I wanted to thank everyone that was able to come to our Food Storage planning class on Friday. Since I was a little discombobulated that evening (I think I had a little too much going on this past week), I wanted to give everyone a quick run down of how to get started planning your families food storage.
The first thing you need to do is plan one week's worth of meals. Start with breakfasts and dinners. These should be meals that your family enjoys eating. There is no reason to plan meals for your food storage that no one likes to eat.
The next thing you will do is grab the recipes for all of those meals. Write down every ingredient and the amount needed, down to the last dash of salt. As you move on to each new recipe and you run across an item that is already on your list, just add the quantity needed. For example:
salt - 1tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp
flour - 1 cup, 3 cups, 1/2 cup
Once you have done this with every recipe you will need to tally all the quantities. This will give you a master grocery list for one weeks worth of food. Now multiple this times 4 and you have a months worth.
If you can come up with 14 breakfasts and 14 dinners that will give you meal plans for two weeks. Then you multiple your ingredients list by 6 and you have 3 months worth of food. With a master grocery list you can now shop the sales and use your coupons (next month's class don't miss it!) and know exactly what you are looking for to fill your food storage pantry.
This process take a little bit more time in the beginning but is so worth the time to have meals that you can make and know your family will eat and enjoy. It also make rotating your food storage not a problem either.
We have difficult times ahead but by doing what we have been asked to do by our prophet and by the Lord we can weather any storms. Please don't hesitate to call Kristie or I, we are happy to help you get your family food storage planned.
Next month, April 22 at 7 pm is how to save BIG using coupons.