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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Using Your Food Storage

Do you buy foods and then put them in an emergency pantry, and have no idea how to use them? Filling a pantry and preparing for any emergency is critical. But if you buy something like powdered milk and then have no idea how to use it then you have wasted money, storage space, and quite frankly your time.

I have used powdered milk for many years, as it is easier to use when I make arroz con leche(rice and milk) or oatmeal. As the years passed I slowly began using powdered milk for baking sweets and even bread.

So my pantry has powdered milk. This is a comfort to me to know that I can make the foods my family eats, because I have learned how to use powdered milk on my leisure and if a crisis occurs, I am totally comfortable baking with this.

I think that in the times we live in that one need to learn to cook/bake as many foods as possible from scratch. I challenge you(if you haven't already) to buy some powdered milk and then bake with it.

How much powdered milk should you store for your family? Here is a good link to get you started on calculating your food needs.


Kymber said...

You are dead-on in this post Jennifer! Having a pile of food stocked in your pantry that you have never cooked with is not smart!

And I accept your challenge! Am going out and getting me some powdered milk this eve! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Kymber said...

oh and p.s. - I love the new header for the NWPN - it looks awesome!

Humble wife said...

Kymber- I am pleased to read that you are up for the challenge! Yes, do let me know, although I know you will do fine!

I am glad that the new header looks good, as I just tried to keep NM the focus.

erniesjourney said...

i have bought a bunch of it and put it into "the pantry" and will use it when needed - LOL - had to print up stuff on how to use it! I have a whole 3 leaf notebook now on such things as this! Just wish it wasn't so expensive - yes, I know it really isn't that expensive, but seems like it when I buy it! LOL! Great post!

Humble wife said...

Ernies Journey- glad to read that you are prepped. I have a post idea from your comment as I do something may be a help to others.

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