One of the advantages of our grocery system in the U.S. is that we can have turkey or ham any time of the year, not just on holidays. My kids didn’t want either one this year, so we agreed on deer tenderloin steaks.
The menu also included chicken breasts for variety; baked sweet potatoes (no marshmallows); green beans; mixed green salad with homemade vinegar and oil dressing; and for dessert homemade pumpkin pie with Reddi-Whip whipped cream. I made whole-wheat bread in the bread machine, but it didn’t rise very well, and it was heavy, so at the last moment I put frozen biscuits in the oven, which we ate with real butter and honey. No dressing; no mashed potatoes and gravy; not much left over.
Sweet potatoes and pumpkin are high in vitamin A and fiber. Deer is very lean, low in cholesterol. Whipped cream is real, not fake. Vinegar and oil are real ingredients too. Of course, turkey and ham are real too, and very good for you, just not what our stomachs were hungry for.
Do you read ingredients labels on food items? Words we can’t pronounce. Preservatives to extend the shelf life into eternity. Supposedly even the ants and roaches won’t eat some of those things.
Psalms 103:1-2, 5 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:. . . Who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
God filled the earth with good things just for you and me. On the third day of creation, even before God made man, He planned what man would eat. Genesis 1:11-12 says, “Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit. . . and God saw that it was good.”
Then after the flood, God told Noah, “And every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.” Genesis 9:3.
We are eating “back-to-nature,” using God’s natural foods.