Check it out. Isn't this one of the prettiest hot coal piles you've ever seen?
On Saturday John spent the entire day at our property burning a large brush pile while I was at the IF:Gathering with my sister-in-laws. I got out there just in time to see the sun set and enjoy a solid 2 hours of bonfire bliss with my homestud. The pile of coals at the end of the night was amazing.
We begin construction on our log home in a couple weeks, weather permitting. Stay tuned for more updates!
By the way, did you see the great giveaway we're hosting right now? We're giving away gift certificates to use at any meat counter for $10 in FREE beef or pork.
In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning.
Monday - Calzone with beef and veggies
Tuesday - Beef and broccoli stir fry with homemade 'fried' rice
Wednesday - Oven-roasted bone-in chicken breast with steamed carrots
Thursday - We're hosting a Young Living Essential Oils meet-up, so will have dinner out
Friday - Chicken pot pie
Saturday - I think we'll be visiting my brother and my chickens. He's 'babysitting' them for a few months.
Sunday - Not sure. We are going grocery shopping, so I'll figure it out.
It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!