Sometimes Mike and I look at the farm bills and we say to ourselves... what the heck were we thinking? We should have kept our money in the bank, kept our little house in our little neighborhood and had a great life. We could travel, we could go to farmers markets and buy all organic and local foods, etc... Did we have to buy a farm with lots of land but with a teeny house and do the farm adventure?
Sunday was a day that answered the question....
I forgot to take a picture of Sunday dinner--- it was fabulous and about 50% of the ingredients were home grown.
Kohlrabi, celery and fennel slaw with walnut oil
grilled venison steaks (marinated first)
apple whole hog sausage
roasted sweet potatoes and leeks cooled then mixed with dijon dressing and baby arugula
red potatoes - which ended up as breakfast the next day
then pears cooked in butter, honey, lemon for dessert
There is just something about eating a meal that you grew most of the ingredients--
And as I had fun on Sunday-- the kids had even more fun.....