Knowing how to make meals from scraps is a skill that our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used every day. During the Great Depression and the war years food – and money – were in short supply. It looks like it’s time to tap into some of that grandma knowledge.
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Many of us are finding that the world we were living in a short while ago has undergone a major shift. Grocery store shelves may be empty and we’re encouraged to stay out of the stores as much as possible anyway.
So we’re looking ways to make sure that the food we do have doesn’t go to waste. It’s more apparent than ever that food scraped into the trash can is literally money we’re throwing away.
This isn’t the first time that people have had to get creative and conserve. I remember my grandmother (who was a young wife during the Great Depression) talking about how tough times were and how their mindset was that nothing should go to waste.