A Year’s Supply of Food – Scotch Broth

$300 to provide a basic one year supply of food for a family 4! Sounds wonderful, doesn't it!? For some reason, this recipe, and variations of it, often called Bean Soup, seems to make the rounds of preparedness groups/forums/email lists every few years, and since I've now had it sent to me 3 times in … Continue reading A Year’s Supply of Food – Scotch Broth

Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

This bread is our absolute favorite. It's quite a bit of work, and not a speedy bread, but it's well worth it! And, fwiw, the work is broken up into short segments. What's not to love about sourdough anything? If you have good sourdough starter, you don't need yeast, and it lends a very pleasant … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…

if everyone had food like this. That was my cherished husband's comment as he ate dinner this evening. It was a simple dinner... an omelet made with eggs from our chickens, left over vegetables from our garden that I had cooked last night, herbs from the garden, and cheese plus fresh corn on the cob … Continue reading There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…

Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families

What could those four, seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other sufficient to make a single blog post combining all of them? I received an email this morning containing a copy of an article written and published last October 2019 by Victor Davis Hanson that makes several salient points and asks a couple … Continue reading Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families

Cheesy Chicken & Green Bean Casserole

This yummy and colorful casserole has an Italian flair thanks to the basil and oregano. Serving suggestion - bake some potatoes in the oven alongside the casserole. Yes, it's colorful with red diced tomatoes, green beans, white (and dark if you wish) chicken, all topped with spices and both yellow and white cheeses. My husband … Continue reading Cheesy Chicken & Green Bean Casserole

All-Day Beef with Wild Rice and Carrots

This is another one of my favorite 1-pan dinners that slow cooks all day and yields a delicious dinner with very little work, especially at dinner time when I am the most tired and wanting to get a quick, hearty meal on the table as fast as possible. Add a green salad and fresh sliced … Continue reading All-Day Beef with Wild Rice and Carrots