Our family eats a lot of processed foods.
Turkey soup, chili, spaghetti sauce, lentil soup, onion soup, black bean soup, meat pies, BBQ ribs in a jar, kielbasa, hot dogs, sausage, ham, bacon…
Oh, wait, when most people say processed they don’t think home cooking in the same sentence. But that is what canning, sausage making and many other traditional rural foods are. By processing foods we store them safely for later when we can make quick meals ready to heat and serve.
We tend to make large batches of things. For example recently roasted a turkey. That mean lovely turkey left overs for several days and then the bones which our son Will made into a most delicious turkey soup with a recipe I learned from my mother years ago.
Recently processed food is getting a lot of hate in the news but keep in mind that it is not that it is processed but what is in the food. Processing our own ready-to-eat meals means we get to make sure they contain good ingredients and we have easy dinners for hectic nights.
Convenience and quality.
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