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, July 20, 2017
Weeds are Winning....
Food wins. I put more beets and zucchini in the freezer, and more beet greens. I believe I am up to 40 servings of beets right now. I may pickle some. I haven't decided yet.
I do not like to mess with browning meatballs on the stove top, so I went in search for one online that is baked (and for the sole purpose to use up zucchini).
We love lots of zucchini right now, and so far I haven't had the need to give any away. I still need to freeze more in the shredded form, and slices.
Back to the meatballs....
I made a double batch of turkey-zucchini meatballs - one for dinner and one to freeze. It will come in handy I am sure. The recipe is online but has a lot of advertising. Just google for one and you'll find some. I also make my dry Italian seasoning from scratch. The meatball recipe I used contains zero breading. No oats either. The sauce is made with crushed tomatoes (and very good). Another win for me, as I can crushed tomatoes, grow the garlic etc.
Four cups of shredded zucchini went to good use. The frozen meal will last up to a month. Perfect for when the heat of August arrives, and I am canning with tomatoes.
We are still enjoying butter snap peas. I have just a bit more left, and I'm not sure we'll get any more. Rain is in the forecast so I must hustle and get my pulled radish plants into a dry area for a few days.
I'm looking forward to rain, although it means more weeds (ha ha ha!), it gives me a break from the heat outside. It was up in the 90's yesterday, and Hubby works out in to all day long. There is no getting him outside after he gets home.