Saturday, August 7, 2010
Welcome to August! I can't believe how fast this year is going by! I hope you were all able to gather some, if not all, of the July items. This month is back-to-school month and with that are some great sales on school supplies and some of the food associated with school, like cereal and snacks.
August food goals:
Grains: 300lbs per person per year(remember that yearly numbers are bare minimum amounts, store what your family will need)-pasta, rice, cereals, cornmeal,and granola bars. (oats and wheat are part of the grain category, but we collected oats in Feb. and wheat in June. If you didn't get the recommended amounts before, feel free to store those as well. Flour is also a grain and you can store it this month, but we will be gathering it in Dec.) The grocery stores will be having sales on breakfast foods and snack foods for school lunches.
Pasta=40lbs per person per year
Rice=40lbs per person per year
Cereal=10 boxes per person per year
Corn=10lbs per person per year (use to make cornmeal as well as popcorn)
Granola bars*=boxed granola bars will go on sale and purchase as many as your family will use.
*(granola bars and cereals are both things that can be made from oats. We stored oats in February and you will need 20lbs per person per year. That is a bare minimum and I would recommend storing more than that so you can make granola bars, granola cereal, and other snacks)
Click HERE to view previous posts on oats.
Click HERE to view previous post on oats.
RECIPES: Your other assignment this month is to collect recipes that use the grains listed above. These recipes need to be on paper, not the computer, because in an emergency there won't be a way to retrieve those recipes saved on the computer.
Check out allrecipes.com
They have an option at the top of the page that allows you to type in the ingredients you want and they will search all of their recipes to find those that fit your ingredient list. This is a great website to find new recipes. The recipes are all star rated and I always read through the reviews to see what other cooks have said about the recipe.
August non-food goals:
School supplies-Students are not the only people who need school supplies, everyone needs scissors, glue, paper, crayons, markers, tape, pens, pencils, etc. Watch the ads for Staples, Office Max, Office Depot for penny sales on all these items. Walmart also has great price points on these items. In an emergency some of us may be home schooling and having the supplies to be able to teach our children will be necessary.
Enjoy the journey!
Enjoy the blessings!
Feel the peace!