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Need help on stretching food to feed many.

 
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Miggy, I don't read or post a whole lot here, well I mostly "graze" , try to keep updated on breaking news. But I have seen your post a couple of times. I tend to give people the benefit of doubt most of the time.

I think I believe what you are doing , and if you are in fact helping so much, May God Bless you!! Won't your church help you/help these people? Is there anybody in your church family that will pitch in. And can you tell us why you are feeing these people , it seems, on a daily basis? I could see each person, once in a while or every few days. I am getting the impression they are standing at your door waiting for you to finish cooking them their food. Surely I must be misunderstanding?.......

Can you maybe explain the situation a little bit more? Do these people work, get their own food stamps? On the Dr. visits and so forth what did they do before you? I am so curious as to how you became assigned to help? Do they appear to be grateful to you or are they just expecting?
I would be you are doing so in order to be a blessing to them and even have time to share with them your peace. I just want to know how you are surviving with such little sleep and a sandwich a day!!

I really do want to know, I'm not trying to start trouble nor am I trying to accuse you of scamming.

God Bless
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Oh, Goodness.

This is such a beautiful post.


I guess I have such explaining to do as you are not the first to question what is occurring that moves me to help total strangers.

Would you be kind enough to allow me to sleep for a few hours?

It's been a rather long (but beautiful) day.

I promise to you and others that I will explain this situation to the best of my knowledge in the morning.

Everyone who has posted here certainly deserves that from me.

I am overcome by such compassion all of you have shared yet I understand your questions.

It's almost 11:30 PM here and I have to wake at 6 AM.

If you will give me until then I will do my best to explain.

Until then, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and wish you good dreams.

Love, Miggy
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Thank you , and sleep well
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Southerns were always great at stretching food from being very poor. Look up some sites on basic southern cooking, i.e. chicken and dumplings, etc.
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Southern cooking makes great use of green veggies such mustard greens, turnip greens, collards and even spinach or chard. When cooked with a little bacon and onion and served with a simple corn bread (minimal sugar) they make a high nutrient meal. Good luck. Is there a social worker connected with your home? If so, it should be easy to get food stamps for everyone. I hope your total amount is greater than $80 per month because it's going to be a challenge to feed yourself on that. You can't help others if you are not healthy yourself. Unless you're squatting, there should certainly be help available to all of you.
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sounds like a scammer using a heart strings tugging technique hoping to get some free cash. i mean seriously think about it.
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Yes. Hard to believe people would be in "transitional" housing with no food funding etc.
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you have a PO Box, besides sending you coupons, some of us can send you heirloom seed packets if you have garden space. Some of your folks you are assisting may be interested in helping plant, weed, water, and tend the garden. It tends to bring community spirit to the process and is so much easier to get the food to the table.
Lot's of ideas are buzzing round our heads tonight. Hope you have a good nights sleep and see more great comments in the morning.
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you have a PO Box, besides sending you coupons, some of us can send you heirloom seed packets if you have garden space. Some of your folks you are assisting may be interested in helping plant, weed, water, and tend the garden. It tends to bring community spirit to the process and is so much easier to get the food to the table.
Lot's of ideas are buzzing round our heads tonight. Hope you have a good nights sleep and see more great comments in the morning.
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Why are so many "enabling" this poor woman? Cant you see she isnt thinking clearly,spending all her foodstamps on not enough food for 10 people for the month? why does she feel this need to run herself ragged for other people,eating 1 sandwich a day for herself? and the little food she bought has almost zero nutrition value and has to be extended! she needs professional help,we should be urging her to seek help,she can call crises services since this is an emergency.
I wish that I could have this moment for life,cuz in this moment I just feel so alive...
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OP..... I didn't bother reading through all the pages so I apologize if someone already suggested this...

Google "great depression recipes," "Depression Era Recipes," and "world war 2 recipes." There are tons online.

