Friday, July 18, 2008

Working on the Canning Preps

I am trying to spend time cooking with the dehydrated foods that are the mainstay of my preps.

The biggest thing that you have to concern yourself with is the total loss of spontaneity in your food choices. You have to get over this now. Your ability to order a pizza and be lazy for an evening is rapidly evaporating (I did this last night, I don't feel guilty about it, but I am telling you this is because I want you to know that I am going to miss it...a lot).

But in truth, my life will be better. I am preparing my own beanie wienies now...they are GREAT. Lima beans and ham are wonderful. Beef stew mix is some of the best. I am eating better food now, and the things that I once ate are now less than what I wish. I am baking my own bread and it works great. Phony meat hamburgers even have the boys approval.

But it will take a while before the loss of convenience is forgotten, and the 3,000 mile Ceasar Salads in February are not mourned. But now is the transient joy of eating so much watermelon that you get sick of it, because the season won't come again for another year.

We will live again in tune with the earth. We will go there screaming and kicking and saddened by the perceived losses at first. But as we mature, we will have a better life.

We should look forward to the trip.


riverwalker said...

My wife's "home cooking" is a better meal than I could ever get from a fast food joint. Don't go there and don't miss it at all!


Staying Alive said...

"As we mature..." Good choice of words. We will eat better and be healthier when we get off our bullshit food regimine and start eating the good stuff again.