Living off of food storage is a challenge for me. Our family is LDS (Mormon). Our leaders have asked us to keep garden as well as a year’s supply of food in case of an emergency or job loss. It feels good to be prepared! We have a serious garden and we have had our food storage and our year’s supply for many years, but I hardly ever think to use it because it’s way down in the basement on the other side of the house in a cold storage room. There are many things in our food storage that need to get rotated and many things I’d like to try making from them but haven’t had the time. Now is the time!
Our kids have been bugging us to go to Disneyland. We told them they could go if they didn’t complain and ate food storage for the next 45 days so we could save money and so we could learn how interesting living off of food storage can be. We will get to try different kinds of foods and most of them will be really healthy! They eagerly agreed. We go to Disneyland in 45 days, just enough time for us to complete this challenge. I’m really excited about it to see if what we have is sufficient. Most of my food storage is from the Cannery and I have borrowed the canner/sealer from the cannery and canned some of my own things (like beans). We have set aside $25 a week for fresh fruit and milk. And because my daughter and I are gluten free, we don’t have any regular flour, so we will be buying glutenous bread as well with that $25.
Our first recipe was taco soup from our storage. It was a huge hit and our 8 year old who hardly eats a thing said “it was so good!”. Whew. Day 1 success. I will post the recipe soon.
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