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Comment by Randall Smith on September 30, 2015 at 7:41am

Yes, having a refrigerator in the detached garage presents problems--cold weather and mice, for two. Added cost to run, also.

It was only in recent years my father resorted to processed foods. Mom was a good cook, and dad tried when she died. He just got lazy and tired of "cooking". 

Joan, I'm impressed that you're canning apple sauce. My Fall apples are getting ready to pick and turn to apple sauce. But I simply freeze them. Whole apples keep well in my fruit cellar. Then, there's pears. Too much!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 28, 2015 at 11:36am

Randy, amazing your father lived so long on this modern food. I agree with you. With your garden and freezing, it won't take long to fill two freezers. I had two at my Spokane home and Laura has a huge one that is crammed full. I am canning everything this year. Most recently, Laura's apple tree produced the best apple sauce and I am canning them all, with only a few saved for apple pan dowdy. Larry wants to make apple sourdough bread, as well. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 28, 2015 at 11:29am

Plinius, I agree, "The simplest home made food" adds multiple pleasures to life. I made vegetable soup last night and served it with Larry's outstanding sourdough bread. It hit the spot on a cold autumn evening. 

The simplest home made food

Comment by Plinius on September 28, 2015 at 9:44am

Ready made food, frozen or canned is really unhealthy! The wrong kind of fat, far too much carbo-hydrates, salt and inferior meat, and almost no vegetables. The simplest home made food is a lot better!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 28, 2015 at 8:04am

Randy, about 20 years ago I purchased an "On-Cor" brand frozen entree of lasagna.  It was the most disgusting and god-awful (that's really bad) meals I've ever had.  Since that time, I have always referred to it as "shit in a box." 

Having an extra freezer is a great addition.  I hope our cold extraordinary cold Midwestern winters are not too hard on this appliance in your garage.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 28, 2015 at 7:28am

I couldn't bare to toss out all the food my dad had--both canned and frozen. I've sampled some pizza, omelet, and a Salisbury steak TV dinner so far. Awful, simply dreadful. Way too salty. It's little wonder our country is so unhealthy. 

We were able to transport his refrigerator to my place yesterday. However, it is too wide to get into the house, plus it wouldn't fit into the current space as is. So, it's in the garage, but plugged in. I'll use it for extra freezer storage for now.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 26, 2015 at 7:18am

Wow! I would have never considered using lettuce. But I am going to try a BLT one of these days.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 25, 2015 at 11:09am
That does sound good, Bertold.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 25, 2015 at 10:12am

Carl - I know it sounds kind of weird, but it's really good.I just used a little olive oil and briefly seared half a romaine head cut lengthwise. I used a yogurt caesar dressing with a mix of chopped up heirloom tomatoes that I also warmed under the broiler for a minute or so. A few sliced kalmata olives and green onions and it was heavenly.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 25, 2015 at 9:57am

Hmm, I've never had grilled lettuce, Bertold. I've never even thought about the possibility of a grilled salad. Can you elaborate on the preparation and the final product? Thanks!

 

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