A week without groceries: links
The past week as I've been using up what we already have rather than buy more groceries, several articles have caught my attention. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one making do sometimes, and that I'm not the only one thinking about getting some food storage in order. I'm off to organize my pantry today so I know what I have!
Pantry Organisation at Our Red House
"An orderly pantry is a huge advantage when it comes to 'shopping at home', which is the first step in preparing a menu plan or shopping list on a budget."
Depression Era Recipes: Tomato Soup Cake at The Sparrow's Nest
"Tomato Soup Cake was probably invented by a homemaker who needed to produce a dessert with little expense. I am certain she probably searched her cabinets, found a can of tomato soup, and became culinarily creative with it!"
A "Make-Do" Meal at Tomato Soup Cake
"I had not quite enough of any one thing to make a decent breakfast...half a loaf of bread dough, a few eggs, a couple of slices of bacon, and a smattering of grated cheese."
Invest in Food at Like Merchant Ships
You may make better returns on your money by filling up your pantry than by filling up your short term bank account.
New Tips for Old Food at BYU Magazine
"Many dried foods—packaged to remove oxygen and kept at room temperature or below—will store well for 20–30 years or more."