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2/13/20 11:24 P

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Here is a link to a recipe calculator that does quite a detailed analysis of the nutrition per serving. If you wish to find out for the whole recipe, just list the serving size as 1 (one) and there you go.

happyforks.com/analyzer

Please share resources you use or find helpful once in a while. Every little bit assists us all in eating healthy on a budget. Thanks!

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1/23/20 9:08 P

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I posted 6 pages of illustrated food prep that I relocated in my projects folder in the cooking files on my computer.

I've been using a couple of those for decades, but the majority of them are things I'm going to have to put into practice as I start freezing, pickling and dehydr8ing.

I got those pages from a free sample download. Please use the images only for your personal use. Thanks.

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1/19/20 8:56 P

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1/14/20 7:14 P

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I understand hoping for meal plan ideas. I had taken to doing a version of the cold-stored cooked noodles in my bachelor days in Seattle. A business partner of mine did fund-raisers with spaghetti & meatball dinners. I cook them 'til almost done, not quite al dente, and then rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking. Pop them into boiling water as needed, done-Pop-finito-there you go.

I'm going to have to look at some of my kindle-for-PC ebooks and see what I can come up with for assistance to post here. It looks like we might be foreigners in a new land here with this topic.

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Edited by: GRALAN at: 1/14/2020 (19:16)
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1/11/20 5:55 P

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I was hoping someone would have some more ideas on they plan their menus. emoticon emoticon

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12/30/19 12:15 P

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Thank you for the link.
I was a waitress for 20 or so years in my younger days and I also helped out in the kitchen when needed.
One of the food preps we did was to boil our pasta and rinse and drain and then put so much (It's been so long I forgot what the weight was) in baggies (sandwich bags with ties) and date them and put them in the walk in cooler and use as needed.
I actually did that at home for awhile.
I am looking to start a menu plan. I know some do it on calendars. I also read where you break it down to simple things such as certain breakfast meal, lunch meals and dinner and snacks.
I usually don't have a problem with breakfast as I usually have a banana W/ peanut butter before I go to work. (I drive school bus so I need something as soon as I get up) I usually have a real breakfast when I get home at 9am after my morning run.
It can consist of oatmeal, or an egg with english muffin. (Sometimes I just go straight to a lunch thing.
Any suggestions how to put the menu plan to work for us.
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12/29/19 10:28 P

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Okay, okay-okay... I'm channeling Joe Pesci there. That is worse in reality than you can imagine btw. But hang in there.

Julia Childs has a book out "The Way to Cook". My father read it and followed it each week through the book. I discovered I can find a hardcover copy for under $10, softcover under $6. Maybe I'll get some cash for my 60th birthday so I can buy one.

Anyhoo, the week starts with one main Technique menu and then options throughout the week with what to do with leftovers.

I just realized that is possibly a great resource not only for menu planning but also nailing down the mainstays of Western Cuisine cooking along the way. In our family, we usually only specialized in what to do after Thanksgiving feast.

Here is a link I just discovered with Julia Child's recipes. Go and explore! Yea.
juliachildsrecipes.com/

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12/29/19 10:14 P

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Okay gang, I'm going to start this off by telling you I've signed up for a course in January about "Real Food".

Part of what I'm hoping to glean is about food preparation. As a bartender and a line-cook, respectively, I learned certain prep was necessary to have items on hand ahead of time. Some things worked for days, some 24 hours, depending. No matter the menu, some items are regularly on deck at our house.

If I can freeze chopt onions in a ziplock (1 option), and have sliced peppers-carrots-beans vacuum-sealed or pickled, and more like that, I can have an easier time making meals for my disabled wife and disabled self.

So, I put out one option I know works for onions to be cooked.
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