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2 recipes that are sure to warm your body, fill your belly

By Diane Turner
The visions of sugar plums have danced out of sight, the turkey and ham is all gone, and picnics and barbecues are still months away. We are now left with the short days and cold nights of winter, and I’m sure that, like me, you are looking for easy recipes to fill your family’s stomachs, so you don’t have to spend time away from them in the kitchen.
Diane’s Lasagna and Crock-Pot Pork Chops are crowd favorites among my family and friends. Both recipes are inexpensive, don’t take long to prep and are sure to please the pickiest of eaters. Hopefully your families will enjoy these recipes at dinnertime. They are also great meals to take to others who may be too busy to cook while tending to the farm. Continue reading

‘Meals on wheels’ takes on new meaning for farm families

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By Rae Wagoner

Kentucky Soybean Board

When most people think of tailgating, images of ball games or other sporting events come to mind. For farm families, though, a truck-tailgate picnic in the field may be the only way Dad gets dinner during planting and harvest seasons. It may be the only family time spent together on any given day, a bright spot in an otherwise long and weary 24-hour period.

With the soybean crop thriving and record acres planted this year, some farmers will work from before daylight to long after dark, pausing only to shower and grab a few hours of sleep before returning to the combine this harvest season. They’ll be mighty glad to see the wife and kids arrive with “meals on wheels.” A precious half-hour with the little ones along with the evening meal is a welcome respite from row after row of the same view. Continue reading