Here's an example:

Meatless Meat Loaf
Ingredients

1 cup rice
1 cup peanuts crushed
1 cup cottage cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Combine all the ingredients together. bake in a loaf pan for 30 minutes or until loaf is good and set.

History
With meat at a premium during the Great Depression, many people made do without chicken, beef or pork, except on rare occasions.

If you go on to YouTube, type in: great depression cooking.

Here's an example video:

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you have a PO Box, besides sending you coupons, some of us can send you heirloom seed packets if you have garden space. Some of your folks you are assisting may be interested in helping plant, weed, water, and tend the garden. It tends to bring community spirit to the process and is so much easier to get the food to the table.
Lot's of ideas are buzzing round our heads tonight. Hope you have a good nights sleep and see more great comments in the morning.
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Why are so many "enabling" this poor woman? Cant you see she isnt thinking clearly,spending all her foodstamps on not enough food for 10 people for the month? why does she feel this need to run herself ragged for other people,eating 1 sandwich a day for herself? and the little food she bought has almost zero nutrition value and has to be extended! she needs professional help,we should be urging her to seek help,she can call crises services since this is an emergency.
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Whats it matter to you?

If it makes her happy and gives her a sense of accomplishment.. so be it...

Also quit talking about her as if she cant read what you are saying... We get the point you think she is crazy...

Yes it is crazy to starve yourself and do without, while giving away your food... letting others use your time and car and gas...

But I do crazy things too... as do we all! If it makes her happy... so be it! Life sucks... if this is what she needs to make her life less sucky... then let her.

I think she got the point
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Here's what I would make:

Navy Bean Soup with green beans & half an onion

Pinto beans with rice and 1/2 an onion

Mac & Cheese casserole with Tuna and crushed Corn Flakes on top

Lots of French Toast

Fried Potatoes and onions with ketchup

Buttered Noodles

Egg Casserole

Peach Crisp or Cobbler

Bread Pudding

Then repeat the next week. Freeze anything that is leftover
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Tuna noodle casserole is good too.
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Ask God for help, He works in amazing ways and I too know that you were meant to help these people :D

hf Thank you for your efforts in a world where not many people care about one another! May God bless you on earth, and in Heaven!
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You are so wonderful,God will help you find a way.Just have faith in him,he will provide for you.May God Bless you,and thank you for being so beautiful.
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Bless you dear.
That does not sound like near enough food for so many people.
Are there any other solutions that are viable where you are?
Like dumpster diving? Sounds uncouth but supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food.
Or are there restaurants in your arae that you can approach for left over food?
When I was in Sydney, Oz, there was an outfit that drove vans all the city late at night picking up leavings, and then providing free meals at a central city food stand, and even a little pay if you can restaurant.
hf
Good luck!
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I would appreciate any advice on stretching a small amount of food for a month. This may seem impossible when you read what I have to work with but I believe in miracles.

This is my situation...

I live in a transitional living facility of 8 apartments.

Most of these people have some type of physical disability or suffer from depression and they do not take good care of themselves when it comes to eating.

I believe God is using me to help them. I have witnessed incredible miracles occur in their lives just 6 weeks in knowing and helping them.

The little money I have had has been stretched to amazing heights. I transport them to doctor visits, the grocery store, etc. daily and always have just enough gas to get them to their destination and back again.

I have recently spent $80 of my food stamp money on basic foods and have been cooking them meals because most are unhealthy. I am particularly concerned with an 8 1/2 month pregnant woman who is not eating right- not because she doesn't want to but because she was never taught proper nutrition.

Yesterday I was blessed with a church offering me 12 loafs of day-old bakery bread and some eggs. I can NOT waste this food.

The majority of my life I was financially well-off and I never had to worry about not having food.

Can anyone give me suggestions on how to best use the following items as well as how to properly store them (such as freezing) so as not to waste one ounce?

Remember, this food MUST last clear through September because it's all I have to offer them until I get $80 more food in October.

The $80 I used apparently was NOT well spent because I am running out of food in just 5 days. It included items such as milk, butter, hamburger (stretched VERY thin), dried pasta and bread.

