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Roast the turkey CARCASS before making stock!
Sunday, December 04, 2016      4 comments

I've never done this. Have you? And any reason why it wouldn't work for chicken bones, too? www.seriouseats.com/reci
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tock-recipe.html ... Read more
Thanksgiving Dinner for 12 for under $50 - with lots of leftovers!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      2 comments

Three years ago I did a post for a local food pantry's blog about how to have an affordable - and abundant - Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving dinner for 12 for under $50. And enough leftovers for two more meals for 4 people each. I thought I'd ... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - Summary
Thursday, September 29, 2016      4 comments

I'm going to go ahead and wrap this up as of yesterday. That's 29 days (I started on August 31). The reason for wrapping it up now is that I took Mom for a drive today and we ate out, and I'm taking a friend to dinner tonight, and having supper ... Read more
BEEF ZUCCHINI PIE - recipe
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      2 comments

BEEF ZUCCHINI PIE (adapted from fooddownunder.com) 1 lb ground beef 1/2 c chopped onion (75 grams) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 t dried basil, oregano, savory OR marjoram, crushed 3/4 t salt 1/8 t pepper 1-1/2 lb zucchini, coarsel... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 28
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      0 comments

Breakfast - 1 egg with 1 tablespoon mayo Lunch - salad of 1/2 cup chicken, 2 eggs, 1/4 c cottage cheese, 1 ounce sunflower seeds, 1/3 pound tomato and 1/2 cucumber Supper - BEEF ZUCCHINI PIE, 1 orange bell pepper, 1 tablespoon ranch dr... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 27
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      0 comments

Only three more days of this challenge! Breakfast - none - IF Lunch - salad of 1 cup chicken, 4 tablespoons mayo, a squirt of mustard, and 8 oz tomato Supper - ZUCCHINI BEEF PIE I was going to have a salad with supper, but th... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 26
Monday, September 26, 2016      1 comments

Breakfast - none - IF Lunch - gnawings on chicken bones - I'm guessing I got between one and two cups of meat Snack - 1 cup homemade bone broth Supper - 1/2 pound (raw weight) ground beef, 1/3 zucchini (300 grams), 1/2 (50 grams) ... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 25
Monday, September 26, 2016      2 comments

Breakfast - none - IF Lunch - salad of 1 c chicken, 1 egg, 5 T mayo, a squirt of mustard, and 262 gr tomato Supper - 1/2 pound (raw weight) hamburger and some leftover veggies (51 gr onion, 1/4 (26 gr) red bell pepper, 1/4 (50 gr) toma... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - Summary to date
Sunday, September 25, 2016      0 comments

Total cost of this week's food - $23.67 Average daily cost of this week's food - $3.38 Total cost of this month's food to date - $77.51 Average daily cost of food this month to date - $3.10 Friday's protein binge sure messed ... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 24
Sunday, September 25, 2016      0 comments

Breakfast - none - IF Lunch - 150 gr zucchini, 25 gr red bell pepper, 50 gr onion, 50 gr tomato, all sauteed in a tablespoon of coconut oil, then scrambled into 3 eggs plus some leftover scrambled eggs and sausage from yesterday Supper... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 23
Saturday, September 24, 2016      1 comments

Another protein binge day. I wonder if I'm not getting enough protein on a regular basis and so I feel this need to binge on protein periodically? Or on something else that I get - or think I'll get - from the meat? Don't know. At least I'm not ... Read more
Food Stamp Challenge - September 22
Thursday, September 22, 2016      0 comments

Breakfast - a big mug of tea with 1 ounce cream and a couple of squirts of liquid splenda (it was a cold and dismal morning!) Lunch - taco salad (minus the chips) at a restaurant before playing bridge Supper - 5 eggs poached in 73 gram... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 21
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      2 comments

Breakfast - none - IF Lunch - 5 eggs scrambled in 1 tablespoon coconut oil Supper - leftover pot roast Total cost of today's food - $2.10 Total protein for the day - 68 grams Not a great day for nutrition, but I just was... Read more
TACO SEASONING
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      1 comments

TACO SEASONING (adapted from allrecipes.com) 1/4 cup chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons paprika 2 tablespoons ground cumin ... Read more
September Food Stamp Challenge - September 20
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      1 comments

Breakfast - 4 eggs scrambled in 2 T drippings (yes, I ate breakfast today!) Lunch - 2 cups broth (from cooking the pork the other day), the last 4 ounces (raw weight) of the pork, 1/2 cup (raw) chard (from my garden), 100 grams tomatoes (fr... Read more

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