Prep Genrl Weekly prep thread January 24 - January 31

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I have a pair of shoes on my feet right now that are nearly worn out -- the leather is cracked clear through in a couple of places. I still wear them around home (and to town once or twice, when I forgot to change first, LOL!). These were good quality -- SAS, made in America. I've been wearing them nearly constantly for five or six years, so I guess that's pretty good wear. I have a couple more pairs of identical shoes for when these wear out, but I'm not one for a huge closet full of shoes. Sandals or flip-flops in the summer, boots for mud, boots for snow, these leather shoes for almost everything else. I don't even have a pair of dress shoes at the moment; should get a pair, I suppose.

Kathleen
I have one pair of nice lace up shoes and since I only wear jeans (even to funerals) they work well. I only wear them from time to time and I could see that if I wore them often they would wear out. I have three pair of sloggers and wear them everywhere, even to church. I also wear compression stocking most days and I wear them with flip flops.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Not really a prepping topic, ok? But, do any of you bake your home fries in the oven? If so, how do you do it? Cary loves home fries, but he can't have them fried in oil like I've been doing. He can have them baked, though. I buy potatoes by the month, and I always have a good supply on hand. I hate to waste them, cause home fries is the way I use them most. TIA.
I son't see why you couldn't bake them in the oven. I bake french fries in the over, just the other day I put fish sticks and french fries in the over, following the fish stick directions and they were fine. DH will fry things but I do not.

God is good all the time
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I son't see why you couldn't bake them in the oven. I bake french fries in the over, just the other day I put fish sticks and french fries in the over, following the fish stick directions and they were fine. DH will fry things but I do not.

God is good all the time
Ok. I guess I'll have to experiment a bit. I was wondering if olive oil drizzled on them with a bit of seasonings would work. I was planning on making some for our supper tonight, thus the reason I ask.

We are both making a bigger effort to eat healthier.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Ok. I guess I'll have to experiment a bit. I was wondering if olive oil drizzled on them with a bit of seasonings would work. I was planning on making some for our supper tonight, thus the reason I ask.

We are both making a bigger effort to eat healthier.
I just sprayed the cookie sheet with coconut oil spray (I don't use pam) and spread the food out. I turned it after about 13 minutes. I have an electric stove (yuck) and at that point I turned the oven off and left the food in there to continue cooking. I think it was in there for close to 30 minutes all together and DH said it was fine and he's kind of picky. DH really likes ff, but I don't serve them all the time, too much starch.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I just sprayed the cookie sheet with coconut oil spray (I don't use pam) and spread the food out. I turned it after about 13 minutes. I have an electric stove (yuck) and at that point I turned the oven off and left the food in there to continue cooking. I think it was in there for close to 30 minutes all together and DH said it was fine and he's kind of picky. DH really likes ff, but I don't serve them all the time, too much starch.

God is good all the time

Judy
Thanks, Judy. It's not the starch we have to watch out for. It's the salt and cholesterol. I like using olive oil. I've been deep frying in vegetable oil all of our French fries/home fries, until now.
 

aviax2

Contributing Member
Not really a prepping topic, ok? But, do any of you bake your home fries in the oven? If so, how do you do it? Cary loves home fries, but he can't have them fried in oil like I've been doing. He can have them baked, though. I buy potatoes by the month, and I always have a good supply on hand. I hate to waste them, cause home fries is the way I use them most. TIA.
Last night I had some baking potatoes that were sprouting so instead of baking them I peeled and cut into chunks. I put some foil on a sheet pan added the potatoes, drizzled a little olive oil on and seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powders then tossed it, spread out in an even layer. I baked them at 450 for 25 minutes in our toaster oven and they were delicious. Crispy on top and bottom and soft inside. I was afraid they were going to stick and was going to stir them but decided to leave them alone and I think that helped in the browning on the bottom and actually kept them from sticking.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Last night I had some baking potatoes that were sprouting so instead of baking them I peeled and cut into chunks. I put some foil on a sheet pan added the potatoes, drizzled a little olive oil on and seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powders then tossed it, spread out in an even layer. I baked them at 450 for 25 minutes in our toaster oven and they were delicious. Crispy on top and bottom and soft inside. I was afraid they were going to stick and was going to stir them but decided to leave them alone and I think that helped in the browning on the bottom and actually kept them from sticking.
Thanks so much for that recipe! I'm gonna try it tonight with mine.
 

paxsim2

Contributing Member
Just threw out a quart jar of dehydrated mushrooms, first time ever. I noticed they were really dark and when I shook them up about an inch at the bottom stuck where they had molded. I've never had that happen in the 30 odd years I've been dehydrating. Glad I caught them!

