How to Find Out How Many People are in Your Household
If you are looking for a way to keep track of your and your family’s income, the best thing to do is find out how many people live in your household. You can start by visiting the local food bank and ask them about this information! FINDING OUT HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD
This is an incredible article which states that in some areas of the U.S. they have a “food bank” to help families that are having difficulty making ends meet. The information provided by this food bank was surprising, but also seems very reasonable. It seems that food banks are becoming more and more available. This article explains how to find a food bank near you.
The local food bank will be able to tell you how many children or adults in your household, as well as their specific needs. The food bank may have a policy about accepting EBT cards (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards, but this article does not outline what their policy is on this. Further research is required to understand the processes for using EBT cards at a food bank. [Note that this article refers to food banks. The article says, “Food banks” but it is actually referring to places where they give out food. This is not a typo.]
Below is the primary, full text of the original article which was posted in the Federal Register:
How to Find Out How Many People are in Your Household [FULL TEXT]
What Makes a Family?
There are different definitions of a family, but in order to make this write up as complete as possible, we will have to stick with the one that says ‘a man, a woman and their children’. This means that if you are a bi-racial person (meaning that one of your parents is black, but the other is not) , you will have to say ‘yes’ if someone asks you, “are there any children in your family?”
1) I have a white father and an Asian mother.
2) I have a black sister and an Asian brother.
3) My family is bi-racial!
The number of people in your family is a HUGE part of it. Do you love your brothers and sisters? Do you hate them? Are you on good terms with the adults in your family? These things go into making up those ‘things’ about your family that are really hard to define.
1) Do you get along with your brothers and sisters?
2) Do they like each other?
3) Do you all get along as a family?
4) How do your parents treat one another?
5) Is it a ‘goofy’ family or is it more serious?
Crab Cakes Recipe
There are many, many different ways to make crab cakes, and this is not a recipe per se. The recipe that I am giving you is based on the way my grandmother made them. There are some traditional recipes that call for using real crab meat in the cakes, but I am aware of two things: 1) there are many people who don’t like real crab; 2) my aunt and uncle have a very sensitive stomach when it comes to shellfish. Therefore, I’m phasing out all real crab in my crab cakes. I don’t know how much ‘real’ crab you eat at your house, but if it’s not that much and you don’t mind making this change, then by all means do it. Besides, we are not trying to make the BEST crab cakes out there, we’re just trying to replicate what we grew up eating.
Anyway, this is what I like to use:
2 cups bread flour (or more, if you want them to be thicker)
1/4 cup very finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. minced garlic (you can substitute with 1 tsp. crushed roasted garlic, but I think it’s a lot of trouble)
3 green onions, thinly sliced (I think most people just chop them up)
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten (I use either a little bit of freshly beaten egg or egg product)
A jalapeno, cheddar cheese slice, or some other desired filling (My aunt and uncle like to use crab meat because she doesn’t care for green peppers. So, our cakes have ’em in them. It’s up to you.)
Cover your crab meat with water and set aside for about 30 minutes. Drain the crab meat and add it to the bowl, along with flour. Add the onion, garlic, green onions and all of your other ingredients. Mix together until you have a ‘wet’ batter. It will be a very loose, messy looking consistency.