PANTRY COOKING: PANCAKES

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It’s my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, but I changed it over the years to make it my own. I used to work in a diner, so I have an unnatural love for breakfast twenty-four hours a day. It’s...

INFLATION BUSTING

Prices are rising. I’ve felt it for a while. We see some official numbers, but none of the official numbers measure the things that I actually buy.  To figure it out, I created “the chicken grain report.” I measure other things, too, like gas, the...

EMPTY SHELF COOKING (“No Fear” meals)

I went shopping right before the pandemic. Things looked good. There was bread and milk. Less than a week later, lines wrapped around the store and shelves were empty. People rushed the fork lift guy for water. They cleaned out the toilet paper aisle–then bought...

Menu 3

This week: I did some canning and  also cleaned out the pantry, so I have a good solid idea of the foods we need to eat for the next month. This menu was made, but next week will be a bit of a pantry raid.  BREAKFAST Your choice of the following: chef-style eggs...

Menu 1

PRO TIP: Swap food days. Make extras–double or triple batches of things that freeze well. Preserve food in season so you’ve got it on hand. Prep food all at once–if you’re using a bunch of onions, cut them. If you need grated cheese often, buy...