Friday, October 28, 2022

Make Your Own Burritos!

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” - Lao Tzu

36 freshly made burritos, ready for the freezer!

Per professor Google the current price of a burrito at a local national burrito shop chain (not to be confused with a true local restaurant) averages $10, likely more once tax is factored in.  Holy cow, that's a lot of moolah for a burrito!  What if you could acquire that same burrito for $1.11?  Too good to be true you say?

You're in luck because you can make your very own, extremely filling, delicious burritos, for only $1.11 each!  You do this by taking half a day to create your very own burrito assembly line then freezing the excess so you can enjoy them whenever you want!

This allows you to utilize the excess produce that is growing in your garden and preserve it for later.  On my most recent burrito making rampage I made 36 burritos in half a day while only spending at most $40 on supplies.  $12 worth of tortillas from a local tortilla shop just down the road from my house.  $10 worth of amazing, local, grass-fed, regenerative, all-natural beef from Grama Grass Livestock.  $5 worth of rice.  $5 worth of beans.  A few limes and mushrooms.  Along with a whole bunch of free produce from the garden.  Round all that up for arguments sake and you get $40.  If you only make vegetarian burritos then it would be even cheaper!

Are you ready to make some delicious, money saving burritos yet?!

Friday, October 21, 2022

Blistering Shishito Peppers

Sssshhhhhh what?  Why are you shushing me?

Shishito Peppers
Freshly Harvested Shishito Peppers.

Nope, no shushing here, just shishito pepper talk.  Shishito peppers are delicious and one of the easiest side dishes to make, plus the plants are extremely productive.  It can even be a full meal if you have enough peppers.  All you do is blister them.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Mental Alchemy - Turn Failures into Successes

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
-Alvin Toffler


I tried growing vegetables, they died.  Now I'm done with gardening, I won't ever be able to grow anything.

As adults, we appear to have a resilience and learning problem.  I've started hearing different variations of that sentence above from countless people.   This is a ridiculous mindset to have and it really needs to change.

Think back to when you were a kid or look at your own kids.  When you were learning to walk, did you fall down once and never ever try again?  Nope, kids try over and over and over and over until they get it down - regardless of the injuries incurred along the way.  When you were in school, did you fail a test and completely give up on school?  Nope, your teacher (hopefully) kept pushing you to do better next time.  When you were learning different sports or musical instruments did you give up when you sucked at it on day one?  Nope, everyone sucks at everything the very first time they try something.  Hopefully a coach or mentor kept pushing you along to do better.  When you were just starting out in the workforce, did you freak out when it was totally different from what you thought it would be and realized your college education was almost useless?  Nope, you adapted, learned quickly and did what you needed to do to survive.  Resiliency and learning are the only reasons you've made it this far in life.

As we start adulting more and more, this horrendous thing seems to happen where we sssssslowly lose our resiliency and forget how to learn until one-day we have gotten so comfortable and complicit with our ordinary lives that we have lost all resilience and cannot learn anything new.  If you fall victim to this without realizing it then all hope is lost for you and you shall slowly slip deeper and deeper into the bowels of old age until you don't have the slightest idea what is going on anymore.  I have great news for you though, you can get out of this rut and reverse this mindset!