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The Food of WWII

Discussion in 'WWII Activities and Hobbies' started by Jack B, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Prospero Quevedo

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    I've heard of that fruitcake decades old is it a high sugar content that preserves it or what?
     
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    Can't remember the last time I had a fruit cake no one else seems to like them. But now I wanna get some,lol.
     
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    The Lions club in Australia has sold Christmas fruit cake for many decades...they are always delicious and sell many for their various programs...Its a bit of an Australian tradition.

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    Looks good your making me hungry, lol.
     
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    My Aunts mother-in-law made fruitcake every year for Christmas holidays. It wasn't half bad. Grandma Vera was a typical central Illinois farm wife born before 1900. She also had a penchant for making Ribbon candy and chocolate covered cherries.
    And Rum balls! When you're six years old those damn things would set ya on your keister ! We were usually only allowed one. Uncle Bill followed his own rules and passed them out like popcorn.
     
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    In most movies about the navy they always have lots of coffee and milk. Now coffee I'm sure the had lots of folders caninisters on board, but milk I'm sure they had fresh at the beginning but how long can milk last even if properly refrigerated. I was wondering if they carried condensed milk or powdered both last long and still retain the same nutritional value as fresh milk except for maybe whole dairy fresh, which they say is the most nutritional but is illegal in most states. A fear of getting illnesses from unprocessed milk which happened on occasion prompted such but accordingly there has been very few cases. This was probably a kind of falsehood started by those who own pasteurization plants and wanted the states to contract them to process dairy milk. Nutritionists say some of the healthy value of milk is lost in the process and have been tell people to take advantage of whole dairy fresh milk. Those still against are saying those people where state boarders are close and travel over the border to get whole milk and bring it back are breaking commerce laws. I think that kind of thing is kinda stupid. Basically if your on a road trip you do so buying gas and traveling as your violating the different gas tax from state to state. Some laws and people are just plain stupid. Like according to most cities to change any permanent fixture in your home requires a builders permit and inspection. That's was just another way for cities to collect more funds and most people never do it, what a 20 dollar permit to change a light switch or receptacle, and that's per device. That's one of the reasons building permits are now a third of the price of the building. You pay a fee for every electrical device, switches, outlets, light fixtures, load panels, phoe outlets, tv outlets, they get you for everything, phone system, alarm system and now at least here, a electrical builders permit covered low and high voltage but now you pay a different fee for electrical power, low voltage phone and low voltage alarm. The same with all the trades, the county and cities make huge amounts of money. They even have a charge for how accessible to public streets or freeways. If your near a freeway access that can add as much as a hundred grand to your permit as that access makes your business more accessible to the public. I was on a four story project, the super told me it was costing the developer ten million, almost two were all the permits and right of ways. I thought that was insane I had help with permits before and they weren't that expensive but the counties and cities had come up with new ways to generate revenue and it was really sticking it to the developers who also had to pitch in for infrastructure, roads, water power. With the aging infrastructure and the Feds not wanting to foot the bill lots of states have gotten creative with charging the public for it by adding taxes they say are for services but they have to label everything legally so I read some bills and the jackasses were billing for all sorts of infrastructure programs as much as 32 dollars per billing. That adds up to millions state wide. Well I hope their getting the money they need and are rebuilding although I attended a infrastructure electrical meeting and some of the proposals for a new grid would be in the hundreds of billions, I really think they need to rethink that and just upgrade the existing system.
     

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