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An alternative to aluminum foil?

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2015 5:01:41 PM PDT
joaniepony says:
Maybe you can find some plates that will fit.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2015 3:00:15 PM PDT
Mabel says:
I have Alzheimers in my family several ways. Aluminum has been apparently a possible contributor to the disease. I want to eliminate it from my life if possible. I have no cookware with it in them, I use cast iron fry pans for that purpose. But I would like to be able to cover baking dishes with something, so I will try the parchment paper idea and foil on top of that.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2015 11:05:39 AM PDT
Grandma says:
Nope. Not in the broiler. Unless you want it to catch on fire. I often use parchment paper when I bake bread in my cast iron kettle - it makes it easy to pick up the dough and plunk it into the kettle - but even with temps at 450 or less the part that hangs over the rim of the kettle is always bordering on burnt.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2015 8:04:14 AM PDT
JesusFreak says:
Let's see. I never take antacids or buffered aspirins; I don't use antiperspirants (organic apple cider vinegar instead and it WORKS -- not to stop perspiring, but kills the bacteria that cause body odor); I don't use first aid "ointments" but rather natural alternatives from hydrogen peroxide for cleaning a wound to organic coconut butter for the skin; I don't use sunscreens (which have been found to contain ingredients more likely to cause can than the sun); and I don't cook with stainless steel except if I am baking a cake. My stainless steel pot has titanium in it (316 Ti by Saladmaster) and leaches NOTHING into the food. I'm allergic to nickel so especially glad about this. Quite expensive, but something you can pass down in the family.

Yet with all that said, I have been using aluminum foil in the broiler the last couple of years. I'm glad I read this thread. I should switch to parchment paper. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 12:37:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 12, 2015 12:38:43 PM PDT
Grandma says:
My kids did not buy their own cars at 16. I divorced when my youngest was an infant and worked two and three jobs to raise my girls. When I was lucky enough to have a car it was in no shape at all to allow somebody to take a drivers test on, their birthdays all fell so that they were the wrong age when they were in the grade where drivers Ed was offered and the wrong grade when they were the right age.

One of the best schools that I know of is on the Navajo reservation. There are only three so teens who want to attend high school often have to leave home and live with relatives. There is no school lunch. Everybody brings lunch from home, goes home for lunch or goes out to eat. There are also next to no rules. Good behavior is expected You get one free mess up. You don't have to be there so if you can't behave then you don't get to stay.

I have no problem at all with kids leaving campus for lunch. They do not magically turn into decision making adults on the day they turn 18. If you've done your job then kids don't need supervision every minute of every day by high school age.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 12:19:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 12, 2015 12:20:22 PM PDT
Teddy says:
"Frankly, by the time a "child" is old enough to have a driver's license they are old enough to choose their own lunch."

My son bought his own car at 16, and because he relieved me of the responsibility of car pooling, to a private high school,I paid for his car insurance as long as he maintained an A average-and fortunately the private school did not allow the students to leave campus. I always remember some of the really stupid stuff, I did. that my parents never found out about, I at least had the enough sense, and knew it was wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 12:17:54 PM PDT
Bethel mom says:
Cleaner water is great, but the meat most of us eat is still less natural, not more. We have altered the food chain significantly and that has an Impact. Many things have improved in our world, including crime and kidnapping rates (most people think the opposite), but some things have also changed for the worse. The composition of our meat used to include lots of cla and omega 3, making it heart healthy. Now it's less nutritious.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 12:04:49 PM PDT
Grandma says:
My children had neither cars nor drivers license as teens. My teenage granddaughter does not either, even though she is old enough for a license. She, like her mother, gets around on the bus or a bike. No children of privilege in my family.

Sixteen year olds are nearly adult. If parents have done such a poor job of teaching basic life skills and decision making that they cannot be trusted to pick out theeir own lunch something is badly wrong. No wonder our society is in a mess.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 11:50:58 AM PDT
Teddy says:
Of course, because your 16 year old grandchildren have cars, it makes them responsible adults. It is wonderful that your grandchildren, can afford a car, upkeep, insurance, and dine out at lunch time. Very good values. That doesn't go for all kids, but any High school student can leave campus without permission. A parent can't even have the school enforce a "NO permission" to leave the school grounds.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 10:18:36 AM PDT
Grandma says:
I don't know when the last time you went into a public school lunch room Joanie, but my children wouldn't allow a single crumb to pass their lips and I didn't blame them. The garbage looked like it would crawl off the plate. My grandchild always carried her lunch for pretty much the same reasons.

