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~
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam ~ Dandelion and Pumpkin Seed Pesto
We are down to the last 3 bags of frozen strawberries and I wanted to use them up before this new season starts.
I decided to make strawberry-rhubarb jam next. We also did the taste test on this the same night. We eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly/jam over summer (when I have zero time to cook).
Now I can't decide on which to gift for Christmas. Hm.
We grilled out again. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was out all day and it got up to 60°F. I also made dandelion and pumpkin seed pesto pasta dish so the vegetarians had something. Truthfully, I wanted to taste the pesto myself.
You can find the recipe here online. I used 3 somewhat smallish cloves of garlic, so next time I'll be sure to add a bit more. It was very good!! The dandelions were not bitter. A hunger/crowd pleaser for sure. You could use any pasta or any other dish for the pesto. I had a box of organic spaghetti noodles that worked perfectly.
It's raining again today. It'll be a crock pot dinner, so I can attack my rainy day to-do list with gusto. I need a clean house for a graduation party next month, and I am way behind in getting those dust bunnies to disappear.
Then again, I need to restock my freezer with homemade noodles too. Hm. Tough decision. Most likely "dust bunnies" will win today.