Thursday, March 26, 2015
While I'm awaiting all the wonderful flowers that will be peeking through the snow soon, like the ones above and all the different types of daffodils we have here, I've been plucking away at the to do list. For the past three months, I've not really felt like doing much, been in a serious winter funk. Outside of keeping the house remotely clean, stocking the wood box, keeping the wood stove going all day, I've not accomplished all that much. Well, I did make and can lots of bone broth, canned my first meat (pork and chicken) and canned lots of dry beans. I use beans in a lot of things, I kind of sneak them into things like tacos, soups, and casseroles. We've been on a meat reduction of sorts around here, and using beans stretches the meat factor a lot and provides us with healthy fiber and protein. I try to can what I'm able to do in the off season, like beans and meat so that when the garden is overflowing I don't have to worry about the staples. I've got what I need, already canned, and that's a relief. I've been enjoying canning the meat and beans and having them ready to serve. If I have a night where I run out of time to do something, I can open up a can of black beans and pork and have tacos in minutes...or chili, or some of the soup I also canned. It's like having my own fast food restaurant, only much, much better.
Daffodil smiles to you,