Garden Progress and the Weekly Meal Plan: April 27 – May 3rd

It’s been a rainy Sunday morning, which has created a very welcome lazy mood here at the Homestead. The kids are out hunting for morel mushrooms in the forest after a morning spent tending their Minecraft homesteads (they each have their own virtual homesteads with gardens and maker spaces and I am so tickled aboutContinue reading “Garden Progress and the Weekly Meal Plan: April 27 – May 3rd”

Throwback Thursday: Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

4/21/2015 Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherds Pie and About That Long Absence…. Another long hiatus from blogging, it would seem. And while I can’t guarantee this post is the start of a new, more frequent blogging trend, I *can* tell you with some certainty that I think the valley I’ve been walking through for someContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Sweet Potato and Turkey Shepherd’s Pie”

Weekly Recipes: Italian and Ground Turkey Hobo Dinners

Italian Hobo DinnerYield: 6 servings 2 packages turkey smoked sausage1 sweet onion, sliced thin1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips4 sundried tomatoes in oil, sliced into strips1 14 ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed1/2 recipe zesty italian dressingContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Italian and Ground Turkey Hobo Dinners”

Weekly Recipes: Pizza Night and Spring Pea Pasta

Happy Monday lovely people! I don’t want to spend too much time prefacing my recipe posts because, frankly, I find that super annoying on most blogs. *scrolling* *scrolling* *where’s the &*$# recipe?* You’ll find family story tidbits in the Weekly Meal Plan posts, and garden tidbits in garden posts. If I have something poignant toContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Pizza Night and Spring Pea Pasta”

The Weekly Meal Plan: April 20-26 2020

It’s a cloudy day in central Indiana and it’s making us all want to be lazy and nap. While there is a to-do list (there’s always a to-do list), I’m perfectly alright with us taking some rest and relaxation time. We may get to some garden chores yet this afternoon, or we may not. TheContinue reading “The Weekly Meal Plan: April 20-26 2020”

Garden Progress: Storms and Bobcats the Second Week of April

I’m up early again. It’s 6:30 am. I’ve been up a little more than an hour. I like the quiet time I can steal away by getting up now. I like how I’m more prepared to tackle my day after this time, after some gentle yoga, and after writing my lists and making my plans.Continue reading “Garden Progress: Storms and Bobcats the Second Week of April”

Throwback Thursday: Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches & Homemade French-Style Bread

12/17/2012 Dear Bread: Get In My Mouth! After all the sadness of Friday, we tried hard to begin focusing on “small good things” Saturday morning, then packed in as much fun and family into this weekend as we possibly could.  It’s a luxury I know the victims, friends, families, and residents of Newton do notContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches & Homemade French-Style Bread”

Weekly Recipes: Beignets and Basic Bread

I’m a little later than anticipated on updating the blog with these recipes, so I apologize. Every week since the second week of March has been a little different, it seems. It’s all part of this new normal we’re all adjusting to and coping with, and there are definitely more-successful and less-successful days. I dislikeContinue reading “Weekly Recipes: Beignets and Basic Bread”

Weekly Meal Planning: 3/28/20 through 4/3/20

As I write this it’s almost 70 degrees outside in Central Indiana and it feels glorious. It’s such a welcoming feeling–a promise of summer. It’s something I think we all need right now. This morning, as we sipped our coffee and greeted a wet, misty day, I nearly recorded all of the birdsong and woodpeckersContinue reading “Weekly Meal Planning: 3/28/20 through 4/3/20”

Throw Back Thursday: French Onion Soup from 3/13/2014

Note: This post originally appeared on my old blog on March 13th, 2014. I’ve copied and pasted it below, but removed the links because they won’t work. First things first…. Yes.  This is the story of the past three weeks. All four of us have been on antibiotics for over a week now.  Several ofContinue reading “Throw Back Thursday: French Onion Soup from 3/13/2014”