The other night our dinner consisted of stuffed peppers, peaches, pears and corn.
The peppers came from our own garden, as did the tomatoes that were used in the recipe. The ground beef that filled them was grown locally. At the end of the summer I had a huge supply of peppers so I made up a big batch of stuffed peppers. They are super easy to make, freeze and then just pull out when you want an easy meal.
The corn was also grown locally and was canned this past summer with my family. The peaches and pears, though not from my own trees, were grown organically. I bought them when they were in season at a good price and canned them this past fall.
I feel good knowing that I am supplying my family with healthy, locally grown food. I love being able to enjoy summers harvest during the long cold winter months. It makes all the work worth it.
Linked to Simple Lives Thursday at A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa.