Never Waste Food

Modern Pioneer - - [penny-pinching] -

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.

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