I need new shoes too, so I'll be shopping next week for new skechers. My mom left me her bad feet but the skechers are my go to shoes. Hers got so bad she needed inserts, I'm not there yet thankfully.
Did a Walmart pickup this morning, I need to do a milk run then we're done for awhile. If I see a good deal on meat I will take advantage of it.
The weather will be good for the next week so I will work in our small garden. Our dog is on comfort care, so I'll enjoy his company outside for as long as he has. He loves being out with us.
 

amazon

Senior Member
I just slice them up whatever thickness I want, soak in cold water while I'm getting stuff ready, drain and dry them. Then bake on heavy cookie sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with coconut oil. Bake about 425 til done, which will vary based on thickness.

Here's a bunch of recipes:
Baked French Fries 1
 

WanderLore

Senior Member
Doc check up, blood sugars are low to normal! Eye doc all good, new glasses.
Had 2nd meeting of hike group, taught basic first aid. 17 kids, 9 adults. Good way to teach Creationism vs evolution.
Took the 3 boys to Awana, all got new jewels for their epaulets. I teach their class, its just the 3 of them lol.
We got sons room re done for his birthday, got the new tub surround in after 4 years.
Its very cold, I think it got to 21 F today. Just too cold to do much. I would like to get pantry sorted and cleaned better but DH always putting things in there that should go to barn. Hard living with a horader.
Next and last house project will be the cold storage room. Turning that into a famiy/music/exercise room, when its a bit warmer.
My sisters, who loves clothes and shoes, asked me once when we were together for a few days, what kind of shoes I wear. I said "Boys size 5". Hahaha, but thats what fits.
My sciatca and extrusion is still bad but I manage. I'm hoping its healed soon as oldest son wants to go hike and camp and build stuff and I want to go too.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I just slice them up whatever thickness I want, soak in cold water while I'm getting stuff ready, drain and dry them. Then bake on heavy cookie sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with coconut oil. Bake about 425 til done, which will vary based on thickness.

Here's a bunch of recipes:
Baked French Fries 1

Thanks for the link! There is a wealth of info for me there!
 

Bidadisndat

Contributing Member
Spent time cleaning and reorganising the prep stores after our now-resident possum got onto the shelving and rearranged things to her satisfaction... though of course not mine. Mrs Bid had wedged some heavy cardboard into the garage roller door to stop her coming in but that was pretty much a waste of time: She doesn't know how determined a possum can be.

Not really a prepping topic, ok? But, do any of you bake your home fries in the oven? If so, how do you do it? Cary loves home fries, but he can't have them fried in oil like I've been doing. He can have them baked, though. I buy potatoes by the month, and I always have a good supply on hand. I hate to waste them, cause home fries is the way I use them most. TIA.
Mrs B uses a bench-top Turbo Oven/Air Fryer for home fries, both potato and sweet potato. She also uses it for most vegetables that would normally be roasted in the normal oven, and for crumbed fish and the like. Oh, and she just told me that it can do roast meats too.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Sigh... that damned official low fat diet... talk about zero science behind that one!

I do oven fries... I melt half a stick of butter in a cookie sheet (one with sides). Peel the potatoes, slice them into wedges. Heat the pan in the oven until the butter is melted. (Tip the pan from sidd to side to spread the butter to cover the bottom of the pan). Toss the potatoes on the pan, stir them around until they are lightly coated with the butter. Bake at 400* until they're golden brown and tender inside. Sprinkle with seasoned salt... (use lite seasoned salt for Cary)

