"A cardinal principle of the gospel is to prepare for the day of scarcity. Work, industry, frugality are part of the royal order of life." (Bishop Keith B. McMullin)
I am on a list of knitters and twice now they were talking about grocery store shelves being empty from all over the world so it is just not a U.S. thing. I do not get a sense of panic yet, more like having to make adjustments to what they purchase.
That is what we need to do tighten the belt a bit. People have been doing this for a while now so we must be getting good at it.
Soups and bread go a long way and on cold days that would be a wonderful thing.
Breakfast for supper is frugal and yummy.
Shepherds pie is frugal
What are some frugal things you make??
Waste nothing. If you have a little veggie left do not toss it out, throw it in a container in the freezer and keep adding to it, when it gets full make a great soup. One lady was asking how long out of date cans were good for, they are good for a lot longer than it says. If they are bloated or rusting through, toss them but otherwise they're still good. We do not want to waste.
Cooking from scratch helps us tighten our belts. My favorite chocolate cake can be made with ingredients you already have on hand - http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2020/04/monday-message_20.html scroll down for the recipe!
The store I picked up groceries at had no English muffins across the board so when that happens here's what to do...
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2014/10/english-muffin-bread.html - we make our own. There are a lot of things we can make for ourselves.
http://makedohomemaker.blogspot.com/search/label/Bare%20Essentials%20Living - to inspire you.
https://frugalfamilyhome.com/food/recipes/make-your-own-groceries-35-recipes-to-make-at-home-and-save - here is a fantastic site.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABC6LEy2nOwYyeADkaq8cw - she has more to see here.
https://www.youtube.com/c/Frugalfamilyhome/videos - lots and lots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zU-6ZO6Br4 - make your own taco seasoning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlUt28iyg8 - more seasonings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bDYm9-QtHw - I love watching this gal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MB4XKOWxY - she is very good.
I am moving right along weaving this scarf.
Missy says be content with what you have.
Gus says wear the N95 or Kn95 masks and be safe, we are not over this yet.