Thursday, October 2, 2008


We did it! We had an entire meal made almost entirely from Ohio grown foods! I understand that I am trained as a professional chef and all but hey, I was assisted by a four year old and it was not only easy but it was fun too. The menu consisted of:
Centennial Sweet potato fries (baked actually)-from the front yard
Homemade sloppy joes with tomatoes, onion and peppers from the back yard, garlic and grass fed organic ground beef from Flying J Farm served on honey wheat buns with flour from Flying J and honey from the banks of the Olentangy River that we bought at Raisin Rack.
We also had apple cider that I made from apples Kellie & the kids picked at Lynd's Fruit Farm.
Keep in mind that meals like this don't get thrown together in fifteen minutes, this was a leisurely half day endeavor, but trust me, it was worth it, even for simple old sloppy joe. Milo had a great time helping roll out and smash down the buns, especially when he saw how big the dough had risen after mixed "whoa Dad, that's ginormous!" He was exceptionally gifted at "supervising" as I dug the sweet potatoes out of the dirt (he just liked checkin out all the red worms we found). But he earned his meal when he helped haul the bucket full of tomatoes and peppers from the garden.

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