Summerthyme
 

ReneeT

Veteran Member
Finally, Finally, Finally got back to the pool this week!! I went after I got off work Wednesday morning, so didn't think I'd stay more than 30 minutes, but it felt so good to be back in the pool that I did my normal hour - and boy, did I ever pay for it when I tried to crawl out of bed in the early afternoon! I worked some of the aches out by shoveling snow - I went to bed with clear skies and woke up to about 3" of snow that fell sometime during the 4 hours I was sleeping. It was still snowing when I got in the van to head head to town - I'd promised youngest grandson I'd take him to the store, but when I made it to the second turn, I did a 3 point and headed back home; it was blowing like crazy!! It had settled down this morning, but then Hubby sent me a text telling me not to drive as the roads were icy - so the neighbor came over and picked me up for the trip to the pool - we were in 4WD most of the way - kinda hard to tell where on the road we actually were. I put in another hour in the pool, and that took a few more of the aches out - I barely hurt at all now. We hit the store on the way home as neighbor needed fruit - I snagged an ad and found that they had the Knorr's packaged sides on sale 5/$5, so picked up 10 of them for the pantry. We are planning to go back up to the pool tomorrow - with a stop by the VFW for fish dinners afterwards. I've really missed the companionship of the V; stopping in to grab carry-out just wasn't the same. I'm hoping that the roads are clear enough by Friday afternoon or Saturday morning that I can run over and take the grandson to get whatever it was he thought he needed. Probably Valentines...

Shoes - I hate buying shoes!! (Do I have to turn in my female card :lol: ) I wear a 5 in regular shoes, but work shoes have to be a 5.5 to allow for heavy socks (I wear wool socks all year round to work) and feet swelling during the 12.5 hour shifts. I will only wear white shoes to work - I want to be able to see if something gets on them. Used to wear Brooks and loved them, but then they changed where they were being made and the store didn't have my size in stock so ordered in - they came in with a weird yellowish cast and STUNK of chemicals. I tried a few other brands but none were comfortable until I happened on some Dr. Scholl's. $29 and they last about 3 months of floor nursing, which includes being washed at least every other week. Once they hit the 3 month mark, I use them for walking shoes until it's time to rotate the next pair in, at which point they become yard/garden shoes. Only problem is now I can't find them locally so I'm either going to have to order them or find a different shoe. Did I mention that I hate buying shoes?

I'd noticed a stray cat in the yard a time or two lately, usually he was out by the compost pile but today he was sitting under the old swing set frame where I have several bird feeders hanging so I decided he needed to find a different lunch. I dumped a packet of tuna in a disposable dish, took it outside and put it down about 20' away from the feeders - cat took off for the gully, but I kept peeking out the window and noticed he was back in the yard about 30 minutes later. He had his nose in the air and was looking around, finally found his way over to the tuna and chowed down. I'll give him a couple more packs of tuna that are getting close to the use by date until I can get to the store to grab some cat food - won't hurt my feelings a bit to have a cat around the place again since I really, really, really do not like rodents!

TP is showing back up in the stores around here in a big way - mostly off brands. I didn't deplete my stash much, but may add a few packages of the off brands to have on hand just in case. I'm watching for another coffee sale for daughter; down to 6 tubs of the half-caff that she likes, but the 'sale' of $7.99 wasn't enough of a sale for me to buy today; I may live to regret it... CVS has not been having some of the sale items in stock when I go in to shop - I have 3 CVS stores in my normal range - work town, pool town, grandkid town - and it's the same situation in all three. Dollar General has been getting a little skimpy too, but at least they still carry my Pond's face cream - 12 hours of mask is rough on the skin. At least we're back down to just surgical masks instead of N95's unless we have a covid+ patient; and psych is running full enough that the positives are going to the medical floors instead. Yeah, the med/surg nurses pretty much hate us right now... but we can't get people placed due to covid; the psych nursing homes are full up, psych group homes are limiting intake as they can only have one person per bedroom, and the state hospital in our district is requiring a 14 day quarantine period WHEN they have a bed - they are having trouble finding post hospital placement as well.

Daughter is back to full time work - the little boys are having a little trouble adjusting to keeping the noise level down after 6+ months of having no limits on noise. I bet daughter AND the boys will all be happy when warm weather comes back :lol: Oldest grandson - the lineman apprentice - hasn't been getting much rest the past few days; he's been out on calls frequently. If you've a prayer to spare for our folks who keep the power on, I'd appreciate it being offered up.

