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Abigayle

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #165 on: June 13, 2020, 12:25:59 PM »
I bought some cans of canned clams this week, with an expiration date of Jan.2024. If you store potatoes, or have lots of canned potatoes (won't be as good), clam chowder is only a step away.  You can use your chives, which are around all year, garlic, onion and throw in a dab or butter from your freezer. I used a pound of butter that I intentionally left in the freezer for 18 months.  It was just fine.  If you fill that little basket that hangs in your chest freezer, with pounds of butter, you can store a years worth.  Life without butter just isn't worth living... :)
We also like polar brand smoked salmon, great of crackers for cocktail hour... Anchovies stack in a small spot with your canned goods (don't groan, some of us like them).  A years worth talk us very little space.  Besides pizza, they are great in your homemade pasta sauce.  You won't know they are there, but they add something.  I got the idea from an award winning Italian Restaurant.
Ariel

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Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #166 on: June 16, 2020, 01:43:47 AM »
We are holding at 20 weeks worth right now.... We are adding as we rotate some items.  We had a can of pineapples explode in the larder... what a mess.  Added in some packages of wild rice, (as an add in), got a deal on papertowels.  having problems with the garden this year... got the area cleaned up... but running behind getting everything growing.  Plants just don't want to cooperate!
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Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #167 on: June 16, 2020, 10:31:10 AM »
Anchovies - food of the gods!
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Abigayle

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #168 on: June 16, 2020, 11:32:56 AM »
Another good storage item, along with foil and cling wrap type stuff, is a good supply of cupcake liners.  I have gone through 60 0f them in about two months.  This time of year, I make lots of muffins, using blueberries and over ripe bananas.  If you store cupcake mix, for a quick treat and don't can't to cook from scratch, these help.  With so much to do, I don't want to take the time to clean out the entire cupcake tin, just the top.  You can also make little breakfast baked egg dishes in them.
Viet Nam is going to be keeping most of their rice, due to weather issues this year.  This is according to the ice age farmer.  Prices will of course go up if this happens and we will have shortages. Wild rice has been harder to find recently.  I always try to replace what I use.  Wild rice has been on my grocery list for two months now.
I like Rice Select, Royal Blend.  It is a mixture.  I cook it with different broths for variety.  Have not seen it lately.
Ariel

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Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #169 on: June 17, 2020, 11:41:06 AM »
We have finished the first of 2 ea 25 lb bag of sugar.  The wife told me Wallyworld still had the 25 lb bags and wanted to know if she should replace it.  I said not now as canning season for up is on the wind down and we will be using less for the next 6 months.  Watching current events may make me revisit that decision !

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #170 on: June 17, 2020, 12:17:01 PM »
I always replace what I use. I have my food storage in the basement in cans but buy what I need and replace it as soon as I open the bag. It isn't going to get any cheaper than it is today. I haven't seen any prices going down lately.
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tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #171 on: June 20, 2020, 03:26:03 PM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 28 20 lbs. sugar

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 4 of June per person. Grains, Vitamins & Bread Making

3-Month food storage: Vitamins 3 month supply
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Rice, white or or other grain 80 lbs. or 16 LDS #10 
Home storage: Trash bags large
Preparedness goals: Collect bread recipes
Equipment goals: Seed sprouter
Inventory: Water
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #172 on: June 27, 2020, 01:18:29 PM »
Remember this is for 2 people.
Week 29 5 lbs. peanut butter

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 1 of July per person. Summer Foods, Emergency Drills & Canning

3-Month food storage: Crackers and/or chips 4 boxes/bags
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Honey 8 lbs.
Home storage: Sunscreen
Preparedness goals: Evacuation plan
Equipment goals: Camp stove & fuel
Inventory: Snacks
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #173 on: July 06, 2020, 10:13:34 AM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 30 50 lbs. wheat

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 2 of July per person. Summer Foods, Emergency Drills & Canning

3-Month food storage: Jello or pudding 2 boxes
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Honey 8 lbs.
Home storage: Lotion
Preparedness goals: Emergency drill
Equipment goals: Small folding shovel
Inventory: Beverages
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #174 on: July 11, 2020, 10:17:50 AM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 31 7 boxes macaroni and cheese

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 3 of July per person. Summer Foods, Emergency Drills & Canning

3-Month food storage: Food bars and/or popcorn
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Honey 8 lbs.
Home storage: Cotten balls
Preparedness goals: Canning Recipes
Equipment goals: Canning jars & lids
Inventory: Freezer
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #175 on: July 11, 2020, 10:24:47 AM »
How fortuitous that this weeks food storage suggest stocking up on food bars. Aces posted this yesterday http://seprepnet.com/forum/index.php/topic,4407.msg26868/topicseen.html#new
So you can stock up on bars or the indigents to make them.
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

Abigayle

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #176 on: July 12, 2020, 02:03:37 PM »
Yeast available right now, limit 2, Bob's Red Mill, on line.

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #177 on: July 18, 2020, 06:18:24 PM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 32 2 qt. mayonnaise

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 4 of July per person. Summer Foods, Emergency Drills & Canning

3-Month food storage: Lemon juice, vinegar, olives 3 x 6 ozs. each
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Honey 8 lbs.
Home storage: Cotton swabs
Preparedness goals: Test smoke detectors
Equipment goals: Canner
Inventory: Toiletries
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #178 on: July 25, 2020, 10:26:52 AM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 33 1 bottle aspirin

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 5 of July per person. Summer Foods, Emergency Drills & Canning

3-Month food storage: Jelly/jam & honey 2 x 32 oz. each
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Honey 8 lbs.
Home storage: Facial Tissue
Preparedness goals: Update Contact List
Equipment goals: Cooler/Igloo
Inventory: Breakfast Items
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston

tlwagg

Re: Food Storage Weekly Challenge
« Reply #179 on: August 01, 2020, 12:10:46 PM »
Remember this is for 2 people.

Week 34 5 cans cream of chicken

The things in this post come from Valerie's Prepared LDS Family site http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/12-monthly-food-storage-lists.html.

For week 1 of August per person. Fruits, Vegetables, Shelter & Bedding

3-Month food storage: Fruit 12 x 15 oz. cans/jars
Water: 3.5 gallons
Emergency fund: $2
Long-term storage: Our goal for the month is: Catch up on missed items
Home storage: Lip balm
Preparedness goals: Tent research
Equipment goals: Tent
Inventory:Fruit & Vegetables
"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." - Charlton Heston