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ant-man

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Jun 11, 2014
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Okay at this point I feel that the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables are probably outweighed by the risks of going to get them (crazy times :yikes).

And since I don't have a freezer full of frozen veg (just a couple of big bags of peas mainly for when I pull a muscle) or an orchard or farm in my back garden (@SwollenGoat) I'm forced to look at getting creative.

So, for those like me working with a reasonable amount of non perishables what are your plans regarding the upcoming 'prison diet' for the next few weeks? Got any?

I'll start the ball rolling. Remember this isn't exciting food (as we already have a great thread for that) but subsistence rations that even a kitchen simpleton like me can rustle up.

Today it was:

Pasta fusilli cooked in fry light spray with a few frozen petits pois, a handful of peanuts, some chilli flakes and a bit of fresh spinach (reserves slowly dwindling).

I really enjoyed it.

All suggestions much appreciated. :good
 

SwollenGoat

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May 17, 2013
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BTW..............dont know what sort of room yall have but last weekend I went to the Home Depot and got some pots of basil,oregano and dill and whatnot............easy enough for yall to do even a window 'garden' of the stuff and have fresh spices for weeks for a small investment........

Its spring here so it was time to replant my herb gardens anyway but its worked out perfectly.............

Also picked up some tomato and cherry tomato plants..........

lets not forget fellow shut ins..................stuff like cabbage and carrots keep forever,so buy a bunch,once,and hide out again............
 
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SwollenGoat

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also went to BJs [a wholesale club place] and bought up a bunch of big bags of frozen chunked fruit............strawberries and mango and whatnot............easy breakfast smoothies for a few weeks plus I like snacking on frozen strawberries............

Imma gonna have to start makin my own crusty bread soon though if I dont want to keep going into town.............
 
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Trail

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May 24, 2013
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I had gammon, new potatoes and mushy peas.

Earlier I had spaghetti with oil and garlic salt and chili salt.

Before that I had a pork tongue sandwich with mustard and a turkey sandwich with mayonnaise.

I had toast for breakfast.

To drink I had nine dozen cups of tea and a cup of hot chocolate. I'm about to make another cup of hot chocolate.
 

SwollenGoat

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May 17, 2013
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roast sausages and veggies tonight BTW..................taters and peppers and onions and whatnot..............you can use frozen veggies if ya like............and some nice spicy sausages baked together............start the chunked taters and sausages............add veggies once part cooked and mix well into the sausage fat and finish off..................
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Tomorrow I have sausage casserole with chips as my main.

Beans on toast for breakfast.

Gammon for supper.
 
May 17, 2013
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Okay at this point I feel that the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables are probably outweighed by the risks of going to get them (crazy times :yikes).

And since I don't have a freezer full of frozen veg (just a couple of big bags of peas mainly for when I pull a muscle) or an orchard or farm in my back garden (@SwollenGoat) I'm forced to look at getting creative.

So, for those like me working with a reasonable amount of non perishables what are your plans regarding the upcoming 'prison diet' for the next few weeks? Got any?

I'll start the ball rolling. Remember this isn't exciting food (as we already have a great thread for that) but subsistence rations that even a kitchen simpleton like me can rustle up.

Today it was:

Pasta fusilli cooked in fry light spray with a few frozen petits pois, a handful of peanuts, some chilli flakes and a bit of fresh spinach (reserves slowly dwindling).

I really enjoyed it.

All suggestions much appreciated. :good
The problem with fresh produce is the number of people who handle it prior to you buying it in the stores. Most produce in the States is out in the open in cooled cases or in room temperature display cases in stores and anyone can pick up any piece of produce, look at it, and put it back and walk away.

It would be easy for someone contaminated with the virus to pass it on if precautions are not taken by any future buyer, and even then they probably wouldn't work 100% to ensure safety.
 

Ronsonfly

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May 8, 2013
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The problem with fresh produce is the number of people who handle it prior to you buying it in the stores. Most produce in the States is out in the open in cooled cases or in room temperature display cases in stores and anyone can pick up any piece of produce, look at it, and put it back and walk away.

It would be easy for someone contaminated with the virus to pass it on if precautions are not taken by any future buyer, and even then they probably wouldn't work 100% to ensure safety.
Uric acid is the only foolproof, scientifically approved method of sterilising you fruit and veg in these terrible times. It's micturition on your vegetation or ventilation to prevent vegetation. Take your choice folks.