I am going to start something new this week. I want to add a place where you can share what you were able to do this week to fill your deep pantry. To start off I am going to add it to the bottom of the challenge every week and then if I have a good response I will move it to its own post. Please fill free to comment on others comments I would like it to be a place to also share ideas or sales you have found, anything having to do with a deep pantry/food storage.
So for this week
10 Pounds powdered Milk. Wal-Mart has powdered milk 64 oz. for 15.98. According to the Passport to Survival nonfat powder milk will last for over 15 years when stored in a dry cool place. Some people say to repackage your milk and some say not to. I have some several years old that I didn’t repackage and it has been fine to cook with, I don’t drink milk so I am not sure how it would taste to drink it, I have heard that if you add a little vanilla to the old powder milk it helps with the taste if you have to drink it. You can also get Nido it is a full fat milk. I have heard that you can make butter from it I haven’t tried yet but plan to in the near future.
10 Pounds Pasta, Wal-Mart has most pasta for 1.00 a pound. If you plan on making your own just put back a little more wheat or flour, you can make it without eggs but if you want to use eggs just store a little extra egg powder. Watch for sales, I have been able to get some at City Market for 5o cents.
Are you getting your garden planned and seeds ordered to get started on a garden as soon as the weather permits? Your local extension office should have a planting guide as to when to plant the different things.
Keep putting back water, fill your own containers or buy a few gallons to store.
Add a little more to your money stash, remember every little bit helps and it all adds up.
I didn’t get much done this week. I got my lemons put up. Some butter made and put in the freezer, Got my seed catalog so I am trying to plan what I am going to grow this year. I am wanting to add a few extra things that I haven’t tried yet. That is about all I got done this week with trying to get the house ready for company next week.
So what did you do this week to add to your deep pantry? Please feel free to comment.
Have a great week.