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Old 09-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #61
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While the salsa is "melding," I thought I'd clean out my small pantry closet...interestingly enough, it now contains a large container of sand from Lake of the Woods. Why? I use it to clean my cast-iron pans. I wonder how many other keep a container of sand in the kitchen?
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #62
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On last April we had a mouse in the pantry but Kali ate it. Otherwise we have:
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #63
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Way, way too much. And it isn't that big. But I think we could eat for 2 months, conservatively, out of what is in the house. And I don't have a huge amount of storage space dedicated to food; just a relatively small cabinet and an older fridge/freezer, over under. But I think the two of us could easily eat from what is in the house for two months, then some. Heck, I only just fixed dinner with the last of LAST summer's tomato sauce.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #64
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...I use it to clean my cast-iron pans. I wonder how many other keep a container of sand in the kitchen?

I never considered using sand in my CI. I use a blue scrub sponge on CI and everything else.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #65
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I never considered using sand in my CI. I use a blue scrub sponge on CI and everything else.
My grandmother always used lake sand on her CI pans up at The Lake. I figure that's how the pioneers probably cleaned their pans when moving west in the covered wagons...I don't use it every time, I usually use salt and a dedicated plastic donut scrubber. The sand is mostly granite.
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #66
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Since I went shopping for the month a few days ago, my food cabinet is full. Andy got me to wanting some hash with an egg. So I bought two cans of Mary's Kitchen Roast Beef Hash. All my other can goods are in the fridge. Beets, petite peas, sliced carrots for salad or a snack. Too much stuff to write up.

They had a whole display of miniature foods for school lunches. So I bought a small can of shortbread miniature cookies with the chocolate stripes. Good Grief!!! It was so sweet that I can only eat one a day with a whole glass of milk to wash it down. I also bought some potato sticks for a snack. My freezer is full. And I bought some new potatoes from Maine.
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