Wednesday, November 13, 2013


 God has blessed us with such and abundance of food!  This is the meal we had a couple nights ago.  And I'll tell was all Richie's idea to take pictures of it (something he immensely enjoyed.) He wanted to do this so bad that he even stopped in the middle of his dinner to do so. 
His motivation?  He wants all of you to be able to enjoy this kind of home-grown food too.  
That's why he wants me to post all of the recipes for this meal.  So, that's what I'll do :-)

 This is the real thing...a home-grown grass-fed burger on a home-ground wheat bun with home-made sauerkraut and mayo.  Garden-grown (except for the onions) coconut oil Wok-cooked veggies and potato Joes. 

Potato Joes: 

Bread 6 C. Water, 3 TB yeast, 3/4 c. honey, 2 tsp salt, flour, 1/2 c. coconut oil or shortening
Mix together warm water and yeast.  Add honey and salt.  Mix in enough flour to make a standard bread-dough consistency.  Knead in the oil, adding more flour if necessary.  Let rise 1 hr.  Roll into 3-inch balls and flatten them on a cookie sheet.  Let rise 30 min.  Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes

Mayonnaise  2 egg yolks, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp mustard, 1/8 tsp sugar, pinch cayenne pepper, 4-5 tps vinegar 1 C. oil, 4 tsp hot water.  Buzz all ingredients but oil and water in food processor or blender.  Drizzle in oil and water alternately in a VERY small stream (almost drip-by drip.)  Mixture should thicken to the consistancy of store-bought mayonnaise.  If it separates and looks gross, you've poured in your oil too fast and nothing you do will salvage it :-(  

WOK Veggies  Heat your coconut oil in the WOK.  Add chopped veggies of any sort (This time of year we really love a mix of Onions, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, and when in season, Cucumbers and Zucchini.  Sprinkle in some seasoned salt.  Cook over high heat until all caramelized and delicious.  It's so sweet, it's like eating candy! 

 Found another neat recipe on Pinterest yesterday an gave it a try.  
This may be, perhaps, Daddy's worst nightmare.  Banana Ice Cream.  Nothing BUT banana ice cream.  Clever, huh?!
It's ridiculously simple, and a great thing to do with bananas that are starting to get mushy. 
Freeze the banana in slices 
 Blend them up in a food processor with a little milk.  It takes a little while to get them all blended up, but I didn't smell that burning rubber smell (which usually means you're burning up the food processor's engine.) lol  So it must not have been all that awful bad. 
Isn't that just beautiful?  --->

At this point you can add vanilla or chocolate syrup for chocolate ice-cream.  It's so light and fluffy! 


  1. (Sound of stomach grumbling) OOOHHH, WOW! :0P (eyes wide, mouth salivating)

    When do you usually eat? 6:30? I'll be there!


  2. Kyle, just call any time in the evening and I can give you the estimated eating time. Tomorrow is Mongolian Beef, I think :-)
    Love you!

  3. MONGOLIAN BEEF!!!! :0P :0P :0P :0P (one tongue-sticking-out face was not enough) Make enough for three!!!

    Ahem, that is, if you don't mind. If you do mind, well, then I will pretend to visit your in-laws and wander down your way anyway. :0) And you thought Hank was a nuisance! ;0)

  4. Oh the humanity of it! First you build me up with the irresistible desire to dive into that burger . . . with home made sauerkraut. Then "crash" my appetite with banana ice cream! Very mean spirited of you . . . ha! Looks all so good . . . that boy of yours better be thankful! Love, Daddy

  5. Oh, you poor little thing. I'll try to bring you a Blueberry sometime to cheer you up :-) Or, I'll post some cookie cheesecake bars that I made today :-) And you say "don't post them, bring them here for me to EAT!" :)
    Love you Daddy!

  6. probably have plenty a blueberry in stock...I meant blueberry PIE lol

  7. That first picture is absolutely amazing!!! We praise the Lord with you for the abundant harvest that He has given! I know you work very hard at planting, nurturing, tending, harvesting, and preparing all that yummy food, and we thank God for all He does all along the way to bless you with all of it! I am so happy for both of you, but especially Richie, knowing how much he enjoys all those awesome meals!!! : -)

    The banana ice cream sounds great! I love that idea! We can always have it during the day, when Daddy isn't around! ;-)

    Love you so much!