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Posted in Blog on March 4, 2011

Meal Plans—Not Just for Food Storage

With food prices rising every day, a meal plan is the smart way to plan  your food purchases. I’m not talking about “food storage” as in what you buy and then store for use at some future date during an “emergency.” The meal plan worksheets along wi ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on February 1, 2011

Using My Meal Plan

I have found that I love using my meal plan. It makes me feel so organized! And since I shop with my master shopping list, which corresponds to my meal plan, I usually already have everything I need for this week’s meals, unless I decide to try a new recipe—which I often do. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 17, 2010

Coupon Web site features deals in your area

One of our readers’ emailed me with some interesting info I thought I would share with you. Lauren Ashley De Haan lives in North Carolina. She says, “I’ve found a great website for your southern readers that really helps with couponing and it has all our local s ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on October 5, 2010

Long Term vs. Short Term Food Storage

If you started storing a year’s supply of the essentials years ago, such as wheat, beans, rice, honey, etc., you’re not alone. Even though we were told to “rotate” our food storage, if you decided it was for the “big emergency,” and just left it sit you’re also not ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on September 20, 2010

Using Meal Plans Can Save You $$

We’ve talked about how flexible meal plans can be in reflecting the meals you want to eat during different seasons of the year (see post on Flexible Meal Plans). A recent experience shows how using the meal plans can also save you money! On Sundays I usually spend the eveni ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on September 3, 2010

Adapting Recipes to Use With Storable Foods

As I have mentioned before, I love to try new recipes and I am constantly on the lookout for recipes that I can work into my meal plans by adapting them, when needed, to storable food items. I found one such recipe recently in the Taste of Home Simple & Delicious magazine. It ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 20, 2010

Using the Meal Plan Worksheets

We introduced you to the idea of creating meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the book, and walked you through the process of creating your personal meal plan. Now I’d like to show you on just how flexible your meal plans can be. I was thinking of how differently ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on August 3, 2010

More Recipes!

I’ve recently tried a couple of new recipes that I just love! I’m always looking for good recipes that are nourishing and that can be adapted to storable food items. Both of these recipes fit that criteria. The first one, Chocolate Blueberry Cake, I got from a recent ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 28, 2010

Start With 3 Months, Then Expand

A friend recently asked if our book Not Your Mother’s Food Storage (NYMFS) taught how to accumulate a year’s supply of food. Yes, it does. Using the meal plans, you just need to multiply quantities by 6 months or 12 months instead of 3 months. However, we encourage yo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 21, 2010

It’s So Easy to Use This Method of Food Stor ...

• Download the worksheets for the book by clicking on the “Worksheets” link, above. I’m amazed at how easy it is to adjust this method of storing food and other essentials. Whether you are an empty nester, as I am, or still raising a family, like Jan is, you c ... Continue Reading