Episode-67- Choosing between MRE’s or Rice and Beans — 10 Comments

  1. Oooh, that beer bread sounds great! I’m definitely going to have to try this. After recently moving out of my parents house and away from my father’s amazing cooking I’ve been really feeling the little plastic hammer tapping at my head telling me that need to learn to cook so thanks for reinforcing that from another perspective. Beer-bread may just be my first attempt 🙂

  2. John, you won’t regret it. A few important things….

    1. A flour sifter is cheap spend a few bucks for one

    2. Be patient once it is finished, let it cool for 10-15 minutes before taking it out of the pan. Other wise you risk a busted loaf as the bottom will separate from the top.

    3. Use real butter, not margarine. (margarine YUK!)

    This stuff is positively addictive. Try a cup of grated cheese some time, etc. That said first time, white flour and no adjuncts. That will give you a good baseline to fairly judge modifications. I made herb one time, over used them and was very glad to know that I screwed up with too many herbs, not that the bread sucked as a whole.

  3. These senators are the ones who voted NO…

    Allard (R)Barasso (R)Brownback (R)Bunning (R)Cantwell (D)Cochran (R)Crapo (R)DeMint (R)Dole (R)Dorgan (D)Enzi (R)Feingold (D) Inhofe (R)Johnson (D)Landrieu (D)Nelson (FL) (D)Roberts (R)Sanders (I)Sessions (R)Shelby (R)Stabenow (D)Tester (D)Vitter (R)Wicker (R)Wyden (D)

    he rest should be strung up in the best Texas thievery style

  4. Try making your own butter… It’s easy and tastes so good. It’s quite simple to do.

  5. Made two bread batches this weekend. First came out crumbly (but still good). Second one, I added more beer and sifted the flour…came out perfectly.

    Came up with some potential alternatives…
    *Chop up some garlic and add some herbs
    *Add some sour cream to the batter (no clue how this will turn out, but I’m quite experimental, so I’m eager to try it)

  6. We’ve made beer bread for a few years and is one of our favorites. I never would have thought of it as a “survival” food, just goes to prove that you can eat better and cheaper with basic, long-term storable food items in your pantry.

  7. I ate rice and beans for two years of my life every single day. Never got old simply because the seasoning varied a bit. Cool thing is that seasonings can be in dry form and stored for extended periods of time.