Hey, guys! Listen to this, guys. I’ve had a revelation, guys!


(Edited: Where did my post go?? I had it all written out, I hit publish, and half my post is gone! Grrrrr! Well, here we go again.)

So I used to buy pre-shredded cheese for the convenience. I mean, who has time to shred cheese by hand when making quesadillas or quiche, right?

But then we started on this journey to a more natural life. And that’s when I started reading labels. And I learned that shredded cheese you buy from the store has extra ingredients in it to keep it from sticking together like the cheese you shred at home does (duh, Maridy!). I can’t remember now what that ingredient is, but even if it’s a “natural” ingredient, it is one that isn’t supposed to be in cheese.

So about a year and a half ago, we started buying only block cheese.

And here’s where the revelation comes in. I realized this morning (while shredding cheese) that I no longer miss the pre-shredded stuff. And I haven’t for a long while.

In fact, I used to shred a bunch ahead of time so I had the convenience on it in the fridge. But some time ago, I gave even that up. I mean, how hard is it to shred some cheese real quick for your quesadilla or quiche, right?

It’s amazing the things we think we can’t live without. And then learn we can.


“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121

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About Maridy

Hi, I'm Maridy. I have many interests in life. Right now, my husband and I and our two girls (ages 14 and 7), along with a couple of dogs currently live in a 33ft trailer while we build our house on our homestead property in Northern Nevada (Castle Rock Homestead). Follow us on that journey to building our high desert homestead from the ground up! I also have a passion for hiking and have a blog for that, too. (Journey in the Wilderness) Join me there as I explore the beautiful outdoor landscapes of Northwestern Nevada and Eastern California. And finally, I love historical costuming. Though I haven't been able to do much of that in recent years, I'm hoping that "once the house is built" I'll be able to get back into it more. See what all we've done with that on my Yesteryear Productions blog.

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