Mudcat Café message #4083770 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4083770
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Dec-20 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I would freeze the chili in small containers and next time you make a batch don't add the pepper at all, add some of the frozen and see if the seasoning needs adjusted for everything except the pepper. It would be a shame to waste the food if simply thinning the amount of heat later will work.

I bought 8 quarts of strawberries on Monday, and got the flat for $3. The berries were near the end of their time and it took a while to pick up fairly good quarts. I had to process them that evening and threw out at least a pint of them as I cleaned and took off the leaves. But for $3, it's worth it and now they're all frozen and bagged for smoothies and such.

We're into cold weather now and people are burning wood in fireplaces so it smells nice, but it isn't enough to tempt me to unpack this worthless fireplace and build a blaze. I got rid of the glass doors and packed it with insulation, that's a better way to keep the house warm. But in the past I've had various wood burning stoves and fireplaces with heatilators that kept the place toasty. This house originally had one, but it burned and rusted through over time.