"Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through the home production and storage, but others as well." (President Ezra Taft Benson)
Let us continue to stock up and to live frugally and learn skills that would help our family. We need to be mindful of others as well.
I keep saying this virus will be around for quite a while and we need to prepare for this.
I keep watching some shortages that are on going. Most people want to get out in the summer more than ever. But we need to keep others safe and protect our family.
We keep seeing an increase in positive cases here in Iowa.
Soon people will lose unemployment benefits and things will be much harder.
This has already been here six months and we are getting worse.
I suggest having the basic staples on hand but also know how to use them.
https://www.thespruceeats.com/standard-kitchen-supplies-for-your-pantry-1808020 - be sure you are well stocked up.
If this keeps increasing the food chain will be more disrupted than it is now...
Meat is in shorter supply, we see it here so make sure your freezer is full. And stretch what you have...
Now is the time to dig out those cookbooks and spend time going through them...
https://www.food.com/recipe/substitute-for-buttermilk-124413 - this is a substitute for buttermilk.
I also will tell you it's good to have a few complete things on hand...
Pancake mix complete just needs water so if you ration your eggs this is good.
Muffin mix, again only water is needed to make.
Angel food cake mix, only add water.
I think having these items on hand in your storage is a good thing but get your scratch cooking very much down pat.
Missy asked me to say that we need to keep getting stocked up with food for our pets as well.
We can still stock up on storage and we should be.
While getting ready made is good, learn to make your own things too.
|Click HERE for my favorite homemade pizza recipe!|
The cost difference is huge.
Start learning to live on less than you make and just learn learn learn how to live frugally.
https://savorandsavvy.com/100-frugal-recipes/ - here is a good place to start.
https://www.frugalfarmwife.com/article/simple-chicken-rice-dinner-instant-pot-slow-cooker-and-oven-versions/ - here is an inexpensive meal, I like how she gives three ways to prepare it.
https://theprudenthomemaker.com/how-i-shop-for-groceries-and-toiletries-in-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1dXUOY0ccqkJOR0ZzWhiXKzX-39HPPuPjCFR95H0xivLNj1LJZNT6Unw8 - I love this gal, you can learn a lot from her.
Gus is reminding everyone to wash their hands!