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Month: September 2011

Food Journey and Confusion

Food Journey and Confusion

I get confused. I am trying to change the way my family and I eat. This has been, and still is, hard. I am still trying to figure the best way and make that way work for my family. I know we make many mistakes. I know I can’t control what my teens eat outside of the house. I know school lunches are not the healthiest meals. (Some day I will post about what the school calls turkey.) What is…

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Working through Cookbooks – Easy Swiss Steak

Working through Cookbooks – Easy Swiss Steak

I have a lot of cookbooks. So much so that I have almost quit buying them unless they have something related to whole foods cooking or food storage cooking. I am still wanting the Food Storage cookbook by Peggy Layton. Right now, I am working my way through 101 Things To Do With A Slow Cooker by Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring. I am a total devotee of the slow cooker. It ensures we have supper at our house at…

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One of Our Favorite Ways to Eat Potatoes!

One of Our Favorite Ways to Eat Potatoes!

We love potatoes! Maybe a little too much. They are so simple and easy, but I am not a fan of frou-frou potatoes. I like them in their simple state. My kids feel somewhat the same way. One would prefer no skin on the potatoes and to have them mashed/pureed into fluffiness. One doesn’t like them mashed at all. The last two are not nearly as picky about their potatoes (or food in general). This is one of our favorite…

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Drinking Your Own Drinks

Drinking Your Own Drinks

I was taking a long, hard, cold look at my budget a few weeks ago, knowing I was going to have to tighten the whole thing. An anticipated rise in my car insurance and a car payment for the next six months was going to take a big bite out of my budget. I am already a frugal living kind of person so where do I trim up next? Ack! I knew where. My “little” trips to the convenience store….

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Failed Pear Jelly

Failed Pear Jelly

I tried to make Pear Jelly on Sunday while I was making Pear Sauce. I knew you could make apple jelly with the cores and peels of apples and I was pretty certain I could do this with pears.  I had found a recipe on the internet for Pear Jelly that stated that pectin would not be necessary for this jelly because of the natural pectin in the pear. I had never heard of pears having pectin. I should have…

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Weekly Update Of Our House and Pear Sauce

Weekly Update Of Our House and Pear Sauce

We have been a busy crew! I didn’t get as much done on the farm as I would have like, but I am content with what got done. I just need to take more pictures! Thursday night, I was at an interview. I was asked to sit on the parents committee for interviewing the superintendent candidate for our schools. I found it to be very intereresting and somewhat hard! Friday night, Shali’s and her classmates had a steak sandwich supper…

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