Farm Fresh

… Fresh on to the farm. Here is an occassional chronicle of a new family in a small town.

Meat and Potatoes

My dad is in town. We are eating a lot of meat. Not that I mind.

 

Night one- roasted free range chicken- in a roaster that my dad took from his mom who ordered two watching tv one night. I don’t have the recipe for that but I do for how we used the leftovers:
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/42/Traditional-Chicken-Pot-Pie

Perfect- my dad’s a retired engineer.

Today I was sick so we took out a blade roast and put it in the crockpot for 5 hours on high- 1 onion, a can of beer, 5 smushed garlic cloves. Plus some mashed potatoes.

Tomorrow- roast beef sandwiches- with the leftovers.

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Experiments- plums, grapes and tomatoes

Sarah S. stopped by last weekend with the last of her plums and grapes. I had not planned for this but couldn’t resist.

The grapes made delicious grape juice: http://www.pickyourown.org/grapejuice.htm

The plums- well we’ll see how this plum/ketchup sauce turns out… http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2011/09/spicy-canned-plum-sauce.html

And I know this recipe is good! BBQ sauce from tomato scraps: http://whitcombstreet.tumblr.com/post/11023367910/homemade-barbecue-sauce-for-canning

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