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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

Meal Ideas Photo Page

March 20, 2013
 
My daughter and I both cook all our meals at home.  We live in different states but with a click of the mouse we have been taking pictures sending each other meal ideas. I wanted to share our meal photos because sometimes it helps just to see a meal put together. And for those that are allergic to peanuts, these meals are peanut free because my Grandson is allergic to peanuts and several other foods.  I have found through cooking peanut free that we have eliminated many foods that we use to buy due to peanut being in that food and it has actually helped us to eat healthier. It also saves at the grocery store so we can spend the saved money on more organic foods. My Grandson is not allergic to dairy but his Mom is Lactose intolerant so she uses Lactose free milk.  If you are allergic to dairy, you could use rice milk. I Hope this helps to give you ideas for meals at your table.
 
Taco Salad with gluten free sweet potato chips
Ground beef, refried beans, cheese, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream olives
 
Scalloped potatoes, green beans and pork fingers
 
Lima Beans and buttered rice
 
Pimento cheese toast melt
 
Mashed Potatoes, meatloaf and boiled carrots (yes I know that is a big pat of butter but it is real butter and sure did taste good)
 
Lunch box
Left over chicken strips, carrot salad and honey mustard for dipping
 
Meatloaf sandwich
 
Gluten Free spaghetti rice
 
Simple steamed nappa cabbage, hummus and rice then rolled to eat
 
Scrambled Egg sandwich
 
This is how I pack our sandwiches and always put a ice pack in the lunch box
 
Adult meal, chicken, brussels sprouts, pasta tossed with butter and milk
 
Same meal, childs portion
 
Baked Pork and sauted sweet potatoes with garlic
 
Avocado salad with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.  Oil a balsamic vinegar dressing.
 
Homemade chicken soup, It is simply boiled chicken, carrots homemade noodles and a tiny bit of chopped greens
 
Grandma Donna's oatmeal with cooked apples and raisins, my favorite
 
Childs lunch, cheese sandwich, carrot, apples.  My Grandsons lunch
 
Squash, tomatoes over rice
 
Egg noodles, chicken, broccoli, tomatoes
 
Turkey, cheese and cucumber sandwich, brussels sprouts, cucumber slices, stawberries and lemon slices because my Grandson likes to eat lemons.
 
Spaghetti and salad
 
My husband and I have a special breakfast on most weekends.  Eggs, grits and biscuit.
 
French toast and strawberries
 
Potatoes, carrots and cabbage stew, no meat
 
Salmon cakes
 
Salad, nothing else, just a nice salad.
 
This was leftovers night. Broccoli, rice, pork meatballs with gravy and macaroni salad. 
 
Scones
 
Tilapia, broccoli, rice with roasted garlic
 
Squash with basil soup
 
Lettuce, organic corn chips, pork finger bits, olives, tomato, onions and cheese
 
Homemade Biscuit with Homemade pear preserves
 
 
Applesauce cake 
My Daughter made up this recipe and it is vey good and very easy. No mixer needed, just a simple whisk.  Easy clean up too.
 
Cinnamon Rolls, easy to make.
 
Chicken tenders, egg noodles, broccoli and ranch dip
 
Black Beans and Rice
 
I know I showed oatmeal before but I want to say here that oatmeal often is a good choice.
 
Scrambled eggs with peppers and onions
 
Peppers, onions, brown gravy over rice, ummmmm it was so good
 
 
Simple pasta meal with broccoli, onions, peppers and  mushrooms
 
Great Northern Beans, boiled mashed sweet potatoes and mustard greens
 
 
 
 
More to come, takes time to put these photos up because we have to cook them first....... Come back often :)
 
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