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Thursday, December 26, 2013

As Close To Organic Food As I Can Get

My son sent me an email about various produce that are slammed with pesticides and some that are not as badly slammed. I keep this list in my purse when I go to the grocery store. I mostly have it memorized. Below is the list.

If you are lucky enough to have a store called Trader Joe's you can get organic at a lower price than some larger chains. I buy my peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, and some meats at Whole Foods because the chain I go to doesn't have these in small quanities. I can buy my fruit, most of the time, at the chain I go to. Also frozen organic is good. I add them to muffins or cereal. 

Living in a TinCan you are limited. I don't buy processed foods so both my small frigs are full of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and things I make for lunches.(tuna salad, three bean salad, chicken pasta, and other things). I try to make these on the weekend so all I have to do is just put them in seperate containers for our lunches.

I do cheat sometimes and buy meat/dairy on sale at my chain. Yea, the cattle probably lived and were fed in a feed lot. I buy my tuna in bulk from Costco. If you want some processed stuff you can get it in great quanities at Costco. They have quite a selection of organic. I just dont have the room.

Of course, the ultimate would be having your own cattle or barter for a neighbors grass raised cattle. Also your own chickens and other critters along with a full garden and green house. That is on the back burner for us now. I buy my food weekly with a strict budget and pre planned menu. This menu includes treats, breakfast meals, and lunch meals. We probably spend $100-$120 a week for two.

Check out my post about how to pre-plan your week the weekend before. If I had a freezer I could make large amounts of ....say...skettie and freeze a few batches.

Eat OrganicOkay Non Organic
Imported NectrinesSweet Potato
PeppersSweet Peas
LettuceDomestic Cantaloupe





Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Famous Green Jello

2 C boiling water
1 small  package yellow jello
1 small package green jello
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 C cottage cheese
1/2 C mayonaise
3/4 can evaporated milk
1/2 C walnuts chopped medium fine

Boil 2 Cups water, add both packages of jello, mix until combined.
Add, pineapple, cottage cheese, mayonaise, canned milk, and nuts.
Stir to make it smooth taking the lumps out.

Put in frig until set.
See Thanksgiving Day for a picture of Green Jello.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner

Since we are still in our Tin Can cooking a turkey is out of the question.
Turkey breast (cooked in our on-the-counter oven)
Steamed fresh green beans
Dressing in a glass bowl (cooked in our not-so-great propane oven...finished in our fancy oven )
My Famous Green Jello Salad
Rolls ( I forgot to take the oven dial off of broil when I cooked the rolls so they are a bit dark)

Turkey, Green Beans, Dressing, Rolls, Famous Green Jello (green jello recipe in next blog).