Cooking big in a small house
I have always bought in bulk. If meat is on sale, the larger portions are cheapest. I cook some and freeze the rest, and eat cheaply and well as a result. But how can I do this without a stove, an oven, a full sized fridge? Last night pork shoulders were on sale. I ended up with 8-9 pounds of meat, and only an electric skillet and a 2 quart crockpot to cook it in. I cut it up, and between the two heat sources managed to cook everything but the bone. I’ll do that tomorrow night. I’ll freeze most of it, especially since I’m still between houses. But other than cutting my hand (a normal occurrence with me and a knife) it went well. It took a little more time, maybe, but was worth the effort.
What I am realizing as I move is that I’ve been hording food. In the freezer, in the fridge, in the pantry, if something is on sale, I buy it and store it there. That will have to end, but I will eat better with less waste.