Well... that's not as far fetched as you'd think. Both my kids were severly lactose intolerant and also had problems with soy formulas - couldn't keep either down. My daughter developed colic due to the formula intolerance, we knew what was going on with my son because of her. They had to be fed with stuff called "Meat Based Formula" which is, essentially, pureed beef. It's thick and requires an orange juice nipple slightly cut open a bit more so it won't clog. It stains everything when it comes back up. We had to special order it and only 1 pharmacy would get it for us. When we picked up a case they ordered the next one.Babies eat a lot of filet mignon, I hear! Gotta keep it stocked!
that looks dangerously goodTonights dinner. Not a creamy Mac & cheese, but has strong, interesting flavors. Also, adding Serrano ham (leaner tham prosciutto) on top adds some nice flavor and texture.
Here in Idaho there's two architectural features in new home construction. One is a walk-in pantry in the kitchen. The other is a dedicated 20A outlet in the garage for a "hunter's game" chest freezer.My wife and I made a new kitchen purchase this week - a chest freezer!
I bought one about in August primarily because of the potential for shortages. Even when the current pandemic gets sorted the question remains what about the next one? Anyway they were fairly hard to come by in August but I happened to find a 14.8 cu ft Fridigaire on the Home Depot Website and snatched it up. This has turned out to be been one of the best things I've ever bought. We buy all sorts of things when they are on sale and then food saver them and tuck them in for a nap in the deep freeze.My wife and I made a new kitchen purchase this week - a chest freezer!
We have no idea if there will be food shortages again as there were during the spring, but we do know that driving during the winter can suck, that going to the grocery store while taking care of infant twins is an effort, that as our boys get bigger and eat more solid food we could use the extra storage space, and finally that we’d love to be able to take advantage of Costco’s great meat selection but the quantity is too much to use at once.
So for $200, that seemed a worthwhile investment to be able to buy more in bulk and have more on hand. I’m excited because it’ll allow me to have a bit of everything on hand so I can do less advance dinner planning and more improvisation based on mood and time available. Got a vacuum sealer too to help protect the frozen stuff from freezer burn. It’ll also be great to be able to make a bunch of baby food purées and freeze them instead of making new stuff every few days.
I think this will really help with making the house run more efficiently and with limited access to childcare help during the pandemic, any bit of extra efficiency is worth its weight in gold.
Perhaps for an upright but the chest freezers are some of the most efficient appliances you can own. Mine has added about $9.00 per month to my bill.Stand-a-lone freezers are expensive to operate. We got rid of ours and took $50 a month off our electric bill.
It was, however, an old freezer.
I bought a couple cans of tomatoes intending to do this same recipe some time this week. They had some Cento brand marzano tomatoes for $3/can, but I figured I'd go with the $1 cans for the recipe.