Historic Tiny Texas Jail

We love discovering “old stuff” that has some history behind it. This tiny Texas Jail in Bedias is one of many throughout Texas.

Bedias Jail picture
Do you ever just enjoy driving around to see what you can find? We do and as we were driving through Texas, we tripped across this small primitive jail. We love discovering “old stuff” that has some history behind it. Wanting to share this find with you, I took some pictures.

Bedias Jail plaque
It didn’t take too much googling to find a lot of information about the Bedias Jail. There is a website/blog tinytexasjails.com dedicated to documenting these tiny jails or calabooses all around Texas. William E. Moore is the author and a professional arachaeologist. There is detailed information on this website organized by county. Loads of reading and learning await you!

What interesting, out of the way historic sites have you tripped across?

Why I Love Using Freeze Dried Foods

These freeze dried foods taste great! The foods are flash frozen within hours of harvest which locks in the nutrients and flavor. Freeze dried foods have a long shelf life. They are great for daily or emergency use as well as camping and backpacking needs.

While searching “food” on Craig’s List to figure out how to let folks know about Thrive Life freeze dried foods, Pete found a listing for a Chocolate Lab. Aren’t search engines interesting? While we don’t have chocolate labs or even chocolate bunnies, we do have pulled pork, chicken, beef, and a variety of vegetables and fruits that are to die for. Keep reading and I’ll tell you why we like using freeze dried foods.

Convenience-I don’t peel onions or chop celery. I just open my can of freeze dried veggies, scoop out what I need and add to my recipe.

Various cans of Thrive Life freeze dried foods

Saving money-I don’t often have to run to the store for forgotten ingredients. I just go to my pantry and use what I have. While this takes a bit of planning to stock my pantry with freeze dried foods I will use, I save time and gas. Also, I don’t throw away spoiled vegetables or fruits I forgot to use because I use what I need when I need it.  Foods I love for this are: mushrooms, onions, celery, strawberries and mangoes.

Health-I love, love, love the taste of the sweet cherries, strawberries, and mangoes. We use these in our morning protein shakes. These taste great as a quick snack or dessert too! Another benefit, freeze dried foods have great nutrient density.

Taste-These freeze dried foods taste great! The foods are flash frozen within hours of harvest which locks in the nutrients and flavor. I have eaten some nasty tasting dried scrambled egg food product before. Let me tell you, the Thrive Life scrambled egg mix tastes great and is a quick meal fix. We add mushrooms and onions to it and have an easy meal in minutes. It is harder to use this for an omelet but great for scrambled.

Storage-Less leftovers in the fridge cause we use it as we need it. Freeze dried foods have a long shelf life. They are great for both daily or emergency use as well as camping and backpacking needs.

Have I  caught your interest yet! There are some great recipes on our website. Just clip on the recipes link in the previous sentence to check them out.  Feel free to explore the catalog of food choices.

Not sure what to try first?  My suggestion would be to pick out one from each of the following categories and begin adding to your favorite recipes.  You can order in the pantry can (smaller) or family size can (larger) sizes.  Pick what works for your needs.  Be sure to check out the monthly specials.  Also, there are gluten free and non-GMO choices.

Fruits:  strawberries, mangoes, sweet cherries

Vegetables:  onions, mushrooms, celery

Protein:  refried beans, pulled pork, scrambled egg mix

Here’s to convenience, savings, and health!  What have been your experiences with freeze dried or emergency foods?