One of the things we try to do here on our farm is to raise our own meat, and that means plenty of whole natural chickens to feast on. The chicken is pasture-raised, and it's so moist and flavorful that it really doesn't need much added to it. But sometimes I can't resist jazzing it up a bit, so this is what I do: Rub 1/4t garlic salt and 1/4t old bay underneath the skin, then smear 1/4 cup mayonnaise all over the bird. Bake in a greased pan at 300 degrees for about an hour. The mayo keeps it plenty moist, and the smell of it baking will make your mouth water. Serve it with some green beans from the garden and real mashed potatoes, and your taste buds won't know what hit them!
I love eating from the garden and preparing foods that we've raised here on our property. Most days when we sit down to eat, at least one of the items on our plates is homegrown or raised. Sometimes it's only one homegrown ingredient that's been used in a dish, but even so, it makes me feel better about what I'm serving my family. And it usually improves the taste of the food! On this page you'll find a collection of dishes that we eat often. Most recipes are simple, and all of them are delicious. So go ahead, scroll on down, and pretend you're flipping through the pages of a well-worn cookbook! Enjoy.