❤️Pantry Staples ~ Grocery Lists & More❤️
I often think about the “old days” when I make my grocery list. I remember my grandmother talking about the “staples” they went and bought about once a month.
To give you a real good picture of their way of life, they even had to haul water from the spring and it was quite a ways from their house. They washed some of their clothes in another stream as well.
My husband’s great-grandmother wrote this: “Syrup was made from cane, and to get the sugar, the syrup was boiled low and then dripped through a sack. The sugar left in the sack was brown, but had a good flavor.”
Isn’t it amazing how they were able to do all of these things! If only I had 1/2 of the energy of these women!
Well, back to My Pantry List…I do try to be very frugal and attempt to mimic these “old ways” as best I can. My GOAL is to simplify by making some of these from scratch, such as mixes, dressings and such; and also growing MORE things! I also want to get a few goats for milk, cheese, and making goat milk soap. (UPDATE on the goats: We now have goats! For the time being
I'm learning more and more to depend on food, herbs, spices and other natural remedies for healing and medicine.
This is a reprint of one of my old articles from way back.
❤️A Few of My Favorites❤️
PINEOLENE I personally knew the elderly woman from New Augusta, Mississippi that had one of the original recipes. I wish I had known at the time what a treasure it was, and got a copy of it. It can be purchased in some feed stores, farm supply stores, etc. locally.
The website is no longer available, but here is the address:
PINEOLENE, L.L.C. of PO BOX 47, HURLEY MS 39555-0047