Prepared and packaged ingredients can be used to make our ‘from scratch’ creations. We generally buy flour rather than raise our own wheat, harvest and mill it to make flour. AS well, frozen vegetable selections can be used for convenience, and to provide ingredients otherwise out of season. Gloria uses a frozen stir fry vegetable mix and its included sauce packet to make a delicious beef stir fry. Add a bit of rice and it is a complete meal.
During my last visit to Alaska, I was expecting Jim and Gloria Kocsis for a visit. I received a telephone call. “Don’t eat” was the message. ”We are bringing lunch.” Gloria had prepared the stir fry and some rice at home and all it needed was a quick warm-up on the stove and lunch was ready. It was a big batch and I was lucky. I got to keep the leftovers.