With all the field work and just getting the farm ready for spring, it seems like our suppers are fast and furious to say the least. And tonight was exactly the same.
What happened tonight was that I was running errands after work in town and when Daryl called to say that he needed to move to another field to start working that one up. No big deal right? Well, it was around supper time and I knew that it could be possibly another late night for him. So when I picked him up… and then dropped him back off, I said that I’d be right back with supper. I’m not the best farm wife, but I do try
I hit the gas and beat it home because I also had a full night in front of me to do yet. I’m down to the wire on making soap for an upcoming Vendor show and I literally have to make as much as I can up until Friday night. So as I’m driving home I’m thinking just what can I make with what I have in the house and the groceries in the car?
I made it home in no time and grabbed some of the groceries that needed to be refrigerated from the car and headed into the house. Then I looked at what was in the fridge and what I just brought home and thought to myself ‘and your time starts Now!’ If you’ve seen the TV show “Chopped” you’ll know what I mean. You have a basket of ingredients in front of you and you have to make a meal and make it fast and somewhat good.
Well, I put a cast iron skillet on the stove to heat up while I grabbed some peas out of the freezer from the basement. While I threw in the hash browns into the skillet, into the microwave went the peas with a little water. Man I was really on a roll now!
Next was to grab some sliced barbecued pork loin that I just bought at the store and find some room in the skillet to heat those up also.
Now the peas were done and out of the microwave they come. My hash browns were done also so into the container that I was bringing to the field they went and some buttered buns went into the skillet now to toast up. I grabbed some tin foil and had that ready for the buns and then onto them went the pork loin. With a little ketchup in the container for the hash browns along with a container of pudding that was in the refrigerator – this meal was done!
BAM!! A barbecued pork loin sandwich on a toasted bun, 2 hash brown patties, peas, and chocolate pudding all done literally within minutes.
Well I’m not saying that I always cook like this, but come field work time I think any farm wife has been put up for the challenge!