“A good dinner does not just happen but it is the result of careful planning,¹ intelligent marketing², good management,³ and high food standards.” I have done my best to recreate that sentence as it appears in this 1960 Home Economics text. The student underlined (in red!), and counted the three essential elements to a good
Baking bread this morning. This post and recipe were originally posted August, 2013. There are a ton of bread recipes floating around Big Food. Check out the ‘bread tag.’ This is a particularly good whole wheat bread. Sorry about the formatting. Left over from blogger dot com. Stay well & enjoy! ♩♪♫♬ Served with Lentil
By my count, the Jiffy Soup Recipes page (link in the header, too) now has 63 recipes plus 16 simple combinations, with more coming! We’ve been having a jiffy soup at least three times a month for more than a year. They are good. These recipes use one or more cans of soup, to which
Please note the new page (above), Jiffy Soup Recipes. Lots of great, quick and easy soup recipes, most using canned soups as a starting point. Have had many. They are good! And inexpensive. [A sticky post.]
There’s a new page up in the top menu. [Points up] It’s not finished– more recipes to add, and some html navigation stuff to put in. [Figured it out!] But if you’re wondering what you’re going to feed all of those hungry mouths next week– these soup recipes may help. Most of the recipes up
Putting together a whole pile of recipes for Jiffy Soups. Here’s the Introduction to the new page and the TOC: Jiffy Soup Recipes | Umm-mm Good! Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide has a folder labeled “Jiffy Soups.” Lots of recipes for simple combinations of two canned soups, or condensed soups
Let’s just say you have a pot roast in the freezer, and you are conscientious of the fact that you need to stretch your food– and food dollar, as they used to say back in the crappy olden days. (See, for example, Meta Given’s The Food Shopper’s Creed (1958).) Let’s also stipulate that you have
Originally posted February 29, 2016 Added 3/17/20: Tuesday’s are supposed to be Recipe Tuesdays. So here you go! Please note that you do not have to go to town to get your veggies or crackers. Provided you have a chicken or some parts of a chicken laying around, all you need to do is look
Suek wants to know more about the Fitbit. She’s thinking about getting one, and asks if it’s making a difference. Yes, yes it is. Some general comments. I have had mine– an Inspire HR– for just over four weeks. (Mr. Big Food has had his– a Versa Lite– for about two weeks.) There is a
We had lunch at a very pleasant soup & sandwich shop in downtown Pittsburgh the other day. Italian wedding soup was on the menu, and it was delicious. Filling. Just the right meld of late winter and hope for spring (it’s the spinach). So– with some substitutions b/c I did not have orzo (but I
Mr. Big Food was in substitution legal mode for our Football Food menu! We had had a roast a few days back. And no one sells those little party rye breads in town so we used crackers. And he just warmed the meat up in a saucepan. Good nevertheless. HOT STEAK CANAPES Beef strip sirloin
Seriously good. Mr. Big Food made about half of the recipe. TEXAS CHICKEN WINGS Makes about 32 appetizers ½ C flour 1 envelope (1/3 C) taco seasoning mix 3 lbs chicken wings, wing tips removed, remainder cut at joint (about 32 pieces) 6 Tbsp butter 1 C tortilla chips, crushed fine Preheat oven to 350o.
A Big Food Favorite. Mr. Big Food substituted cut up sausage for the franks. “Bite-size pieces of frankfurters, coated in a tomato soup mixture of peppery seasonings go well with cold fruit punch.”—The Creative Cook (1978) APPETIZER PARTY FRANKS Makes about 4 cups ½ C onion, chopped fine 1/3 C bell pepper, chopped fine 2
football food remains! It was tremendous. Nothing fancy but very tasty. Perfect for game watching– provided you have a good supply of napkins. Recipes coming up.
Had this been a soup in one of our Fall & Winter Soup Contests, it would have won hands down. It’s hardy without being overloaded with carbs. The side of rice allows one to adjust one’s own carb intake. The raisins and coconut add a nice touch of quick sweetness without overwhelming. And the apples…
Guess what I’m making for Marica Cooks Monday?
Photographs from two weeks ago. I’ll be posting more from the trip for the next several weeks as I work to reclaim the house. 28 days, 11 hours, and 45 minutes’ worth of dust is really something to see! The apartment’s kitchenette was pretty well equipped. There was no potato masher, though, so I had
Just watchin’ football on a Saturday afternoon. While the beef stew was simmering.