Saturday, February 20, 2016
Living the Pantry Lifestyle - Little at a time revisited yet again
I think he has finally gotten it but during his lunch break, I grabbed the computer for a Pantry post! (Someday I need to squeeze a new laptop computer in the budget for the Study but anticipated plumbing costs are coming up first.)
It seems ages since I've been able to just chat awhile. Last week I popped into Menard's for two of their food grade buckets and two lids. The oats have been poured into one bucket and one bag of converted rice should find its' way there today.
It got me thinking again at how we can have an emergency pantry for just a little money to spend on it. Personally (and so do a whole lot of my pantry friends), I believe we really really really need to have at least a few weeks of basic food put back. Just too much going on in the world that could disrupt transportation of food products.
If one reads most prepper sites, it is easy to get overwhelmed because of everything recommended to purchase. However, you can do a whole lot with just a little at a time. Not to mention you don't need a year's worth of food unless that is what God is telling you to do. Then, yes... but He will also provide for what He calls you to do!
I have a good friend on a very limited retirement budget and the basis for her emergency pantry is rice (a few large Sam's bags in buckets) and cans of soup that can be warmed up and poured over cooked rice to make an entree. Great idea and it doesn't take much room to store. I converted her to converted rice (pun intended).
Even if you have a large family, basics such as oats and rice will stretch a long way and they at least keep "the wolf from the door", using the old fashioned expression. Add to the basics what you need for making a meal.
I will, of course, wax poetic about the pantry again next week. God willing. Each week I wonder what I will say for if you think about it... I've been talking about the Pantry for years and years. But usually He provides something to talk about. This week by making an inexpensive Menard's purchase. ;)