Easter is upon us! Are you ready for church, dinner, family, egg hunts and whatever else you have planned? We typically have an Easter dinner after church on Sunday.
My husband grew up eating lamb with mint sauce and assorted vegetable sides. This was foreign fare to me.
Bacon has gotten a bad rap. In all foods there are good, better and best choices. In the world of bacon there is cured commercial bacon full of nitrites, nitrates and growth hormones; there is uncured commercial bacon with no nitrites, nitrates or growth hormone; and there is locally grown, pasture raised bacon naturally cured by a farmer.
Right now, I shoot for the second or third option.
Whether it’s the neon colored Peeps, the egg hunt, Aunt Gertrude or the celebratory meal itself, Easter can present difficult terrain to navigate. If you are trying to make better food choices for yourself or family looking ahead to an Easter gathering can be just plain overwhelming. Many of us throw up our hands in surrender because we simply can’t imagine better options to the old favorites.
We just finished a pretty cold week here in the ADKs and there is a lot of sickness going around. Some families tell me they just keep passing the sickness around. Imagine every family room, classroom and office as a hot bed of germs. What can one do to bolster the immune system to defend against these germy invaders?
I will share two of my secret weapons with you. They are similar but different. Homemade bone broth and homemade meat broth. Most of today’s commercial soup is highly processed leaving very little nutritional value. Homemade is 1000% better, in my humble opinion.