Sunday, January 24, 2010

Food storage: January

Last Thursday the girls and I made our first trip to Costco to do our January food storage shopping.
It was overwhelming.
My food storage goal for January was a 3-month supply of breakfast foods. I ended up with a huuuuuge bag of Quaker oatmeal, a huge bag of pancake mix (it makes 220 pancakes), a box of chocolate instant breakfast, and two cans of powdered milk (it will make 44 quarts). I still would like a few more cans of applesauce and fruit, but the powdered milk was more expensive than I realized, so that will have to wait for another month.
I'm not a fan of plain oatmeal, so part of my brown sugar storage will go to sweetening it. I also started mixing applesauce into plain cooked oatmeal and yum! It's great!! The instant breakfast is for me and Jason--since it's fortified and full of extra protein and vitamins, I thought it would be a good thing to have on hand if we are living on a skimpy diet.
Along with the 12 boxes of cereal currently in our pantry, I think I met my goal.


Caroline said...

Good work!

Janae said...

I am Margret's friend Janae. I popped over to check out your blog. I LOVE all your crafty ideas. I too frequent the DI...OFTEN. I have my favorite cashiers too. Yeah I am there WAY too often. I look forward to seeing more of your fun ideas.

The Mommy Teacher said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start!