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Fast-food fast update

Hello out there world. All you who are busy waiting in drive-thrus prepping your chomps to indulge in greasy “goodness.” This is day 14 for me without fast-food (day 11 of the actual challenge), and I would have to say life is good. Life is very good.

I’ve got more money in my pocket than I would have if it wasn’t for this challenge, AS WELL as a little more room in my jeans. What could be better?

Well, if I could kick this hankering for cashew chicken and hot wings, I would be tempted to call my current situation perfect. So unless this 30-day challenge doesn’t cure that thirst, perfection will just have to wait.

I’ve been cooking A LOT. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve had:

Honey glazed ham, mac & cheese and green beans

Homemade pepperoni and cheese pizza

Gooey oven-warmed sandwiches and pasta salad

BBQ roast beef sandwiches and brussels sprouts


Tonight, I’m serving up Boston Fish Chowder. Here’s the recipe:

Fry up 3 slices of bacon. Remove from grease and crumble. Save for later. In the drippings, cook 1/2 cup celery, a chopped onion and 1 clove chopped garlic, until tender. Add 1/4 cup flour. Gradually add 4 cups water and 2 T. instant chicken bouillon (or six cubes). Stir until smooth and well-blended. Bring to a boil. Add 1-1/2 cups cubed potatoes. Reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes. Stir in 1 lb. white fish (cut into bite-size pieces). Cook 15 more minutes. Add 2 cups (1 pint) light cream. Garnish with bacon.


Categories: Food and gardening on the farm


My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.

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