The Frantic Mom’s Guide to Dinner

Too bad supper doesn’t roll around when we have excess energy instead of at the end of the day!  “Should we just go out?” one ponders.  But if $40 is to go towards gas and not a so-so restaurant than mama has to get in the kitchen and figure it out.  Pour a glass of wine, Mama, I will walk you through an easy dinner using just what you have in the kitchen. Choose a protein- hamburgers, veggie burgers, veggie chicken, chicken breasts, salmon, bean patties, whatever you can find.  I found a package of Ahi tuna in the freezer. … Continue reading The Frantic Mom’s Guide to Dinner

Growing Your Own Food (comfort, joy, and mushrooms on the counter)

One of my favorite things about homesteading is being able to provide our own food.  To watch it grow, to prepare it, to preserve it, to savor it later.  To watch the milk hit the pail, turn it into cheese, or pour the delicious cream straight into dishes.  Fresh eggs, which taste nothing like store bought, being broken into a bowl.  Such comfort comes when combining foods that have traveled a very short distance into the kitchen. The other day I looked over at the counter and there were oyster mushrooms sticking up!  Mind you, I have failed at every … Continue reading Growing Your Own Food (comfort, joy, and mushrooms on the counter)