Originally Posted by Chicken girl 15
I buy lard for my biscuits and pie crusts. It just gives a much better mouth feel and taste. Plus lard is , get this!, healthier than cisco. I really appreciate the old world methods of cooking and living . Its so simple and non stressful compared to life today.
I did hear that. In other news there was a thing on CBS this morning about Monsanto. I just remembered it. I've got to watch it.
Originally Posted by wyoDreamer
I like having the option to pick and choose the "old ways" that I live in my life. I am too lazy to actually live that life.
Sometimes I'm not quite so sure the old ways are harder. Perhaps the extra work meant folks ate less and weighed less. "Mom only made so many biscuits and once they were gone they were gone." "Ah man there's not more gravy?" Then...............................Now. " No there's another can of gravy in the cupboard just heat it up. " "No biscuits? Let me just break open a can and pop them in the oven".
Then you had to budget your money so you only cooked so many taters. Remember in "Meet me in St. Louis" Katie the maid says "Mrs Smith said she wanted to make it last for two meals". This when Mr. Smith complains, "We don't shave meat in this house" or something like that. I couldn't find the exact lines.
Some things have improved. IMO there is no reason anyone in this world should go hungry, but that's another story.
Anyhow many of the recipes in these books call for Lard.