Sunday, January 3, 2010
December Food Storage
I finally feel like Chris and I are going to gets somewhere with our food storage. It is a nice feeling and I don't feel so burdened like I used to. It used to be an undefeatable task. But now that we know exactly what we will be making, and how much we need of things it seems so much easier. Now I just have an excess of cornmeal, mashed potatoes and some other things in my pantry that won't become a part of our food storage. Anyone in need of some cornmeal?
So Chris and I sat down and planned out two weeks worth of dinners that we thought would be best in our food storage. Then we found out how many pints of beans we would need for each dinner for the year. We used a good chunk of our Christmas budget and were able to get a whole years worth of beans canned. We were planning on doing 6 months worth of chicken as well, but weren't able to get all of the jars we needed to do so. So soon we will have 6 months worth of chicken as well.
I'm pretty confident that by the end of the year we will have a years supply of food, that will last longer than a year and be easier to rotate out and save to replace.