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Originally posted by Whateva69
reply to post by dreamingawake
you pretty much read out the contents of my school lunch box, from the 70's i used to look in amazement that some kids got orange round lollies in theirs (vitamin C tablets) and they had fruit juice in their drink bottles where i had water though at the start of the day was frozen.
so yeah i could easily live on rashen's. and even as an adult i have, thanks to my hubby bringing home army RAT packs when we have desperately needed them, even my kids have gone to school with their biscuits wrapped in green and cold baked beans.
anyone who was bought up poor will survive.
love and harmony
Drying has been used for hundreds of years as a means of preserving beef for extended lengths of time. It is also easier to transport over long distances, for it is lighter and easier to pack than fresh or frozen meat. Hikers and athletes commonly use dried beef as a quick and easy protein. Creating dried beef chips at home is cost-effective and a simple process. They can also be jazzed up with a multitude of spices and flavors, for the plain meat is a good medium for experimentation.
Trim off any excess fat on the edges of the meat to prevent future spoilage.
2 Place the beef chuck in the freezer for 20 minutes, to slightly freeze it.
3 Set the meat on the cutting board and slice it so it is less than 1/4-inch thick.
4 Mix the marinade and beef, and place it in the skillet. Set the pan on the stove at medium-high heat. Simmer the meat for five minutes.
5 Remove the meat and place it on the paper towels to drain the marinade off.
6 Arrange the strips evenly around the racks of the dehydrator, making sure none of the pieces touch.
7 Turn the dryer on according to manufacturer's instructions.
8 Dry for three hours and then check the meat to see if is dry and cracks. This means it is done. If the meat breaks, it is over-dried.
9 Store in an airtight container for two weeks
Read more: Homemade Dehydrated Chipped Beef
Originally posted by Amanda5
Can someone tell me what Chipped Beef is - with a description? What do you do with the beef once it is chipped?Thank you.
Originally posted by Danbones
Well here is what happened to the people who didn't couldn't wouldn't not even on a plate sam I am
7 million Industrial (city), 5 million rural, particularly farmers. When the unemployment rate rose to over 19%, within a year it's estimated a combined total of close to 12 million Americans died from starvation
personally I have found there are some very good choices of very nutritious, easy to find and TASTY wild foods.
the local Iroqois were known as bark eaters...edit on 30-12-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cdnutz44
Another thing that I don't see many people talk about.....GRITS!!!
I like them with butter, my wife and daughter like a bit of milk and sugar with them.....and they make a great dinner with some shrimp if you happen to live near the coast. They store well and a little goes a long way, much like rice!
1 1/2 c. milk
2 slices bread
Butter, sugar, and nutmeg
Butter the bread. Put in heavy skillet over medium heat and toast until light to medium brown. Heat milk in small pan on low heat. Do not boil. Put toast in plate, sprinkle good with sugar, and a couple dashed of nutmeg. Pour hot milk over toast. Good. Superb for when you are ill or have no appetite or upset stomach. We mothers even found it especially helpful for our children to forget their hurts, even skinned knees.