Makin’ Bacon

We have harvested a few pigs now, so I feel like we’re kind of getting the hang of the process. My favorite part, aside from eating never-frozen ribs the night of harvest, is making the bacon. It is a long process. There are a lot of steps involved. But the end result is so rewarding. I don’t even really like bacon from the store. If we’re at a restaurant I will always pick breakfast sausage over bacon. I don’t like cooking store-bought bacon. I always end up getting burned from the grase splatters. But homemade bacon is a whole different food. Sweet, salty, deliciousness. Continue reading

Chicken Soup

We’ve had a cold in our house for a month, off and on. It started with Little Miss, then moved on to Little Monster and me, and finally to the Hubby. Even Little Man caught it at just a week old. We had soup on the menu a week before his birth, with plans for an easy dinner of canned soup, but when Little Miss was feeling so rough I decided I needed to feed her the good stuff. I made extra and canned it to have a super easy, delicious, healing meal after Baby Skywalker arrived. It was so nice to open up some homemade goodness in a can just days after the birth. Continue reading

Venison à la Boeuf Bourguignon

As I was digging through the chest freezer looking for some ham the other night, I found a venison roast from back in September. I didn’t realize we had anymore! I wanted to put it to good use, but how would it be best enjoyed?

My parents visited over the weekend, and my mom left half a bottle of red wine behind. I couldn’t drink it, but I couldn’t let a good red go to waste. My mind immediately went to the venison. And boeuf bourguignon. Continue reading