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.
Those of you brave enough to venture out to the stores are you finding empty shelves like there was back last fall? My sister’s husband has been going to the grocery and finding many “staples” are empty. He said milk, flour, beans, cornmeal, etc shelves are empty. Also many shelves of canned vegetables were nearly empty. Of course this could just be because the stores haven’t yet stocked up for the first of the month food stamp rush.
Empty shelves could also be the result of people stocking up again in anticipation of another shut down too. It could be not as many workers in the fields or not as many store employees either. There could be lots of reasons why he saw empty shelves. I’m just curious if anyone else is seeing empty shelves again. Several of the youtube people are also posting about empty shelves the last two or three weeks.
Next question: I was asked by one of the followers to do a pandemic recipe exchange for those who are staying in lock down mode. With an internet filled with millions of recipe sites I put the suggestion aside to think about how best to do that. Then a bought of fibromyalsia caused me to completely forget about the request until I found my note to myself. That’s one of the problems I have with all my illnesses. I sleep a lot and forget a lot. My sincere apologies. It was not intentional. In the comments would you please give us one of your favorite frugal “use what you have” recipes or perhaps the link to your favorite cooking site or recipe site.
Thank you everyone.