Saturday, August 3, 2013

Food Update

We traveled to the Cruze Farm on Thursday and I say travel because it is definitely a little bit of a hike, but a very pretty drive.  We officially own a little less than 1/4th of a cow!!!!  We are getting three gallons of raw milk a week that we have to go pick up.  It tastes good; really no different from "regular milk".  I have to share the cutest story......Ryan came out to me the other day and said "Mom, we are almost done with the red milk (red because it's whole milk and that's what color the label is) and then we get to start drinking cow's milk and I'm so excited!!"  I laughed and asked him "What kind of milk is the red milk?"  And he said "It's Wal-Mart milk!!!!!"  lol  We had placed so much emphasis on the fact that we were going to a farm to get cow's milk and we had never done that before when going to Wal-Mart to get milk, of course!!!! 

Yesterday we did our first weekly grocery shopping trip to 3 Rivers.  This was a little more stressful, mostly for Sean.  Prices are WAY different than what we are used to, especially for certain products like butter, cheese, and eggs.  Everything is more expensive and not bulk for most things.  We are used to buying at Sam's.  It is going to take resourcefulness, frugality, thriftiness, and wisdom from God, but I know this is a learning experience and an adventure.  The cheese tastes soooo much better!!!  We joked and said we are going to charge the boys a quarter a slice!!!!  Also, some things there are actually cheaper like spices, garlic, and beans to name a few.  And veggies seem to be about the same price.  We purchased ripe bananas and got a bunch for 94 cents.  So, we just will keep learning.  It is also helping me to appreciate our food more, not waste, and think of ways to save money, especially in other areas of our life. 

Thank you, Lord, for helping us to learn and grow!!! 

Oh and P.S. just because something says organic at the store, research is still needed!!!  The government has a loose definition of what constitutes organic and so many companies are able to slap that label on their products when in fact it is not truly organic. 

We are off to the park!  :)


Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

WalMart milk:) Funny, but in some ways accurate. love:)

Your recipes look good. Will for sure try the beef stew.

Hettie Brewner said...

I agree! love