Well, it's a bit early, but with the increase in exercise I'm getting tired earlier; think I'll go ahead and post this so I can do a quick check of the forum then head to bed. You folks all take care out there; stay safe!!
 

Hermantribe

Veteran Member
Started reorganizing the pantry today. Got about half done. Will finish tomorrow. Inventorying and rotating as I go (which I should have already done).
Tomorrow I have my “well check” that I have to do yearly to keep my insurance from going up. I’m counting that as a prep. I’m not looking forward to going to the doctor while I’m healthy, but it is what it is. I did take the earliest time slot so hopefully no cooties there yet. Lol

Slow and steady ...
My goal this weekend is to reorganize my pantry too. I bought a box of 8 containers of different sizes for flour, sugar, etc., and a labeler from Sam's Club. I ordered 24 glass spice jars with screw on lids from WalMart. Noe that all the kids are adults (at least in theory), I can expect things to be put back correctly. I hope. I was going to use small canning jars, but the lids are a pain and I wanted something new and dedicated to being able to see and fit different spices without smelling them every time I open the pantry!
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
My goal this weekend is to reorganize my pantry too. I bought a box of 8 containers of different sizes for flour, sugar, etc., and a labeler from Sam's Club. I ordered 24 glass spice jars with screw on lids from WalMart. Noe that all the kids are adults (at least in theory), I can expect things to be put back correctly. I hope. I was going to use small canning jars, but the lids are a pain and I wanted something new and dedicated to being able to see and fit different spices without smelling them every time I open the pantry!
I bought some quarter pint ball jars for spices and have some plastic screw on lids with a plastic ring inside. So when I use one of these jars I have a new canning lid and ring. I have labels for them and they stack.

God is good all the time

judy
 

Digger

Senior Member
I bought a book on saving seed. I save seed already, but I need to do more. I like to have my info in print form. I have a shelf of homestead type books.

We stopped at the small grocery on the way home from doing my contract job. The shelves were pretty full. But we notice more brands we have never seem before. One of the frozen vegetables we like now comes in a steam able bag. Same price but only half the amount, if that much, as the old bag.

I paid off our credit card. It had stuff we had been ordering on line. Our new dining room chairs was a good chunk of it. Usually it is just our internet bill that is automatically charged to it. Our February payment will be our last tractor payment too.

I need to get some cabbage seeds going in a cold frame. I have that on today's list. I will see if I feel like doing it. I use concrete blocks for the sides. I have an old glass shower door that I lay over the top. It works pretty good. I also need to look up a homemade hog trap and start building one of them.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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I bought some quarter pint ball jars for spices and have some plastic screw on lids with a plastic ring inside. So when I use one of these jars I have a new canning lid and ring. I have labels for them and they stack.

God is good all the time

judy
Judy... be careful relying on those plastic lids alone to keep stuff fresh, especially in a damp climate. I've had to toss multiple spice blends that contained salt (which apparently sucks moisture out of the air) because they got very damp.

I now put a flat lid on and then put the plastic lid on instead of a jar ring. It works, but you won't have extra flats...

Summerthyme
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Sigh... that damned official low fat diet... talk about zero science behind that one!

I do oven fries... I melt half a stick of butter in a cookie sheet (one with sides). Peel the potatoes, slice them into wedges. Heat the pan in the oven until the butter is melted. (Tip the pan from sidd to side to spread the butter to cover the bottom of the pan). Toss the potatoes on the pan, stir them around until they are lightly coated with the butter. Bake at 400* until they're golden brown and tender inside. Sprinkle with seasoned salt... (use lite seasoned salt for Cary)

Summerthyme
Yeah, I know what the doctor told Cary about him needing the low fat low salt diet. What the doctor doesn't know is that I believe in moderation in all things. I refuse to take away all fat and salt from Cary. I'm cutting back a bit, but not completely. Cary loves real sweet cream salted butter. He still gets that in moderation. Same with real cheeses and whole milk, eggs, and bacon. His BP is doing so well that I'm letting him have his salt, too. His BP is still running a bit on the low side of what is normal for him, so I don't think it will hurt for him to have it, within limits. Doctor has cut his BP med in half already.

