One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, March 15, 2019

Diggin' Tomatoes Out . . .

Thursday the wind kicked up about noon, but not too bad and it was raining.  I dug out a few more bags of frozen garden tomatoes (frozen whole), and . . .

...simmered down some freshly made spaghetti sauce (seasoned with home grown garlic, herbs etc), dug out some frozen homemade meatballs and wah-la, dinner.  A side of steamed broccoli (organic from the store, but organic).

If they were expecting a dessert, they were wrong.  By then I had already washed dishes 3 times.  I was ready to throw in the towel so to speak.  Youngest had the day off from school, and I never saw hide nor hair from her until way after noon.  

Instead of tornadoes they predicted we had a repeat of rain showers followed by sunshine and rainbows.  It repeated all night.  This morning, it's very windy and the cold returned.


Sheryl said...

Hi Kristina wow frozen tomatoes from your garden,we are in Autumn and our tomatoes are just starting to ripen,we planted a bit late last year,what a great idea to make up spaghetti sauce with them xx

Kristina said...

Sheryl, I can a lot of things with our tomatoes, but had a bad year last summer. They were not big, didn't produce much, and didn't ripen at the same time, so I froze many of them whole to use through out the winter.

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like a tasty meal. Glad you didn't get the tornadoes as expected.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, we were glad they didn't come through, but KY had one and so did lower MI as the storm passed through.