Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
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, April 22, 2012
Sweet Potato Butter
a crock pot batch of Sweet Potato Butter. There are many versions of recipes for this, but I highlighted the one I used this time.
Cooking this on high until it was soft, and mixing it up until it was a puree, I was able to fill about 2 pints. I did not seal these, as we have already used 1 pint of it.
My 15 year-old daughter baked this Apple Butter Spice Cake (from Eating Well) for her brother's 20th birthday. He didn't want the traditional strawberry cake with homemade decorating frosting this year. We found this recipe and used the Sweet Potato Butter in place of apple butter and boy was it delicious. In place of frosting, we used whipped cream. Yum!
Weekend Work Delayed
We have been delayed by a car situation. After driving one hour to retrieve hubby's bank card (which he left in an ATM machine that eventually sucked it back in for safe keeping, and luckily it was a bank which we bank with), we felt the back end of the explorer jerking back and forth quickly.
Hubby has been working on that problem since Saturday and as of today, we have not started the garden tilling, planting, the tearing down of the chicken coop and rebuilding, nor the other work. If I could afford hired help, I could get cracking on these jobs, but I can't. With two older kids working outside the home also, I am limited to help.
I just have to pray we get through all of this, and continue to work as we can.
Lost Flash Drive Case
I took time to search again last evening, while hubby was away working on the explorer. I continue to search, but so far it has not been found.