Basically, we're both trying to eat more healthy. Instead of frying everything (the preferred way of the South, LOL), I'm doing more roasting and baking. Choosing the leaner cuts of meats, and adding more fresh or canned vegetables to our diet. Less sweets.

Lean boneless pork chops are in my crock pot with homemade brown gravy and onions. I browned the chops on both sides in olive oil a bit, before putting them in the crock pot. Will have mashed potatoes with real butter, sweet peas, plus homemade biscuits for our supper tonight. I see nothing about any of that that should raise anyone's eyebrows. Everything in moderation.

The oven fries last night turned out great. Sprayed them with olive oil with a bit of salt.
 

amazon

Senior Member
I love these for working pantry storage.

Just got back from WM, bought more shelves and totes, everything pretty stocked. They do have the small packs of Burgess seeds out. I noticed people are still buying canning jars as fast as they put them out. No lids. They did have the vacuum seal thing people were looking for last year. Dollar General has seed starting stuff too.

Off to organize and run to GW.

Summer, whats your thoughts on nano silver? I have some, but we haven't started taking it.
 

amazon

Senior Member
Yeah, I know what the doctor told Cary about him needing the low fat low salt diet. What the doctor doesn't know is that I believe in moderation in all things. I refuse to take away all fat and salt from Cary. I'm cutting back a bit, but not completely. Cary loves real sweet cream salted butter. He still gets that in moderation. Same with real cheeses and whole milk, eggs, and bacon. His BP is doing so well that I'm letting him have his salt, too. His BP is still running a bit on the low side of what is normal for him, so I don't think it will hurt for him to have it, within limits. Doctor has cut his BP med in half already.

Basically, we're both trying to eat more healthy. Instead of frying everything (the preferred way of the South, LOL), I'm doing more roasting and baking. Choosing the leaner cuts of meats, and adding more fresh or canned vegetables to our diet. Less sweets.

Lean boneless pork chops are in my crock pot with homemade brown gravy and onions. I browned the chops on both sides in olive oil a bit, before putting them in the crock pot. Will have mashed potatoes with real butter, sweet peas, plus homemade biscuits for our supper tonight. I see nothing about any of that that should raise anyone's eyebrows. Everything in moderation.

The oven fries last night turned out great. Sprayed them with olive oil with a bit of salt.
Lol! That meal would raise lots of eyebrows in the medical world where I used to work, but you have to do what you all decide is healthy and do-able. Lots of evidence based medicine out there that says conflicting things. In the end, we all live and die with our own choices. BTW, cauliflower faux mashed potatoes are quite good if you ever want to try something different.
 

Illini Warrior

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I love these for working pantry storage.

Just got back from WM, bought more shelves and totes, everything pretty stocked. They do have the small packs of Burgess seeds out. I noticed people are still buying canning jars as fast as they put them out. No lids. They did have the vacuum seal thing people were looking for last year. Dollar General has seed starting stuff too.

Off to organize and run to GW.

Summer, whats your thoughts on nano silver? I have some, but we haven't started taking it.

I noticed the other day that the Anchor Hocking brand canning jars that Menards brought in aren't selling >> AH got into the jar manufacture when the market gap opportunity came up - probably a corporate wide crap load available .....
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Lol! That meal would raise lots of eyebrows in the medical world where I used to work, but you have to do what you all decide is healthy and do-able. Lots of evidence based medicine out there that says conflicting things. In the end, we all live and die with our own choices. BTW, cauliflower faux mashed potatoes are quite good if you ever want to try something different.
My meal may be heavy on the carbs. In the hospital, Cary had two baked boneless pork chops with a bit of gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans, along with a dinner roll for one of his supper meals. Jello with mixed fruit for dessert. Mine isn't much different. They didn't give him any salt, and instead of real butter, he got some type of buttery spread. Probably more oil than butter.

Our weight is within normal range, so I don't worry too much about the carb intake.
 

amazon

Senior Member
Southern, I'm not criticizing. I don't think carbs are evil, for most people. Everyone has to find a healthy (er) way of eating they can live with. Portion sizes are a big part of the problem for a lot of people. We had to strictly adhere to ADA and AHA guidelines when giving patient education. . When a nutritionist hears mashed potatoes and gravy, eyebrows shoot up because they think that means large portions of saturated fat and high sodium. Of course, there are lots of ways to make healthy mashed potatoes and gravy. There is a nice, easy guideline we used that worked. One of our RNs lost 40 lbs doing it. Lots of latitude for food preferences.


