Bread lines in America. Who would have thought??!! Bread lines are something this generation thinks nothing of and yet 70 years ago people were out of work, people stood in long lines for hours just for some bread. We have become accustom to eating until we are super stuffed. We throw food away. I heard on the television that each average house in America throws 500 dollars of food away a year. That is life or death to people who are starving.
Now here we are 70 years after the Great Depression and we are seeing unemployment skyrocket. Food and gas prices are on the rise….and I wonder are we preparing?
What ever happened to the old adage ” Prepare for the worst but hope for the best” is that even in our vocabulary or on the radar.
My dad keeps telling me every time you go to the store buy a bag or two of extras. Get some tuna packs and ramen noodles, get the staples for making bread….get things that you only need to add water. Buy beans and rice. Get things that have shelf life. Get bouillon cubes for flavoring. OH and don’t forget paper products & feminine products!!
So recently I started to collect things….I found a recipe for bread. It dawned on me what if you can’t get eggs and milk to make bread. So I found one without those items.
Frying Pan Bread
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Thoroughly mix dry ingredients. Add just enough cold water to make a stiff dough. Working dough as little as possible, form a l-inch thick cake. Lay the cake on a greased, pre-warmed skillet. Brown the bottom of the cake lightly and flip or turn with a spatula to brown the other side. When both sides are lightly browned, prop the skillet in front of the fire and let it bake. Test for doneness by thumping the cake with a spoon handle or stick. A hollow ringing sound indicates doneness. An alternative test is to jab the cake with a twig or matchstick. If the twig comes out clean (no clinging dough), the cake is done.
We need this BREAD!!!
Our souls hunger for something all the time. We are perpetually seeking something to fill our emptiness.
Feed your soul the TRUE BREAD. Jesus is the only one who can fill that empty spot. Ask Him into your heart and life. It is so worth it…and filling!!