“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” -John F. Kennedy
The Farm to Table BBQ… Simplicity is not easily obtained in a Consumeristic Society
- The Grocery Store proves its convenience when you are pressed for time
- family members bring over the convenient food
Oh of course that is alright. LOL! We decided to make it a birthday celebration for my mom, too (her bday is next weekend).
This weekend farm to table is not easy to accomplish when you are surrounded with grocery stores and your farmer’s market is not closely located. I did not make it to the farmer’s market due to being pressed for time. But, I did hold to buying most of my foods in their natural, wholesome state.
Here is what we ended up having…
- Ice Tea (big hit)
- Veggie tray
- 3 kinds of BBQ’d chicken: spicy, bbq & teriyaki
- Baked beans
- white rice (Filipino side)
- Mom’s potato salad
- Green Salad
- Carrot cake
What happened to the Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp??? Can you believe 2 stores did not have Rhubarb?!?! It is in season. Hmmm…. I was dissapointed because I was really looking forward to it! I will be keeping an eye out for it!
I am realizing that Farm to Table is a lifestyle. Also, its a lifestyle that is not easy to obtain when you live in a Consumeristic society. It does not cater to Farm to Table living. Perhaps I started out with too big of a project. It is going to take small steps to start. Some of these steps like…
- Begin buying pastured-based meat (pastured fed or organic fed meat)
- Buying organic produce
- Make an attempt to frequent the farmer’s market (one time a month and build it up)
- Keep making Wholefood recipes
- Start making a conscious effort to make my own wholesome ‘conveinent’ foods (granola bars, baked chips, dried fruit)
- Learn how to can local produce (tomatoes and jam to start with)
- Grow some more of my own herbs to spice food up
But, all done one step at a time. Maybe one project a month.
Anyone else a city dweller with success to becoming more organic and whole in nature? Would love to hear your tips!
The end result: The BBQ was great having friends and family over. And my mom had no idea we were celebrating her birthday. So, she was quite surprised. 🙂 Hope you are having a great long weekend!