I am hoping to spend the next few weeks working on getting the basement freezers cleaned out a bit to have room for a side of beef. Yes, this will be a slightly expensive up front purchase but making sure the family has access to clean local meat is important to us. And with the constant price increases on meat lately, buying local organic meat in bulk is often the same or slightly cheaper than buying smaller quantities of conventionally raised meat from the grocery store. I am also going to be spending some time over the next few days baking bread and muffins with the recent batch of yogurt that did not set properly. I think we will be taking a break from making yogurt until after the winter. The kitchen seems to be way too cold recently to maintain the temps needed to incubate the yogurt properly. Or I could try incubating the yogurt in front of the pellet stove over night which might work. Not sure yet which way we'll go.
M: breakfast casserole (B), lawnmower tacos (D)
T: pancake sausage muffins (B), honey glazed chicken and scalloped potatoes (D)
W: baked oatmeal (B), pork chops (D)
T: eggs and toast (B), white chili (D)
F: pumpkin bread (B), bean and cheese enchiladas (D)
S: pancakes (B), pizza (D)
I had a slightly funny large family moment at the grocery store this past week. After taking 6 dozen eggs out of the case at the grocery store, a manager thanked me for being such a good customer. Which somewhat cracked me up.