In the Kitchen with Linda

I was able to get in the kitchen and cook something besides meals. Well, I did eat some of the gluten free corn bread muffins I made with my supper one night. I put a big container of these in the freezer for me to eat later. :) Here’s the recipe I used. Whole Wheat Sweet Cornbread. To make gluten free, I use 1/2 cup all purpose gluten free flour and 1/2 cup oat flour in place of the 1 cup whole wheat flour. I have also used 1 cup of the all purpose gluten free flour. I like the texture and nutrition better with using the oat flour. Next time, I want to try using all oat flour.

gluten free corn bread muffins


I canned quite a few jars of beans a few months ago, and I have enjoyed the convenience of just opening a jar. yes, I know you can buy canned beans in the store. lol It’s so much cheaper to cook dry beans, though, and they have much less salt than store bought canned beans. Anyway, I reached deep in the cabinet to get  a jar. When I was pulling it out, the lid was loose, and the liquid was spilling out. When I got the jar out of the cabinet it looked like this.

home canned beans

Yuck! Yes, that is mold on top of the beans. Disgusting! I’m not sure how this happened, as I’m super careful to check the seals on the jars. I check several times, then I wash the jars before putting them away. Including all around the lids. I take the bands off before storing, as is recommended. So I’m not sure when the lid was loosened, as I would have discovered it while washing the jar. I’m sharing this as a reminder to those that can their own food, check and double check. Then when you are ready to eat the food, check the seal again. Keep your eyes open for any signs that the food isn’t good. I always smell the food before I use it, too. Even though they say you can’t see or smell botulism, there are other bacteria that you can see or smell that will also make you sick.

Yes, I’m going to continue to can my own food, including beans. And yes, I’m going to continue to be super careful.



Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….


What’s For Dinner?


Saturday – Sabbath- Make ahead meals- Cookout! hot dogs, potato salad and s’mores!

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Egg salad sandwiches and chicken salad sandwiches on homemade bread

Monday – chicken – Take out pizza and salad

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans

Wednesday – beefCrockpot deer, potatoes, onions and carrots

Thursday – super simpleChicken Pasta Salad

Friday – Sabbath Dinner – BBQ chicken with homemade BBQ sauce, baked potatoes, corn


For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

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  1. It’s probably not a bad idea for those of us who rely on other people and grocery stores to check our canned goods either. Hope that wasn’t too big of a mess to clean up!
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