I didn’t grow up in a rich family. We got by and we were certainly better off than some. We were the definition of middle class. There were times when I was a kid that we didn’t have money for the grocery store so my Mom and Dad rummaged the cupboards and we had whatever was in the pantry.
A lot of families are really hurting in these tough financial times, I decided to share our PoorMan Pantry recipes from my childhood. I hope it helps those who need it most.
Tonight was ham on toast. Or in this case homemade biscuits because we’re almost out of bread.
Our local grocery store was having a sale at the Deli and we picked up a pound of shaved Honey Baked Ham for $5. ½ pound makes enough ham gravy for three people.
In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine.
Tear the shaved ham into bite size pieces and add to the skillet.
Add 1 heaping tablespoon of flour and mix everything together. The flour should soak up any excess butter/grease in the pan.
Add 22⁄3 cups of milk and stir until thick.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm next to or over toast or biscuits. Goes great with green beans or whatever green veggie you prefer.