While I was inside I decided to try a recipe I've had my eye on. This is a peanut butter cookie that has no flour in it. I absolutely could not believe it. I thought it had to be a misprint. Nope, and they turned out to be pretty good cookies too!
Not a lot happened today. I took the leftover pheasant, gravy and green beans and made a really nice soup with added carrots and peas. It turned out pretty good. I have some leftover ground beef in the frig and leftover mashed potatoes. My intentions are to make hamburger gravy, make up some potato patties, eat the leftover deviled eggs, and add a jar of ice cold peaches for supper. Not one of my better meals but that should clear out the frig. I've been making a concentrated effort to eat whole food meals and it's clearly a lot more trouble but I have notice that we are not nearly as hungry anymore and I've noticed our health is even better than in past years.
I'm concentrating on gardening this year with "real eating" in mind. In years past I've grown food and canned it and ended up with lots of canned goods but still bought a lot from the grocery store. Well, that's going to stop. I'm trying to think of my garden in terms of a grocery store. What can I plant that I might have to buy at the store. What new items, perhaps, can I plant that we can eat instead of what I'm buying at the store. This year I'm adding more butternut squash, I'm adding spaghetti squash, extra beets, beans for drying, and hopefully, the butterbeans will produce. I'm also growing all the extra with an eye toward making different and unusual dishes. For instance, instead of buying spaghetti, try spaghetti squash or try the squash as a side dish. I'm also looking at making more salsas, pickles, sauerkraut and chutneys to eat with the more bland or boring dishes. Condiments such as mayonnaise made from scratch with added herbs and spices can spark up a bland meat along with mint jellies, hot sauces and tomato jams as well. I'm going to be making my own ketchup and mustard utilizing the horseradish. I've always had a straight-on eye when looking at a plate of food. I generally think meat, vegetable and salad. I'm now looking a little differently at my plate and I'm excited! It's hard at my age to change but I'm up for it!!!