Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February food storage

My February food storage goal was lunch foods: macaroni and cheese, granola bars, crackers, beef jerky, dried and canned fruit, canned beans, peanut butter, nuts, etc. However, beef jerky and nuts were wayyyy more expensive than I expected, so I didn't get any of those. We will have to get our protein at dinner. I don't think I got quite 3 months worth of well-rounded lunches, but as long as have a good breakfast and a good dinner, lunch can be more of a snack (for me and Jason at least) and I think we will survive.
Along with my actual food storage purchases, I have decided to learn a new skill or prepare in another way each month as well. In February I cleaned out my pantry. I hung 5 wire shelving units for canned goods on the wall, which freed up a lot of shelf space. I moved my tupperware and cleaning supplies into the cabinet under the sink, which freed up even more shelf space. If I move my bottles of water down to the crawlspace, then I will have another large storage area in the kitchen for our 6 month supply. Since my 6 month supply is going to be shelf-stable, "normal" foods, I want it all in the kitchen so I don't have to go down to the crawlspace for every day things. The crawlspace will be dedicated to our water and long-term food storage.
Next month: learn to bake bread. My $5 breadmaker from DI will come in handy with that goal!


first lady said...

I have a really good bread recipe, that my whole family likes. but it is not a bread machine recipe.

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