I didn’t mean to upset anyone with my food snobbism post. Once again, I think I didn’t get my “point” across, must be related to me being French and writing in English, or something. I think it has more to do with my brain being fried, but that’s a post for another day.
Let’s see if I can explain myself a little better. I do know that not everything in cans or jars are bad for us. But I also know, that when you look for better quality ingredients, the price is also higher. I do read labels, for the few cans we do buy, and I try to find the lowest carbs, sodium, cholesterol, etc., and it’s not always obvious.
I will spend two hours (including cooking time, that is!) preparing a big batch of spaghetti sauce, that I will freeze, rather than buy a pre-made sauce from a jar that often doesn’t contain that many vegetables and might be full of salt and sugar. Last week I made Sheppard’s Pie, it took me less than one hour and made 4 meals out of it. We ate one that night and the other three are frozen, ready to be thawed and heated. I do the same for lasagna, meat pies or chicken potpies.
When I lived alone for two years, I would prepare food in advance (on weekends) and freeze it so that instead of eating a frozen dinner I would have my “home cooked meal” and enjoy it. It was better, tastier, and also cheaper. Trust me, if there’s one lazy person around, after a day at work, it’s me!
I meant to say that I’m a snob when it comes to ingredients, for myself. You’re right (Kara) I wouldn’t snob a reader on account of their liking Spagettios, and I would NEVER walk out of a dinner party because of the food they serve because I love food. I’ve had some pretty “interesting” meals, things I’ve never thought I would eat, but like I wrote on my previous post, I will try everything at least once. And Canadian "cuisine" isn't really my favorite. I much rather enjoy any good "ese" cuisine (like Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Vietnamese) than Canadian, that's for sure.
I’m a snob when comes time to choose between olive oils. I like the good one, the one where you can really taste the olives, the one that is green. Same for good olives. I’m a snob for bread. I love crusted bread, and I will make a detour to get the right baguette. Same thing for cheese, I’m willing to pay more for good old cheddar. And yet, I’m also known to enjoy a good slice of Kraft Singles in a grilled cheese. It’s all about taste and money, because to eat well with fresh ingredients it is costly, but it is so worth it as well!