Today, Foxy is going to try his hand at making Bread & Butter Pickles. I have a lot of cucumbers, so this will be good if he can get it done. He is also getting the dehydrator out and drying the cayenne peppers. Then tonight, after I take Son to get his Soccer Ref outfit, I will be canning tomatoes. Hopefully, I will get to the banana pepper rings this weekend.
|Lots of salsa, sauce and tomatoes to be put up for winter.|
|The first of the beans. They just need to plump up.|
Also, here is my recipe of the week, Beefy Rice Pie, from mrfood.com.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound hot/sweet Italian pork sausage, casings removed
8 oz tomato sauce
2 cups cooked rice
4 slices Mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and sausage for 8 - 10 minutes over medium-high heat, until cooked and crumbly; drain off excess liquid and set aside in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, combine tomato sauce and rice, then layer half the mixture in skillet. Top w/half the meat mixture, then place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese over the top and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers. Cover and cook over mediume low heart for 8 - 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let sit 5 minutes, then slice into wedges and serve immediately.