only interested in the berries but we give them a very wide berth. Never argue with a bear!
A little trivia about Saskatoon’s:
Native to North America from Alaska across most of Western Canada and into the western and north-central United States.
Original called the Pigeon berry
It grows at sea level in the north of the range , up to 2600 metres or 8530 feet.
It is a common shrub in the forest understory
The name “Saskatoon” derives from the Cree Native’s. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan of Canada is named after the berry.
Saskatoon berries contain significant amounts of total dietary fiber, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and biotin, and the essential minerals, iron and manganese, a nutrient profile similar to the content of blueberries.
Nothing better then making your own dressing’s for your salads or sandwiches. I have one that I make all the time and simple love. We put it on our burgers to. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.
Ihave a recipe that I am going to be doing next week. Last fall I picked wild high bush cranberries and they have been patiently waiting for me to make my jelly with the juice I then take the pulp, remove all the seeds they have a single seed in them. After that I make cranberry ketchup it is incredible. I am going to take pictures and will up date the results with a blog and the recipe. There is nothing like it that I have ever tasted.
Thereare so many great dressing recipes out there here are just five of the hundred. All made in minutes with simple great ingredients most of us have in the fridge.
Myhusband just loves Balsamic vinegar so I may have to try one of the recipes here that she has with Balsamic. He even runs his meat through the excess that is left after he has eaten his salad.
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Canningyour pie filling makes for some mighty darn fine pies when the winter sets in. The fresh taste is captured in the process so all the flavours will be there. Close your eyes as you eat and summer is there.
With the price of pie fillings it is also a great way to save money by doing your own. If you don’t have the fruit in your yard you can buy the in season fruit and do it that way. I have my own strawberry patch coming and a huge amount of rhubarb in my yard. My raspberry patch is just dripping with soon to be raspberries, I can hardly wait.
Make sure you get all your canning supplies ready before you start to make sure that you have everything that you need. Nothing worse then getting half way through and have to stop and go get something.
Get all your fruit ready and you are ready to go.
~Canning Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Filling With Linda’s pantry~
Make sure that you date all your jars when you are done so that you know how long to keep them in your storage pantry.