Because my pantry of such items as olive oil, vinegar, condiments, spices, etc. was stolen during my move here I don't have much to flavor the foods I prepare other than salt, pepper, mustard and mayonnaise.

I feel I should use whatever money I can scrape together to buy things to flavor the food so that it's pleasurable for them to eat.

This food will be used to feed two fifty year old men, two forty year old women, two thirty year old women (one pregnant), a three year old girl, a seven year old boy, and two seventy year old women. There are 10 total excluding me.

I can exist on a sandwich a day but the other residents are larger than me. And the children are active.

I would SO appreciate any creative suggestions. I just know God will come through for us and I thank you for helping me with your suggestions so that I can continue helping them.

They are really wonderful people. They've just fallen through the cracks and have no-one in their lives to care for them.

Items I have on hand:

3 lbs frozen navy beans
10 lbs potatoes
1 lb pinto beans
48 eggs
8 cups of breakfast corn flakes
2 lbs of white rice
4 cans of green beans
2 cans of peaches
2 onions
1 small can of tuna
1 large bag of egg noodles
2 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese
3 sticks of butter

Jar of ketchup
Jar of mayonnaise
Salt
Pepper


Much love to all of you, Miggy
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Each of the following recipes serve 9 adults and 2 children and incorporate the ingredients you have on hand. Other desireable ngredients that are inexpensive and you could buy and add if you have the money are indicated as optional ingredients.

Navy Bean Soup (with what you have on hand you can make three batches of this recipe to serve at three different meals)

Ingredients
1 1 pound navy beans
6 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped finely (increase to one whole onion if possible)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups water

Optional Ingredients
2 stalks celery, chopped finely
1 large carrot, chopped finely
1 cube chicken bouillon or 2 cans of chicken (or vegetable) broth
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/3 cup of milk (1/2 a cup is better)
1/8 stick of butter (2 tablespoons butter)

Directions
1. Rinse and soak navy beans overnight (remove any small stones). Combine beans, water, onion, celery, carrot, garlic powder, bouillon, and dried parsley in a LARGE (stock) pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for two hours.

2. Add additional water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for an additional two hours. Add milk and butter. Simmer 5 more minutes and serve.

Any leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan to serve the leftover portion later than that, you should freeze the soup.

Suggestions
If possible, serve the navy bean soup with a square of cornbread made from Cinch (brand name) dried corn bread mix (less than 50 cents per box) which calls for 1 egg and water per batch and can be baked in any kind of pan (cake, bread, or casserole pan). Two boxes of Cinch corn bread mix would feed your group each time you serve navy bean soup.

Pinto Bean Soup (with what you have on hand you can make one batch of this recipe to serve at one meal)

Ingredients
1 1 pound pinto beans
6 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped finely
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 stick of butter (2 tablespoons butter)
3 cups water

Optional Ingredients
2 stalks celery, chopped finely
1 large carrot, chopped finely
1 cube beef bouillon or 2 cans of beef (or vegetable) broth
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Directions
1. Rinse and soak pinto beans overnight (remove any small stones). Combine beans, water, onion, celery, carrot, garlic powder, and bouillon in a LARGE (stock) pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for two hours.

2. Add additional water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for an additional two hours. Add butter. Simmer 5 more minutes and serve.

Any leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan to serve the leftover portion later than that, you should freeze the soup.

Suggestions
If possible, serve the pinto bean soup with a square of Cinch brand cornbread. Two boxes of Cinch corn bread mix would feed your group each time you serve pinto bean soup.

