In Grandmother’s Pantry I found…. Yes, in the “trunk” version of this game “elephant” and “eagle” were common.
Call me fussy — but I don’t care to eat either of those animals. (Okay, I’ve seen the recipe for elephant stew, but really, how many people are coming to dinner?)
The letter does give us a few other choices. The colorful eggplant comes to mind. I went looking for an eclair, but the supermarket bakery did not have any that day. So once again, I found myself going very conventional.
Let’s see…two cups of cooked pumpkin per pie equals…?
Or are you eager to pull out the knife and turn into a sculpture?
Perhaps paints to demonstrate your abilities in a different way?
However, you decide to deal with a pumpkin this season — I’ll leave you with the thought of ABUNDANCE — hundreds of pumpkins — so many in a season of plenty that we can turn them into temporary works of art and still have pie for supper.
Did you have breakfast? Supper or lunch yesterday?
Thank a farmer!
No matter what was on your plate, in your bowl, or poured from your blender — a farmer was involved.
But I got it at the store?
Let’s follow the chain back, shall we. The store got it from a wholesaler and it most likely arrived on a truck. The wholesaler got it from a grower (farmer), in the case of fresh fruits and vegetables. Or they got it from a processor in the case of meats, dairy products, grain products, and specialty items such as sugar and coffee. So go back one more link — there’s the farmer, or grower, or fisherman — selling to the processor or cannery.
I’ll say it again — Thank A Farmer!
This proud farmer marks the spot for a local summer market.
Autumn equals harvest time in the Northern Hemisphere.
As the daughter and granddaughter of farmers, I’ve been paying attention to the seasons all of my life. Much depends on seasons and weather when growing crops and animals. And while my farming has dwindled to a tiny plot of garden – planted with hope every spring – I still pay attention.
Canada recently celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday. The United States will follow in late November. This is truly a time to reflect on the harvest — one farmer grows more than enough to feed his family. The abundance in the grocery store — with produce bins full of bright seasonal fruits and vegetables, a variety of mead and dairy products available, and frozen and canned foods available without the hours of prep work.
Back in the dark ages, when this author attended elementary school, we learned of the three necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter.
During November this blog will emphasize items of which I am thankful. And yes, let’s start at the beginning. Food. It’s a favorite of mine — eating, cooking, and thinking about food occupies a lot of my mind a lot of the time. Too much if you believe the scale.
Apple and grapes. Two tasty fruits. A representation of items which belong in a healthy diet.
When you next sit down to eat – full meal or snack – give thanks for the farmer, the wholesaler, and the grocer for their parts in satisfying your need.