First thing in the morning (before I was totally awake even), I filled a small dish with blueberries from the freezer and set them on the counter to thaw as an addition to our breakfast oatmeal.
While in the deep freezer, I also grabbed a pound of butter along with a package of cooked duck meat to use in making B-B-Q for lunch sandwiches. Buns for the sandwiches came out of the freezer, too.
This was lunch again today.
Buns are gone so bread
was used for the B-B-Q sandwiches.
A trip to the root cellar yielded a head of cabbage for coleslaw, and I also got some carrots and apples.
The last morsels in a jar of blueberry jam bit the dust a few days ago so I grabbed another jar off the pantry shelf. Remembered I'd just used the last of the dill pickles and also a quart of applesauce so I tucked a jar of each of those in the crook of my arm.
It's for certain these "put-by" foods didn't magically appear in the freezer or on the shelf, but doesn't it make the work involved in raising your own fruit, vegetables and meat all worth it when you can go food shopping without leaving home? (Or putting on any make-up or combing your hair?)