|Meta Givens recommends “memorizing this brief chapter.”|
“Make it yourself!” cautions that
It is poor economy to buy cooked meats, cakes, cookies, jellies, preserves, pickles and the like.
By buying each food where it is least expensive and best for the price, you will save pennies every day– and if you take care of the pennies, the dollars will last much longer.
When added up at the end of the year, this will amount to a tidy sum to spend on the occasional extras which make living a little more luxurious.
has the advantage of being based on past experience of your family, rather on the theory of some remote budget-planner who has never had to deal with Junior’s shoes or Sister’s tooth-straightening.
The advantage to be derived is more than just the saving of a few dollars; it is that the kitchen garden will supply perfectly fresh foods– something which most people who raise nothing for themselves seldom experience.
|From Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cookbook, copyright 1942, 1953, 1958, published by J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago|
The Food Shopper’s CreedThe health of my family is in my care, therefore–I will base my market list on meals planned according to the “DIET PATTERN” p. 4I will choose foods of quality and in quantities that will provide the nutritive elements planned for.Stretching the food dollar is part of my responsibility, therefore–I will take advantage of what the seasonal markets offer in variety, quality, and price, to the end that I may exchange my dollar for maximum values.My family’s enjoyment of food is my responsibility, therefore–I will use the possibilities of the market to provide variety, excellent quality and novelty within the limits of my food budget.Purchasing food is an important link in the business of feeding my family, therefore–I will make every effort to weight possibilities offered by various markets, by various foods, and the forms in which they are offered from season to season, to the end that I may take pride in a job well done.
|U.S.S. Arizona Memorial|
Some of the problems we face are due to essential defects in Hamiltonianism, against which a Jeffersonian revival is our only safety. The unchecked Hamiltonian ascendancy of the twentieth century has led to a lopsided America. A revival of the Jeffersonian element in American political thought and practice is essential to our national health.
Either way, a long revival of American traditions of individualism, skepticism of elites, and distrust of the federal government is a rising force in this country. Add to that suspicions of finance and of the influence of firms like Goldman Sachs in politics, and a full blown Jeffersonian reaction is beginning to emerge.
What America needs is a debate between 21st century Hamiltonians and Jeffersonians.
Mississippi is a “shall issue” state, meaning that provided an applicant meets certain age (21) and law-abiding citizen criteria (as reviewed by applicant’s county sheriff and ultimately determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation), the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) must issue a Firearms Permit which allows the citizen to carry a concealed handgun. Note that a permit is not needed to have weapons in one’s home, vehicle, or place of business. Note also that there are restrictions. Firearms are not permitted in government buildings, restaurants that serve alcohol, or on university campuses (see below for more on this issue), to name a few.
“a person licensed under Section 45-9-101 to carry a concealed pistol, who has voluntarily completed an instructional course in the safe handling and use of firearms offered by an instructor certified by a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training, or by any other organization approved by the Department of Public Safety, shall also be authorized to carry weapons in courthouses, except in courtrooms during a judicial proceeding, and any location listed in subsection (13) of Section 45-9-101, except any place of nuisance as defined in Section 95-3-1, any police, sheriff or highway patrol station or any detention facility, prison or jail. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations allowing concealed pistol permit holders to obtain an endorsement on their permit indicating that they have completed the aforementioned course and have the authority to carry in these locations.” [My emphasis]
Some of the comments on the article at the Clarion-Ledger highlight the
stupidity of the anti-gun crowd lack of critical thinking on the part of opponents to concealed carry. One notes that a lot of “emotionally charged” activities, child custody hearings and the like, happen at courthouses. True enough. But let’s think this through. Bubba and Bubbette are fighting over custody of their seven youngins. Neither can legally take a gun into the courtroom where the hearing takes place even if they have enhanced carry permits. With or without a permit, enhanced or not, they both have to leave their guns in their respective trucks. Recall that Mississippians do not need permits to have guns in their vehicles. If Bubba wanted to shoot Bubbette after the hearing, he’d have to leave the courthouse, go to his truck and retrieve his gun. Again, he could do this even if he had no permit at all. How exactly does HB506 change this scenario? It doesn’t.
Also, a lot of pretty mundane activities take place at courthouses. We vote, pay property taxes, and renew car tags at ours. Not a lot of emotion attached to these. Why shouldn’t law-abiding citizens be armed when they renew their tags?