Potato Soup (with what you have on hand you can make three batches of this recipe to serve at three different meals)

Ingredients

4 large Potatoes (cleaned but not peeled), cubed
6 cups water
1/2 onion, chopped finely (increase to one whole onion if possible)
1 can green beans, reserve the drained "juice" and chop finely
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 stick of butter (2 tablespoons butter)
2 cups water

Optional Ingredients
2 stalks celery, chopped finely
1 can green peas and carrots, reserve the "juice"
1 cube chicken bouillon or 2 cans of chicken (or vegetable) broth
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/3 cup of milk (1/2 a cup is better)

Directions

1. Clean and cube potatoes. Combine potatoes, water, and onion (and celery, fresh carrots finely chopped - if fresh and not canned are used, bouillon, garlic powder, and dried parsley if any/all are being used) in a LARGE (stock) pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Add additional water and reserved "juice" from canned vegetables you are using. Add finely chopped green beans. Add green peas and carrots, milk, and butter if being used. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 more minutes and serve.

Any leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you plan to serve the leftover portion later than that, you should freeze the soup.

Suggestions
If possible, serve the potato soup with one piece of bread for women and children and two pieces of bread for men.


Tuna Casserole(with what you have on hand you can make two batches of this recipe to serve at two different meals but make them at the same time and freeze one after baking and cooling)

Ingredients

1/2 large bag of egg noodles, boiled in salted water but not rinsed
1/4 onion, finely chopped (1/2 onion is better)
1 can of green beans, reserve the "juice" and slice beans down the middle (french cut)
1/2 cup of white rice, boiled per directions but not rinsed
1/2 of a can of tuna, reserve the "juice" and finely shred the tuna
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water

1/2 corn flakes smashed into small pieces (for topping; smash in a baggie)

Optional Ingredients
1 can of cream of mushroom soup prepared with 1 cup milk
1 can of peas and carrots, reserve the "juice"
2 stalks of celery, chopped
8 black olives, finely chopped

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)

Directions

Hard boil and chop 4 eggs. Boil (in salted water) and drain but do not rinse the noodles. Boil (in salted water) and drain but do not rinse the rice. Grease a large (at least 2 quart) casserole dish. Combine all ingredients together, place in casserole dish and press it all down with a spoon. Cover the top of the casserole with (shredded cheddar cheese first if using it) smashed corn flakes.

Bake casserole at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until crisp and browned on top. Children should be given 1/3 of a man's portion and women should be given 2/3 of a man's portion.

Suggestion

Along with the casserole, serve half a piece of bread to each child and a piece of bread to each woman and man.

Rice and Green Bean Cassarole] (with what you have on hand you can make two batches of this recipe)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups white rice, boiled and drained but not rinsed
1 can green beans, reserve the "juice" finely chop the beans
4 hard boiled eggs, diced
1/4 onion, finely chopped (1/2 an onion is better)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 stick butter, melted
1/2 teasoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup corn flakes, smashed into small pieces (for a topping; use a baggie)

Optional Ingredients
1 can peas and carrots, reserve the "juice"
8 black olives, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for a topping)
1 cup milk

Directions

Grease a large (at least two quart) casserole dish. Boil but do not rinse or drain 1 1/2 cups of white rice. Hard boil, cool, and chop 4 eggs. Combine the rice, green beans and bean "juice", chopped egg, onion, mayonnaise, and melted butter (and chopped black olives, peas and carrots and their "juice", and milk if being used), and salt, and pepper. Pour the combined mixture into the casserole dish and press it down with a spoon firmly. Spread shredded cheddar cheese over the top if you are using it. Spread the cornflake crumbs over the top even if you use shredded cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the top of the casserole is a golden brown. Serve about 1/2 cup to children, 2/3 to 3/4 cup to women, and 3/4 to 1 cup to men.

Suggestion

Along with the casserole, serve half a piece of bread to each child and a piece of bread to each woman and man.

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients
Mac and cheese prepared according to the package
4 hard boiled eggs, diced per mac and cheese package

Optional Ingredients

hot dogs, boiled and chopped (use 4 hot dogs per batch of mac and cheese
1/4 cup onion
1/2 cup ketchup
8 black olives, finely chopped
1/2 cup of salsa
1 cup of diced stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup corn flakes, smashed (use a baggie)
1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Directions

Prepare as directed on the box. To serve your group adequately you will need to prepare both boxes. Try to use both butter and milk in each batch. The recipe usually calls for 1/4 stick of butter and 1/3 a cup of milk per batch.

