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  • Birthday 03/27/1945

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    Northern Arkansas
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    Church, canning, gardening, sewing

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  1. Virginia

    What are you canning today? Part 8

    Canned some boneless pork chops for son=in-law last night. We have just about done all the canning we need to. Makes DH nervous.
  2. Virginia


    You may be really surprised by what you see. Having studied art several years, and done some drawing and painting, I know my colors, usually. When I came in after my cataract surgery, I walked in the bedroom and said "you mean, I had this room painted that color? " Hubby laughed. Seems the cataracts tend to yellow vision in most folks. Well, he is not willing to repaint, but I did change the curtains. My kitchen cabinets really are white, and not a yellowish color. Funny that the doc didn't mention it until I told him I saw colors differently now.
  3. Virginia

    Old Pine

    Please take care of yourself too. That is what he wants, I'm sure. Blessings to you all.
  4. Virginia

    What do you do with expired canned goods?

    But pumpkin is good for you, like a veggie???
  5. Virginia

    What do you do with expired canned goods?

    Here you go on the Pumpkin Crunch. Everywhere I take it I get recipe requests. box yellow cake mix 1 can pumpkin 12 oz can evap. milk 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup butter 350 deg oven, 9X13 pan. Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Pour into 9X13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle melted butter over pecans and cake mix. Bake for 50-55 minutes. It is good with a box of spice cake mix instead of yellow I have used out of date cake mix, no more than a year late, after date milk after tasting a drop and smelling. This recipe came off a egg carton, and I did not even eat pumpkin stuff before I had to try some at work to be nice. Also have used past date can of pumpkin. Don't use pumpkin pie ffillling just use regular canned pumpkin.
  6. Virginia

    What do you do with expired canned goods?

    I will use evaporated milk some past the due date. Cans look normal, open they smell normal and look normal, but maybe slightly darker. So I dip my finger in the milk and take a taste. If it taste ok, I use it up. Mostly make a pumpkin crunch recipe out of it, and it is baked for about an hour. No problems so far. Sweetened condensed milk will get a little dark and much thicker, but smells and taste ok. I use it in desserts too and no problem. I am old enough to well remember when nothing canned had any dates on it, and I am still here have made it all these years. We actually laughed in my family at the short dates when they started that, because my canning grandmother kept her home canned stuff for years. Also, canners were not so limited in what to can and how long to can it. She did use her BBB, but they have been updated too. Salvation Army here feeds families in need, and they will use outdated cans, after inspection.
  7. Virginia

    What do you do with expired canned goods?

    We eat them up as soon as we can. Most of those date are not an "order" just a time frame figured out by the manufacturer or maybe the govt. I won't use a badly dented can, or one that is swelled up or that smells or looks strange when open. I think there are various posts on this site about that. We also used out of date meds, after I have read up on them. If aspirin goes bad it smells like vinegar when opened, some slowly lose potency. Look up the government study on meds because they had so many old drugs stored in case of war. I think they determined that CIPRO last almost "forever". Good Luck
  8. Virginia

    Is gas going up where you live?

    Our cheapest stations have been around $2.09 for a while, this week-up to $2.19. Most everything is up.
  9. Virginia

    Waiting for the Next Shoe to Drop

    Life gets pretty rough sometimes, hang on Dee.
  10. Virginia

    Getting Older Day by Day

    I may be ahead of all of you, turned 72 in March. I still can do anything I want, except I don't want as much, as often. Some things are just not important, or I know my limitations.
  11. Virginia

    Need lots of prayers

    May the Lord answer your prayers, He is faithful.
  12. Virginia

    Ohio Tax Free Weekend

    Arkansas is doing about the same type thing this weekend. Every little savings helps. Missouri is doing it also, not sure about the dates.
  13. Virginia


    In our area there are notary publics all over. In law offices, accounting firms, banks, insurance offices, title companies. None of these charge folks that I know of, except a few people have signs in their yard, and I guess they charge under $5. The law office and the CPA office I worked for would do it for free for all clients or people who just walked in. No charge-good will, you know. Here the front desk person is usually a notary, if not they call up a secretary and 3 minutes later-you are notarized and out of there. Good luck.
  14. Virginia

    Been Ages!

    Dee, I remember you and have missed you. If I remember, you had such good information to share.
  15. Virginia


    Canned French fries?

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