If you've ever grown or made something from scratch, you know there's a difference between what you make and what you can buy at a regular grocery store.
Like, tons of people declare they hate sauerkraut — until they try homemade, old-fashioned fermented kraut. Store-bought vinegar pickled sauerkraut just can't measure up. It's a completely different food (no wonder hardly anyone likes it!).
Same thing with Melissa's husband and green beans…
“When my husband and I were first dating, he came to my parents' house for dinner. We'd been dating long enough that I knew he didn't like green beans. But it was his first time having a meal at my parents' home.
It was summertime and my mother had cooked up a big post of our Tarheel heirloom green beans. When I saw him dish up some of the beans, I knew he didn't want to offend my mother by not eating what she'd prepared.
When my mother got up to get dessert, he reached for the pot of green beans. I thought he was really trying to impress my parents. I whispered, “I know you don't like green beans. It's okay; you don't have to take seconds. My mom won't care.”
He plopped a large spoonful on his plate. “I don't like green beans, but I love these.”
Every spring of our marriage we have planted and grown these beans. My children won't eat green beans from the store or in a restaurant. They can taste the difference. So can I.”
-Melissa K. Norris, author of “The Made-From-Scratch Life“
Is there something you make that elicits that “this is the best ever!” response in your children or spouse?
That cake or salad or mac-n-cheese that they won't eat anywhere else.
Because everything else is just a poor substitute. And nothing is as good as yours that you “make from scratch”.
You've even occasionally overheard your spouse or children boasting about your dish to friends or other family, and it totally makes your day, right?
I have a few of these dishes, and I can tell you that as a wife and mom, there's nothing that makes me happier than to know that my family love the dishes I have worked really hard at perfecting!
I'm 100% positive there's something like that in your life. Something you do. What is it? Please reply and let me know!
And of course, listen or watch today's podcast to hear more about the “made-from-scratch” life from Melissa, my friend and fellow blogger.
That green bean story above is from her new book “The Made-From-Scratch Life” — that I'm absolutely loving.
During the podcast, I featured Melissa's simple lifestyle and also her brand-new book, The Made-From-Scratch Life. For a limited time, you can pre-order it and get $38 in FREE bonuses. (That you'll love.)
All the details about the pre-order bonus package are right here. It's really simple; hardly anything to it. You pre-order, then submit your info to Melissa.
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Video from Blab
I recorded this podcast live on Blab last week and here's the video from that! It's just like the audio file above, except you can see it, too. 🙂
About the Book: “The Made-From-Scratch” Life
Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?
Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspires with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God's fingerprints in your everyday busy life. You'll learn how to
- plan, plant, and harvest for eating and preserving
- troubleshoot common gardening problems with natural solutions
- improve your family's health with natural cooking and cleaning methods
Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. Because when you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can't help but see Him.
Click here for more info, and order by February 8 to get $38 in pre-order bonuses free!
- “The Made-From-Scratch Life” book on Amazon
- “The Made-From-Scratch Life” pre-order bonuses info (get $38 in free bonuses if you pre-order by Feb 8)
- Pressure Canning Green Beans (Raw Pack Method)
- 6 Tips On Growing and Planting Green Beans
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