Thursday, March 6, 2014

10 Mistakes I've Made With Food Storage

Some of you think I know everything about food storage. Maybe I know more than some of you, but I definitely don't know everything. I'm really good at gathering, but I have a B- in cooking skills. I will give myself an A+ for effort though. Over the years that I've been gathering food storage I've made some big mistakes, and I want to share them with you so you don't make the same mistakes.

10 Mistakes I've Made With Food Storage
  1. Storing someone else's idea of what I should store in our food storage. Big mistake! We don't eat what someone else does. I tried that and ended up with so much ketchup that I've been tossing it in the trash. Even though I share a list of ideas of what I store, your kids may not like it. I've also looked at the big lists food storage companies figure out for you for a year's supply, but that isn't exactly how we live each day. So, store what YOU eat, not what I eat or someone else eats.
  2. Believing I could create a vegetable garden like the farmer down the street. Hello! What was I thinking? I'm a mini gardener. For that matter, a micro-mini gardener. Reality has set in. My garden will always be small. Though I do want to try growing some indoor tomato plants.

Monday, March 3, 2014

It's Spring Case Lot Sale Time in Utah!

If you're looking for some good prices on everyday food storage items, check out the Utah case lot sales starting this week! I compared prices with my Fall 2013 price list, and have listed what I consider are some great deals several stores. Take advantage of these steep discounts while supplies last.

As always, I try not to blow our budget on these sales, but focus on what is really needed after taking an inventory of my supplies and it has worked for me. This month I'm focusing on tomatoes and pasta and a few items I didn't get last month when I focused on breakfast items.