Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How to make V-8

Sometimes... when there is TOOOOO much work goin on around my hill...
I just crawl under the napping bed that Sagira gave to me... THEN mom and dad can't find me to force me to help.

Yesterday my mom picked a gallon of green beans and a BUNCH of Green Peppers and some tomatoes. We took the green beans and the tomatoes and a few green peppers to Miss Buzz Off. She was Sooooooo happy to see me. And I got to talk with Louis and Benny and Daisy for a bit. THEN we came home beclaws there was MORE work to do...

All the green peppers had to be washed and cut and chunked.. Put on trays to go into the freezer. Once they were totally frozen we put them in TWO Gallon bags and popped them BACK in the freezer for Winter use.






Then my mom made ANOTHER hooge pot of V-8 stuff. She has to PRE cook the Onions, Green Peppers, GARLIC, Parsley, Carrots, Celery, and a couple of tomatoes... just to have the Juice to get the veggies started to cook.. THIS makes vERY VERY concentrated juice. NOT a Drop of water goes in the V-8. Then we cleaned that up and JUICED it out with this thingy...


Mom saves EVERY DROP. That way the tomatoes... that we Later picked and washed got ready for the JUICE MACHINE thingy... will all be grrrrrrrreat V-8 flavored!!


Please keep your Paws Crossed Tightly fur Gracie Slimmer... she has her surgery today...

AND... our dear furends.. Sammy Andy and Shelly are having a really ruff time right now. PLEASE cross your paws fur THEM too.








27 comments:

Finn said...

Wow, that's a cool hiding spot! I gotta find me something like that!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Frankie! Great benefits for living in the country n having a farm. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
BTW: we had a chance to check our PO BOX yesterday, Lots of Golden Thanks for the card. Very SWEET!!! Sending you Lots of Golden Kisses. Looking forward to my 10th PAWTY tomorrow. Golden Woofs

Pibble said...

There's NOTHING like fresh veggies straight from the garden!

Our best wishes to Gracie, Sammie, Andy and Shelley!

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, you're playing turtle-boy again! BOL Very creative use of bedding. That juice is always totally delish!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Mack said...

Did your peeps ever find you?? BOL!
Mom is drooling over here!

We are crossing our dewclaws real tight for our DWB buddies.

Sugars,
Mack

Princess Jasmine said...

Wow you have been busy. No wondering you are staying safe under there. Mummy picked some peas last night but there wasn't very many. However we have tons of raspberries and lots are now being frozen to make jam and nice puddings. Enjoy your day :)xx

scotsmad said...

Frankie, you gotta put your nose under as well.

Lots of fresh veggies there!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Frankie, with all those veggies (BLECH!) that need cutting up, I woz wonnering if'n your mom has a Vidalia Chop Wizard (as seen on TV) like my mom has? It is the most pawsome thingie (she says) coz it saves so much werk and is so much faster. But it is LOUD! You put the veggie in and WHAM it slams shut and out comes veggie pieces. You would not want to get you snooter in there!

Amber DaWeenie said...

36 paws crossed for Gracie today.

Me bets your house smells delish wit all dat cookin' goin' on.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Me comment hopped on ahead of me. We be thinkin bout Sammie, Andy, and Shelley too and sending dem some Florida sunshine to brighten dere day!

HoundDogMom said...

Frankie, we need some gardening advice. We have a very hard time keeping our green peppers frozen. They get mushy, what are we doing wrong. You say you freeze them first before bagging. What does that do for them? We have so many green peppers we could use your advice. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Winnie said...

You do well to keep out of the way when there's work going on. That's my tactic too.

Lots of love and hugs to your friends who are having a tough time - and anyone else who is too.

Love and licks, Winnie

Mr. Pip said...

Nice hiding place, but I am thinking maybe you should come out and have some of that yummy juice!

Your pal, Pip

Benny and Lily said...

Just don't forget to come out for that good cookin stuff
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

I'm sure they will never find you in that hiding spot!

I sure hope we have better luck with our garden next year. All your posts keep making Mom sigh and drool a little! It's not a pretty sight!

Bunny

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, that was a lot of work for your mom ... but I agree, napping is better! (Maybe you can help next time!)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those green peppers look so good, Frankie. Mom says if she were there helping, she would probably eat more than she packaged:) She just LOVES fresh veggies. You are sure going to be well-stocked for the winter.

Paws crossed for Gracie and hoping for some good news for Sammy, Andy, Shelly, and their Mom.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Corbin said...

Hm, do you think I can fit under your bed?
-Corbin

Sagira said...

I thought that bed looked familiar. :)

That sure is a lot of peppers.

Jazzi said...

I dont blame ya, I think I would be hidin...too!! DId she give you any V-8 fur you to drink?? Sure sounds licious!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

sprinkles said...

I was expecting a recipe.

You're lucky to be able to have fresh veggies right straight from the garden. I'd love to have that but I don't like the bugs and stuff that go along with it.

Benny and Lily said...

don't forget to read our blog today Frankie
Benny & Lily

Barbara said...

Wow Frankie, you shur is bizzy!

Rubie said...

We like it when the green peppers start to turn red - they taste so much better. Have you ever char grilled them and then put them into jars with garlic, white wine vinegar and olive oil? UUUUmmmmm very nice on the antipasto plate!

Your peeps must be soooo healthy!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Roo said...

I had to look real close to see you under that snazzy bed :) I think I need one of those for my storm bunker!

That V-8 recipe sounds awesome! If you want to sell some, let me know. Mom would luv luv luv it!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Schnauzer Days said...

The tortoise impersonation is great Farnkie, that looks like a caption competition if ever we saw one!

Glad to see the Waltons food gathering for the winter months is continuing - fantastic!!!!

Take care buddy, Dex and Lou x

Dory and the Mama said...

That is a pretty good hiding spot Frankie...did they find you???

Smileys!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

PeeEss....NOMMY looking V-8