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  •  Dang -- too bad I have a tin ear (6+ / 0-)

    for languages.  I watched a marvelous video LaFeministe posted in the diary on the High Speed Rail money.  It was of a HSR train in France and everyone was speaking very fast and excitedly -- I understood ten words but got the gist of it.

    This morning, I taught a class on making chicken soup.  It was a program for folks who were just making ends meet.  They were shocked at how inexpensive it was -- how far it stretched, and how tasty.  There's no reason school lunches have to taste so lousy.

    You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. - G.B. Shaw, "Misalliance"

    by gchaucer2 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 08:26:19 PM PST

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    •  I bet you would understand... (1+ / 0-)
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      just by watching.

      They taught them how to make food kids will eat that was still very nutritious.

      I'll see if I can find it for you.

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      by David Kroning on Sun Feb 15, 2009 at 08:29:00 PM PST

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    •  I so agree... (0+ / 0-)

      Nutritional tasty food can be made so cheaply.  Tonight I made a lentil cold salad out of lentils, red onion, carrot, celery, a little lemon juice, some olive oil and spices.  My husband ate it and he is super picky.  I sat down and figure out it was probably 1.25 at the most for about 4 cups.  I also made a chicken pot pie earlier from scratch, and that  was about 2 or 3 dollars for about a 10" cast iron skillet full of protein and vegetables.  My chicken I got from trader joes - 7 organic chicken legs for 1.26.  I would have no problem feeding myself and my husband for about 150.00 a month.  I choose not to because I work more than full time, but I know I could. If I had extra time, I'd love to teach food stamp recipients how and where to shop and what to cook!!

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