Menu Week of March 23

Eggs

We’re celebrating! With the longer days the chickens and ducks have started laying again. We’re getting between 10 and 12 eggs a day which means I’ll be planning meals using eggs. After this long winter of almost no eggs, we’re pretty excited.

This week I’m trying lentils. I started an elimination diet back in December [...]

Menu Week of March 16

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We’ve had a wonderful weekend visiting with my daughter that lives in Oregon and her fiance. The arrived mid-day on Saturday and left mid-day on Monday (which is part of the reason I’m late getting this menu together). I was able to meet Aaron, Sierra’s guy, last month when I was in Oregon but this [...]

Menu Week of February 23 – Working out of Town

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This week I’m working in Oregon for my twice yearly audit that I do with them. I flew into Oregon on Saturday and spent the weekend with my daughter (she lives outside of Portland). On Sunday she brought me to the shop and we stopped at Trader Joe’s so I could pick up food for [...]

Menu Week of January 5

Menu Week of January 12 Real Food for Less Money

This is a sad time. My daughter’s boyfriend lost his mom Saturday night. She was only 43. Her death comes just a few days after he lost his uncle and his dad had a severe asthma attack. His dad is still very ill and unable to take care of himself. My heart aches for JT [...]

Menu Plan Week of October 21

Caliente

Last week I was feeling under the weather and didn’t get a menu plan put together. In fact, I was feeling so bad that Joe and the girls took over kitchen duties for a few days. They were happy we had a few quick to prepare foods on hand.

After I started feeling better we [...]

Menu Plan Week of September 8

Black Beans

It’s been several weeks since I posted a menu plan. Not only have I not posted a plan, but I haven’t really been making menu plans.

I did make a plan when we went up to our new property over Labor Day. I kind of had to since we have to take any food with [...]

Potato and Salmon Patties

Potato and Salmon Patties

This is a tasty lunch that we enjoy as often as we can. Leftover mashed potatoes combined with wild caught canned salmon and an egg or two to hold it all together makes a super easy and delicious patty. These are great fresh out of the pan or served cold making them packed lunch friendly.

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Thrifty Food Plan Experience

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This eBook is an in-depth look at the 2 week Thrifty Food Plan Experience that my family did in March of this year. 67 pages of thoughts, tips, and ideas plus a 2 week menu plan, over 40 recipes and links to many more.

 

This experience was based off of the USDA’s food cost [...]

Citrus Salmon Over Wheat Pilaf

Citrus Salmon Over Wheat Pilaf

 

 

 

 

Oh my, this was good! Salmon fillets plus a marinade of orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and honey then pan fried in butter made a meal fit for royalty. We served the salmon on top of Wheat Pilaf with an extra squeeze of lemon. The entire combination was [...]

Tuesday Twister July 13

This summer has been a busy time. We have still been eating of course but most of our meals have been very simple and repetitive with me just doing the basics in the kitchen each day/week. I’ll catch up you up on a few things that have been going on.

We have been spending alot [...]

Tuesday Twister May 25

Tuesday and time to see a few highlights of what’s been Twisting in my kitchen this past week. Wardeh at Gnowfglins hosts the Tuesday Twisterwhere we can share what we have been working on. I love these recaps. It is a great way for me to look back and see how we are doing [...]

My Version of Broth

I thought I would share with you how I make broth. If you are a broth/stock purist you will not want to read this post. If you are a busy slightly scatter brained person (like me) working with a tight food budget (also like me) then this might interest you. I make about a [...]

Tuesday Twister November 10

 

I love doing my Tuesday Twister posts. It helps me to think back over what we ate, what was a success and what wasn’t. Plus I really enjoy seeing what others have been doing in their kitchens. I get the best ideas from all of you.

This was dinner Saturday night. Antelope steaks (actually [...]

Hi and Welcome! I'm so happy that you have found your way here. I hope that you will find useful information in your real food journey. Our real food journey has changed over the years to include a small two acre farm with a larger 20 acre farm in our future. I'm excited to share our busy, and sometimes crazy, adventures as we learn new things. We're also working hard to be completely debt free so you'll find information on finances and general frugality along with various family adventures plus the occasional 'odd' category depending on what's going on in our world. Thanks for joining along! ~ Millie

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