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.

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About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on May 24, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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