The Preserved Pantry ~ My Food Storage

The Preserved Pantry ~ My Food Storage

After that last post on why I can and dehydrate, I had a lot of you wanting to know what I have in my pantry/freezer/storage. So, just for y’all, I went through my pantry/freezer/storage inventories and compiled this list of things I currently have in my home. Keep in mind that some of these pantry […]

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

I am often asked why I take the time to can and dehydrate foods during the summer months. Here’s what I tell them, just in case you were interested too. What’s in your jar? The most important reason is that when I “put up” foods at home I know exactly what is in it. I […]

Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home

Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the tops of the asparagus poke up through the soil. Because I know that means that I’m not too far away from eating that asparagus that is poking up through the soil. Grilled asparagus, bacon wrapped asparagus, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, Steamed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette, pickled […]

Menu Planning – What It Is and How To Do It

Menu Planning – What It Is and How To Do It

One of the most important things I did when my kids were young was menu plan. It was important for 2 main reasons: #1. It kept me from blowing my grocery budget; and #2. It kept me from losing my sanity…ish. 🙂 As a single mom and a full-time college student, finances were crazy tight. We […]

New Year, New You #3

I know you have all been impatiently waiting to read the continuing adventures of Pantry Girl, Food Avenger. If you want to find out what happened before, you can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. We now re-join our heroine sobbing in the middle of the kitchen floor surrounded by mountains of canned goods and […]