It isn't on the menu for this week but tonight we're having red beans and brown rice. The man person has requested it so that's what supper will be. I have a lot to do today so I won't go to my mother's house and dinner needs to pretty much cook itself. Using the slow cooker will certainly make the beans almost cook themselves and preparing the rice in the microwave will finish it off. I'm going to season the beans a little differently than normal. Usually I cook them with chopped onion and some kind of meat, black pepper, garlic, and right before serving a little salt but today I'm going to use a little bit of onion soup mix. I haven't tried that before but it seems like they'd be good prepared that way.
I read about this quiz at Homemaking 4 Jesus and thought I'd take it. Here are my results:
You Are 64% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression
"Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst. You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.
You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills. You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression."
I'd much rather be 100% likely to survive another Great Depression but 64% isn't too bad. There are things I can do to swing the odds a little more in my direction and I'll work on them.
How likely are you to survive one? And what can you do to increase your chances of survival?
If you're interested in the hows and whys of the current economic condition of the United States and things you can do now to prepare for a severe financial crisis, here are a few good resources:
How to survive the next depression
How to survive the next great depression
IOUSA, a 30 minute video about debt in the U. S. *I highly recommend this video and encourage you to pass the URL on to others*
The Issue: Recession 2008
If you know of other good articles or entries about surviving serious economic crises, please let me know by leaving a comment.