Sauerkraut! I think this fermented cabbage is a love-it-or-hate-it food. I like it and Mr. M doesn’t think a hotdog is worth eating without it. One day, years ago, I had an abundance of cabbage from my garden, so I decided to try my hand at making sauerkraut. I thought it would be such a challenge! Boy, was I wrong! It is really easy. Considering how much better homemade sauerkraut tastes that the commercial offerings, I want to encourage you to try it for yourself.
We use a lot of beans in our menu. They are economical and tasty. Our favorite beans are pinto beans. I used to cook a big pot of beans for hours and then freeze them for future meals. The problem was that to use them I would actually have to plan ahead so I could defrost them before dinner. Read the rest of this entry »