I just read that the sales of cereal have risen 214%.
That’s quite an increase! I get it. If you are exhausted, and need something to eat, and you don’t care to cook, a bowl of cereal can fit the bill!
I was planning to post about an easy and thrifty way to can pickles that taste like expensive deli pickles.
But instead I must discuss the Disastrous Derecho (Source: weather.gov) that blew in on August 10, 2020 that has brought Midwest farmers to their knees. (We were one of few that missed devastation, where the epicenter was less than 20 miles away. We are stunned the Derecho went around our tiny spot in the state.)
Whelp. The corn market sucks and the bean market sucks more. Or is it suckier?
In keeping with more postings of thrifty and easy recipes, here’s a recipe from the 1960’s. I don’t think Grandma was aware of the words Keto or Whole 30 back in the day, but she did have the good idea to put together this tasty side dish.
Change. We’ve all had some! There have been a couple hundred thousand of you who have voted by visiting my Pinterest account that you need thrifty, homemade food! So, starting today, I will be posting easy from-the-farm recipes more often until we all get through this. And because Lila gave me her large collection of vintage Midwest farm cookbooks, we are set for decades! (I’m not kidding…)
Holy Cats! I caught the TV news and saw shots of empty grocery store shelves. No toilet paper, canned goods or frozen vegetables as far as the eye could see! My heart goes out to anyone experiencing stress getting needed supplies.
Our hearts are a little bit broken. Most of our chickens have died this year. Our flock lasted ten years, and then over the span of six months, they passed a few at a time, and now only two remain.
We let things go! Trees, broken branches and undergrowth have gotten a bit out of control in our windbreak. We will work in January instead of the summer to cut out undergrowth and trees because it’s easier to pull out vegetation when it’s dead and the ground is not yet frozen solid. No chemicals are used, just hard work.