Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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This recipe is an old standby. I grew up with it and we use it all the time. Shaping rolls is one of the favorite kitchen helper jobs around here. Even a two year old can do it if he … Continue reading
Several weeks ago a friend gave me the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange catalog and I’ve been drooling ever since! I’ve gone through it and marked it up, with my “wish list” and drawn some garden plans, and sat down with … Continue reading
Yesterday we had this conversation at the dinner table, while eating the leftover meat from a turkey stew S was making. Each child had a turkey drumstick and was picking the meat off and eating it. W: (upon seeing the … Continue reading
This one is vegetarian, and also requires very little time in the kitchen. About two cups of pre-cooked black-eyed peas Two Tablespoons of frozen smoked tomato puree 1/4 cup of frozen roasted eggplant puree One medium onion chopped 3-5 whole … Continue reading
One of the things we frequently do on the weekends is cook a pound of some dry bean. In the summer we often cook lentils, chickpeas, or black beans but in the winter we usually cook some kind of white … Continue reading
The other day I decided that I needed to do a bit more to reduce our grocery bill and better manage our resources. When we lived in the western part of the state I had access to several very fine … Continue reading
The name of the game today is packing! Even when we are only going away for 4 or 5 days it seems like it takes forever to get all of the last minute stuff done… I am using these checklists … Continue reading
One of the things I have learned over the years about frugal cooking and entertaining is the importance of stocking the freezer and pantry with foods that I can quickly incorporate into meals in order to either stretch a dish … Continue reading
One of the things that will be changing in three weeks when F goes to school is our eating habits. Although I sometimes give the children a snack after lunch we normally just eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. F’s school … Continue reading