Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That!!!

Hi there everyone. Hope you are enjoying these fall days. They are going by way too fast. Been a little busy at this end. Winterizing our little place. Gathered in all my tomatoes and cut the bushes down. Put my ceramic creatures away in the shed and cleaned the garage so I would have more space for the outside garden furniture. I guess in the next few days I should empty the water fountain (sniff and sigh). Then rake the leaves into the street and cut down all the flowers....a sure sign that "fall is over and winter is coming". Brought some of my plants in from hibiscus, that has been blooming like crazy and JP brought in the begonia plant today.

Our roof still has not been fixed. The scaffold was put up on Monday....but it's been raining everyday just about. The roofer said he would not open the roof till the weather was better. That might be next week. My life seems so un-organized what with this roof. Be glad when it's finished and the ceiling no longer leaks.

Been busy cooking. This is my last batch of potstickers. I cooked the meat first (this time) then placed the meat mixture on wonton skins. I think I will use the wonton's the next time I do these....and most likely cook the meat before stuffing the dumplings. Seemed to work out better.
JP came home with 2 large cabbages Tuesday night, they both measure about 10x10....pretty large!!!. So Wednesday I made sauerkraut, this was my first attempt....I think it will turn out pretty good and I can hardly wait to try some along with a pork roast. Here is the site I went to .
The 1st jar in the above picture is day one......this same jar in this picture is day two. Can you see how much more liquid there is in the jar....if the cabbage stays under water we will be good to go and the kraut should be good. I probably will tap it down again is smelling very sauerkrauty.
Here is a picture of the other cabbage......oh I have some plans for this one. Stuffed cabbage, cabbage, tomatoes and bacon. cabbage and sausage, cole slaw....yeah and probably freeze some cabbage which I will use in soups and stuff. I went to Pinterest and typed in "cabbage recipes" oh my goodness so many ideas for cabbage. My all time favorite though is stuffed cabbage.....yummy. Reminds me of my step-grandmother, her stuffed cabbages which were awesome, were called "ho-lip-she's" (I am sure that is not how they are spelt, and probably have a different name depending on the country) Gram's came from the Ukraine but called them by their polish name.
Here is a picture of both the cabbage and sauerkraut.....yep it's been a busy week with still more to come.

You all have a great rest of the week. I will let you know how the sauerkraut is going in about 7-10 days, when it should be done fermenting.

See you in the next blog and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Louise, I am wishing you the best of luck with your roof. I hate when we have to go through things like that. Your cabbages are huge. Hope that kraut is good. xoxo,Susie

Attic Clutter said...

love how u made your own Louise (:)
yum- mm
... you've been a busy one winterizing,,, me too Fall
Hate winter & cold ugh(:)

NanaDiana said...

Yep-that is a Polish recipe and John's grandparents loved it. He came from Poland. I think they are called Golabki.

Good luck with your roof. I wonder if it is ever going to stop raining here!

Hope your sauerkraut turns out. I don't care for it but my hubby loves it. xo Diana

Farm Girl said...

I am going to make sauerkraut like that. I bet is is wonderful.
That is very nice cabbage.
I need to get my tomatoes out too.
I hope you get your roof done.
Thanks for visiting me today Louise.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Susie, well hopefully this week the roof will get worked on. Looking forward to tasting it, I read some directions today that said I should taste test every day to get the taste I want....will try tonight.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty....we racked yesterday...still lots to do.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Re: raked

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diana, yes, I am looking forward to trying that sauerkraut pretty soon.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Kim, Oh there is lots of recipes out there for sauerkraut...and all look so easy...I just might try doing it in a quart jar next time just to see how that works, then I could have sauerkraut during the winter and most any time I want.


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