I still cook

@GardenGerty (101599)
United States
July 20, 2015 12:24pm CST
Because we will be moving in a month or two I am trying to deplete the contents of my deep freeze and pantry shelves. I still cook a lot. In the crock pot/slow cooker I have a pork shoulder roast. Hubby works at a job that has him seeing and wanting to buy bargains, especially meat. I have seasoned with McCormicks Smoke House Maple. That will actually be for tomorrow evening. Hubby made us a meat loaf yesterday and half of it remains. Lunch for my sister and I will be sandwiches, and a pasta salad. After my first post here this morning I got the roast and the pasta salad ready.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Jul 15
I don't cook a lot in the way of complicated things when I am home, it's just me, but I do try to make actual meals. I can cook, very well in fact, but to me, it's more of a chore rather than something I enjoy doing. My girlfriend however is a cooking fanatic, it's a passion of her's. I'm sure she will eventually find this post and have much to say, lol.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
20 Jul 15
Hubby loves to cook, but not clean up. Nothing is complicated here. He is more likely to cook a complicated meal than I am. I want meat, veggies, starch and fruit.
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• United States
21 Jul 15
@xfahctor "i am sure she will eventually find this post"....... you think you know me SOOOO well........whoops....wait.....here i am....LOL
• United States
21 Jul 15
@GardenGerty i hate the clean up too.... (that is what @xfahctor is for.... lol)....but it sounds like you have a wonderful dish brewing in that crock pot. What kind of work does your husband do that gives him such access to bargains? I work at a grocery store myself and am there 5 days a week....so i always know when there is a good sale/ in store special due to excess over stock on certain things.....and i certainly take advantage of those...(and possibly text a few friends here and there letting them know about some amazing price reductions.....)..
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
20 Jul 15
Nothing wrong with trying to use up what's left to use for food. Moving has to be annoying at time I would think. But I wish I could get out of where I am.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
20 Jul 15
I have been in this house for thirty years, but it is falling down. I had someone who wants the land and we want to move to a place with lower living expenses. We are excited.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
20 Jul 15
@GardenGerty I am sure it is exciting. And living smaller with less expense is always the way to go.
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@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
20 Jul 15
I'm glad my girls can help me prepare the meals, otherwise I would seriously hate cooking. All that chopping and dicing and peeling is so time consuming especially done alone.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
20 Jul 15
My daughter uses cooking as part of her home school curriculum. I have lots of machines to cut and chop etc. plus some tricks I learned growing up.
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@TheSojourner (17310)
• United States
20 Jul 15
I tend to be a bit of a food hoarder, so need to get through my freezer and pantry, as well. It's just one of me and food for a family of 4 to 6 in my kitchen! I cook it up, and then have an 83-yo-widower friend I take food to and put in his freezer.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
21 Jul 15
I will still probably cook for my sister and bring it in to her. She is moving in town and we are moving a ways out. I say I hoard food because we were short of it growing up.
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@allen0187 (33877)
• Philippines
29 Jul 15
Reading this post has made me hungry! LOL! I love to cook but cooking doesn't exactly love me so in the end, I resort to ordering take-out food. LOL!
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
29 Jul 15
I probably would eat quite a bit of take out food if it were just me. Only if I could find some with good flavor, though.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
29 Jul 15
I keep wanting to make a meat loaf, gotta put it on my next weeks menue
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• United States
21 Jul 15
I've been reading this book my Deepak Chopra, it's all about growing younger instead of older...and how to trick your brain into going back in time which will make you feel as young as you did during that particular time. Anyway, he says the worst foods you can eat are the "Two F's"....Fast food, and frozen food (like Lean Cuisine, Hungry Man, etc.) So it's good to hear you still cook. Dr. Chopra says eating healthy isn't so much about living on chicken, rice and veggies your whole life...it's more about HOW you eat, and where the food comes from. He even suggested making a tuna casserole and eating it for 3 days...or going to a good restaurant and ordering a good (semi) home-cooked meal. But fast food and frozen food....those are the 2 no-no's. So keep on cookin'....for your health. He would approve.
@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
21 Jul 15
Where we will be living there is no "fast food" for about twenty miles. I make my own stuff and freeze it in portions. Much better.
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@allknowing (68494)
• India
30 Jul 15
Whoever is around you is lucky to have someone who loves cooking. Wish I was there