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#631 of 642 Old 10-16-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Can the person (whose name I forget) who posts the tasks post them all in one spot, please? Maybe edit the first entry with all the tasks? I can't seem to find the time to go through and read all 32 pages to find the tasks.
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The assignments are all posted (together) in post #595.

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I have a rice cooker and it makes all the difference. On the stove top I always boil over and make a mess.

Brown rice doesn't store as well as white rice. The oils in the germ and bran (what make the rice brown, the healthy parts) can go rancid. My local co-op sells brown Basmati rice. So does the local Indian grocery store.

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Have you tried Jasmine Brown Rice? It's very good.
I love me some rice, really all are interchangable for us, but we got some Brown Jasmine (I think, it could have been brown basmati) from Costco......it truly tasted like it came from the earth (dirt).

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caught this late but I printed out the PDF... i am going to read all the post to see what I do now lol.
How do you get it in PDF? I'm curious.

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The assignments are all posted (together) in post #595.
Thank you Kathirynne for taking the time. I don't know if anything can help me, but I'm working on it. I love all the great ideas.
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I'm not debating diet - they are so varied and marvelous. I'm remarking that furgality is not the only factor in meal planning and nothing seems to have been mentioned regarding the quality of menus planned.

If frugality were the only issue to be discussed on this thread, someone would have said they could feed their family on $2 a day living on mostly dahl and rice, but personal preference and love of good food is also a factor which is why the menus are varied and delightful.

Menu planning and informed choice regarding individual nutrition go hand in hand. It's not a debate; it's opening up the discussion of how to tweak the many lovely menus devised for better nutrition to fit the needs of any family or individual.

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i get what you're saying and i agree. FOR ME AND MINE. however i will not stick my nose into other people's cupboards and look down on them. to each their own.

ETA- healthy food is relative. what some people think is healthy others do not. we're vegetarian for health reasons. i know plenty of mamas here don't think that's healthy.

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Okay ... I'm struggling. I made up my inventory about 2-1/2 weeks ago and love the idea of having them, but I'm having a HECK of a time keeping them updated. How much time do y'all spend doing this per day? Do you update them once/day, or as you remove things?

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Well I haven't done my inventory in awhile, let it get away from me.

I was changing the amts as I used stuff. Every meal. There is probably a better way.


I was wondering also, how do you all store dried beans/peas etc. With winter coming I'd like to have some extra on hand. TIA
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I was wondering also, how do you all store dried beans/peas etc. With winter coming I'd like to have some extra on hand. TIA
I do a lot of home canning. So the jars I deem unacceptable for the water bath or pressure canner (i.e. a small crack here or there, chipped threading, etc.) get demoted to regular pantry use with rice, beans, random bits of flour, sometimes sugar, anything dry down there.

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I just did my kitchen inventory! Wow, that will be so helpful when I'm hungry and don't feel like picking through the fridge and pantry. I can just look at my list and say "Ok, it's Cuban Black Beans, Brown Rice and Spicy Sausage for dinner with a side of brussel sprouts."

And I'm cleaning out my fridge so that my trader joes lamb chops don't get hidden in the fridge by the broccoli and then go bad. :
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