Looking out at the farmyard I see a sea of yellow; with neon-yellow dandelions against the neon-green of the grass in our yard. No one would call the area around the house and buildings on our farm a lawn.Continue reading “Dandelions and Violets in My Yard”
A clump of rhubarb is a given on any older farmstead. Our farmstead is no exception, and it features two rhubarb clumps. I could divide them, and expand my rhubarb holdings, but my two clumps are enough.Continue reading “Rhubarb Cobbler”
Breaking His Heart at the Used Book Sale
Lila wrote this thought-provoking poem on the back of an envelope in 1984.Continue reading “Breaking His Heart at the Used Book Sale”
Yesterday I published The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s, in response to Dollar Tree eliminating eggs from their store offerings. The 1960’s Coca-Cola Cake swings in a completely different direction from the 1940’s rationing of eggs, flour and sugar. The 1960’s was an era of extreme ingredients in comparison to twenty years prior. And this Coca-Cola Cake is a good example of that. This recipe will have you licking your fork AND plate, it’s that good!Continue reading “Coca-Cola Cake”
The No Egg Chocolate Cake
Dollar Tree has announced it will stop selling eggs because they are losing money offering them at a flat price. Eggs are now too expensive to sell in their stores.
Dollar Tree offers most of its products at a flat rate of $1.25, with a selection of items for $3 and $5. It appears that eggs aren’t fitting Dollar General’s price-conscious outlook right now.
The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s is a recipe that reflects high prices of all food during World War II. There was little sugar and flour during that time, so this recipe would be made only for special occasions.Continue reading “The No Egg Chocolate Cake”
Is Farming the Best Job Ever?
According to Andrew Van Dam’s recent Washington Post article, The happiest, least stressful, most meaningful jobs in America, farmers, lumberjacks and foresters love their jobs the most. Lawyers self-report that they are the least happy profession in the United States.
Why in the world would the whitest of the white-collar professions have less career happiness than the bluest of the blue-collar professions?
Herbed Potato Soup
According to the latest news report, inflation is cooling down. I guess no one was buying eggs the day they wrote the report… Herbed Potato Soup doesn’t contain eggs, and is downright good stuff, and cheap dinner fare!
I happened to be in the grocery store when they were practically giving away 5# bags of potatoes for 99¢ a bag. All of the ingredients add up to less than 50¢ per serving, and that’s with fresh herbs, whole milk, and butter! The bonus of it all is that it also tastes good!
Thrifty Taco Bake
Do Economists Not Buy Groceries?
Depending on your newsfeed, there are conflicting reports that a recession is looming or there is a lessening chance of a recession. I know one thing for sure. The prices of groceries are still inflated.
Let’s go back to the 1960’s-‘70’s and retrieve a Taco Bake recipe that extends a pound of hamburger into 8 large servings!
Great is My Thankfulness
There is so much to be thankful for this year. On November 9th the crop was put safely in our bins. The moisture content of our corn and beans were good, and bushel counts were outstanding.
During the growing season there were timely rains and the weather was great for raising grains. During the harvest there were a couple of rains that slowed us down for a few days, but not enough to cause the gnashing of teeth. It was a very dewy summer and fall, but the dew dried off every morning so there was little slow down to our combining. Continue reading “Great is My Thankfulness”
Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake
Who doesn’t love alliteration? Well this recipe has that and it tastes great! Did I mention Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake is also thrifty? This recipe is a mashup of several different 1970’s recipes.
I added up the cost of the ingredients. With eight large servings, this family friendly and good enough for company recipe comes to less than $1 a serving AND everyone will eat it!