Suggestion

Prepare both boxes of macaroni and cheese. Mix with 1/4 cup chopped onion, 4 prepared chopped hotdogs, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the mixture in a greased 2 quart cassarole dish. Top with cheddar cheese and smashed corn flakes. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Serve about 1/2 cup to children, 2/3 to 3/4 cup to women, and 3/4 to 1 cup to men. Along with the casserole, serve half a piece of bread to each child and a piece of bread to each woman and man.

Potato Salad (If you make 3 batches of potato soup you still have the ingredients to make one batch of potato salad which could be a lunch item)

Ingredients

8 large Potatoes (cleaned but not peeled), cubed
4 eggs, hard boiled and diced
1/4 onion, finely chopped (1/2 an onion is better)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teasoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Optional Ingredients
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
8 black olives, finely chopped
1/3 cup yellow mustard (or 1 teaspoon dry mustard)

Directions

Clean (but do not peel) potatoes; boil and cube (larger cubes) potatoes; chill the cubed potatoes in the refrigerator. Hard boil, cool, and dice the eggs. Chop the onion (and celery and olives if being used). Combine the potatoes, eggs, onion, mayonnaise (and celery, relish, olives, and mustard if being used), salt and pepper. Cover and chill until served. Serve about 1/4 cup for children, 1/2 to 2/3 cup for women, and 3/4 to 1 cup for men.

Breakfast Options are as follows

1/4 cup corn flakes with 1/4 cup of milk and 1/2 a piece of toast with a peach half for children

1/2 cup corn flakes with 1/2 cup of milk and a piece of toast with a peach half for women

3/4 cup corn flakes with 1/2 cup of milk and a piece of toast with a peach half for men

Any remaining rice can either be boiled and served with milk (and sugar or honey) as a cereal in the morning and served with one hard boiled egg and a peach half.

Leftover rice can also be made into a rice pudding. One recipe of rice pudding to serve a group of ten or more would call for 4 cups of white rice boiled, 1 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Cool at least an hour at room temp to "set" the pudding properly.

I hope you can use these recipes and suggestions.

Good luck and God Bless.

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The people over at the Survivalist Boards recommend these recipes--Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes. These were shared during the Great Depression and put out by the gov't back then to help people with their victory garden produce This book is in PDF:
Recipe book:
[link to agnic.msu.edu]

The rest of the crowd on here, you might want to print that book off also in case you may need them someday when TSHTF.
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Yea, for $7.00 a week a burger a day takes care of one meal. We don't eat breakfast in my house.....just one large cooked meal a day and then a sandwich maybe or a snack. And I still spend alot on groceries, but shopping smart really does help.

I go to 4 different stores to get the weekly deals at each store when I shop. YOu can save alot by doing that.
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not every person lives next door to a micky dees nobody seems to take into account the cost of getting to that 1 dollar burger.

if i am only 3 miles away from a burger store and use free
tansport like walking or bike riding to get there i have burned more calories than i gained from that burger

not everybody is a fat arse needing to loose weight some of us need calories
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No problem, just go once a month then, buy 30 of them and stick them in the freezer.

Problem solved.

cool2
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ummm did you ever see 'SUPER-SIZE ME" the one where the guy goes into cardiac arrest after eating McDonalds for 30 days? McDonalds is poison not food.
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I sit down and think of every store in the county, discount stores, produce markets, grocery stores, get the ads in the mail or online, compare prices on advertised items, and then go to Walmart with my list and they will sell me any matching item at the other store's lower price. So, if Walmart's peaches are $1.27/lb, but the product market's ad is for $.77/lb, then they give them to me for the lower price. I have been doing this as an alternative to driving to several different stores throughout the week and it helps a lot. You cannot do this with the store brands, though. We also have Grocery Outlet stores here and they are awesome for the deals and nice food for cheap, along with cosmetics, personal care and smaller household items, etc.

