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~
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I don't miss those full-time days I used to sit at my desk and book travel for folks. I was so focused I didn't realize I had worked all the way through lunch, not eating lunch at all. I think just sitting made me exhausted by dinner time. It was something I had to do, and it's done, so I can feel relieved today.
I don't know how I pulled it off, but I had dinner on the table by 5pm. Hubby and the kids helped me wash potatoes and prepare the broccoli, but I sure made a lot of dirty dishes. It's been a long time since I made crock pot beef burgundy, and boy was it delicious. Normally, I used organic beef broth, onions (my homegrown), organic mushrooms, burgundy wine and some spices. This time, I added a "can" of homemade mushroom soup too.
My onion supply is dwindling, so I know I'll be needing to buy throughout winter. A few of the larger ones I sliced for dinner were rotten in the middle (sad face). I'm so looking forward to a better garden season.
My Dad will get some good meals this week, as I made large dinners the last few days. If my egg supply is up today, I may scramble some eggs for him too. Yesterday, the ladies gave me only two eggs.
It was a "computer" day for Hubby too. He spent all night searching the internet for a car suitable to purchase for our 18-year old. He also spent time helping our Oldest Daughter search for a new car, as she is car shopping too. He's exhausted, but that's part of his job as a dad.
Hopefully today will be less computer and more movement. These creaky old bones need daily exercise, and I think even though I missed lunch yesterday, I gained 10 pounds.