This Gnome brings it home as food supplies go,
As he wanders to and fro!
Looking for various ways to save,
So he can store food within his hidden tree-cave.
Grocery Prices are Soaring While Fixed Income People are Lowering their Food Choice Standards. Or so it seems to me.
I find myself looking for all kinds of ways to save on the grocery bill. Now that the Holidays are almost over, this is even more important for the New Year.
Info on Coupons, Savings, Price Comparing, Planning of the new ways to spread money thin mean allot.
In some ways, that can mean looking at old fashioned options which are being renewed such as growing fresh greens and items which have become very expensive. Canning is a reasonable alternative for saving your fresh grown veggies and with You tube and the internet, one can learn how to do so many things. I find more and more that we do not need to buy all those ready made box goods for high prices for cakes, brownies, fudge, pancakes mix, and more and more.
Looking back I realize why my Mother’s stove had a large bean pot built into her old gas stove. Dried beans are relatively inexpensive and with just a little bit of ham added, quite tasty. Potatoes are oh so cheap by the bag!
Buy meats, such as a large ham on sale and freeze in separate bags for adding to beans, potato soup, and so many inexpensive meals.
Living by a lake, fishing is also an alternative. Freezing catfish after catching several large ones and cutting them into fillets is a meat alternative and great fun.
These are only a few ways without details. As far as gardening, create your own fertilizer with compost created from all those leaves that you bag up in the fall. Add food scraps and grass clippings. Why pay high prices to expensive stores for throwing away every thing and paying to have this stuff hauled away.
None of these things are simple until you explore the possibilities, but I guess I am just a natural born old hippy. I would love to be much younger and start living economically from the start. I still try and can do so much in order to enjoy what we have around us to help us learn these many, many ways to good and healthier.
Make your own bread with modern breadmakers, obtained from an estate sale, and you have quite a deal for several meals! The bread loaf of many flavors that you easily create now cost maybe 30 cents or so, depending on what you add to your flour.
These are just my opinions, but I do believe in them and try to live by as many of these things as I still can for as long as I still can. Hopefully I can inform more people and encourage them to try new ideas of old ways.