"Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program. We could refer to all the components of personal and family preparedness, not in relation to holocaust or disaster, but in cultivating a life-style that is on a day-to-day basis its own reward." (President Spencer W. Kimball)
I like this quote because if you get your storage up then it is just use, rotate, and replace. That way the hard part is tended. Yes, when life's emergencies happen you will need to use it for a while and not replace it till you can, just don't put it off. Remember to rotate it! Otherwise, when you need it most your supplies will have gone bad. I know it is work but make it a way of life.
https://everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/book-2.html - on that note I thought it would be good to revisit one of my favorite food storage sites. I really like her method on storing. Like if you have spaghetti, once a month you need to put in ingredients to make it twelve times. I also like her egg replacement with unflavored gelatin. Just scroll down till you see eggs. I do this a lot with oatmeal cookies so people can see how good it works. I will do one batch with egg and one with replacement. I label which is which as I can't tell them apart, hence the label.
I have been spring cleaning here big time. We have a wonderful family at church that does a humanitarian yard sale every year. The entire proceeds goes to aid all around the world when tragedy strikes. So I am making the most of my spring cleaning so that I can donate to this sale. Usually I do a fall cleaning but this year it will be spring I guess.
Lately I have been organizing in the kitchen to make things run smoother...
I got a few dollar tree containers to organize and could not have done it without Gus as my helper.
https://www.thespruceeats.com/learn-how-to-cook-everything-from-scratch-1388352 - cooking from scratch is so much cheaper. I saw a package of three snicker doodles from a bakery at one of the grocery store chains where I live. On the label it said $7.95 a pound, good grief that is some mark up in price!
https://ivaluefood.com/resources/cooking-eating/creative-ways-to-use-leftovers/ - this is where meal planning helps. For example, ham leftovers could be ham and pancakes, ham salad sandwiches, or pasta salad with ham, or baked beans and ham, or scrambled eggs with ham in them, or a quiche, or ham and noodle casserole, bean soup with ham...you get the idea.
Here's a few pics from the corners of my home...
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