This past Christmas our primary homemade gift to our children & other loved ones was homemade Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese. (Be watching, I’ll be sure to share our different flavor recipes including our trial-n-error steps)
But how to present the cheese to our gift recipients? When RancherMan & I were brainstorming about presentation ideas, we decided we wanted a cheeseboard to go with our gift. So we started looking online.
We were pretty surprised at how expensive even a very small cheeseboard was. Even at the discount shops.
Plus – as is our norm – we really wanted to personalize them anyway. So we decided to make the cutting boards ourselves.
Did you ever wonder how you could eliminate single-use waste in your kitchen? Thankfully it’s easy to find simple zero-waste kitchen swaps.
Recently while entertaining family for supper, my sister saw me incorporating several zero-waste efforts. She exclaimed “Oh wow, I would have never thought to do that!”
It got me thinking, maybe I should share the various ways I’m able to reduce (or even eliminate) those single-use items in my kitchen. There are many easy ways I’m able to make zero-waste swaps for those things.
Here’s a list of single-use items I no longer buy. I’ve been able to reduce or eliminate these things completely:
Do you sit down & have supper together as a family? Sometimes in the busyness of our days it’s hard to do. But whenever possible, there are many very important reasons why eating together as a family is important.
To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m going back into the archives and bringing out a post that holds quite a bit of importance to me. Discussion about the importance of the family supper table.
The season is finally starting to change, y’all. The brutal grip of a hot, sticky Texas summer is beginning to soften. The temps are still hot & humid but with the promise of cooling in the next several days. And even some chances of rain!
The changing seasons are welcomed. But they’re not without their challenges for me.
Come see what these changes mean in our household. I’ll share a Day on the Homestead with you!
When the garden is pumping out those peppers I’m going through them almost as fast as they’ll produce. Jalapenos, poblanos, bell peppers, banana peppers – I love ’em all!
But we especially love poblanos and bell peppers. I’ve discovered that although they’re delicious in many ways, my favorite flavor is accomplished by roasting them.
But, you know – peppers are producing most prolifically during those hot & humid months of summer. I can’t stand the thought of turning the oven on high and roasting those peppers. Even for the delicious end result.
So when I’m making Chile Relleno or Creamy Hatch Sauce and wanting to use my garden peppers, I take the shortcut in roasting them. You like to use shortcuts here too? Check out this Homestead Hack, y’all.
It’s hatch chile season, y’all!Recently I whipped up some quesadillas and topped them with this creamy hatch chile sauce that I made from scratch. It was simple, really. I only used hatch chiles, greek yogurt, garlic and olive oil. RancherMan is still raving! I’d say that was a success!
We try to buy hatch chiles every year. But before I toss them in the freezer, I remove the stems and seeds & peel the roasted skins (if they’re tough). Then I lay the chiles in a single layer and freeze them.
That means using my roasted hatch chiles is as easy as cutting off a chunk and proceeding with my recipe. Come see how I made this quick & easy Creamy Hatch Chili Sauce.