Fast Food Substitute

Saturday, March 25, 2006

'Dream Dinners"

I have noticed several meal preparation franchises opening up. I finally went into one and found out what the businesses offer. They offer ingredients to different meals, which one can come in a prepare themselves and bring home and cook or bake at home. All of the ingredients are cut up and ready,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Beans

Beans are cheap and good for you. They are easy to use for casseroles, soups and side dishes. There are just a few things to remember about beans. Canned beans may be more expensive than uncooked dried beans, but they save a lot of time. Soaking is vital. Salt can prevent beans from softening. You... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Cooking by Memory

It's been a long time since I've used a cookbook or even cooked a new recipe. I have so many in my head that I don't bother. The bread and soup cookbook that I got for a wedding present disappeared. I think that I might have decided to get rid of it. But I had one of our household members cook a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Ethnic Christmas Food

Holidays are about tradition. Each ethnic group has its own traditions and nothing is more traditional than food. I am half Swedish and my husband is Danish. We have both Danish and Swedish foods for Christmas. His favorite is aebelskivers. They are balls fried in a pan with round dips in it. You... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 9, 2005

Nutrisystem's diet food

I have eight pounds to lose, so I decided to buy nutrisystem's diet food. It is expensive, but it is inclusive. I lost weight twice before on Nutrisystem. It is easy to follow because you eat food that is already prepared and measured out. I've been on vacation this week and have cheated a little,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Comfort food

Comfort food is what you had when you were a child. For many of us with parents who served meat and potatoes comfort food is mashed potatoes and gravy. For my friend from Laos it was noodles. Each of you has a comfort food. The problem with these foods is that most of them fed hard working physical... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Simple Food

If you're hungry and eating alone, you may not want to make a full meal. There are things you can have that are tasty and don't require a lot of cooking and beat eating a frozen burrito. Guacamole. Buy an avocado according to when you want to eat it. If you want to eat it tonight, buy a soft one.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Slow Food Restaurant

The ultimate substitute for fast food is food cooked to order in a restaurant. There are all sorts of those. Today, my husband and I ate in a restaurant in Iawaco, Wa on the west coast of the state. At the bayside walkway are a row of restaurants, gifts shops, waiting rooms for fishing tours, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Vegetables Taste Good, too.

Vegetables grown on corporate farms can taste bland. But homegrown vegetables taste wonderful. So do vegetables that aren't normally offered in supermarket produce sections. My favorite vegetable is beets. The parts of the beet I like best are the tops. Cook them like spinach. Add vinegar and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Home made tacos

Tacos are relatively easy to make. They taste best if you fry corn tortillas in oil until they are in between crispy and soft. This I'm certain isn't hard but takes practice. Our friends Steve and Nicole who have Mexican grandmothers learned how to do it from youth. They do it well. Add fried ground... Sign in to see full entry.

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