Good luck with the canned peas. I grew up gagging down canned peas...lol. I do love them fresh or frozen.SandiSAHM wrote: ↑Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:55 pmDH has, after prior speeches regarding the need to cut back, just handed me his credit card (we use those instead of debit cards or cash for the rewards $). He hasn't yet on this go, but I think it's because he wants to gas up all the vehicles first
You're going to make me blush Unless we're in some kind of $ crunch, which has happened before and could happen again, one never knows, "found" $ gets rerouted. What point is there to money if you can't do good with it? I had that one hit me again when I prayed about our sick, very solvent, friend requesting $ to get alternative treatments for what is, short of a miracle, a terminal disease. What good is having it if you don't DO good with it? I also have just a dread of seeing anything go into a landfill. If it has more life in it, it should be be restored and used. You can't throw things "away" - it's a small planet, there IS NO "away."
And the table is COOL!! If either of my kids were in the 'move out' stage I'd send it with them for their dinette. My parents had one a lot like it (same chrome edging, different formica, and no extensions as we were a small family) in the 60s when we live at Nellis AFB. Nostalgia!! I'd keep it and add some red padded 60s style chairs if I had any real use for it but, alas, I have no space that needs a table.
I was reading about your canned food storage and, it's funny... We were grocery shopping last Sunday and the feeling that we might want to stock up on some canned stuff hit me. It was weird because it has never happened before - I don't like canned stuff; it's probably because for whatever reason my Mom used a lot of it before Dad retired and we got into a house with a yard where they could grow food. Some veggies my kids have never had out of a can. I might see if DS can stomach Le Sueur peas, because he won't eat them (we're vegetarian and...) in the frozen or fresh form - a DS quote: "Peas are what green tastes like" so, canned may be the ticket - they're the only canned pea I like so I guess there's hope for a genetic inclination to tiny peas.
But canned food. Which pretty much has to be veggies / tomato products, and beans (which I prefer to cook from dry in a crock pot). I worry about it because I fear disuse. I mean if we get to mid next-year and no calamity has caused us to go through everything, what am I going to do with canned stuff? Give it away, I guess. Which isn't a bad use and may well be a good plan. Thanks for prompting me to think that all the way through Maybe I'll put a little more TVP in the pantry for protein; these people never get sick of soup (I get sick of it, but I can't have much anyway so may as well please them). Canned refried beans aren't a bad idea, either.
Gah. Now I have to make a list. I think they'll eat canned corn.
I grew up post WWII and we ate a lot of canned veggies. Not to mention during the late 40's and early 50's we did not have access to the vast variety of fresh fruits and produce like people have become accustomed to. I remember in the late 50's I was very ill and on a lot of antibiotics, my Dr said I needed yogurt to help restore my bowel bacteria. None of our local grocery stores carried it. My Mom had to go to nearby community of Macedonians immigrants to buy it. Back in my day a turkey had to be ordered weeks before the holidays in order to have one. Now turkey is available in every form you can think of. If the fresh supply of foods were to be is interrupted a lot of people will be up a creek.