So Many Projects, So Little Time

Projects to do, in which I apparently mean "things to cook." I can't help it... On the path to local-ism and self-sufficiency, the kitchen is my place to start. I can't really grow things where we live (too much shade) though I have tried... and so far, I'm not raising animals (cats do not count!). By the time I can do those things, at least I'll know what to do with my spoils! In the meantime, the kitchen is my workshop.

In no particular order (except the ghee, which is on deck for this week):

  • Ghee
  • Sausage
  • Popcorn on the stove - If there was ever a post to motivate me, this is it. Plus I threw out all my microwave popcorn.
  • Granola
  • Cheese! (Been on the list for... 3 years now.)
  • Nut butters - Lots of options on this site, and others, but this one may just be at the top of my list.
  • Mayo
  • Beef stock (This is on the agenda because the 1/4 cow purchase includes bones... so, why not?)
  • Learning to cut up a whole chicken
  • Tallow
  • Tortillas
After my success with naan (fried in ghee in my cast iron on the stove... hence the need for more ghee, but otherwise followed that recipe completely) over the weekend, I might try to get to the tortilla making sooner rather than later! I'll probably add to this list, any maybe provide updates on how I'm doing.
My friend Stephanie yesterday said I'm "hippie-ing out" on her. And it made me happy. I'm OK with that!
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