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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Welcome to Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot 02.02.2024

Welcome to another great weekend, and what better way to enjoy it in full than with a visit to Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot! What makes this link-up special is that we encourage you to link up not only your current posts and great ideas, but also the great stuff in your archives! 

Yes, that's right, older posts are not only encouraged, but appreciated!

Wait, did I hear that correctly?

Huh?, did you say, older posts are welcome too? Yep, we sure did. Lets give those older (and STILL great!) posts some recognition and respect. Because let's be honest, last month's or even last year's creative work is still great work, simply buried in the we encourage you bring them out and share it right here! 

At each Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot, we look forward to seeing all your great projects, ideas, recipes, and any family friendly blog posts you wish to share.

Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot is currently shared over three FOUR blogs: 
along with Marsha@ Marsha in the Middle 
and Lisa@ Boondock Ramblings as well as Sue@ Women Living Well After 50. 

We would love to have additional Co-Hosts to share in the creativity and fun! If you think this would be a good fit for you and you like having fun (come on, who doesn't!) while being creative, drop one of us an email and someone will get back with you!

I invite you to follow our hosts on their individual blogs or any of the social media pages you visit, so easy to keep up to date with everything happening!

What's up next, on our property? Because are you ever really done?...

This past few days in a "rough-cut" set up, I have been teaching myself to can using a pressure canner! Now I admit this is not usually something spoken about like it is a big thing, but for me, this is a big thing! I used to think I was the only one frightened of pressure cookers and canners, but apparently I am not alone in that fear. 

About 10 years ago I began cooking in a pressure cooker when the electric models came out. And it took me awhile to be comfortable with it and actually enjoy the process of cooking. But for me, it was the one of the best things that I ever done! Two days ago I canned chicken meat in pint jars using a pressure canner, and it all went very well. Today as I write this getting ready for WTJR I will also get things ready and can the chicken stock that I made from the scraps and bones. 

As far as our property goes, the back wall and the front wall of the space that will be the utility kitchen have been rebuilt. There is only one more wall to rebuild and then I will have a utility room that will have a kitchen and a laundry pair. What convenience I tell you! Stay tuned...

If you would like to know why we are building a tiny house homesite here in East Texas, you can read about it here...

In case you missed them, here are two of our favorite recipes that we enjoy  from Scratch Made Food & DIY Homemade Household

And now, let's take a look at the most viewed post, along with posts that caught my eye, from last week's Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot!

Most viewed: 

Almost a tie, so let's share both!

Snow Leopard in the Winter @marshainthemiddle

Be Mine...Valentine @thriftingwonderland

And these three that caught my eye!:

Saturday Snow Snippets @debbiedabbleblog

Charred Broccoli @thecoppertable

And now on to the Link-up! THANKS to all that share and visit, because Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot wouldn't work without you! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Melynda,
    My mother was always afraid on canning with a pressure cooker because her mother's blew up!! BUT that was a very long time ago and they have much improved for sure!!
    Thanks so much for the feature!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for again for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! I truly do appreciate it!! I hope you are having a great week!!

  2. Oh you are not alone; I find pressure cookers to be very intimidating!

    1. Joanne, I have been (almost) amazed at what a topic this has turned out to be, and that it wasn't just me, LOL! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  3. THANK YOU for hosting a FABULOUS linky party every week! Have a wonderful week! Creatively, Beth

    1. Beth you are welcome, thanks for sharing with us at WTJR!

  4. Hi Melynda, thank you so much for including my Yearly Tracker with your features this week! My mom used to use a pressure cooker and would always yell at me to stay out of the kitchen just in case. That's probably why I wont use one :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!


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