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Old 03-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Glad you made it to DC Home cook.

The folks here are wonderful.

Cooking is fixing what you like and how you like it. No sense spending time making something you won't eat.

Read and enjoy. If you want easy I think the "Weird Meals" thread has a lot of potential for that.

A heat source and what you put on it are the basics.

Sometimes a heat source isn't needed.

What you get as a finished product is only limited by how much effort you want to put into it.

Get to know leftovers if your looking for easy. They can be one of your best friends.

Enjoy.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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Welcome to DC,

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #13
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Hi there,
Welcome. Ok, here you go, we know that just because you want 'easy' doesn't mean 'boring' so maybe when you have a couple of ingredients that you want to use then ask for some easy ideas and between us all you will get an inspiring selection.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #14
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The biggest problem I have right now is the Kitchen.. The dishwasher isn't getting the dishes clean and the pots come out with white film on them. I figured out that the non-stick coating isn't meant for the DW... Have done the cleaning routine of the DW and it has helped. Found out that Phosphate no longer used in cleaning products. That really sucks.. Something that works then ruined because of a bureaucratic decision. Oh Well.. Thanks to all who have responded or will.. Looking for all the good stuff...
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #15
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Go to the hardware store and buy some Tri Sodium Phosphate.

Put a tablespoon in with the detergent.

For now there is a way around the bureaucrats.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:56 PM   #16
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I had the same problem with our dishwasher. What really helps is a product called Lemishine powder. Our dear departed friend and DC member Timothy told me about it, and it really works. You put it in the cup next to where you put the soap. You can find it at Walmart and some grocery stores.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #17
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Phosphates are a fertilizer that cause algae blooms, dead zones in waterways and dead fish and seafood. Really not a good idea to use them.
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Phosphates are a fertilizer that cause algae blooms, dead zones in waterways and dead fish and seafood. Really not a good idea to use them.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #19
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Welcome to DC. Glad you are joining us.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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HI
Just joined tonight. I am a senior Citizen, retired Air Force, having to cook since wife losing mind to alzheimers. She lost my camera today.. Anyway... hoping to pick up some tips for easy meals low in fat...
Welcome to DC! What I've found is liquid Cascade + plain white vinegar in the "rinse" cup helps cut the white film.

I'm sorry to hear that your wife has Alzheimer's. My mom has vascular dementia and my father has had to take over the cooking, etc. He does have some help (with cleaning once a week), but not cooking--yet. My mom also has misplaced jewelry (filed and insurance claim and then the jewelery reappeared--filed away in the junk drawer). If you or your wife have any jewelry of value (or other things), put it in the safe deposit box or disperse it to your children now. Here's what we have got our Dad doing (my brother and I live 1500 km from there). (1) Picking up restaurant sides and mains on sr. day. Only enough for one meal + leftovers for lunch. (2) Making those foods my mom remembers from her childhood -- meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, etc. (3) Picking up things from the deli / ready to go meals section at the grocery store. We looked into having help come in to help cook, but figured getting meals to go from a restaurant was easier and less expensive. My mom doesn't wander, so she can be left home alone for an hour or so. My dad does lock her in to be on the safe side and usually puts her to bed for a nap (she loves to nap) before he leaves.
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