Food banks are also a great resource. We have a 211 number to call to find any resources of any type here in San Diego. Maybe there is some type of referral service like that in you area? Check with some of the larger churches, like someone suggested.
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Southerns were always great at stretching food from being very poor. Look up some sites on basic southern cooking, i.e. chicken and dumplings, etc.
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Many Texans are familiar with cornbread and pintos. Rice added is even better. Buy dry and in bulk. Onions , tomatoes, peppers, etc. for flavor and variety.
2 eggs in a batch for cornbread will easily feed 8.

Black-eyed peas same way.
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Another good site:

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
The Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library's collection as well as searchable full-text transcriptions.

[link to digital.lib.msu.edu]
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Fried rice with a little great breans and a scrambled egg in it, potatoe soup is a good stretcher, so is a big pot of navy beans flavored with some opinion salt and pepper. A large pot will feed more than one meal, a quiche with the eggs and use some of the bread for a crust. If you or anyone there has any flour and shortening, you can make tortillias and have bean burritos...
Also, look up common plants that are editable. There are a lot of editable plants that do not appear to be good. Like the Hosta, taste like asparagus and very nutritious and a good scavenge plant.
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Human meat Casserole(with what you have on hand you can make two batches of this recipe to serve at two different meals but make them at the same time and freeze one after baking and cooling)

Ingredients

1/2 large bag of egg noodles, boiled in salted water but not rinsed
1/4 onion, finely chopped (1/2 onion is better)
1 can of green beans, reserve the "juice" and slice beans down the middle (french cut)
1/2 cup of white rice, boiled per directions but not rinsed
1 pound of human meat, reserve the "juice" and finely shred the meat.
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water

1/2 corn flakes smashed into small pieces (for topping; smash in a baggie)

Optional Ingredients
1 can of cream of mushroom soup prepared with 1 cup milk
1 can of peas and carrots, reserve the "juice"
2 stalks of celery, chopped
8 black olives, finely chopped

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for topping)

Directions

Hard boil and chop 4 eggs. Boil (in salted water) and drain but do not rinse the noodles. Boil (in salted water) and drain but do not rinse the rice. Grease a large (at least 2 quart) casserole dish. Combine all ingredients together, place in casserole dish and press it all down with a spoon. Cover the top of the casserole with (shredded cheddar cheese first if using it) smashed corn flakes.

Bake casserole at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until crisp and browned on top. Children should be given 1/3 of a man's portion and women should be given 2/3 of a man's portion.

Suggestion

Along with the casserole, serve half a piece of bread to each child and a piece of bread to each woman and man.

Rice and Human Meat Cassarole] (with what you have on hand you can make two batches of this recipe)

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups white rice, boiled and drained but not rinsed
1 can green beans, reserve the "juice" finely chop the beans
2 pounds chopped human meat
4 hard boiled eggs, diced
1/4 onion, finely chopped (1/2 an onion is better)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/8 stick butter, melted
1/2 teasoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup corn flakes, smashed into small pieces (for a topping; use a baggie)

Optional Ingredients
1 can peas and carrots, reserve the "juice"
8 black olives, finely chopped
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (for a topping)
1 cup milk

Directions

Grease a large (at least two quart) casserole dish. Boil but do not rinse or drain 1 1/2 cups of white rice. Hard boil, cool, and chop 4 eggs. Combine the rice, green beans and bean "juice", chopped egg, onion, mayonnaise, and melted butter (and chopped black olives, peas and carrots and their "juice", and milk if being used), and salt, and pepper. Pour the combined mixture into the casserole dish and press it down with a spoon firmly. Spread shredded cheddar cheese over the top if you are using it. Spread the cornflake crumbs over the top even if you use shredded cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until the top of the casserole is a golden brown. Serve about 1/2 cup to children, 2/3 to 3/4 cup to women, and 3/4 to 1 cup to men.

