Thursday 15 June 2017

Lunch Vs Resources

One of the problems with making my large batch of Hamburger Helper Goulash, is that it takes up more resources than I like. 

First of all there is the extra water that I have to use to put into it. This time of year it is not that bad, as I still have access to free water. 

Then there is the propane that I use to make it. After all, I have that burner going for at least two hours. 

There is the soup with veggies in it that I have to first boil and then simmer for half an hour. 

After that comes browning the 5 pounds of ground beef (one pound at a time). 

After which comes putting it all together and then bringing the large mixture to a boil. Then, once boiling, I turn it down and simmer it . . . for an hour at least. 

After that, the thing sits for 24 hours to let the flavours mix together. 

Then comes the portioning up and putting it in the freezer . . . then comes the most frustrating part . . . I have to leave the freezer running for at least 4 days straight. 

This takes up electricity and propane, (grrr).

Once this is done (and it should be nice and frozen by tonight) I can then go back to my 12 hours on and 12 hours off, routine that I run the fridge with. 

This will help me save on groceries and thereby cash in the future, however. Then there is the fact that I make sure to put a little bit of everything in these goulashes. 

So, I will be eating better, it is just a bit of a pain to get it to this point . . . the saving point. 

When I had a fixed address and a larger freezer, I would make a few different batches, all with a different flavour, so I would have savings and variety. 

For now, I will just enjoy the good food, and the savings . . . and the sun, always enjoy the sun and warm weather.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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