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Old 02-01-2007, 05:22 AM   #31
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Why dont u store the protein, in the freezer Vera Blue?
Is there something bad, about doing that, that I dont know about?

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:33 AM   #32
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I am a little bit of both as well. We moved three years ago and I have a lovely big pantry. Makes such a difference. Now to keep it current!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:01 AM   #33
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During the work week, I am definitely an "improviser." Get in the door, put something on the stove to start cooking, feed the cat, and then figure out what will go with whatever is on the stove.

When I am feeling particularly wiped out, I usually cook a pot of whole-grain rice, so that I'll have some time to unwind while it's getting done.

And I rarely consult recipes any more for weekday meals, unless it's something in the bready line (pancakes, biscuits, etc.) I have to admit that I have spent a lot of years "facing the stove" for my family, and I did use recipes when I started.

Of course, I do sort of generally plan my weekend shopping around "useful items" and I like to try new things, but I'm afraid I do a lot of inventing with what's at hand, whether it's a bit of red wine in the tomato soup, or shredded swiss cheese on the pasta.

One advantage is that supper is usually a unique experience!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:46 AM   #34
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I'd have to say that I am a 1. I am still new to the cooking world so I am not sure what to substitute what for. I would like to be a 2 someday though so I can come up with new ways to make things.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:29 PM   #35
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I'd say I am a mixture of both. As others have stated, if there is a recipe that I want to try and do not have the ingredients (rare); I then add it to the ongoing restock shopping list.

I will usually follow the recipe the first time to the "T"; Then if excellent, leave it alone, otherwise, I add or take away to customize it to our taste.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:47 PM   #36
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I am a number 2, for sure.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:25 PM   #37
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Why dont u store the protein, in the freezer Vera Blue?
Is there something bad, about doing that, that I dont know about?

Mel
I've become more particular with freshness, Mel. I'd rather go to the fish market or the butcher in the morning and then cook it that evening. I taste a difference when meat or fish comes out of the freezer.
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I go to store, look around and then decide on the menu. My wife will usually give me a protien base idea and I go from there. I shop about 5 times a week depending on any leftovers or dinners out.


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Old 02-03-2007, 03:49 PM   #39
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Certainly true, Vera Blue.
Fresh is best most of the time.

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