Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Week

OK this is the first week that will be completely food storage. Ouch. It took me two hours to get a menu down for the week. The easiest meals are breakfasts, we have lots of options there. We have quite a few choices for dinners too but they require a LOT of forethought and work. Lunches are a nightmare. Where do you go beyond PB&J? Well I have some ideas, we'll have to see how they work out. I think for the purposes of this blog, I won't bore you with the things that I try that don't work (unless they fail spectacularly and the results might amuse my readers), so I will post recipes that do work in case you are interested. Some of the things I'm going to try this week that should be interesting:

Making cheese
Making cold cereal
Making graham crackers
Trying out "meatless" hamburgers

Really dairy is the biggest problem. I can live without all the meat but how do you get by without spreadable butter, cheese, and sour cream? I'm trying to think how much my neighbors would complain about a cow in the backyard.... :)

One final note. I have had a lot of people say to me, "Well if I had to use my food storage, I would be able to figure out how to use it and what to make." I would REALLY urge people to re-think that logic. Spontaneous knowledge doesn't happen no matter how desperate the circumstance. To make my point here is a challenge for you. Sit down with an inventory list of the food storage you actually have and try to make a list of what you can make with just those items you have stored. The results will shock you I guarantee.