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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Free Food Again

Today was the Tuesday lunch--taco salad. I could not have the beef mixture and don't eat salsa. So, lunch was lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives, shredded cheese, corn chips, and sour cream. I also ate a piece of chocolate cake with no icing and chocolate chips in the cake, plus several glasses of unsweetened tea.

Dominique got about two quarts of the leftover lunch. She loves sour cream on her lettuce! Since I don't eat those chips, she will be so happy!

Before we left, someone announced that there were free sweet potatoes on the way out. I got about ten pounds. One night when the humidity is low, I will bake them all and then vacate the kitchen as it heats up. There are enough sweet potatoes for over a dozen meals. I love the skin, but will get all the insides and refrigerate or freeze the rest. Dominique will love the skins! I do leave a little bit of the insides for her on the skins.

Dinner tonight won't be free, but it won't have to be cooked--salad greens, chicken breast, yellow squash, shredded cheese, and tomatoes.

Your turn
Are your meals going to heat your kitchen? Is any of it free?

14 comments:

  1. No free meals here, darn it. But I do have meals like soups or stews that I have canned and they can be heated in the microwave. Other meals like chicken breast with vegetables or casseroles are cooked in the crock pot. I will do most anything to keep my apartment cool during this heat wave. :)

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  2. Vicki,
    Keeping cool is the name of the game here, too. Microwaves are great! I just discovered the beauty of crockpots after resisting them for years.

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  3. We have too much free food! My husband cannot turn down anyones offer of leftovers. Some of it I freeze but some cannot be. It does come in handy when I dont feel like cooking. Linda, I have never eated a sweet potato skin, is that a southern thing?

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    1. Carol,
      Where does he find all these leftovers? Someone else might have thrown it away, so your using as much as you can is a good thing. I don't know if it is Southern or not. I just always eat my skin. Exbf will not. I do know lots of people eat the skin.

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    2. He makes the rounds of his kids houses and if they are throwing away food, it ends up with him. My stepkids dont eat leftovers. I hate throwing away food even if someone has thrown it away previously.

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    3. carol,
      I see. Not eating leftovers is a foreign concept to me. Frankly, I don't want to cook if there is something around to eat. Plus, food is costly. Waste is waste...lol. It goes against my grain. Sometimes food is just better the second day.

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  4. I use a Sun Oven for soups, stews, meatloaf, chicken breasts, rice, baked potatoes, roasts and the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and the very rare steak. Usually the meat I buy is on clearance (never had any go bad as I cook it up withing 24 hours) and can even get rotisserie chickens at half price at the Neighborhood Walmart as they are not open 24 hours. Wife is a vegan so she uses the Sun Oven for her beans and seitan. Definitely keeps the kitchen/house cooler.

    No free food but most of our veggies we grow and now in the summer heat the produce is limited so we grow sprouts on the kitchen counter.

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    1. Tom,
      I have never used a Sun Oven, but it certainly sounds handy. In this heat I am sure my backyard is hot enough. It is in full sun.

      The rotisserie chickens are $2.49 at $8:30 even though the WM stays open 24/7. The deli closes, so the reduce some things. I love those. You cannot buy a chicken raw for that cheap.

      I wish I had someone to fill my buckets with the soil I bought so I could grow tomatoes, cayenne and Bell peppers. I have grown sprouts before, but not seriously. No one sells the kinds of seeds I want to sprout. What kind do you sprout?

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    2. Linda - we sprout alfalfa, mung, a zesty blend, a sandwich cruch blend and lentils. Wife has also started sprouting her black beans so they only take about 40 min to cook, about 1/2 normal time.

      We buy the sprouting seeds on line, thru Amazon, from High Mowing seeds and the Sproutman. We have the jars with plastic lids and just added a 4-tier sprouting thingie. All work very well.

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    3. Tom,
      Thanks. Alfalfa is what I want to start.

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  5. We haven't gotten any free food here. I have been making quick and easy dinners so I don't have to heat up the house. I'm a loss for tonight though.

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  6. Sonya Ann,
    Figuring out what to have for dinner is sometimes more difficult than actually preparing the food!

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  7. how is the go fund me doing? it has been up almost 2 years. you still don't have water?

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    1. em,
      I do have water, just not electricity in some rooms. I have wondered how to just hide the gofundme icon or move it to the bottom. Thanks so much for your concern.

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