More to the point, the anti-gun commenters fail to appreciate the character of concealed carry permit holders. An FBI background check is non-trivial. A person who has passed one is known to have never– that’s never— committed a felony of any sort, been convicted of any– that’s any— drug offense, and has no criminal history of abuse.
|The front and back of a business card from the group, Ohioans for Concealed Carry. Although designed for another purpose, it makes my point nicely.|
Restaurant and bar carry is another topic that got the commenters’ knickers in a knot. Alcohol and firearms co-exist quite peacefully in many homes, why do these folks assume they can’t do the same at Applebees? Because they aren’t thinking about Applebees and a zillion other places that serve alcohol along with food. They are thinking about bars where they get drunk.
If you are ever in this argument with an anti-gunner, ask him or her this, “Have you ever been in a drunken bar fight?”
The likely answer will be, “No.”
Follow up with this, “Neither have I. Now, imagine– imagine just for a second– you were armed in a bar, would you pull out your gun and shoot someone if your life was not in danger?”
The likely answer will be, “No!”
Follow up, “Then why do you think I will?”
Campus carry opponents worry about “the children” having guns at frat parties and irate students shooting their professors. As I’ve shown, only one-third of undergraduates are old enough to apply for a concealed carry permit.
Meanwhile, before HB506 was made law, 11,207 people, 0.4% of the population of Mississippi, forfeited their constitutional right to bear arms when they crossed over from Oxford, MS into University, MS.
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- Cover the meaty ham bone with water
- Add 1-2 tsps peppercorns, 2-4 bay leaves, and half the chopped onion
- Cover and simmer slowly until the meat begins to fall off the bone; Add more water if needed to keep the bone covered
- Remove bone and any meats that’s fallen into the stock; Also remove as much of the onion as you can
- Bring stock to a slow simmer and add carrots and remaining onions
- When the carrots are about half cooked (still firm), add potatoes. If substituting noodles for potatoes, do not add noodles now
- When potatoes are about half cooked, add celery and cabbage
- Remove ham from bone, add to stock (see comment below)
- Simmer slowly for a long time
- Add parsley and salt just before serving
- If substituting noodles, add them at the last allowing just enough time to cook
- Add cream to taste in individual bowls (don’t add cream to the pot)
“No frozen bean resembles a fresh bean.”
I’ll grant you that. On the other hand, frozen beans beat canned beans hands down.
And while it’s true that frozen beats canned, canned takes the energy once and then is done for a year or two storage. Freezing takes less energy to start with, but certainly requires an ongoing input of energy for as long as you store them. Additionally, if you have some sort of electrical catastrophe, your canned items are safe and sound – the frozen ones are toast … so to speak.
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I vote for pickled green beans. They last forever.
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|You will not be getting much mulch into a Tata Nano. And no, I will not let you borrow my truck.|
Back to the preservation issue– this ain’t cheap. A typical freezer in a typical refrigerator isn’t going to hold much frozen produce if it’s also holding the typical contents of a freezer. Even if you have a second freezer, you’ll still need to buy freezer bags, or a food saver system. Canning is an option, but most veggies cannot be water bathed, they need to be pressure cooked– and canning veggies is the least desirable means of preserving veggies for later use. The herbs of course can be dried, and so can the tomatoes. But you’d need a dehydrator to be efficient, and there’s only so much you can do with dried tomatoes
Have a garden but for goodness sake, get your advise from someone who knows what she’s talking about.
“I’m a retired cop,” Stewart says, as he walks me toward a line of kennels on the property. “Seven years with the Oxford, Mississippi, police department, then eighteen as chief of police at Ole Miss. But I’ve been piddling around training dogs as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved dogs—and training them. I trained my first Lab, Pepper, in 1972. Sold her in 1973. Great dog.”
|Me & a Jack Craval (sp) in the Gulf several years ago.* **|
What do you think? I’m thinking I might be doing some fishing. 🙂 It’s not like he’d be packing the chainsaws in the truck is it? A birthday trip to a shopping outlet mall would be a birthday trip to Hell as far as I’m concerned. And we pay enough taxes so we’re not going to a casino.
Oh. Does he know where our fishing licenses are? He hasn’t asked. Therefore, we must be going fishing in Alabama. I did mention recently that I could eat some oysters. Hummm.
Joey: Shane! Come back!
Joey: I just love Shane!
Joey: Pa’s got things for you to do. And Mother wants you. I know she does!
Shane: [to Joey] You go home to your mother and your father and grow up to be strong and straight.