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, February 28, 2016
I wasn't sure if they would be interested, but they ate the entire tray. I repurposed a tray used to bake a giant coolie with. Cleaning has it's advantage.
They absolutely love rotten bananas. So if I don't feel like whipping up banana muffins or bread it goes to them.
Yesterday, most of us made a trip to the "big city." Our 14 year-old is gearing up for a bus trip to Washington, D.C. It's a school trip they do in the 8th grade. She's the last one to go. We had some needs to pick up as well.
I have had a item on the list for a while now, and finally caved.
I purchased a few new succulents for my master bath. That seems to be the room of final touches right now, aside for a good paint job.
I just love these plants. They are all repotted with cactus potting soil. The master bath now has two.
Remember this camper van planter I picked up at an antique store months ago? It really doesn't match anything, but it now has a few succulent plants in it. I just love my new plants.
Last night I whipped up what I call "Mexican Linguine" I just put it together in one skillet, aside from cooking the noodles.
(sorry for the bad photo) Although I may need to make adjustments, it was delicious. I browned one pound of organic ground beef, added a chopped onion. When the onion was cooked, I added 1 pint of home canned Fiesta Salsa, 1 freezer bag (thawed) of corn off the cob (4 cups), 3 Tablespoons of homemade taco mix, and brought it to a boil, and gently cooked until the moisture from the corn was reduced. I cooked the noodles, added them to the mixture and served. Delicious topped with shredded cheddar cheese.
I think I'll add more salsa to this next time. Vegetarians can simply leave out the meat.
The garden can't come fast enough this year. I'm officially, completely out of zucchini salsa. My one daughter said, "well at least you know we like it" ha ha!