Joining in the ranks of Canadian Doomer and others like Chile Chews, and Backyard Farm along with unprocessed real food month with its daily updates on idea’s and thoughts on how to use whole food in your diet, we are eating out of our pantry this month.
Well, I will admit that we didn’t start off so great, on the very first day we had a “gotta fix that now! moment that sent us hitting the road, driving an hour to the nearest home depo and spending four hours going to it, Canadian Tire, and Walmart, we were hungry enough to have chewed old leather and both our blood sugars were crashing, the idea of trying to drive home before eating had us snarling, and in my haste to get the show on the road, I didn’t grab or pack food that fit the challange, lots of water so drinks were not a issue, so it came down to raid the preps in the van (which don’t fit the challange) or grab something to eat, we grabbed a fast and fresh meal. So we will add one more day on the end of the month to make up for our blunder.
As for the rest, to tell the truth its been a easy road so far, I have not had to change anything really, we still have fresh coming in from the garden, including fresh fruit in the form of bowls of Rasberries making their way into the house.
Breakfasts have been porridge, and cranberry with candied Citrus peel Pancakes, along with cake/loaf for DH’s snacks and second breakfasts.
Lunchs have been soups or stews with canned fruits, and homemade bread or baking powder bisquits.
Supper have been varied, some soups, some stews, some meat and mashed veggies, some fresh cabbage salads, Carrot and Cranberry Salad etc
Snacks have been fresh or dried fruit and applesauce
Baking has included, Bread, Baking Powder Biscuits, Lemon Poppy Cake, Rasberry Coconut Cake, Apple Almond Cranberry Cake.
In regards to the rest of the food prep this work, till putting up from the garden, including another batch of tomato products, but the big push as been winter sqaush and pumpkin, for a few of the recipes that I am working on, check out one pumpkin-four recipes. you might also want to check out this older post from last year on how to use a small pumpkin as a fancy serving bowl.
In other news I had been hard at work trying to figure out just how much the farm has produced for us this year so far in regards to value produced on the farm for our own personal use in regards to Fruit, Veggies, Meat, Eggs and Milk, and while we have a little while to go and more to harvest, we are so very close to cracking the ten thousand dollar mark.
I am working on a post on this one, and I am using local prices for if I had to buy in season, and replace what we have grown-raised-harvested.