Frankly, by the time a "child" is old enough to have a driver's license they are old enough to choose their own lunch.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2015 10:14:17 AM PDT
joaniepony says:
Too much emphasis is put into good tasting food, not eat healthy when hungry. Kids don't like the school lunches, so they cater to them by letting them leave HS campus for lunch, the ones with cars go to McDonald's or if they walk they go to a nearby supermarket and buy a liter of Soda and a bag of starches. I thought lunch time was getting together with your friends and eating a sandwich and a piece of fruit. Where to they get the money for the extras?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2015 8:13:10 AM PDT
Slim Jensin says:
Amen to that!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2015 7:39:07 AM PDT
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Grandma says:
It is easy enough to either buy or make your own raw & fermented foods. Buy local eggs and meat. Take a class in stress management. Dig out your grandma's old cast iron skillet, which will still contribute iron to your diet in an easily absorbed form.

Today's world is actually much LESS toxic than the world of 50 or 75 or 100 years ago. Cleaner air, cleaner water, more health regulations, stricter environmental standards all around. The UK isn't having a heat wave because of "climate change". They've simply returned to their natural summer now that the intense air pollution caused by prolific and unregulated coal usage has cleared from the skies - lowering temps and making it rain every afternoon.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2015 7:26:43 AM PDT
Bethel mom says:
Although you make a good point that worry and stress are major causes of illness, our food chain has changed significantly, so that food that were once good for us no longer are. For instance, our great grandparents grew up eating many more raw and fermented foods. They ate eggs from healthier chickens and cows that grazed in pastures. They cooked with copper and iron. The nutrients we get now, as well as the toxins, are very different. Our food and our environment has been steadily changing every year and that requires new ways of doing things.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2014 10:29:01 PM PDT
I agree, parchment, glass covers and the like work well, but I stop at using Saran/plastic wrap, will use it for storage, but not heating foods.
Man, why everything we consume either illegal, morally wrong or fattening??? M.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2014 11:52:45 AM PDT
You are way out of line Thomas. Personal experience isn't an objective way to approach individual reactions to poisons such as heavy metals in processed foods. Guess what. One day, you will drop dead eating what you do. Don't try and tell me you are healthier than the average 20 year old. You're not. That's just using melodramatics to support your position. Now that it's 2014, you're 77 if you're still alive. Eating all those things that your body can't really use, and then walking several miles is really counter productive. How long do you really want to live?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 6:55:13 AM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
Yes, I do know that. There is no danger of me not eating enough fat! But I want to eat the right fats most of the time, and splurge on the bad fats just once in a while. I try to make good choices, and that's what it all comes down to....the choices we make, day in and day out. I'm looking for Balance.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 1:32:21 PM PDT
P. Boddy says:
I grabbed a couple of old round steel pizza pans at a Goodwill store. One 9" and the other a 12." I drilled a tiny hole in the center for a stainless machine screw to fit a bronze drawer pull for a handle on top. They work in my toaster oven for baking and on the stove for pots without covers. Another trick... I'll grab cilantro or Italian parsley and cut off the stems, chop them up and place them onto these lids. I then cover the mix with a cleaned (used only for this chore) handkerchief and use 6-8 clothespins to hold. Living in the desert makes drying fresh herbs easy summer and winter. After a couple of days we get some very tasty freshly dried herbs with our cheapo pizza pan covers. At 50 cents each for the pans and $1.79 ea for the bronze drawer pulls, my version of NordicWare (I'm Brit-Irish...that counts!) is a lot more reasonable. A third purpose is for peacekeeping with drunks at parties. Just get them outside for a round of "pizza pan" frisbee... at night. You'll win every time.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 1:32:08 PM PDT
Grandma says:
You do know you need a certain amount of fat, right? And that low fat does not necessarily - or even usually - mean lower in calories?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 1:27:24 PM PDT
TinkHerToy says:
hmmmm.....there is a difference between "skim" and "non-fat" huh? I would have thought they were one and the same. Six of one and a half-dozen of the other. I need to pay more attention to this. I just gotta have a nice big frosty mug 'o milk for washing down my dinner...that's really the only time of day I drink milk. I think I need to pay attention to sugars (or carbs?) and not just fats, hmmm????..............

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 10:35:05 AM PDT
Grandma says:
W. Harris - what are you eating off of please? The list of stuff now made in China is much too long - all of the LeCreuset pottery is from China and I have found a rather large number of used to be made in the US or the UK very well known brands - like Lenox - that are every bit as likely to be Chinese made as anywhere else.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2013 3:07:34 AM PDT
W. Harris says:
Actually, the new Fiesta ware is safe..the old stuff can't be eaten off of...and I stay away from eating off of ANYTHING made in China.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2013 1:49:51 PM PDT
Grandma says:
Certainly they at least admit it S. Kessler. I haven't noticed a Skim Plus, but we do have both a skim and a Non-Fat.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2013 1:45:59 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2013 1:37:10 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
There is a product here called Skim Plus, that does have added milk solids for improved "mouth feel". That may be what you're thinking of, Grandma.
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