Lots of information and highly customizable. As with everything, use what you can and discard what you can't. : )
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Judy... be careful relying on those plastic lids alone to keep stuff fresh, especially in a damp climate. I've had to toss multiple spice blends that contained salt (which apparently sucks moisture out of the air) because they got very damp.

I now put a flat lid on and then put the plastic lid on instead of a jar ring. It works, but you won't have extra flats...

Summerthyme
Thanks, I just figured the contents would be no worse off than the jars that spices come in. I'm buying some spices in bulk, vacuum sealing most of the spice and just putting an oz or so in one of the small jars.

I do have lids that didn't seal, I suppose I could use those under the plastic lid.

There is a seasoning that I've used for 100 years called "Spike" and its difficult to use from the spice bottle it comes in because it gets damp and clumps. I just break it up and use the amount I need. On the other hand I have a large container of onion powder that is hard as a rock. Even putting this in a food processor doesn't work very well, so I have to use a morter and pedistal and pound it back into power. The thing is this onion power still smells and tastes fine. My new larger amount is now vacuum sealed in a quart canning jar.

Thanks for the heads up on the lid.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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On the question about nano silver...

I've only used homemade colloidal silver, but I've used a LOT of it on multiple species. I've found it to be a potent antibiotic, but I personally have never seen it to be effective against either fungus or viruses.

I'm very much against using it daily, with a few rare exceptions such as a friend's tom cat who had almost constant urinary tract infections (he was on antibiotics 4-5 tines a year!). Putting an ounce of colloidal silver in a quart of his drinking water has kept him healthy and infection free for over 7 years!

But it does worry me that if people overuse it (especially using it as a "tonic"- my Amish neighbors drive me nuts with that) or use it to disinfect surfaces, we could see resistance. That would be terrible!

As far as its use in COVID, I could see replacing the Azithromycin with colloidal silver, IF they are using the Azithromycin for its antibiotic properties, and not for a different reason. And I don't know that for sure.

Summerthyme
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Yeah, I know what the doctor told Cary about him needing the low fat low salt diet. What the doctor doesn't know is that I believe in moderation in all things. I refuse to take away all fat and salt from Cary. I'm cutting back a bit, but not completely. Cary loves real sweet cream salted butter. He still gets that in moderation. Same with real cheeses and whole milk, eggs, and bacon. His BP is doing so well that I'm letting him have his salt, too. His BP is still running a bit on the low side of what is normal for him, so I don't think it will hurt for him to have it, within limits. Doctor has cut his BP med in half already.

Basically, we're both trying to eat more healthy. Instead of frying everything (the preferred way of the South, LOL), I'm doing more roasting and baking. Choosing the leaner cuts of meats, and adding more fresh or canned vegetables to our diet. Less sweets.

Lean boneless pork chops are in my crock pot with homemade brown gravy and onions. I browned the chops on both sides in olive oil a bit, before putting them in the crock pot. Will have mashed potatoes with real butter, sweet peas, plus homemade biscuits for our supper tonight. I see nothing about any of that that should raise anyone's eyebrows. Everything in moderation.

The oven fries last night turned out great. Sprayed them with olive oil with a bit of salt.
I'm glad you said you are still eating eggs, they are the perfect food. DH is not inclined to have a small flock of chickens. Before he moved here from Illinois, he had at least 50 laying hens and gave away the abundance of eggs they produced. We now have about 40 hens and they have been laying up to 20 eggs a day. We eat what we want and share the remainder. Our pastor and his family eat about 12 eggs a day and we bless him with at least 3 or 4 dozen a week.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I'm glad you said you are still eating eggs, they are the perfect food. DH is not inclined to have a small flock of chickens. Before he moved here from Illinois, he had at least 50 laying hens and gave away the abundance of eggs they produced. We now have about 40 hens and they have been laying up to 20 eggs a day. We eat what we want and share the remainder. Our pastor and his family eat about 12 eggs a day and we bless him with at least 3 or 4 dozen a week.

