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    Ahh, a gravy lover like my dear husband! He...

    Ahh, a gravy lover like my dear husband! He always said he would eat an old shoe if I served it with homemade bread & lots of gravy! He was a true peasant gourmet.
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    Floured bacon

    With all the drooling (mine included) over bacon in its many glorious manifestations, I have not yet read one person who dredges it in flour before frying it. I read about it somewhere as a child,...
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    You might try lentils. No soaking, they cook in...

    You might try lentils. No soaking, they cook in 30 min or so, and when combined with rice and hamburger (if you have it) taste 'meatier' than some other kinds of beans.
    My late hubs loved them. ...
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    I'll go ya one better...soak those beans while...

    I'll go ya one better...soak those beans while you sleep. In the morning, bring them to a nice rolling boil while you boil up the coffee. Add meat if you want, cut in 1 inch cubes. When ready to...
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    I guess I'm from the ol' geezer school, I store...

    I guess I'm from the ol' geezer school, I store plain old long storing ingredients and combine them to cook my own meals. That way I know whats IN them plus its cheaper. Mylar, oxygen absorbers and...
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    ya know the gas diminishes if you eat fart food...

    ya know the gas diminishes if you eat fart food more often so your intestinal bacteria can adapt.....easy on the budget, too (all dem beans)
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    Yep, works good. For a bigger pot o beans, just...

    Yep, works good. For a bigger pot o beans, just boil up soaked beans 15 min, wrap up 3 inches thick in a wool or poly blankie (I use an old quilt from the thrift store) and let it slow cook away. ...
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    as far as a combination pressure cooker/canner I...

    as far as a combination pressure cooker/canner I have used the mirro 4-qt size in the past. BUT it only takes half pint & pint jars and only a few, so it really isn't worth the effort for canning. ...
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    Hmmm. Canned peas ALWAYS are mushier than...

    Hmmm. Canned peas ALWAYS are mushier than frozen. Canned vegetables are often hot packed which would be the equivalent of blanching anyway. Don't see anything bad with canning frozen veggies if...
  10. Thread: Baking

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    This is the technique I use - it works over any...

    This is the technique I use - it works over any heat source. I use a trivet to hold the pan up though. Well washed tuna cans make excellent mini-cake pans; otherwise you can buy mini baking pans (I...
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    I was blessed - taught as a child how to process...

    I was blessed - taught as a child how to process fowl when my parents scored some chickens from the Ag Research facility near us (they were testing different chicken feeds) after their test was over....
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    Mormons (or latter Day Saints) have as a...

    Mormons (or latter Day Saints) have as a religious goal to store food for 1 year. They have been doing research on food storage for years & years. The older info (pre oxy absorbers) listed a 'basic...
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    How about a snow cave...easier. Especially if...

    How about a snow cave...easier. Especially if some kind soul snow-blows some nice deep artificial drifts to play with! I made one once in my front yard by blowing up some garbage bags with air to...
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    Yep, fixit, my thoughts exactly. There are...

    Yep, fixit, my thoughts exactly. There are several plants that will stun the fish so you can just pick them up. I look for those plants near all my fishing spots, just for reference, ya know?
    Nor...
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    Looking for my confirmation el-mail

    I tried to register, the computer said I had to follow directions in the e-mail sent to me. How long does it take? l
    Also captcha was down...but when I typed in (literally) the words about captcha...
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