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How do you feed your family?

Do you just do whatever is easiest in cooking?
Do you take the time to use fresh ingredients every day?

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mommyofAurora

Asked by mommyofAurora at 7:53 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • It varies. I have to work full time, and every Thursday means I work late.

    Most nights, I cook from scratch. If I remember to set it up before work, I slow cook a lot of stuff. But if I know I'm going to be late, or I have to be somewhere after work (like BTS night or a fundraiser) or I'm so sick I can barely stand upright, then I will throw something easy together.

    But then, fresh, nutritious and easy don't have to be mutually exclusive terms either.
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 7:55 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I try to use fresh ingredients all the time. I don't like veggies out of the freezer. I live close to a market so it is easy to pick up fresh meat every couple of days. I do a lot of crock pot cooking also.
    Alamama

    Answer by Alamama at 7:58 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • well, let me start by saying that using fresh ingredients doesn't really mean it takes more time than if you didn't. but anyway, i guess i do both. i don't see the point in making fresh pasta, i use dry pasta. i don't see the point in making my own bread....the bread from the bakery tastes just as good. i would consider it to be a waste of time to use fresh pumpkin instead of canned when i'm making pie (i have done it with fresh and it tasted exactly the same). i pick my battles lol. but i will say that usually i try the homemade version a couple of times before i decide on what to substitute. some things are better homemade, and other things come out the same using shortcuts lol
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:59 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I know that using fresh ingredients doesnt mean its taking more time. I just know that hamburger helper is so popular LOL. Anyways, i believe that homemade is always better, but that shortcuts can be used just as well!
    mommyofAurora

    Comment by mommyofAurora (original poster) at 8:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • both... I make easy meals that are fresh.


    Tonight is turkey meat loaf (sooooeasy), broiled potatoes and sweet potatoes, and a spinach salad.  I dont think there could be anything eaiser.  Next to no prep work and done in about 35 min.

    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 8:06 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • I do my best to use what is fresh and in season.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 9:40 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • lately school has been crazy so ive slacked off a bit and being pregnant doesnt help. but usually we have a semi-homemade meal...like a casserole that uses box stuffing. also, we always have a yummy veggie but i prefer frozen b/c fresh always goes bad before i get around to using it...lima beans and peas are our most usual.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 10:02 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • For me it varies according to my health. If I'm having a 'bad legs day' I either send SO to fish and chip shop, or I stick something in the oven that is quick and doesn't take long to prepare. On a good day however I am happy to cook whatever we fancy, even if that means a full roast dinner with all the trimmings lol
    Creating78

    Answer by Creating78 at 9:41 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • At this point, it's more convenience and cheaper than having a full drawn out meal.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:40 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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