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I haven't checked in here in weeks. I have done a little in the garden, not a lot, but something. Only had Painted Mountain corn, harvested that for corneal, green beans, yellow squash and zucchini growing. And lots of weeds and grass. So I'll get all caught up on posting. I posted on TEG, so I'll copy it to here.

I posted this on July 18

Grandma Robert’s Purple Pole Beans! I picked a big bowl full on July 7 and canned 6 pints from the first picking! They are beautiful growing on the vines AND easy to find!

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That evening we got our 3 granddaughters and their 3 dogs. Their parents spent the night and left the next morning to fly to Rome, Italy. They came back yesterday, stayed awhile, then left to go to my sister’s house in Willis. From there they left this morning to go to Corpus Christi to see the house that they are buying. Their offer was accepted but they haven’t actually seen it yet. Since hotel rooms are $300 and up per night, they are going back to my sisters tonight. 4 hour drive one way. In the morning they will leave for Odessa to start packing. Needless to say, we have been busy playing with granddaughters. The 14 year old went to a friends house, her vacation from her little sisters. LOL We went to the movies twice, Dairy Queen twice, a water park, city park with splash pad, rode Pearl the horse and to a KOA campground to see friends from California and swam in the pool there. Friday my freezer died, I had a side of home raised beef in it, and shifted into crisis mode. NO freezers at Sam’s Club, none at Home Depit, Lowe’s only had a 5 cubic foot chest freezer, what good would THAT do? Finally found one at a local appliance and furniture store, they had gotten in 4 the day before. Short version is DH kept the girls, I went to Tyler to get it, got home, we got it in the house and I finished putting meat in new freezer at 7 PM.

I finally went to the garden yesterday. The squash that was blooming when the kids got here, got busy. I brought in 2 arm loads of zucchini plus a couple of yellow squash. This morning I picked Grandma Robert’s purple beans again. I got half a wash tub full! My husband snapped them for me and I canned 12 pints.

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Posted on TEG on July 23

I pulled and shucked all the Painted Mountain corn yesterday. Some was moldy, some was starting to sprout. Pigs enjoyed it. Rain and more rain, naturally when I needed sunshine! But I still got a LOT of beautiful corn. I have some on the table and some in washtubs to finish drying.
What beautiful colors! And it makes the best cornbread!

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I have to pull before it gets totally dry. Last year I just pulled the shucks back and tied in bunches. I hung the bunches from rafters in the porch to finish drying, but it got weevils in it. This time I have it in the house to finish drying.

I use a Family Grain Mill.

Family Grain Mill – Family Grain Mill
I bought the electric motor, the hand crank was free. It will not grind flint corn, it’s too hard. I’m ok with that, never grew flint corn types anyway.

I got my best deal at everythingkitchens.com but look around for your best price and shipping cost.
 

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Posted on TEG July 25

Here’s one that was sprouting in the husks from the rain. The other side was good, I just shelled around the bad kernels. It’s not totally dry, but I’m shelling out a few so I don’t have it all to do at once.

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Posted on TEG July 28

I made cornmeal today with corn I had from last year. 9 cups of corn yielded 14 cups of cornmeal. So the ratio is 1.5555 cups cornmeal to 1 cup of corn. LOL

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I made cornbread for supper, baked chicken, pinto beans and carrot salad. Tomorrow I’ll make dressing from the leftover cornbread.

Funny story on myself. I was maybe 20, when I hosted Thanksgiving dinner. I used an old cookbook that called for STALE cornbread for the dressing. I hit the panic button. I didn’t HAVE any stale cornbread. So I baked a couple batches of cornbread, crumbled them up and put it in a low oven to make it “stale”. Yeah, I was a dummy.

Cornbread.

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And I'm all caught up now!

I went to the garden after the grandkids left and picked zucchini logs. LOL I made lasagna!

Lasagna noodle recipe.

2 1/2 cups grated zucchini, in small handfuls, squeeze the liquid out
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Combine the ingredients. prepare 2 cookie sheets, cover with parchment paper. Spread mixture over the cookie sheets about 1/4" thick. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until golden. Let cool 10 minutes. Cut into strips and use as noodles.

Use your favorite lasagna recipe. It makes a 9x13 pan.
 

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And I'm all caught up now!

I went to the garden after the grandkids left and picked zucchini logs. LOL I made lasagna!

Lasagna noodle recipe.

2 1/2 cups grated zucchini, in small handfuls, squeeze the liquid out
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Combine the ingredients. prepare 2 cookie sheets, cover with parchment paper. Spread mixture over the cookie sheets about 1/4" thick. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes until golden. Let cool 10 minutes. Cut into strips and use as noodles.

Use your favorite lasagna recipe. It makes
Couple years ago I grew bullhorn peppers. Had a bunch and my wife got the idea to split the peppers like noodles and made lasagna. Crazy what tomato sauce and cheese make taste good ain't it.
 

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Posted on TEG July 28

I made cornmeal today with corn I had from last year. 9 cups of corn yielded 14 cups of cornmeal. So the ratio is 1.5555 cups cornmeal to 1 cup of corn. LOL

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I made cornbread for supper, baked chicken, pinto beans and carrot salad. Tomorrow I’ll make dressing from the leftover cornbread.

Funny story on myself. I was maybe 20, when I hosted Thanksgiving dinner. I used an old cookbook that called for STALE cornbread for the dressing. I hit the panic button. I didn’t HAVE any stale cornbread. So I baked a couple batches of cornbread, crumbled them up and put it in a low oven to make it “stale”. Yeah, I was a dummy.

Cornbread.

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Ok..... I am stuck....

What is the deal with stale cornbread?
 

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