This past week I made up a dozen batches of my dry soup mix, using vegetables that I had canned some years back and now have dehydrated them. If someone wants to use dehydrated foods they already have in stock, here is the recipe.
1/3 Cup each of dehydrated corn, green beans, carrots and diced potatoes
3 bouillon cubes (may add more dry bouillon to taste)
1 tsp. garlic powder and 2 tsp. dry parsley
1/4 Cup dry onions
I added a couple of Tablespoons of dry, shredded cabbage just because I like it.
This soup can be made in a crock pot. Add 2 quarts of water - a little more depending on how much broth you like in your soup or if you add additional dry veggies. I just let it simmer all day. An hour before serving, I add a pint of canned meat - usualy beef or chicken. The meat may be eliminitated if just a good veggie soup is desired.
My grocery order arrives tomorrow. My bill is outrageous for the amount of food I am getting. I am incredibly thankful that I started stocking up years ago when prices were at a more reasonable rate.
As a result of prices at the grocery store rising nearly to the completely unaffordable rates, I am going through the recipes I have collected over the years, looking for home made substitutes for some of the products I normally buy. I have stocked ingredients. I can make a variety of mixes to replace some of the convenience foods I have been using.
I am not hurting financially - yet. But I probably will be if I don't change the way I do some things. I am also looking through my mother's recipe box. She cooked before convenience foods or microwaves. I really need to remember how she stretched meals.
I doubt this inflation will end any time soon. We can either pretend everything is alright or we can adjust the way we do things accordingly - in the real world. Nobody - at least nobody connected with the government - is coming to save us.
As always - pray and prepare.