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September 23, 2011

Sweet Tea and more food

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 11:12 am

Finds last night: 2 gallon jugs of sweet tea, 1 bag of lemons (that I’ve already made lemonade with as they’re getting old), 1 bag of onions, 4 packages of chicken tenders (pre-cooked), about 4 dozen bananas and about dozen corn on the cob in packages.

Now the bananas were placed in big ziploc bags and frozen. They’ll be used for banana bread on down the road. I actually use walnuts and various spices and make a banana nut muffin. I’m talking the BIG muffins with the top that poofs out like a mushroom.

The corn was frozen too. I cook corn on the cob in a rice cooker/steamer. That seems to cook it a lot faster and more efficiently.

I chopped the onions (lord I was crying) and placed them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. They will be used in stews and soups in the crockpot. Sometimes all you need is a pork or beef roast, some potatoes which I have a ton of, onions, some seasoned salt and you have a great meal. Top that with sweet tea, corn on the cob and some homemade canned green beans and that’s all you need.

Now since I have my southern home (which I hope to be our permanent home next spring) set up with couch, dining table, freezer and all the niceties I need in life to live a good wholesome life I can invite friends over for dinner.

If we continue to find more food I’m going to have to buy an additional freezer.

There is another lady in Phoenix who dumpster dives and gets a ton of stuff. Her name is Secret Freegan. Please follow her and tell her UDD said hello.

Food prices are continuing to rise. Please stockpile what you can and get off the grid as much as you can. Grow a garden, buy food in bulk when it’s on sale. In the upcoming global economy food will be king.

You can’t eat a gold bar.



  1. I grow my own food. I have a 5000 watt solar backup (www.lone-wolf-solar.com). And those gold and silver bars will insure that when Americans get the guts to fight for their right to be free, I won’t start out dirt-poor.
    These days, what you don’t know can actually harm you. So, here’s a NON-GMO food guide: http://truefoodnow.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/cfs-shoppers-guide.pdf

    Free doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good deal or beneficial. Be careful Miss J.

    Comment by John — September 23, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

  2. Free doesn’t mean it’s a good deal or beneficial. Yes I know. I’m very judicious about what I keep. We found a ton of stuff last night that had to be trashed. I go over each and every item. If there is the slightest possible hint it’s contaminated, off to the trash bin or mulch it goes.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — September 23, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  3. Hi, I like your blog–it’s informative and done in a spirit of kindness! I’m glad you’re finding some good food in Phoenix. Thanks for mentioning me in your post. I continue to find lots of wasted food, blankets, clothes, plants, flowers, etc., and give away what I can. I am also a huge garage sale fan. So many quality items can be discovered! I rarely buy anything retail. Maybe we can get together and talk trash…I am writing a book on 3 1/2 years of experiences rescuing abandoned goods. Would love to have your input!
    Secret Freegan

    Comment by Ginger (@Freegan) — September 28, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

  4. I’m not in Phoenix luv, I’m in the South! I’m glad you like my blog, keep coming back.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — September 28, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

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    Comment by ipod app reviews uk — October 13, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

  6. I will certainly do that!

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — October 19, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  7. Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your effort!

    Comment by Bob — December 1, 2011 @ 11:32 am

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