God is good all the time

Judy
I still use eggs in my cornbread that Cary has almost every night. We only eat fried or scrambled eggs every now and then. From time to time, but not often, I make a breakfast meal for our supper. Scrambled eggs or cheese omelets with bacon, and homemade hash browns and biscuits.

We've thought about having our own chickens just for the eggs. But, the amount of eggs that we would need wouldn't warrant the expense of housing and feeding the chickens. We've been getting ours free from Cary's best friend, but he stopped raising chickens back in the Summer. Now, they're all store bought, until we find someone else to get them from.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I still use eggs in my cornbread that Cary has almost every night. We only eat fried or scrambled eggs every now and then. From time to time, but not often, I make a breakfast meal for our supper. Scrambled eggs or cheese omelets with bacon, and homemade hash browns and biscuits.

We've thought about having our own chickens just for the eggs. But, the amount of eggs that we would need wouldn't warrant the expense of housing and feeding the chickens. We've been getting ours free from Cary's best friend, but he stopped raising chickens back in the Summer. Now, they're all store bought, until we find someone else to get them from.
DH has three eggs almost everyday and I do too, although not everyday. I fry his in coconut oil and most of the time mine in bacon grease. We rarely eat bread of any kind, although I've been giving him an english muffin with his first meal of the day with his eggs, this is usually between noon and 2:00 pm., he eats two meals a day and I prefer to only eat one, but I've been eating two lately. I blame that second meal on my weight gain in the last couple of years.

DH and I prefer to limit flour based products to maybe once a day, but usually not everyday. All that food tastes wonderful but we don't think its good for our health. Although I have been giving him mashed potatoes a few times a week lately because I think he needs the calories, I do not need them.

Years ago I was having an issue with vertigo and I put myself on a macrobiotic diet and within in a month my issue was resolved. That's the way I would go if I had any kind of heath issue, but most people think I'm nutty.

We all have choices and whatever works for one may not work for another.

God is good all the time.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Cary being raised during his formative years in Germany, developed a love for hot, fresh baked bread with lots of butter and cheeses. He's never outgrown that. He could still make a complete meal out of that, along with a glass of red wine.

Coming to America, being around his Dad's folks, he got his first taste of cornbread and traditional homemade biscuits. He fell in love with those, too. He has to have some type of bread with every meal. He loves my cornbread, so I make it for him often.
 

ReneeT

Veteran Member
I noticed the other day that the Anchor Hocking brand canning jars that Menards brought in aren't selling >> AH got into the jar manufacture when the market gap opportunity came up - probably a corporate wide crap load available .....
Did you happen to notice where they are manufactured? I was given a box of jars that a friend bought at WM for a craft project she decided not to do - box said 'Made in China'; I passed them on to a lady who does fancy candles.
 

prudentwatcher

Veteran Member
We don't have great thrift stores here-mainly junk and way overpriced, but I had some free time today to stop by one. I hadn't been in over a year. I managed to find five almost new shirts and two almost new pair of jeans, along with a stainless steel bowl, a revere ware quart size pot, and a Rachel Ray fry pan (the last three are for my SHTF kitchen). I was quite pleased with my haul.
 

Illini Warrior

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Did you happen to notice where they are manufactured? I was given a box of jars that a friend bought at WM for a craft project she decided not to do - box said 'Made in China'; I passed them on to a lady who does fancy candles.
says in bold print on both sides "American Made Glass Since 1905" -nothing about China >>> Menards pushes Amercian Made like a fool ...
 

ReneeT

Veteran Member
says in bold print on both sides "American Made Glass Since 1905" -nothing about China >>> Menards pushes Amercian Made like a fool ...
Thanks for letting me know - I have a few Anchor Hocking jars that get rotated in now and again, and have had no trouble with them. My cousins are wanting to can more, and I feel that I have been more than generous enough in sharing my jars; I was going to point them toward the Anchor Hocking jars at Menards, but didn't want to encourage them to use Chinese products. Of course, I have a lot of non-branded jars - probably a lot of mayo jars in the mix - that I use at times; no clue where those are made, so I must not be too picky :lol:
 
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