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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crunchy Tuesday

Sorry it has been a while since I have done one of these! Today I want to talk a little bit about food storage. If you are a member of our faith (The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints or the Mormon church) then you have been hearing about this your entire life probably. I know I have! But I think food storage is such an important thing for all people, not just Mormons, so I would love to share a little about it with you.

We have been asked to have a food storage so that when hard times come we will be able to provide for ourselves. This can mean a couple of days of storage or 2 years worth of storage! Many people think this means wheat, flour and sugar type things, but in reality, you really should be storing things you plan on eating- what is the use of having 500 pounds of wheat and not know how to cook with it!

Many of us have found ourselves in the position where buying food is the last thing we dare spend our money on- no matter how hungry we may be! This is where the idea of food storage comes in. Buy a few extra cans of green beans when they are on sale or an extra box of cake mix. Buying things you will actually eat makes it much easier when the pantry is empty and you need something to fill your tummy! I would suggest not putting these "extra's" in your pantry, but putting them on a shelf out of eye site so that they really are there when you NEED them and not just when you are craving a can of peas (which is ok too as long as you replace them!)

The church we went to last year had a great program where every week they had 2 different things they suggested you go out and buy to put into your storage. I thought this was a GREAT idea because it helped you know when certain things would be cheapest (for example condiments around July) and also kept in perspective how much of these things a family would need for an extended amount of time. I think this is a GREAT idea and would love to start doing this if anyone would like to join me!

I know that my family could be doing MUCH better with our food storage, but as we are getting on our feet we are getting a few things stocked up. We have always had a couple of boxes stuffed in our storage shed for hard times. THIS is a great web site that offers gourmet food storage food at reasonable prices! The LDS welfare cannery is the best place to get flour, sugar, wheat, potato pearls, dried fruits, hot cocoa mix, spaghetti and MUCH more at wholesale prices and in BULK. Click on the link and it will take you to a web site explaining it and it can find locations for you. Keep in mind you DO NOT have to be a member of the LDS church to get things from the cannery and I have heard of MANY women just going there to get their essentials in bulk at a great price!

So do you have a food storage? What do you think about the idea? Let me know! And if you have any more questions about anything I talked about feel free to coment or shoot me an email at


  1. so cool i am off to go and see what savings

  2. I think this is a great idea. My step-sisters are LDS and I've gotten many cans of things in the past. My dad LOVES Mormon mashed potatoes :)

  3. I LOVE food storage. Honestly. My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law and I have started canning recently and it has not only been fun, we've all boosted our food storage by A LOT and saved tons of money in the process. We just wait until things are on sale REALLY cheap (like 5lbs of apples for $1 cheap) buy a TON each and spend a day canning them together. We use what we can and just re fill our stock the next time the item goes on sale.If you've never canned - you should try it - it's really not as scary as it seems!!


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