F – Family and Food

sauteed asparagus

Well, it’s Monday and we are up to the letter F for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Today’s post will be short and sweet because I feel like yuck and want to go to bed.

The first thing to come to mind for the letter F is my family. The second is food. And they both go together quite well. 🙂

Now that I am re-married and have found out that my cooking is better than “meh, it’s alright” I have found that I really enjoy cooking for my family. I don’t cook as often as I’d like, but when I do, I get so much satisfaction out of it, you have no idea. F

Today we found some awesome organic asparagus at the grocery store (I really need to plant my own!). My husband thought he didn’t like asparagus until someone from work brought some in. Now I cook it for him fairly often (which rocks because I love asparagus!).

There are probably lots of great ways to prepare it, but I like to just mince up some onion or shallot, some garlic, and saute with the asparagus in butter. Season with a little sea salt. Total yum! Want even more yum? Throw in a bit of bacon grease with the butter (and even some crumbled bacon).

I also threw a pork loin in the crockpot this morning (not as early as I should have). This is super easy, too, because I just add some taco seasoning, sliced onions, and a can or two of chopped green chilies. Cook on low all day and shred it up.

This is great on sandwiches, in a tortilla, on a salad or just on a plate! It gets gobbled up pretty fast, usually followed by a request to make more as soon as I can.

crockpot pork loin

One of the great things about living on a homestead is the potential to raise as much of our own food as possible. We can hunt, have a garden, raise chickens and goats, and forage for wild foods (can’t wait for this year’s blackberries!). All of these sources are safer and healthier than commercially raised foods, so I can feel good about feeding my family well.

4 thoughts on “F – Family and Food

  1. Try a little indoor gardening! Everyone can grow something, even if it’s just a few herbs in a pot. I have two varieties of lettuce growing in the house right now. I want to move them outside, but until we get a fence I can’t. Last year’s garden was – um… not my typical garden. First the rabbits demolished almost everything. Then the goats ate what was left. I got a few things but nothing like I am used to. This year, fence is a top priority. 😉

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