Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Food Storage

Food storage has been something that is always on my mind and quite honestly it haunts me! It is so overwhelming to think about how much food I need to buy in order to have adequate storage.It seems like when it comes time to buy groceries, I always seem to just have the money to buy the food we need to eat now, not to put towards our food storage. I have been pretty good about stocking up on water, but that's about it! I was reading my friend, Celeste's blog about her similar thoughts to mine on food storage, and it totally inspired me. So I made my menu for a 3 month supply of food. I chose 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners and multiplied it by 12. I then wrote down all of the items we need for each meal. Then I put little boxes next to each item that I can check off once I purchase it. (I love checking things off lists!) I am happy to report that last night when I did my grocery shopping I was able to buy a 3 month supply of spaghetti sauce and spaghetti noddles.



I was so excited to cross those items off of my list. I have also decided to label each item I get with stickers that show the dates that I bought things, so I can rotate properly. I feel such a sense of accomplishment! I know that we have a long ways to go to have our complete 3 months supply, but I know that if I buy things little by little we will get there! I was so grateful for Celeste's post on this, so hopefully someone can be inspired by mine as well. =)

5 comments:

Russ and Annie said...

That is a great idea. It seems so much less overwhelming.

I'm going to do it, too. :)

Celeste said...

Yeah for small steps! That is 12 meals you can have ready to go now. It really does help you feel safer or something. Good job!

AJ and Cindy said...

I love that idea! I just gave a lesson on Sunday about self-reliance and food storage was part of it, I am so jealous of your three month supply haha I really need to do that!!

Kristalyn said...

That's a great idea about rotating with stickers! I need to just get organized and write down the ingredients to the meals. THanks for the inspiration1

Mother of the Bride said...

I'm so proud of you! Great job! Very inspiring. Also, don't forget that Dad and I have wheat and powdered milk stored at our house for all you kids. Come get it anytime!!