Suggestion

Along with the casserole, serve half a piece of bread to each child and a piece of bread to each woman and man.
Anonymous Coward
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09/16/2012 02:17 AM
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God Bless you for what you are doing !

I read some, but not all the pages. Forgive if already mentioned.

1. Bread & Eggs equal French Toast. Of course it would be better with butter and something to go on toplike syrup, but it is not absolutly necessary.

2. Rice Soup ! It is yummy yummy yummy.
Mom would take left over cooked rice and put it in a pot to boil. Add Water till it just covers the rice, ( as little or as much rice as you have ). Add butter if you have it, & salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low boil & then reduce to a simmer. It is ready to eat as soon as it low boils. The simmer is just to keep it hot of course ! That's it ! Serve & enjoy.
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I don't for one minute believe these people have nothing. The pregnant one qualifies for the WICK program for sure if she is low income and apparently she is.

[link to www.fns.usda.gov]

And the rest of them qualify for food stamps. What's up with this post?

Strange to say the least.

My first impulse was to offer money, too. But, after thinking about this for awhile, I call bs on this story.
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She should offer to go shopping with each person with their stamps and help them make out menus and teach them basic cooking. If they are not willing to do this then she really should just focus on keeping herself healthy and only work with ones that are serious about their health.

If she wants to help no matter what then she could make a big batch of beans and rice soup and give them a few cups whenever you can. Give the kids a PB&J sandwich each day or every once in a while. Or a cup of oatmeal with some sugar sprinkled on top. Think soup kitchen and don't get fancy.

And I agree that the pregnant woman is getting help. Make sure she is taking her prenatals and go shopping with her using HER food stamps.
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soup kitchen???

:peepers:
"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth programme, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs.

Communism or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite."

Gary Allen

NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY
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Hitler was a leftist

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09/16/2012 02:29 AM
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I've lived in a couple transitional homes in 3 different states. Always tons of food from local store donations(tax write off). All of you guys would be on foodstamps. If your signing up to live in a transitional housing that's practically the first thing they throw at you. The ones with kids get wic. And you wouldn't be coming home from church at 11:00pm getting on the internet since they usually have curfews where you would be in bed by 9pm.
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Bless you dear.
That does not sound like near enough food for so many people.
Are there any other solutions that are viable where you are?
Like dumpster diving? Sounds uncouth but supermarkets throw out huge amounts of food.
Or are there restaurants in your arae that you can approach for left over food?
When I was in Sydney, Oz, there was an outfit that drove vans all the city late at night picking up leavings, and then providing free meals at a central city food stand, and even a little pay if you can restaurant.
hf
Good luck!
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Dumpster diving???

:peepers:
"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth programme, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs.

Communism or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite."

Gary Allen

NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY
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Hitler was a leftist

[link to constitutionalistnc.tripod.com]
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first, tell all of yer people that they only
need 1,200 calories of food per day, and
then start making up the menus.
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I suggest you purchase some magic beans, which I will glady provide.
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i think get a big pot

lots of spices and herbs that are cheap

lots of bulk vegetables and

cook beans and rice and dice some cheap meats and throw it into the pot

chicken bullion is good for flavor
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Who wants to cure the hunger problem on Earth?


Sat Aug 6/30/12
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:peepers:
"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth programme, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead, it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs.

Communism or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite."

Gary Allen

NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hitler was a leftist

[link to constitutionalistnc.tripod.com]
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I don't for one minute believe these people have nothing. The pregnant one qualifies for the WICK program for sure if she is low income and apparently she is.

[link to www.fns.usda.gov]

And the rest of them qualify for food stamps. What's up with this post?

Strange to say the least.

My first impulse was to offer money, too. But, after thinking about this for awhile, I call bs on this story.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17851333


If her situation is true then she set herself up. I remember a post from her asking for a place to stay. I wonder if she found an arrangement that gives her free rent in exchange for feeding and caring for the other residents. That is the only sense I can make out of this.
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bump You are a very kind person
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where are you, miggy?

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