Category Archives: Housewife

Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet

Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet
Quick Tip: Canning Inventory Sheet

So, I canned 9 pints and a 12 oz. jar of peppers and onions yesterday, and I need to find a home for them in my cupboard.  I was thinking of taking New Year’s Day (yep, thinking out that far ahead) to do a canned goods inventory, to see what I’ve got left and what I want to can during 2014.  But as I was trying to find space for these 10 new jars, I figured I should just do the inventory now.  That way, if Bountiful Baskets has some good deals on case goods, I know what I could use to can.   Read the rest of this entry

Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Tutorial: Changing a car battery
Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Up on Limestone Mountain outside of Lander, WY, helping retune an antenna rig.  Try to start Truckzilla to listen to the football game … click click click.  Dead battery.  Fortunately, another one of the guys on the crew that day was able to jump start us.  No problems for a month, until we were pointing a satellite dish on a hill partway between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Dish pointed, went to start up Truckzilla to go home, and you guessed it – click, click, click.  Dead battery.  We tried a few different unorthodox “don’t try this at home, kids” ways to trickle charge, the battery, but in the end, a nice man in a tow truck used the Square card reader on his iPhone to relieve us of $85 in exchange for jumping the truck.  We stopped at Walmart on the way home to get a new battery, and The Hubs left me in charge of changing batteries.  Trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think to change the battery in your car, truck, SUV, what have you.  Been there, done that on my scooter! Read the rest of this entry

Bountiful Baskets – 31 August 2013

Bountiful Baskets – 31 August 2013
Bountiful Baskets – 31 August 2013

Hooray, it’s Bountiful Baskets time again!  If you have BB in your area, look into it!  If you don’t, you’re missing out!  A simple way to describe BB is that it’s a co-op or CSA without the up-front investment or long term commitment.  Here’s how Sally and Tanya, the heads of BB, describe it:

We hope you enjoyed your experience with Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op (BBFC). BBFC distributes produce baskets, organic produce baskets, artisan bread and sandwich bread every other week. Read the rest of this entry

Q&A: Homemade Bacon Bits

Q&A: Homemade Bacon Bits
Q&A: Homemade Bacon Bits

Reader Tish asks:

 

I have 12 pounds of bacon in my freezer – I would like to fry some and make it into “bits” and store it. Any handy tips on how to keep it from turning into a big bacon ball?

 

12 pounds of bacon?!?!  You know where I live – why haven’t you come over yet?  😉  Well, here’s how you can make your own bacon bits! Read the rest of this entry