Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's a miracle

I'm back! Well, sort of. I'm in denial that I have finals in two weeks. My brain has already shifted gears and I'm thinking and planning and dreaming of summer already. I'm not sure where I'm going to start. I haven't thought of food storage much in the last year or so. My stores are pretty depleted. With the recent developments in Mexico and other places I want to maximize my summer to prepare my family. Any suggestions on how to begin again? Where you do start when you've kinda already started. For a three month supply (which I've never really had) what do you buy? What do you store? I have water and I have the basics, grains, oats, etc. But I'm limited on space. Do you store canned goods? Help me decide where to concentrate my efforts and get back in the game.


RaNae said...

I just copied the ward bulletin for May. Our food storage specialist, or whatever her title is, has hints for each week. I think she copied them from a book. One of the ideas is Buy the largest amount you can sensibly afford, don't go into debt, but progress a little bit at a time.

Ratliffs said...

I plan on getting one canned veggie and fruit per day for three months. I just make a list of all the things that we go through every month; peanut butter and jelly, crackers, etc., along with baking items; oil, shortening, seasoning, etc. And then I buy as many as I can each month, marking the date on them. I then tend to plan our meals around these foods so that I am always rotating.

Also another important thing is to think in meals. If your family likes tuna sandwiches, make sure to have the mayo along with the tuna (a mistake I almost made!)

Good luck!