"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)
I think back over my years about how trying to build my skills have been so very important to our family. With ups and downs in our finances, my ability to do things with these very skills got us through rough times. Think back on your hard times, what did you do to make it through?
I so wish I could have learned a lot sooner but there was no one to show the way, that is why I feel it so important to teach things to others.
These days you merely have to type in a thing on the computer and all you need to learn it is right there before you.
Now that I am older do I still need to build skills?? You bet I do! Almost more than ever before. With a limited income we must stretch that budget. These are all things you never out-grow.
So if you find yourself in tight times, what can you do to offset it especially with these higher prices?
I have a lot on my blog, it goes back years and years and years so go back through the posts.
Prices are high and going higher with no stopping in sight. How do you manage? Well the first thing is that some of the more expensive recipes you have been fixing will have to be set aside for a while. Get out your file of recipes and go through it. I am sure you have favorite recipes that cost a lot less. For me that is chili and cinnamon rolls.
You can find budget cookbooks and bread books here - https://www.freereadfeed.com/ Or visit your library. Find frugal cookbooks, put your feet up and find recipes that are frugal and look great.
Ask relatives for some frugal recipes, you will have quite a collection.
Tomorrow (as I'm writing this) the high will be 63, I think that might be a good day for chili.
What are your favorite frugal meals? Let us know in the comments below.
Making bread is pretty frugal so build that skill.
I have been tying to make this stitch marker never having beaded before. It took me nine attempts to do this...
I will still perfect it.
These are garlic chives, very pretty.
Then something amazing happened that never happened before...
Our lilacs bloomed again. This is amazing, the weather has gone amuck.
With times being hard and getting harder, I think we need to make every little bit count, it is doing the best we can.
Missy says ponder ways you could be more frugal.
Gus said build those skills and if you don't have a sewing machine look at yard sales and thrift stores - be sure to try before you buy.