The Thanksgiving holiday was different for a lot of us this year, and while the reasons for it are sad, I am not upset with how our holiday dinner turned out. We had Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, good china and silver. Ate until we were fit to burst, then settled in to watch Miracle on 34th St.
It seems like everyone has a love/hate relationship with homemade pie crust. Either you have a pie crust recipe that you adore and works fabulously for you every time, or you can never get pie crust to work, no matter how many tips, tricks, or recipes you try. Fear not, failures happen to the best of us, I tried to make a gluten free pie crust one day and it could only be described as gooey.
Lard has been a household staple around the globe for millennia, but the advent of vegetable oils and shortenings pushed it out, claiming it was damaging and unhealthy. But, fear not you can make your own and bring back the tradition. While rendering lard can seem scary and intimidating, it’s really not as bad as it seems. It is literally chop, heat, and pour. Keep reading, and learn how to bring this pantry staple to your own kitchen.
I am spoiled by my coworkers, I really am. They are the kind of guys you can call to bail you out of the ditch or jail. Though I haven’t tried the latter yet and have no plans to .
Real Food, Real Busy
How to get real food on the table every night
I get it, you’re busy. The last thing you want to do when you finally get home from work is to cook dinner from scratch. But in your mind, you know that it’s so much better for you, your family, the budget and your health.
I know that after a long day at work that standing and making dinner can feel like a chore. But I don’t exactly have a choice. I have a lot of food allergies and have been working super hard to heal my gut. This means that everything I eat is made by me, from scratch. I can’t cheat and pick up something from the frozen entree section at the store or stop at a restaurant. Seem like a lot of work? It is, but for me home cooked food is a top priority.
So how do I juggle a farm, another job, a home and still have dinner on the table every night? Here’s how: