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Posted on 02/14/2011 9:06:08 AM PST by patriotgal1787
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We tilled up my garden this weekend to get ready for planting. I fear we are too late for peas, onions and cabbage. But, we will have tomatoes, cucumbers peppers and green beans.
Count this as a promise kept.
Been listening to Beck and stocked the freezer and pantry over the last 4 months. Not food storage company stuff - just kept putting extra regular food in the cart when I shopped. Will still probably buy tomatoes if they are available, but otherwise for fresh stuff will just watch prices and only buy if reasonable.
Something I am watching for is a price drop in meat or poultry. When the price of raising the animals is more than the farmer can get for it, they flood the market. Briefly, the supermarket price dives, i’ll buy then and freeze it.
I’m using my frozen, canned and dehydrated foods, stored from years past...I’m not paying those current prices. And won’t have to for years to come.
And I chuckle, just a little, at those people and the media who ridiculed ‘preppers’ and long term food storage.
Those on foodstamps won’t care about the prices. Those who are working and paying with their hard earned money (who are also paying for others’ foodstamps) do care!
Food prices are going to go up. I was at a lower priced restaurant and there a 60 something couple talking at the next table. They were furious and filled with despair. They said - “we worked all our lives and now it is like the rug is being out from our feet.”
Hope and Change. Get used to it because things are gonna get worse. Obama helped by ALL of TV which ALL support him including Fox.
1) Coupons baby,Coupons
2) When an item is on special, LOAD up
3) Grocery shop on Saturday during lunch when ALL the free samples are available-—that takes care of one meal.
4) Dumpster dive—yes I admitt it.
5) Take a thermos to work and pour in all the leftover coffee at the end of the day... this is my weekend coffee
6) Shower at the gym...save on water and soap
7) Chew each bite of food 20 times...this tricks the body into thinking you’ve eaten more then you actually did
8) Eat 8 small meals as opposed to 3 normal ones—also tricks body
9) Lose the soda...and juice. Water and Coffee ONLY
10) buy less fresh tomatoes and more canned tomatoes...mix together
11) ground frozen turkey is a hell of a lot cheaper than ground beef and has less fat
12) buy in bulk, cook in large quantities and invest in Tupperware
13) get religion and hit the church dinner gatherings....
I was reading something about the people of Okinawa live very long because meat is a smaller portion in their food. The meat in there case is usually fish.
Americans are going to have to make do with a LOT less. Thank the idiots who voted for Obama and ALL of TV which supports Obama plus teh idiots who watch TV.
Cheap, relatively healthful meat.
Don't try to keep cooked turkey more than about a week to 10 days, though.
Our local feed store said they're not selling much feed these days. Farmers are getting rid of their animals because of the price of corn.
A relative sold off all his beef. He decided, for now, to just cut hay unless things change for the corn market.
We've got to stop wasting our food for the sake a of a few fringe voters. Ethanol does nothing for anyone (except increase the politicians campaign funds).
Those prices are for the stupid....Leave it on the shelf...
Thanks for the suggestions. I like a lot of your suggestions. The coffee at the end of the weekend or even the end of the day makes sense.....we spill out a bunch of coffee through the week, BUT it never occurred to me to take the thermos and pour it in it and drink either during the night or morning or even over the weekend. Brilliant! However, I cannot dumpster dive...it is a psychological thing for me.....I just won’t do it even if I am about to die of starvation.
I was at Costco yesterday and noticed veal cutlets at $8.99, when the cheapest I ever see them has been $9.99. I'm guessing that a number of farmers have decided it's cheaper to butcher their calves now than feed them to beef-size.
Remember to use the left over bones for broth. It makes good soups and stews. That's one meal most people toss out.
"Top of the Stove Bread" is cheap, fresh, and perfect for a turkey soup or stew meal. You don't even need an oven.
1.5 cups bread flour
3/4 cup water
about 3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp yeast
Mix in small bowl,cover with damp cloth, let set until next day (about an hour or so before dinner).
Gently remove, and place in small, lightly greased cast iron fry pan. Cook over lowest heat possible about 1/2 hour. If firm enough, gently turn over and cook the other side another one half hour.
This bread is airy, warm, and tastes great.
Dumpster diving is difficult and you must know what to look for.
Even easier, watch the garbage bucket at work.
I see folks throw away bananas because they are a little brown. They are still good.
Someone will bring in donuts on a Friday. They toss the rest away at the end of the day and I dig them out of the garbage and that becomes my week end desert.
So you pay for a gym membership to save on soap and water?
To achieve their goal of Centralized World Government the Left must first rip down to the ground all Nations that are self sufficient, or have the ability to be.
Once they achieve that goal they start to rebuild in their centralized vision.
We are in the process of being destroyed, ripped down to the ground by Leftist design.