“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
Remember having a deep pantry isn’t just about having extra food on hand. It is also about having the means to survive in an emergency situation, having all the extra food isn’t going to do you much good if you can’t cook it when the power is out.
If you are having a hard time trying to afford filling a deep pantry, read my post on having a Deep Pantry on a tight budget.
Don’t forget to share what you were able to do this past week to have a deep pantry/food storage. Let’s encourage each other. And if you have a question feel free to ask or if you have the answer to a question feel free to answer. If you have a tip or idea you can share that also. As I said let’s make this a place where we can share and encourage others to get that deep pantry.
12 boxes of Mac and Cheese / Popcorn
Mac and Cheese get the brand that your family will eat. Mine have ate the store brand for so long they don’t like the name brand.
Wal-Mart has mac and cheese for 78 cents a box. Another option is if you have a good cheese powder that you like store that and extra macaroni. I have Mac & cheese stored that I bought on sale for 25 cents a box and it wasn’t that long ago. Just shows how you can save money by stocking up. This is something you need to freeze for a couple days before storing so it doesn’t get bugs, also store in tubs or buckets that rodents and other varmints can’t get into them.
Popcorn, this is nice to have just for a snack food. Learn how to cook this on the stove. This and the microwave are the only ways I cook popcorn, I think it taste way better cooked on the stove , but when in a hurry I will throw it in the microwave. You can also use it for caramel corn, or popcorn balls. You can also make your own spiced flavor to sprinkle on.
Are you finding your shut off valves and breakers, and learning how to close and shut off them? You never know when you may need to do this, like a huge water leak, being able to shut off the water at the main could save a lot of water damage and a large water bill.
Are you finding any games, puzzles, or books? Get a variety of games, puzzles, and books for all ages, from small children to adults. Even if you don’t have small children or teens at home now, there may be some in the future.
What was I able to get done this week?
I canned 20 half pints strawberry puree/syrup, bought several cans of tomato paste, several cans of coconut water, chipolata peppers, some sure jell, a couple # 10 cans of whole tomatoes, A gallon bag of meat balls made and put in the freezer. I think this is about it, I have been redoing the play area in the back yard for the kids and that has been taking most of my spare time.
What were you able to get done this week?
Have a great week.