"In the midst of affliction my table is spread"
We built up our pantry while our income was good. When it stopped for 8 months, we lived from our pantry without shopping for food--for over a year. Our income since then has been cut by 70%. It's been 5 years. We continue to live primarily from our pantry and garden, find ways to lower our expenses, and make due with what we have.
Eat delicious meals for 40¢ a day. Frugally fill your pantry. Save money. Grow a beautiful kitchen garden. Learn how to can your own food. Repurpose clothing to make something spectacular. Make gifts using items you have on hand. Homeschool with free and inexpensive materials.
Have food to eat when you can't afford to go to the store.
And let it be beautiful. . . .