We have choices in this time of rising food costs.
- Stop food shopping
- Stop Eating
- Drastically cut our portion sizes
- Live on gruel
- Get a second job
- Get out Granny’s old cookbooks
I like number six the best. In high times, we developed a taste for steak instead of a stew. We bought expensively manufactured cereal and turned our noses up at old-fashioned oatmeal. We threw away the ham bone instead of making a good soup. But a generation ago, people lived on very little and we can as well.
Basic Ham and Bean Soup
Start with 1-2 cups of dried navy beans (sorted and rinsed) Add 6 cups water, that ham bone, and assorted chopped vegetables like onions, celery and carrots. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer in a crockpot for several hours until tender. Add more water if needed. You will be surprised at the amount of meat that comes off that ham!
And remember—- All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil by anxious thoughts and forebodings, but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast, regardless of circumstances. (Proverbs 15:15, AMPC)