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Old 12-20-2022, 08:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Especially if your food storage is MREs!

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We did Blue Apron for a few months, several years back. High quality ingredients, interesting recipes, a fair amount of work to be done to make it into the final product. Their shipping started to be really, really iffy though -- boxes literally falling to pieces from the inner ice thingie melting mostly, but also packages arriving days late -- so we 'paused' the service and never restarted. We still do one or two of their recipes ourselves.
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Especially if your food storage is MREs!
MRE are a treat after experiencing 10 year old K rations. Low quarters were more tender with better taste
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Old 12-22-2022, 01:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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MREs are a treat after spending 7 hours snowshoeing through light fluffy snow up a mountain, after rolling out the sleep sack you're going to spend the 15 degree night in.

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Old 12-23-2022, 05:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My first [and last?] box arrived

MREs were much more tolerable with a healthy dose of sriracha sauce!

Mom and my brother didn't get up until noon. He used his iPad to ask Mom for breakfast and then asked me to make it.

"Did you actually play your iPad for Mom?"
"He did!" Mom shouted from the other room.

Well, as usual there were so many dishes in the sink that weren't mine that I couldn't cook, so I grabbed a big red chest and started putting dirty dishes in there.

Mom ranted and raved as she cleaned the pan she always uses in the sink I just cleared out.

There weren't any leftovers I could heat up for breakfast, so I was going to make myself scrambled eggs as I made my brother's breakfast and something for Mom.

She only wants toasted English muffins with butter. How healthy!

At one point she yelled at me for not making her two scrambled eggs, then she yelled at me for not making her two hard-boiled eggs.

For a while she had my brother bring her two Baby Bell cheeses, so I ensured he did, but then she yelled at me because she doesn't eat cheese for breakfast [suddenly], she eats English muffins [suddenly]!

She never tells me when she changes her mind, just yells at me for not knowing that which she never said.

I cleaned the rest of her sink junk and the sinks themselves while she made my brother's breakfast.

I always make her muffins, but she never makes anything for me.

I made her muffins and my scrambled eggs after she finished his eggs.

I was halfway through when Hello Fresh arrived.

Mom went through the recipes and said she wasn't cooking anything.

My brother had just asked me to take him to Cal Ranch, so I needed to get him to say what he wanted from there, so now I have the opportunity to take him there and do who knows what else.

If I hurry I should be able to see my day program client--if he is even there today--before my 1600 teleclient.

I still haven't figured out my work password, but I am positive that notes are due today.

I kept going to write them two weeks ago, but my cold kept getting in the way.

I missed a bunch of sessions because of it and then right after I canceled for the second time in a row because I was sick that family dropped me.
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Old 12-28-2022, 08:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have made two meals. We weren't impressed, they took forever to make,

...and my brother threw away a serving.

The recipes seemed interesting, but we were underwhelmed.
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It had those thin "squeaky" green beans, didn't it? I'd rather have a multivitamin and not waste my time.
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Old 12-28-2022, 11:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Boil them, mash them, and stick them in a stew!

I don't think either meal had green beans, but both had PO-TAY-TOES.
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Yeah, the other dirt cheap ingredient.

Not only are beans and potatoes practically worthless, they don't vary much in flavor, so they are safe options.
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I've built up a small stockpile of rice, beans, and a box of a 10-day food supply from some prepper website. Don't remember exactly which one.

I figure we have enough food for a month at least if SHTF. I'd like to build that up to, say, 4 months so it's enough to get through the winter.

If somebody has not heard of Selco, please Google him. Great first-hand SHTF stories.

We tried Hello Fresh years ago. The meals were good but it took a long time to make and the quantity of packaging was ridiculous. As I recall, we cancelled after 2 weeks.

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