One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or go without." ~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Sunday, February 5, 2012
It Only Took Me a Year ~ More Freezer Cooking
I finally finished my sherbet ripple afghan. It only took me a year to finish it. Why? Well, I have a large family and there are always interruptions and requests and needs and chores. And then there is me. I tend to put a project to the side, and actually start another one. Yikes! I finished other projects, but they are gifts for Christmas and I can't spoil the surprise.
Today the fog is thick. Once again the weather is strange . That's why the photo is not filled with sunshine.
This was Saturday. We finally got more snow, but by the afternoon, we once again had a muddy mess.
I like this recipe, not only for it's healthy ingredients, but that I can make this completely myself. The broth can be homemade, the black eyed peas can be grown, the collard greens, tomatoes and potatoes can all be grown. Despite this recipe not having a lot of herbs and spices, it tasted pretty good.
I also baked the family another new recipe: Halibut & Black Bean Burrito Casserole. I could not find Halibut in our stores, so I used Mahi Mahi. These were very good too. I did cook my own organic brown rice for this, and baked up a pot of black beans (vs. canned beans). I did not make my own tortillas, but that is a future goal for me. These were gone before I could take a photograph of them.