The Self Reliance Experiment

Back in 2011 I attempted to go 12 weeks without grocery shopping.  It was an experiment to see if I could live on the food we had in our cupboards, freezer and long term food storage.  At the time we also had backyard chickens and I let myself trade for food.  We also started purchasing raw milk from a neighbor.  What can I say, it was an experiment.

I had fun trying new things and making nearly everything from scratch.  I learned how to make granola, yogurt and mozzarella cheese.

Here are the posts in chronological order for your reading pleasure.




April 8, 2011: Self Reliance Experiment: Week 1
April 9, 2011: Menu for Week 1
April 10, 2011: More Recipes
April 11, 2011: Boiling Fresh Eggs
April 11, 2011: I totally cheated!
April 12, 2011: Food Storage Swedish Pancake Mix
April 12, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Cheese Sauce
April 12, 2011: How I made my solar over without spending a dime
April 13, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Dehydrated Vegetables
April 13, 2011: Make Your Own Fruit On The Bottom Yogurt Parfaits
April 14, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Beans
April 14, 2011: Vanilla Syrup, the cure for the common powdered milk
April 15, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers
April 15, 2011: Week 1 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
April 15, 2011: Food Storage Recipe: Homemade Granola
April 16, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Home Canned Soup
April 16, 2011: Self-Reliant Skills
April 17, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Elk
April 17, 2011: Butter Rationing and a Sunday Treat
April 18, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Bryce's Favorite
April 18, 2011: Our Dairy Future Is In Your Hands
April 18, 2011: A Spectacular Failure
April 19, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Asian Pork Meatballs
April 19, 2011: Cookbooks I Love: Mix-A-Meal
April 20, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Powdered Tomatoes and Tuna
April 20, 2011: Make Your Own Brown Sugar
April 20, 2011: Make Your Own Rice-A-Roni
April 21, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup
April 21, 2011: Eat What You Store or Store What You Eat?
April 22, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Wheeler's
April 22, 2011: Week 2 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
April 23, 2011: Tomato Powder In Place of Tomato Paste
April 24, 2011: Happy Easter!
April 24, 2011: Wanna Trade?
April 25, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Wanna Guess?
April 25, 2011: Cook Books I Love: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
April 26, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Pork Chop
April 26, 2011: Cook Books I Love: Not Your Mother's Casseroles
April 26, 2011: I would rather starve than eat this . . .
April 27, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Elk Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
April 27, 2011: Make Your Own Graham Crackers--With Powdered Butter
April 28, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers and Another Failure
April 28, 2011: Really? No one else wants to trade?
April 28, 2011: Don't forget to VOTE
April 29, 2011: Week 3 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
April 29, 2011: The Downside
April 29, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Baked Penne with Chicken and Spinach
April 30, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Meatball Minestrone
April 30, 2011: The Votes Are In!

May 1, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Green Garden Burgers, Onion Rings and Homemade Winger's Sauce
May 1, 2011: Cookbooks I Love: Allrecipes.com
May 2, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Do You Even Need To Ask?
May 3, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Mulligatawny Soup and "Soup Mix"
May 3, 2011: Baby Food From Food Storage: Strawberry Applesauce
May 4, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Uglies
May 4, 2011: Food Storage Six Bean Salad
May 5, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers
May 6, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Fin & Norah's
May 6, 2011: My Very First Gallon of RAW MILK
May 6, 2011: Week 4 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
May 9, 2011: Loot from my trip up north
May 9, 2011: Making Butter From Cream
May 10, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Gruel and Cornbread
May 10, 2011: What I did with Fiona's Broccoli
May 11, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Fiona's Lemon Pepper Bread Crumbs
May 11, 2011: How I Made My Buddy Burner
May 12, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Blue Jello
May 13, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers
May 13, 2011: Week 5 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
May 14, 2011: Baby Food and Cheating
May 14, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Pizza!!
May 15, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Venison and Quinoa
May 17, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: A Big Hunk of Change, I Mean Cheese
May 19, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Strawberries with a side of Planning
May 19, 2011: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
May 20, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Lemon Pepper Crab Cakes
May 20, 2011: Week 6 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
May 21, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Chinese Chicken Salad
May 21, 2011: My Mother's Day Gift
May 22, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Elk Lo Mein
May 23, 2011: How to Make Mozzarella: Practice, Practice, Practice
May 24, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Turkey
May 25, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftover Turkey
May 25, 2011: Butter Update
May 26, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Chili
May 27, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers and Boxes

June 1, 2011: I'm buried in boxes
June 2, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Frozen Chicken Enchiladas
June 2, 2011: Week 7 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
June 3, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Reruns
June 3, 2011: Bad News
June 3, 2011: Week 8 Roundup: What We Ran Out Of
June 4, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Au Gratin Potatoes with Ham and Spinach
June 5, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers and Fruit
June 6, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Drum Sticks
June 7, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Pulled Venison Sandwiches
June 8, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: A Kate Hansen Original with Frozen Burritos 
June 9, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Asian Noodles and Grilled Chicken
June 10, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Leftovers
June 11, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Quiznos
June 20, 2011: Time Out: The Last Three Weeks
June 21, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Garden Greens
June 22, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Remember This?
June 22, 2011: Butter, How Do I Love Thee?
June 23, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Shepherd's Pie with Elk
June 24, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Linguini and Eggs
June 25, 2011: What We Ate For Dinner: Crock Pot Chicken Mole
June 26, 2011: A Kind Gift
June 27, 2011: It's Over and Thank You

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