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mcallister3200
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May 4th, 2020 at 3:18:53 PM permalink
6 bottles of mustard for one person?????
EvenBob
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May 4th, 2020 at 3:26:58 PM permalink
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6 bottles of mustard for one person?????



For the pantry. I had 4 left. I use
Dijon all the time in cooking. I
have a dozen bottles of sugar
free ketchup, I love a well stocked
pantry. 100 cans of Progresso
soup, stuff lasts for years.
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petroglyph
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May 4th, 2020 at 4:34:10 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

For the pantry. I had 4 left. I use
Dijon all the time in cooking. I
have a dozen bottles of sugar
free ketchup, I love a well stocked
pantry. 100 cans of Progresso
soup, stuff lasts for years.

I had one house built in 1906, [with a 6 pillar porch!] it had a pantry built in, it was the size of a small office today. Just off of the kitchen.

Grand dad had PX privileges and I canned alot. It was joyful to just stand in the middle of the larder.
rxwine
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May 4th, 2020 at 5:37:53 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I use
Dijon all the time in cooking.



So, do you ever know what your food actually tastes like?
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Johnzimbo
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May 4th, 2020 at 6:02:47 PM permalink
He does....it tastes like dijon
EvenBob
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May 4th, 2020 at 9:21:51 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

So, do you ever know what your food actually tastes like?



I never put it on anything. Dijon is
an ingredient in lots of sauces
and marinades., in salad dressing,
as a rub, in dips, mix it with crushed
pork rinds for a breading on chicken.
It's great in casseroles and deviled
eggs. One of the best sauces for
fish is cook a couple cloves of garlic
in a stick of butter and add 2 tbls
of Dijon. You'll want to dip everything
in it. It's even good as a glaze or in
scrambled eggs. It's known as a king
of mustards because it's so versatile..
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EvenBob
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May 4th, 2020 at 9:34:16 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph


Grand dad had PX privileges and I canned alot. It was joyful to just stand in the middle of the larder.



Yes, it's a primitive thing. I love being
in my pantry and seeing a years worth
of food surrounding me. It makes me
feel safe and happy. We evolved going
thru endless periods of feast and famine.
It's in our nature to stock up on provisions.
Sometimes I want to get a chair and just
sit in there, but I never do.

I didn't start out to do this. 6 years ago
there was a sale on green beans, 25 cents
a can, usually 60 cents. I bought 100 cans
and really liked the way they looked in the
pantry. So I started buying canned goods
on sale. Progresso soup, dollar store jars
of hot sauce and canned meat. Walmart
canned tomatoes, mustard greens and
turnip greens. Condiments of all kinds
in bulk, spices and herbs by the pound.
Tons of canned fish. It was fun, and convenient
as hell to have whatever you need at all
times.

I have a freezer that holds 40 pounds of
meat. It's a small upright that opens like
a fridge. I used to have a big coffin deep
freeze but you lose track of what's in
there and it goes to waste. With a smaller
freezer I can see what I have at a glance.
It's in the pantry too, with 2 produce fridges.
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petroglyph
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May 5th, 2020 at 12:18:17 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I have a freezer that holds 40 pounds of
meat. It's a small upright that opens like
a fridge. I used to have a big coffin deep
freeze but you lose track of what's in
there and it goes to waste. With a smaller
freezer I can see what I have at a glance.
It's in the pantry too, with 2 produce fridges.

When I was raising kids, I kept two freezers running. One deep freeze, like you say, a 25 ft. chest freezer that would hold a moose plus. And then a stand up freezer, which was the "working" freezer, the size of a house fridge.

Now I have a 15 out in the garage that won't work here in the summer. Mostly because it's a modern freezer that only costs a few dollars per year to run. Problem is, it isn't near the tool the old heavy ones were.

I need a small, front loader for in the house now, and get rid of the the 15 footer.
EvenBob
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December 19th, 2020 at 12:16:35 PM permalink
Walmart just got even more lovable. They
have finally started competing with Amazon
and are doing free delivery of anything in
the store. Including groceries and liquor.
No min order, do it every day if you want.

This is a true Xmas present for me. I hate
shopping, this way I can do it in dribs
and drabs and it's no hassle. I have an
order coming today and two tomorrow.
Membership is the same as Prime. Had
a Prime delivery today and I was outside
and the vehicle stopped at all 5 houses i
can see from my yard. Imagine what it
must be like in the suburbs of a big
city, there are dozens of trucks roaming
around all day.
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AZDuffman
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December 19th, 2020 at 12:27:23 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I had one house built in 1906, [with a 6 pillar porch!] it had a pantry built in, it was the size of a small office today. Just off of the kitchen.

Grand dad had PX privileges and I canned alot. It was joyful to just stand in the middle of the larder.



Keeping a good pantry is a lost art. Back in the first days of the virus scars remember the people racing out to buy? I just got a few fill in items but could easily have gone weeks to a month if I had needed to. In NYC people keep their shoes in their oven and just eat out. Some apartments in San Francisco actually ban all but "light" cooking. INSANE!

I still gotta wind mine down and restock. Keep it a bit fresh. If I build my own place for sure I will have a good pantry off the kitchen or else in the basement.
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