|Be prepared and keep hard copies of food storage files and recipes on hand.|
President Ezra Taft Benson - "Plan to build up your food supply just as you would a savings account... We urge you to do this prayerfully and do it now."
Let's start the new year off right. Let’s redo our budgets or learn to do one if we don’t already.
That should get you going on that. Once you set it up, stick to it!
Also, be working on your storage. I know I keep saying this but believe me when I tell you that the only certain thing in life is that life is uncertain. Knowing this and having seen unexpected things happen and things we cannot imagine, we should be prepared. So make this a goal.
http://www.honeybeepantry.com/topics/view/51cbfc92f702fc2ba812dda6/ This lady has soooo much knowledge.
http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/provident_living/ - this is her info. I encourage you to read and learn. Learning is all part of this as well. It does no good to have if you do not know how to use it.
This would be good info for your food storage binder. It is a lot of very useful info you need to know. It took almost a ream of paper, so you might want to put it on a thumb drive and go to your local cheapest printing place. It will be the best book of storage you can find. Note that I suggested to have you have it in hard copy. I know we have computers and devices but a hard copy is a great back up.
Same with your recipes. If you do not have hard copies you should get on that. What would you do if you could not access that info? This too is why I suggest you find from thrift stores some of those old time spiral church favorite type cookbooks.
http://prepared-housewives.com/create-a-food-storage-binder/ - to get you started if you haven’t already.
https://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2016/11/monday-message_14.html - binders
I made a binder of my family favorites that I have everything on hand and I picked recipes that are good. If I did not have cheese on hand, I could grab and use and it is well used.
I know that it duplicates recipes but it is sooo handy to grab. Then you make sure that you store the food these recipes call for.
http://everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com/ - this I have printed and put in my binders on food storage. If you need a system of how to calculate what to get, I highly recommend this for beginners and pros at storage and everything in-between.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGaTlwYs-s - watch this and all through nine of this presentation she teaches so many things in this total presentation.
Now you need to plan your menus.
If these two YouTube clips don’t inspire you, quick take your pulse :p
Well I think if you read through this Monday message you will be ready to start your new year off right!
Do the best that you can.