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~
Friday, December 5, 2014
Hot chili for a cold day
Over summer I did not have enough jalapenos to pickle any, so I sliced and froze them in baggies. For the chili, I simply took out some, and finely chopped them while frozen. They chopped so nicely too.
I am thrilled with the tomato paste I canned too. I was saying my thanks for every item we where blessed with over summer, and stocked up, as I made the dinner.
Everything that went
into the chili, aside from organic grass fed beef, organic canned red kidney beans, cumin and chili powder (I didn't have any kidney beans in the freezer already cooked up), came from our hard work (onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, green bell peppers and jalapenos). It was such a good feeling to know we've come so far in growing and raising what we eat.
Cornbread sounded good, so I made that too.
Barn duties involved frozen watering units again, but I needed the walking so I didn't care. I think I brought in 10 eggs, so I'll set some to rest in the fridge to boil a week or so.
I keep forgetting to share this. We found organic candy canes at the grocery store. These are pretty good too.
Sadie continues to do well - eating(but not much), drinking, walking and resting up. Today, I am making her homemade dog food. I've ordered a few reference materials from the library so I can research supplements dogs need in their homemade food. Today's food will be organic chicken, organic carrots, and oatmeal with a dab of vegetable oil.
Speaking of the library, they are probably wondering what happened to me lately. So....today's agenda? Write down all the titles I have out, return them, and get them out when I have time (one at a time this time).
The to-do list is still being worked on. It's about half crossed off, but much to catch up on.
If feels weird not sharing any current handiwork, but I hope to have something to share later this month.