Meat, Cheese and Crackers

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As you may or may not know, my family and I celebrated my wife’s Birthday this last weekend.  I received such a good response from some of you on Facebook, wishing my wife a Happy Birthday, that I decided to share one of the things I did for her.  And since it pertains to food I thought you might enjoy this.

As you can see in the photo above, I’ve got 2 plates covered with Cured Meats, Crackers and Cheese.  Which in most places around the world, it can really eat a hole in your wallet.  I mean, it’s no secret that cured meats and cheese can be very pricey.  Especially if you start getting exotic.  Where I live, for example, I can buy 4 oz. of Prosciutto for about $10 bucks.  But, that’s virtually $40 dollars a pound!  Are you kidding me?

So am I telling you that’s what I spent for each one of these cured meats?  No, I’m not and I didn’t even come close to that kind of expense.  The Great thing about food is nobody wants it to go to waste.  So if you hit the markets when they’re in rotation, you’re going to save your self a ton of money.

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Another example, in the above photo I have two different Salami’s; Genoa and Boars Head Black Pepper Salami.  Both are a half pound each and were marked down 50%.  The Prosciutto was only 2 dollars for 3 oz.  But at full price, on any other day, I would’ve spent $20 bucks just for what you see on the plate and when it was all said and done, I walked out the door paying only 1/3 that price.

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Now when it comes to these Cheese’s the price continues to soar. That is, unless you can pick these up on rotation too, and you can.  The funny thing about cheese, however, is you can’t really tell when it goes bad because it stinks when you buy it.  So you’re completely at the mercy of the attendants that swapping out the prices to keep up with the expiration dates.

Between these five cheese’s alone one could spend $40 to $50 dollars all together.  Some of these slices normally range between $8 and $13 bucks a piece.  There’s a Fromager D’affinois Cheese that is very mild and Creamy(top left), a Port Salute(Orange Label) that is mild and creamy as well just a slighly different taste.  The Blue Cheese is obvious, you either like it or you don’t.  The English White Stilton with Blueberry interesting because it’s very sweet and similar to the taste of cheese cake.  And last but not least, the Jarlsberg lite, which is just a fancy way of saying “Deli Swiss”.  And if you’re wondering what’s in the middle, those are my Marinated and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes!

So the night before my wife’s Birthday, we started celebrating each others company with the peace and quiet of the house(after we put the kids to bed), the widescreen with Netflix, a cheap box of wine and some very expensive Meats and Cheese’s that I bought for practically nothing.  And just so you know, I’m not a cheap bastard, I just know how to live and moments like these are priceless! 😉

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Holiday Update for December

I’m looking forward to getting this Months recipes up and running for you starting this week.  After Thanksgiving, unfortunately, my whole family, including myself, fell very ill.  So I’m a little behind on what I want to Upload to YouTube and post for you here.  But, I’m very exciting to let you in on what I’ve got planned.  Just remember that it is the holiday season so I’ve got to leave some surprises.

First off, I want to remind you about the Vita Versa Bamboo Cutting Boards I filmed and posted a few weeks back.  If you don’t already know, you get a discount right now using this code REDDITCB but only through the holiday’s when you use this link http://amzn.to/1LpBNXH

You should also be aware that I am going to be posting about more awesome quality kitchen products you can get at great low prices.  These aren’t products I get paid to advertise and I’m not filming these to annoy you either.  In fact it’s quite the opposite and you can read more about it HERE to find out how you can have a chance to win anything and everything I’m reviewing for free.

Now this Holiday Season is going to be quite exciting.  I love Christmas and I wanted to pick up my skills a bit in the filming/editing department before I really started introducing recipes that would be fun for you to do in your kitchen.

I’ve come to realize that there are holiday traditions that many of us have heard of others practicing or maybe things that we saw in a movie somewhere that we really have never experienced ourselves and would like to but where to start…?  Well I think I’ve got you covered and I want start the month with the basics.  And as always give you the best of the best of recipes so you can just fall in love with what you’ve created.

Here’s a list of things I’m planning to do for you this Holiday Season!

1)  Drop Biscuits – So you’ve got to learn my Egg Gravy Recipe!
2)  Classic Roasted Chestnuts
3)  Coffee using a French Press
4)  Dessert’s and Candy Treats – I won’t get specific yet 😉
5)  Toasted Marshmallow Hot Cocoa – OMG This is good
6)  Homemade Wheat Bread – My Grandfathers recipe
7)  Smothered Salmon – Onions & Peppers in Butter Wine Broth

So if you think that’s something to look forward to, keep your eyes peeled because the fun begins this week!

Cutting Boards – Bamboo Cutting Boards by Vita Versa

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This Cutting Board Set is awesome.  But before I get into it, I want to explain a little bit about what I’m doing and what you’ll be seeing more of in the future.  I’ve recently gotten involved with a website that is strictly YouTube related.  And as you know, my recipes always have a video to boot because that’s practically all I post.  The primary goal of this site is to connect products with YouTube Channels that can review their product and give free advertisement (because of the video and the subscriber base following) in exchange for FREE Products that Creators like me can receive and pass on to you, which helps create more buzz with my followers.  That being said, I give you Vita Verse’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set!

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Any company product I receive, like this Cutting Board Set, will be directly passed on to you, the viewers.  I will send the product I am advertising to one lucky winner of my choice that likes, comments and shares each video.  In this case it’s a Bamboo Cutting Board set by Vita Versa.  So if it’s feeling a little bit like a commercial when you’re watching, it just might be.  But I’m passing on the savings to you.  I’m not getting paid to advertise these products in anyway, unfortunately.  The reward for now is the experience, a couple of free products and a FREE give away for YOU.  And if I pick up a few more subscribers along the way then it’s just a win win for everyone.

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I am hand selecting everyone of these products.  So I’m not advertising anything I don’t believe in.  Vita Versa’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set is no exception.  So if you enjoy my recipes and you enjoy my work, maybe you can respect and appreciate my opinions when it comes to some of these products because I’m only going to recommend things I would use myself.  And when it comes to the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, I have learned to appreciate what I have and what is available.  So if you can understand that then you can appreciate what I’m trying to do here for everyone.  This is new for me and I’m hoping that it works out the way I want it to.  If it doesn’t, rest assured that I’ll just kick it to the curb and move on.

Now as far as this Cutting Board set is concerned, there is a ton of information advertised about them where they are sold on Amazon and you can read about them by CLICKING HERE if you’re interested.  I think it’s a really good product and they are very Eco-friendly.  So definitely Check Out Vita Versa’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set!