Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I’m at the end of the Christmas rush on quilting which leaves me with very little computer time. I have 4 more quilts and it will be over for a month. If I finish them by the end of this month it means I’ll have me time in December.
But, I must eat. So I’ve been hurrying between the food pantry, the kitchen to can it, the quilting studio to work, and some doctor visits too.
I visit the food pantry once a week. Following a food bank day there are at least four or five consecutive days of canning what produce I get. Neighbors ask me all the time, “have you finished canning yet” and I explain it never ends. If I eat something I need to replace it the same way they replace their store bought food.
This week I canned apples.
And apple syrup from the peelings.
I canned dry beans for quick meals.
I canned yams.
Next week, I get to start canning more of these all over again. Its apple, yam, cabbage, and bean season. These will be the food bank regulars through the winter months. I’m glad I actually LIKE those foods and that they are good for a diabetic diet.