Finding Food

We have choices in this time of rising food costs.

  1. Stop food shopping
  2. Stop Eating
  3. Drastically cut our portion sizes
  4. Live on gruel
  5. Get a second job
  6. 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)

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