Archive for August, 2007

OVER ESTIMATED

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I posted that I was hoping to get at least 20 packs from the 30 pounds of okra that I had on hand.  I really do not think this is going to happen as I only got 8 packs (2 cup packs) today.  But that is ok, it is more than we did have.  Quite a few pods in that batch were too old, so who knows, this second batch may yield more, we’ll see tomorrow.

It has been a very long time since 6 this morning, I think I will do one more post and then go to bed.

Til Next Time

Maui Condo

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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DONE–FINISHED

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Finally all of the okra from Monday is cooked and browned except for the little bit that I mentioned earlier.  I now need to bag it, but anticipation of the yield amount is almost better than actually seeing the amount.  I know, I am a weird one.  I will give a report when I get it bagged.

I was suppose to have gotten a half bushel of butter beans but the guy did not have them.  I am disappointed because if I get them still in the shell, I can determine about how old they are as in maturity.  Neither do I have to wonder how long have they been shelled.  I like to shell my own peas also.  I guess that comes from being a farm girl and knowing how produce is suppose to look when it is fresh.

Til Next Time

COOKING SUCCESS

Friday, August 31st, 2007

My experiment with the okra was a success. It can definitely be cooked in the crock pot then transferred to an electric or stove top skillet to be browned. I am so glad that I decided to try this and experiment is exactly what it was. I think I may have it down to a fine science now, but if you have tried this, please let me know how you did it.

  • My Methods: 4 quart crock pot
  • pour 1 1/2 cups of hot water
  • cover and preheat on high about 12-15 minutes
  • add okra to with in 1″ of top of pot
  • cover and cook 2 hours
  • pour into heated grease, brown as you like
  • remove, let cool, bag and freeze
  • 6 quart crock pot do the same except use 2 cups of hot water.

I use an electric chicken fryer, but either way will work.

I will certainly do it this way on the 15 pounds that I have yet to do.

Til Next Time

SEAWORLD TICKETS

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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HE’S UP

Friday, August 31st, 2007

DH got up about 3:30, but he is still acting quite groggy. He said that was the best he had slept in a long time. This is coming from a man that is often asleep by the time his head lands on the pillow. For his supper he is having a pot pie. He had some jell-o when he got up. I don’t know what I will be having–maybe okra.

Til Next Time

FINALLY FINISHED

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I have finally finished preparing the 15 pounds of okra that I bought on Monday. It has all been cooked or is cooking except for about 1 quart. I didn’t have room for it. That is really not a problem because I purchased 15 more pounds yesterday. I will just cook it when I get this 15 pounds prepared to cook. I have 9 packs in the freezer now. I am hoping to get at least 20 packs from this 30 pounds.

Til Next Time

NOD32

Friday, August 31st, 2007

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STILL SLEEPING

Friday, August 31st, 2007

DH is still sleeping. I thought he would nap a lot, but he is still in the bed and has not stirred since he lay down. This is good, as he needs to sleep off that medication and while doing so, his body can recoup. His DD called to check on him and he did not even hear the phone ring. He will probably be starving when he wakes up, but was instructed to eat lightly. He should not eat okra today.

Til Next Time

FIRST TIME

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I am trying something new with the okra. I sure hope I do not ruin it!! I have my 4 quart crock pot almost full of okra, cooking on high with 1/2 cup of water added. I thought this may be easier than trying to keep it from burning while cooking and browning it in an electric skillet. After it gets done in the crock pot, then I will brown it. If this works then I will bring out the 6 quart crock pot. I have no idea how long to cook the okra and have not had any luck finding a recipe for cooking just okra in a crock pot.

If any of you have ever cooked okra this way, please leave a comment telling me how you did it.

Til Next Time