Hello Farm Family! Did you ever wonder what happened to this series from December of 2020? Well I started it like a million times, but I just couldn’t get around to finishing it until now. So join me as we go back in time to see what happened with our Farm to Fork Challenge.
For those of you who are new to our farm let me fill you in…..At the end of 2020 we found ourselves with a whole pig (our first one) and a half a cow (purchased) in the freezer, not to mention all the vegetables we grew throughout the year. So as a family we decided to eat solely from the farm. Meaning, if we did not grow it or already have it, the goal was that we would not go out and get it.
I last left you guys on Day 12. For those of you who know me well, you know that I live my life by pictures. Although I still have most of the photos (which is how I am able to detail out what we ate) this is going to be what I like to call the quick and dirty version. After which, I’ll fill you in on if we met our goal. Ready? Let’s do this!
December 13 2020
Breakfast: Cheese grits, pork sausage (thank you Piggy), and eggs
December 14, 2020
Dinner: Beefy Green Beans and Onions over Rice
December 15, 2020
Breakfast: Grits, homemade pancakes (by Johsua), bacon, and eggs with my fancy coffee
Snack: Candied pecan pralines with popcorn
Dinner: Spicy shrimp noodle bowl
December 16, 2020
Dinner: Chicken burritos
December 17, 2020
Lunch: Somebody (Brandon) burned the sausage and bean burritos
Dinner: Pork chops with broccoli and rosemary rice
December 18, 2020
Breakfast: Fancy coffee with sausage/Oatmeal
December 19, 2020
Dinner: Rosemary rice, butternut squash, and cabbage
YES! We went vegan for dinner
December 20, 2020
Lunch: Sausage and greens
Dinner: Salmon, rice and cabbage
December 21, 2020
Breakfast: Salmon with feta and sundried tomatoes along with cheese chips or Cereal
Lunch: Tuna Fish
Dinner Cube steak with spinach and rice
December 22 ,2020
Breakfast: Raisin toast with grapefruit or cereal
Snack: Homemade granola
December 23, 2020
Dinner: Roast, broccoli, and mashed potatoes
December 24, 2020
Breakfast: Onion topped salmon and grits
December 25, 2020
December 26, 2020
Dinner: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and corn
December 27, 2020
Dinner: Pasta Dish (Winter squash, greens, sausage, onions)
December 28, 2020
Dinner: Roast with squash, potatoes, and onions
December 29, 2020
Lunch: Rock and Roll Sushi
So there you have it. We almost made it. At the end of the month we received news that Brandon’s Grandmother was sick and we lost her shortly after. It was a big shock to our system and eating from home went out the window.
All in all, it was a great experience to actually eat from the farm. In 2020, we raised a pig…….a beautiful animal that fed us. We purchased a side of beef from a farmer whose practices we trust. We grew loads of vegetables that allowed us to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Would we try this Farm to Fork Challenge again?!?! 1000 percent YES!!