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~

Friday, August 12, 2022

Garden ~ Extreme Clean


We are still getting beans.  The green beans are doing much better than the wax beans.  I may change what I plant next spring.  Either way, it's way more than we got from last year's garden.

There was a possibility of rain, but we didn't get any.

The giant pile of donations has left my kitchen. There is one box left in the truck however.  So happy for that, so I resumed cleaning the last of the trash upstairs, vacuumed and pulled posters off the walls (yes they left them all over the upstairs, sigh).

I'm now ping-ponging from room to room, but progress continues.  The cooler mornings and evenings are a bit of a worry that summer is ending, and we still need to repair the living room floor.  

While waiting for the corn to cool, to freeze, I whipped up this cute set of hair clips for fall.

Daughter K was the inspiration.  I have only made one set, as I have the garden keeping me busy too, but so happy how cute they turned out.

What is your go-to dish to take to an outdoor potluck?  I'm coming up with the same ol' thing, and want to change it up a bit.  I am thinking of a cold pie, but wondered what your favorite is to take.


M. Meyers said...

e had this recipe since the late 1970s; it was featured in Southern
Living magazine. It is always a crowd-pleaser and pairs deliciously with
pinto beans and bbq.

Macaroni Coleslaw

In large bowl, with wire whisk, combine:

1 cup mayonnaise

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. salt

1 Tbl. sugar

¼ tsp. pepper

Add and stir until mixture is well coated:

2 cups cooked salad size macaroni (use the smallest size as possible)

1 small head cabbage, finely shredded

1 small green bell pepper, finely minced

½ cup minced celery

¼ cup minced pimento

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, tossing occasionally.

M. Meyers said...

I emailed you pictures of two more recipes.....

they are both served cold, so able to be prepared ahead of time
they are both "different" but always a hit!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

M.Meyers thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Have you ever made yellow squash muffins? so good!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Unknown, I have not. I have made squash cornbread before though.