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Friday, March 27, 2009

Five More Things You Might Learn From
Relying on Your Food Storage

This is a continuation of Jodi's post. What would your family learn do if you had to live on your storage for awhile? Challenge your family to try it for a period of time. You will quickly learn your weak spots and what you can work to improve.

6. “Using my food storage really helps stretch my budget dollars.”
It does! Using food items bought in bulk usually makes sense (and cents) economically, plus you’re eating at yesterday’s food prices. Also, by planning out your meals and using food storage, you’re going to get the biggest bang for your buck because you’ll avoid expensive impulse buys and stick with the necessities.

7. “Making things from scratch uses up a lot more of some ingredients than I realized” or “I’m lacking some of the ingredients that I need for doing a lot of baking, etc.”
Make sure that you have all of the ingredients needed, or know what you can use as a substitute (like 1 Tbsp ground flax seed + 3 Tbsp water = 1 egg), for the recipes you use. Also, make sure you have sufficient quantities stored. For instance, you’ll go through flour/wheat, yeast, and oil faster when baking a lot of bread.

8. “Our diet is a lot healthier and is more inline with the teachings of The Word of Wisdom when we use our food storage.”
You’ll be eating more of what you know is good for you, and a lot less of the fats, chemicals, and preservatives found in processed foods.

9. “It’s fun cooking and baking together as a family.”
Kids especially like to help punch down bread dough, or roll out and cut noodles or cinnamon rolls. Let them help and learn, and do some family bonding (plus they’re more likely to eat something that they helped make).

10. And last, but not least, you might learn --
“I’m very grateful for my food storage and to be able to feed my family, no matter what.” If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

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