Food Friday #6 – Buy Local!

Down here we have the farmers market of the Ozarks, there is actually several, but I was told this is the best one to go to. So I went.

This past week we picked up mostly local meat. (Review: We don’t eat much meat, because it is full of steroids and other questionable things and really just isn’t super good for you)
We picked up a bunch of lamb, and 90% lean ground beef (that was from a single cow. Impressive. really it is)

I also got a bit of veggies. Right now though we are kinda stuck getting a lot form the grocery store since its not season yet.

So. yea. Check out your local farmers market!

Buy from them. It is sustainable. It promotes local farmers. Its a bit more expense, but I promise it is worth it!

Food Friday #5 Crock pots

So. I am sure many of you caught on to crock pots LONG ago. I grew up with my mom using them. I got married, was given my mom’s crock pot (that was my grandma’s before that.) It is the 1970’s era orange crock pot.

Its this one. And apparently is valued to this person at 62$ plus shipping.

So. That sat around my house for 3 years now. So, China was craving a roast so at farmers market We picked one up. Threw it in the crock pot along with Taters, Onions and Carrots. Set it on high for 5 hours. Turned on low for 2 and then TA DA!

It was FANTASTIC!

I am hoping to work on learning to use the crock pot more, since I think it is a super valuable tool! It was nice to not have to worry about anything and it took literally 30 minutes to prepare.