Wednesday, January 19, 2011


If you like to use wheat and looking for a cheap low cost. Check these guys out. Thanks Staci for sharing

There is also a referral program, don't miss some free bucks!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Allens 2 week Dinner Menu

1. Sweet and Sour chicken and rice
2. Spaghetti
3. Chili and corn bread
4. Hawaiian haystacks
5. Corn chowder
6. Tomato soup and bread
7. Roast beef, vegetables, and bread
8. Taco soup
9. Tuna noodle casserole
10. Mexican crock pot
11. Black beans and rice
12. Chinese chicken salad
13. Dijon chicken and rice
14. Barbecue hamburger pie

Food Storage Tip of the Month


2 week dinner menu

I have found a really easy way to collect all of your food storage, is to create a menu. Doing this you will know exactly what ingriedients you need and how much. You can do a 1 week menu (7 dinners), or a 2 week menu (14 dinners).

How this changes your food storage

You will only be storing things you know you eat.

You know what you will be making with the ingredients when you rotate them out.

You know the amount your buying will last the entire time.

I love this! There is no guessing if the amount your buying will be to much or to litte. You don't have to find some obscure recipe to use your storage. It's simple and can be done for breakfasts and lunches too. Best of all you know your families will like the meals and eats them.

I encourage you all to take time this month to come up with your own menu. Attached is a sample of my personal 2 week dinner menu.

Anyone who is willing to share their menus please send them to me so I can post them. Thanks

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On Top of Spaghetti CHANGES


• Saturday July 31st

• Decide on a 3,6,9,or 12 month kit

• Decide on a sauce

o Store Bought
o Homemade with meat
o Homemade with out meat

• Fill out the order form

• The order forms will now be due as follows:

July 1st- For those that are purchasing a meat based home made sauce.
July 12th - For all other orders.

Please turn them into Chris or Mandi Allen. You may use a paper copy or download it from the site
and email it to me.

You do not have to be able to attend to order a kit.

Contact Mandi Allen with any questions. 623-243-5191 or

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mesa Cannery Wet Pack Schedule 2010

Cannery Order Form

Click Here for Excel format
Click Here for PDF format

Buying food from the Cannery

I have just been given information on how to purchase food from the Cannery. You are only able to order certain foods each month, but have to go on the stake day and can it yourself. I will have order forms Sunday or you can print one or do it online and send it back to me.

The Next Stake Canning Day will be MAY 22 from 9-12


Here is the list of items that can be ordered for May.

Black Beans, Fruit Drink Mix, Potato Flakes, Sugar, and White Beans.

Changes at the Cannery

Since I am a little behind some of you might already be aware of these changes. If not here is some important and helpful information about the cannery.

Effective January 1, 2010 please replace ALL prior written and oral communication concerning the Mesa Home Storage Center with these NEW documents. Please read over this material making careful notation of the changes so you can accurately communicate the information to your stake and ward leaders. Here is a list of some of the most important changes:
a. The morning shift begins at 9:00 and the afternoon shift begins at 1:00.
b. The Mesa Home Storage Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fridays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. For family or individual canning, the center is opened on Fridays from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. Please contact the office to schedule reservations in advance. All products in our warehouse are available for canning. (No outside products can be brought into the cannery for canning including products that have been previously purchased and removed from the cannery.)
c. Pre-packaged cases of Rice, Pinto Beans, Quick Oats, and Red Wheat are available to purchase. The cannery will no longer be canning these products. Please see the revised product calendar for changes.
e. All members will be expected to bring the new product order form with them to give the cashier when purchasing their products. Members may only purchase what they have pre-ordered with the exception of bulk and pre-packaged products. There is a 96 can limit per order. There is no limit for any bulk items or pre-packaged items.
f. We are closed on most holidays so please call the Home Storage Center before coming.

Schedule for Cannery Wet Pack Cooking Classes

May 3rd Building and Using a Three Month Supply
May 10th Yeast and Bread Class
May 17th Finance Class
May 24th Solar Oven Cooking with Collett Miller
May 31st No Class Memorial Day
June 7th Tortillas, refried beans and tomatillo salsa
June 14th Water with Alan Martindale from the city of Mesa
June21st Baking Powder and Baking Soda
June 28th Cooking with Kids
July 5th July 4th Holliday
July 12th Incorporating Dry Pack into your three month supply
July 19th Ideas for School Lunches
July 26th Hoe to and Substitutions
August 2nd Salads
August 9th Main Dishes
August 16th Healthy Snacks and Treats
August 23rd Something to Share (Everyone brings something to share and the recipe )

2010 Goodyear Stake Dry Pack Canning Calendar