I graduated with a BA in Archaeology (actually Anthropology as those were most of my classes) and History. I have two daughters and am married, with a dog and a cat. I love researching and writing and hope to one day have a career that incorporates those loves and my majors in a creative way. I also have an AA in Psychology. Currently I am working on my Master in Archiving and Public History. My focus is on historical receipt books that were most frequently authored by housewives to keep track of all the household income, expense, day to day journals and recipes for food, medicine and other homemade mixtures.
It is over 100 degrees if you take in the dew point factor. Still, the family needed to eat, so I set to work in front of the stove. We don't have air conditioning on because of the cost.
First I made a chicken teriyaki with chicken thighs that were on sale for .99 cents a pound. Not a great sale, but that was the best they had besides the very yummy steaks for 4.99 a pound, but I resisted. I cook the thighs skin side down with a weight on it to really get a nice brown and to really get rid of most of the fat from the skin. I could just skin them, but the skin adds to the flavor and they brown nicer. Then they simmered in a homemade teriyaki sauce.
I also made collard greens. They were sliced up and simply boiled for twenty minutes then tossed with a bit of butter (also on sale). The collards were from my produce box. With the collards were boiled fingerling potatoes, also from the produce box and also tossed with a bit of butter.
The pictures still suck, but you get the idea. I didn't use anything from a food bank for dinner, but we did for breakfast and lunch. We volunteer tomorrow, but will not take any canned goods because we have plenty of food right now.