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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Building Your Three Month Supply
The information in this post was provided by a sister in our stake

In the March 2009 Ensign, there is an excellent article about Home Storage (page 56). It suggests as a starting point of your home food storage: "Gradually build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet until it is suffiecient for three months."

Here is an easy plan to follow that directive:

What do you eat? What do you prepare for dinner?

1. Write down all the things you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

2. Add those to days on a calendar for 3 weeks. Rotate those 3 weeks, 4 times and you've got your 3-month menu. (If you do not have enough ideas for 3 weeks, just eat the same things more often. If you have enough variety for 4 weeks, rotate it 3 times.)

3. List every item that is needed to make that meal happen.

4. Take inventory

5. Make a shopping list

6. Shop and buy a few extra items on your list each time you shop


You will be amazed how quickly you’ll have your cupboards full of what you’re going to eat.

After reaching your goal of a 3-month supply, BE SURE AND MAINTAIN IT by continuing to shop for items on your menu. What a neat feeling knowing you're shopping for weeks in advance and that you are prepared and self-reliant.

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