My Bologne Has a First Name…

What’s funny is that I have to sing the song to figure out how to actually spell bologne. So my ward had a cooking club tonight and it was a blast. It was all about food storage and getting started and there were samples! We get pinto bean brownies next time.

When I look at items contained in a 72 hour kit it makes me hope that we wouldn’t have a disaster that lasted for any longer b/c my boys couldn’t get very far on what you’re only supposed to eat for one meal. I’m afraid they’d eat the whole kit in about 1/2 a day. And let’s not even talk about water storage!!!

I wonder if my m-i-l would buy me one of those blue plastic drums for Christmas this year. She keeps saying she’s going to buy everyone food storage foods for Christmas. One year, she bought me cases of stuff from Smith’s for my b-day. I got to make a list for her and everything. I’m sure I’m the only one who gets a kick out of receiving food storage for holidays. I just love it!

So Smith’s is having case lots sales- it’s a wonderful time of the year. I’m glad to say I actually have stuff left over from last year’s case lot sales- yay 1 year food storage of canned peas, carrots, and green beans! (Unfortunately that means we don’t eat them. I got on this kick about doing homemade baby food, but the kid was onto real table food in less time than I thought.)

I’m slowly learning what we eat, how many we eat in a month, and can therefore plan as to how much to buy when it goes on rock bottom sale prices to sustain us for 1 year! My only gripe is that houses down here aren’t built like houses in Utah. We don’t have basements or walk in pantries gosh darn it. Oh I’d kill for a walk in pantry. My next casa I guess. My pantry is smaller than the coat closet but we get by. I have an issue with storing #10 cans under beds or upstairs for that matter. It just feels so wrong!?! Food goes in the kitchen in my mind. I’ve got to get over this fear or we’ll be dead in month #2 of some great catastrophe where we finally get put to the test as to whether our food storage is substantial for 1 year or not. You all are welcome to the left over canned peas, carrots, and green beans after I die! I just like the shopping part. Some people like shoes or purses. Me, I’m all over a great sale on canned goods in aisle 5,6, and 7. And get me a courtesy clerk to push my second cart to check out! And then you better call my hubby for backup b/c I’ll need his truck to haul it all home.

Could you imagine what a year supply of shoes would look like?!? Now that would be an interesting disaster.

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