Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I know it isn’t January 2nd yet but I’m going to go ahead and start my 2015 food list. Last week I got my senior commodities for December. I had almost forgotten about getting them.
I traded one box of cereal and one juice for the milk from someone else. I plan to donate or give away everything except the milk, the pears, and the cheese. The milk was stored away. I used the cheese along with a couple of other ingredients.
I grated the whole 2 pound block of cheese, added a 7 ounce jar of pimentos, and enough mayonnaise to mix it all together. That’s it. This will be great used for grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch or as a snack on crackers. It could be the topping for celery sticks or it could be added to some leftover chili to become a chili cheese dip. There are many recipe possibilities for the cheese and I’ll be showing some of those in later posts this year.
I’m including the senior commodities in my food bank food list because it’s free food too.