there will be a lot of similarities from one family to another, but with that being said... Let’s get started. So does your family eat a lot of soups such as chili, veggie soup, tomato soup or maybe your family is more
macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly or maybe your family is more the spaghetti types. Whatever preferences your family has, those items should be at the top of your shopping list for your food storage / home store list.
Note: When purchasing items for a particular recipe, make sure you buy all the ingredients. When a disaster happens you won’t be able to run to the store for a forgotten item.
So this list should have made up your 1st week of food storage and hopefully the 2nd week as well. Once these items are bought, then it is time to move onto the next phase....3 months of food storage and then
onto 6 months and then 1 year of food storage. The next items should include grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables and the basics such as sugar, salt, oil and powdered milk to start.
Grains – There are whole grains and refined grains. If possible whole grains are a healthier choice, whole grains have their outer coverings or hulls while refined grains have the hull removed. Some examples of grains include wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, quinoa, bluger, buckwheat, whole spelt (technically wild rice, corn and quinoa are seeds but are listed in the grains and cereal category) to list a few of the more common ones.
- Rolled Oats
- Pearled Barley
- Enriched White Rice
- Enriched White Flour
- Spaghetti or macaroni
- Grains should be used to create the foundation of your long-term food storage
- Whole grains are high in nutritional value and protein
- Learn to cook with whole grains if you don't already. This will help
you rotate through your stock as well as adjusting your family to eating whole grains.
- I will be blogging about each grain 1 - 7 above in details