Never Waste Food
My siblings and I didn’t dish up more than we could eat. If we were still hungry, we could have seconds (if any food was left). My mother would wrap any leftovers to be used later. Leftover roast beef, boiled potatoes and carrots became hash. Leftover potatoes were turned into pan fries. The carcasses of ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens and any other fowl were boiled; the water and juices became cooking stock for stews, and the meat was frozen and reserved for that stew. Beef bones were handled the very same way. I still do this today, but I go a step further. I also use the water from steaming clams and boiling lobsters and crabs as a soup stock for seafood chowder.
(above) By knowing how to sew, you can create items on your own. One example is this hunting pouch. (left) This oak box (bottom) was made from surplus oak lumber, and the table was made from surplus oak lumber.