Hello Frugal Friends,
Good growing weather here, which is code for warm and wet!
Below is a picture of our local "swarm spotter" L. he lives across the road and often comes over to help D with tasks around the smallholding. When he and his parents spotted a cloud of bees in our garden L. dashed across to tell us. We managed to find some bee gear to fit him, so he was able to take a look close up. I am sure you will be meeting L.here again over the summer.
Here are the ingredients that I had in store. The meat is a kilo of the Ox heart I froze earlier in the year. There is a tin of tomatoes, a couple of onions, stock cubes, garlic powder, the bowl of veg and a couple of crusts.
Using the mincer I had for my birthday I minced the heart and then the veg. I then (as my mother taught me!) "cleaned out" the mincer with the crusts. I seem to remember that she used to be extra vigilant cleaning out her mincer in difficult times with more crusts! In this case I thought it also lightened up what is a fairly dense meat. I browned off the meat in a little dripping and put the meat in the slow cooker. I then fried the the veg to soft, added the tomatoes and garlic, the breadcrumbs and a pint and a half of stock and poured the mixture over the meat in the slow cooker. This I left on all day. I now have 4 pints of basic savoury mince, which can be turned into a chilli or a pasta dish with other seasonings. (any other ideas?)
All for now folks. How do you use pallets and baling twine?
Welcome Andrew, glad you have joined us here