These days, I get "help" for everything.
I am bringing 5 gallon buckets (yes plural) filled with collards in everyday. Trying to figure out how to use it up. Ideas? This with some feta was a baked potato topping. Good stuff.
But today, we're using nothing up. We went to the store and picked out an entire meal at the grocery store...a feast for Memorial Day that will use nothing from homegrown. It's sort of funny that's a treat to us...store bought. Each and every meal still revolves around using up things we have (even produce from last year still!). I have requests from all...burgers and dogs, corn on the cob, grilled summer squash, potato salad and fruit salad. Okay, the potato salad will have some green onions and chives from the garden, likely. Plus milk to drink...which will of course be what I handmilked. And I might make a strawberry rhubarb crisp with our own rhubarb so it won't be completely store bought. So it's a blend of storebought and from our farm, I suppose. It will be a treat, all these foods we haven't had in ages!
I'm 12 years into this "from scratch" journey. It's humbling how far I've come....and I can promise you this. As I plant the garden and prepare for eating next winter, the work is only just beginning. It's okay. I'm ready for it.