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Old 03-09-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We eat more simply. And we also eat out more.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We eat out 3-5 times a week. For 2 it's as cheap if not cheaper than eating at home, and less work. It's nice not to have to prepare, cook, clean up etc when you can sit back and relax eating out.
When we were working we were usually too tired to eat out.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:47 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I seem to remember Julia Child saying that as she grew older, she and her husband ate little other than some simple roast chicken or beef roast with salad for dinner. I suppose she must have grazed a bit in the kitchen until she came home.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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We are not retired yet but I am sure it will much the same kimchee and rice.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Do you roast the bones before making soup from them?
Thanks to seeing Martha Stewart say roasting/ browning in some way adds more flavor and color
to your soup or broth ...yes, I do.
But you don't need to ...Bone broth is cooked for 36-72 hours, btw...I do 48
hours to get every last nutrient out of the org bones.
Regular soup, never that long!

Speaking of dishes to wash...my favorite discovery now are heavy duty paper
plates on sale. Oh, the simplicity.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm eating better, healthier, home cooked meals. I can take my time and not rush through meals like I did when I was a worker bee. I might eat out once a month because I have yet to find anyplace that can cook as well as I can.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Thanks to seeing Martha Stewart say roasting/ browning in some way adds more flavor and color
to your soup or broth ...yes, I do.
But you don't need to ...Bone broth is cooked for 36-72 hours, btw...I do 48
hours to get every last nutrient out of the org bones.
Regular soup, never that long!

Speaking of dishes to wash...my favorite discovery now are heavy duty paper
plates on sale. Oh, the simplicity.
I use paper plates too, except for really 'wet' type foods. I realized though that I'm still having to wash everything else so just saving a couple of plates. I refuse to use plastic utensils, etc.. My new house has a dishwasher so I won't care how many regular dishes I use. lol

Last week I bought a rotisserie chicken. After I'd used the parts I wanted to I put the rest in my crockpot with onion, carrots, celery and used chicken broth instead of water. It makes a great chicken noodle/veggie soup. Haven't done a beef based soup in a long time.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We eat out 3-5 times a week. For 2 it's as cheap if not cheaper than eating at home, and less work. It's nice not to have to prepare, cook, clean up etc when you can sit back and relax eating out.
When we were working we were usually too tired to eat out.
These days I think about eating out a lot but I never do. I've even thought about grabbing fast food on the way home. Heaven forbid! lol Sometimes I do though just because I have no leftovers and I don't WANT to cook. I've always cooked once a week, two entrees at least and add sides later. I haven't done that for the last couple of months though. Probably because I've had no appetite, possibly due to stress, etc., but hopefully that will change soon!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I've even thought about grabbing fast food on the way home. Heaven forbid! lol
I do a major grocery trip about once a month.
My treat for working so hard at shopping is going through the drive-thru on the way home
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I do a major grocery trip about once a month.
My treat for working so hard at shopping is going through the drive-thru on the way home
LOL...I only do a major shop once a month too. Today I did half of it. lol I had to go sign a couple more papers at the realtors office so went ahead and picked some stuff up at the store. I didn't think about fast food...to early in the day.
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