Food storage can make your life easier. One way to start out is to pick a recipe that your family enjoys that incorporates food storage and buy enough ingredients to make that meal 3 times. Once you have 30 recipes, multiplied by three, you will have a 3 month supply of food. Keep these ingredients where you will use them. Case in point: My family loves Hawaiian Haystacks so I purchased all the ingredients to make at least 3 meals worth (It’s one of the few meals that everyone is willing to eat, anytime). One Sunday when I was at work my husband decided to make dinner and looked in the pantry. ‘Ah-hah! Everything to make Hawaiian Haystacks in plain view.’ I came home to the pleasant surprise of finding not only that dinner was on the table, but that my husband had used food storage to make it. And this works not only for coaxing husbands to cook, but for helping you on those evenings when you’re feeling uninspired in the kitchen. If you have a recipe that you’re familiar with and you keep the ingredients on hand, you can get dinner on the table quickly without resorting to fast or instant food.
|Food storage ingredients minus coconut|
Food Storage Ingredients
3 cups of prepared rice
canned pineapple chunks or tidbits, drained
chicken gravy, prepared as directed
chow mien noodles
canned mandarin oranges,drained
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped (canned chicken can be substituted in a pinch)
1 green onion, sliced
sliced water chestnuts
diced bell peppers
1. Prepare ingredients (gravy, chicken, etc.) 2. Assemble as desired.
|For me, this is comfort food.|
For my family, 2 cups of chicken & 3 cups of rice is sufficient for the four of us and even yields some leftovers. One package each of chow mien noodles, almonds and coconut is more than enough for three meals, but we always use an entire can each of the fruit.