Category: Food Storage

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 11

This week it’s time to Take Stock of the Convenience Foods in our pantries. Convenience foods are prevalent in the modern family’s kitchen. As handy as they are to speed meal preparation, however, becoming reliant on them could be problematic. There are several reasons… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 11”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 9

It’s time to Take Stock of what’s in your freezer and fridge. These appliances are awesome tools that extend the useful life of food. However, they do not make things last forever! Go through everything in your freezer and determine what to continue to… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 9”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 7

If you’re like me, you may have not quite completed some of the tasks in the previous six weeks of Take Stock. So, let’s declare this a Catch-Up Week. If you missed, or didn’t quite finish the tasks for a week, this is the… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 7”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 6

At some point Take Out and pre-made convenience foods becomes unsustainable because of cost and health. As cooking at home increases, so does the need for a supply of herbs and spices. This week let’s Take Stock of our Spice Cabinet. Basic seasonings in… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 6”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 5

Piggybacking off last week’s review of food storage containers and supplies, this week let’s Take Stock of other paper and plastic products we use. Do an inventory of: Paper towels Napkins Toilet paper Kitchen garbage bags Kleenex Paper plates Paper/plastic cups Plastic cutlery These… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 5”

REAPING THE REWARDS

I always feel a sense of satisfaction and contentment when my efforts pay off. It may seem a little thing but today I felt like eating peach cobbler. So, I made peach cobbler…because I have all the ingredients on hand. I even made it… Continue Reading “REAPING THE REWARDS”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 4

Preparing meals, or even just single ingredients, ahead of time is a great way to build your food supply with homemade convenience foods. Once-a-Month or freezer cooking, Make-a-Mix Cooking, making more than one meal’s worth of a dish to store and serve on another… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 4”

HOW SWEET IT IS

If you’ll remember, I purchased fifty pounds of sweet potatoes back in November. This was a welcome addition to my food supply. Sweet potatoes are versatile. They can be prepared in both sweet and savory dishes. They are often used as a substitute for… Continue Reading “HOW SWEET IT IS”

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES

Usually by the time the weekend arrives, at least in the winter, I am drooping with exhaustion, especially when the weather is gloomy and cold. This weekend started out no differently – but this time, I got to take Monday as an extra day… Continue Reading “WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES”

TAKE STOCK – WEEK 3

This week let’s Take Stock of our supply of Condiments. A condiment is a¬†supplemental food, such as a sauce or powder that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor, or, to complement the dish, but that cannot stand… Continue Reading “TAKE STOCK – WEEK 3”