Sunday, March 8, 2015

What do you Think? Canned or Fresh or Frozen?

Yesterday, we posted a picture of part of our cupboard where Tom neatly stacked canned goods with labels all facing the same way. That set off several friends who kept asking why all the cans. Others asked why we don't get fresh vegetables (we get some and grow some). Why canned soup, baked beans, etc.?  Well, convenience and taste (we grew up on them and like them.  Side note: We don't buy frozen stuff for the most part. Now you can discuss it!

   WHY WE LIKED CANNED STUFF- Organics spoil in a day or two and they offer nothing in our opinion. I'm sure many of you feel differently, and to each his own. Soups are wonderful from a can. Have you tried Progresso soups? Better than mine!  I've heard all the warnings about sodium. So rinse them!

  NOT EVERYTHING IS CANNED - We do buy fresh fruit (summer and fall corn, salad stuff, etc.)  and dried cranberries, raisins, etc. so there! LOL.

  HEALTHY OR NOT? -   We've been eating canned stuff all our lives, and eat everything in moderation. Moderation is the key. We don't eat a lot of anything! Little meals and know when to stop eating. Don't eat until you're full. Stop before that.
We're fit (not overweight and not obese), we're not sickly from eating them, and we like to think we look young.

 BUYING ORGANICS? - Organics "came out" over the last 5-10 years and we've bought them and they rot in a day or two. It's wasteful and it's time consuming to run to the supermarket every two days (unless you have a butler to do it, and we certainly don't).    Some people have no tolerance for any preservatives, and we get that. 

  CONVENIENCE - I also like the ability to take a can of whatever I need to create a dinner and use it.  Obviously a lot of people also like the convenience of canned and boxed foods or no one would sell them. :)

  SIDE NOTE- If you're that concerned, are you going to grow tea leaves in your backyard and pick them yourself, grind 'em and bag 'em to make your own tea? Or coffee beans?  We do have a vegetable garden in the summer and grow what we can. As we've learned, everyone has their own take on things, and do what is right for you- Just BE HEALTHY!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next