RancherMan’s a huge ice cream fan. He would eat it every day if I’d let him. LOL
But since he enjoys it so muchI try to find ways to give him healthier ‘ice cream’ options more often. Tasty ways such as my Homemade Fudgesicles. Their chocolaty deliciousness has a yogurt base. So they’re filled with healthy probiotics.
I also make a sugar free Ice Cream Substitute using frozen fruit. A few frozen bananas for sweetness and maybe a handful of berries. Just blend and enjoy!
But sometimes, ya just want real, honest-to-goodness ice cream!
I had some fresh peaches that needed to be used up before they went bad. So I decided to give ‘er a try.
Have you ever heard of zucchini boats? It’s a hollowed-out zucchini filled with hearty deliciousness and baked until tender. What a great idea for a little something different when the zucchini in your garden threatens to take over the world!LOL
Recently I found myself with some fresh zucchini. Now ordinarily I use zucchini as a veggie side dish. But I was looking for something a little more substantial this time. Something different.
I decided to make zucchini boats with them. I’ll make ’em hearty too by stuffing them with meat & cheese. Then I can use them as the main entrée.
I’m very happy to say it was not only ridiculously easy, but delicious too!
Sometimes you find yourself with food needing to be used in a different way than you intended in able to ward off food waste. That’s just what happened with these apples.
Oh they looked great. But when we got them home we just didn’t care for them. They were not granny smith, but were firm and tart all the same.
So I set out to look for things to do with them so they wouldn’t be wasted. They didn’t taste half bad peeled. So maybe I can cook with them instead of eating them fresh. I gave these chunky apple cinnamon muffins a try.
I’m sure by now y’all know how enamored I am with soapberries. They’re like the more well-known soapnuts, but grown right here in the U.S. I’ve read that many native Americans and later European settlers used these soapberries as, well, SOAP.
But a couple of years ago I became aware that you could infuse water with these soapberries and make shampoo. Wait, SHAMPOO??
I’ve been using my own homemade soapberry shampoo ever since. It’s does a great job of cleaning, is gentle, natural, and leaves my hair feeling great. Plus there’s no plastic waste like there was when I was buying and using commercial shampoo. You know that makes my crunchy-green heart happy, y’all!
So to celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing my soapberry success story. Check it out.
As we celebrate the Independence of our beloved country, let’s pause and remember:
It’s the Land of the Free
BECAUSE of The Brave!
A hearty Texas Homesteader “THANK YOU” goes out to all who have served our country, both past & present.
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