Tomatoes, Sausages, Potatoes and...
Here’s a simple but tasty recipe:
Take the sausages and canned tomatoes and put together in a pot with salt and pepper to taste. Boil for twenty minutes. Serve with potatoes. (This can make a good sized meal for quite a large family).
That’s it. It’s quick. It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It’s easy to make. It should also be noted that this comes from a Depression era cookbook which had been compiled during the “lean thirties”. It, and many like it, deomonstrate that meals can successfully be based on very few ingredients. Note the lack of multiple herbs and spices.
Such recipes might be good to have on hand. When we find ourselves actually depending upon and using our food storage items, we may find that we may be somewhat limited in what ingredients we have available. So, we will want to do the best we can with what we have. Thus, those simple, easy to make recipes could be just exactly what is needed.
The time to find them, of course, is before they become a necessity. Start with a basic few. Try them and see how you like them. In other words, be prepared.
Remember, too, that your long term food storage is supposed to be there to benefit you whenever it is needed, and that can include times of unemployment or under employment, times when money is scarce. You do not need to wait for some sort of natural or man-made disaster to strike. If finances dictate that you use it now, then now is a good time to use it.