Fall crops = frugal dinners
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Well it’s been a while now since we have posted. Fall has seemed to sneak up on us pretty quickly here. We were blessed with a longer summer then a switch flipped and bam there’s autumn in all its cold and rainy glory.
Our good friends know one of the local farmers well and as a result we got to hit up the pumpkin patch and also raid their beets and butternut squash. This year we decided to buy a storage bin for veggies to store out on the deck. The squash and beets are lasting well but we wanted to use the beets for borscht.
(Our free pumpkins and squash frown locally – note the rude shaped squash there )
Cait whipped up an epic batch of borscht. I have to be honest I was not sure about it as I’ve never tried it. With a dollop of sour cream and a home baked bun and it made for an awesome dinner with enough to freeze for future meals.
(Delicious! – Check back soon for the recipe.)
Today is Halloween and don’t worry – We did Halloween frugally too! Cait made Ben’s costume – A race car out – of a diaper box and his outfit was purchased used. Cole was a monkey (well, he’s a monkey all year round…) but we picked up his cute outfit used too.
(Ben and Cole both made out with huge hauls of candy to last them a while!)
We hope everyone had a safe and fun (and frugal) Halloween.