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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thursday Thoughts

Breakfast!  Thrown together with whatever I had - onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, hot banana peppers, eggs, topped with pepper jack cheese ( a bit too much, ha ha).  I meant to add bell peppers too, but it slipped my mind.  I was multi-tasking.

Menu so far:

Southern Ground Turkey Casserole

Salmon Romanoff, green beans

Creamed peas and toast ( my Mom's recipe)


Miss Thelma continues to lay eggs in the feeder.  I looked around and found something to temporarily cover it.  Crazy chicken.

Woke up to 25°F this morning, but we should be up to 50°F later today.  I was so looking forward to the weekend.  It is to be a high of 56°F, but now they say rain.  Darn it all.  We have to split wood, work on a car, and help remove large furniture from my Dad's place.

Speaking of sweet potatoes in the breakfast, my supply of homegrown continues to supply us.  Although we didn't grow as much, my garlic is also supplying us (thankful for that).

We've been making up coming travel plans to get some R & R.  I'm praying those happen.  They are without the kids, but we'll be planning family travel for next summer soon.  The kids need to get out too.

I really miss having a large craft store close to home.  I am trying to find specific crochet books, and searching online has become a headache.  I'll try to check stores on the next trip to town.  I guess I can search Thrift books too.  You never know, and if one daughter stops at the thrift store, I'll have her check there too.

We have another stray cat.  It's a male.  Again.  Orange and white.  Oddly, one daughter caught our barn cat loving on him.  Strange.  She never likes un-invited cats.  We'll see if it continues to hang around.  The dogs won't like it for sure.


Faith said...

I've got sweet potatoe vine started, ready for spring, and I planted more garlic, we ran out I didn't plant enough. How many cloves do you plant?

M. Meyers said...

Have you searched EBay for books? I find lots of stuff in EBay

Cockeyed Jo said...

I think I would have added some turmeric and cumin to your breakfast throw together. A healthy boost to the immune system when the weather is cold.

You talk about 25 degrees, but without the wood stove blazing (which it isn't in the morning) it was 52 degrees inside this morning. I hardly wanted to throw back my covers and get up.

M. Meyers said...

Have you tried EBay for craft books?

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Faith, I have to look in my journal, but over the years I've planted 80 or more cloves. However, now my family is smaller. I do grow extra to dehydrate and make garlic powder and minced garlic too.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

M. Myers, I will check there too. Thank you.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Cockeyed Jo, I typically add garlic or what I call Fire Powder, but our dinner was loaded with cumin, chili powder and other spices too.