Valentine's Day? ALREADY?

What To Do With It?

 If I had $1.00 for each time I have been asked that question about my home canned bacon, well, I could make several trips out west to see my grandkids!

I took the pint jar of home canned bacon bits and pieces and put it and some shredded onion in a cast iron skillet. As it was browing (it's already cooked in the pressure canning process)  I drained off the grease and put the bits and onion back in to crisp



After they were crispy to my taste, I added them to my crock pot-


1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt or less
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 c. catsup
#2 can pork & beans
#1 can kidney beans
1 (15 oz.) can green beans
1 c. chili sauce (salsa)
Brown ground beef. Brown bacon and crumble. Saute chopped onion. Combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Put into crock pot. Heat slowly.
Good for pot luck. Can be increased. Heat slowly and stir occasionally to keep from sticking if not in crock pot.

And this my dear friends is what was for dinner last night- and probably lunch today!  This is a fun, easy and TASTY recipe (I don't add the chili sauce)  They are nummy and you could eat with bread and butter like I did or put them over cooked rice.

I guess after a lifetime of doing canning and food preservation, I am always surprised when I am asked   "what do you do with"

My reply?  Well, when you buy (that item) at the store, What do YOU do with it?

Snow here but not enough-  will probably melt over the weekend. But I am glad it's here as I am not a weather whiner-

God Gave us 4 seasons for specific reasons and we need make the best of them, not whine and complain.  ;o)

Here is the beautiful view from my front door this morning-

Snow1 22 2016
 Have a wonderfully creative beautiful day everyone!

Don't miss my post tomorrow, I have something VERY special to share with you!





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Gwen Mangelson

aww! thank you Kathy~!


Hi Gwen! I love your blog. You always seem to be a hard worker and a very creative person. Thank you for your ideas and good attitude. You are a blessing to so many.

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