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  •  Oh, yes. (9+ / 0-)

    We get more on our card than you do since there's two of us.

    But yeah. I buy ice cream and sodas on my SNAP. Last week I bought chocolate. And I ate it all. I have been known to buy New York strip steaks on it.

    I often say I wish like hell I could go vegetarian. It would probably be cheaper, and it would definitely be more morally pure. But I've found that I have to eat pretty high protein, and a lot of that protein has to be red meat, or I get messed up in the head and get weak and tired.  Beans give me an IBS attack. A lot of the cabbage family gives me an IBS attack. I am grateful that my body allows me a salad about once every three days or so without too much grief. I am beyond grateful that I still have onions and garlic.

    I'm fortunate in that my own disabilities haven't taken my cooking away. I had a fully equipped kitchen, and fortunately know how to cook from scratch quite well.

    And every now and then, the little local grocery store with the AMAZING meat counter in the back sells New York strips for $1.99 a pound.

    Right now, though, I don't buy them, since my husband doesn't have teeth to chew them, and it's an offense against good meat to stew it down soft for the man with nine teeth left.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:57:01 AM PDT

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