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.
Since having my teeth pulled I’ve not had much to talk about. I haven’t been to the food bank either because I’m baby sitting so there hasn’t been any canning to do.
Its hard to talk about cooking with food bank foods when I’m not getting any. Its hard to talk about cooking and eating mushed up food when I really want crunchy stuff. I want carrot and celery sticks. Ooo, and apples. I want apples.
Its surprising how much I miss certain foods now that I can’t eat them. There are four more teeth to be pulled later this month. Its going to be a few weeks before I get false teeth. I decided against paying for temporary teeth because of the cost. I’ll wait until my gums heal and shrink to get a permanent set.
My daughter brought me her nutri-bullet food processor to use for awhile. She isn’t using it. Without access to fresh vegetables and fruit its nothing more than a fancy food musher upper.
Some of the recipes in the book actually sound pretty good. If I had the ingredients I’d try them. So, she brings me some greens. Which I put into water. Greens are plants and the same way flowers stay fresh for a few days in water so do greens.
She also brought me some fruit too. Yes, apples! Ok, apple sauce isn’t quite the same as biting into an apple. For now, these will do.
I don’t plan to do a juicing diet but I sure am glad to have a way to eat fruits and vegetables without cooking them. Juiced is better than nothing. Hmm… I wonder how toast and apple butter tastes when mushed up? Should I bake a loaf of bread to test it? Maybe I will bake a loaf over the weekend. My neighbors are always happy to get homemade bread if my experiment doesn’t work.