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~
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday Tidbits ~ Homemade Croutons
Got three sticky notes taken down and off the to-do list. Woohoo for that. Propane is on the way.
I got one of our 3 porches cleaned up. Flower pots dumped, coolers put away, and other misc. items. One down, two to go. I do need to re-do the outdoor winter cat house. It needs cleaned out and re-packed with straw.
6 slices organic whole wheat bread (or baked bread)
2 tsp. homemade Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup organic olive oil
Preheat oven to 350°F. I like to put everything in a bowl and toss as I drizzle the oil, but you could also do it all on the baking dish. Bake 14-16 minutes or until crisp enough.
Freeze until needed. We add these to soups and salads
Tip: I used these for "bread crumbs" in recipes. I bring them to room temperature, from the freezer, and grind them up in my food processor.
Tip: Too lazy to bake bread? Or no time? Look for day old marked down organic bread at the grocery store. I got one loaf for $1.29 and sometimes they are $.99. I was able to get two batches from one loaf. The last few pieces were tossed to the chickens.
We were very blessed with sunny weather yesterday, and a high of 67°F. I took advantage of it and cleaned the side door porch completely off.
Guess what I saw on the front porch?
A wheel bug. Apparently, after asking what it was, I found out it's a wheel bug. It was put to it's death quickly. I am told they come form TX via semi shipments etc. Lovely. We had our share of semi's this summer with another highway closed. It's back open, but now I'm wondering how many more I have around the front porch. I read it's bite is nasty and worse than a bee. Can anyone verify this? I have never seen this bug in the entire time we've lived here.
I called the surgeon's office finally. They re-sent the "under the knife" procedure to the insurance now. Not what I wanted but I will update once insurance takes their good ol' time answering this request.
Update: Our son-in-law is now in ICU. I will update as we get them. Thank you for good thoughts, vibes and prayers.