I’ve got a great new idea for all my blogging sisters! (maybe a couple of brothers too). Watch this little video first:
- The economy is dismal and only getting worse.
- Natural disasters are happening more and more often.
- Food shortages are occurring everywhere on this planet, even here in the good ol’ U.S.A.
- The prophet says so (Although if you are not LDS you probably don’t care about that)
So here’s what we’re going to do! Every week you go to the store, right? Maybe just for a gallon of milk, but you go. Each week our plan will be to buy a three month supply of ONE ITEM. That’s it! Not a big deal!
We all could store more food. How much money do we spend on eating out? Or on video games, DVD’s for the kids, or getting nails done? None of us have an excuse for not buying and storing more food. So let’s start storing stuff we all use. I’ll pick things that are family-friendly, but feel free to make substitutions. This might be a great activity for Family Home Evening (make a list with everyone’s input on what foods you actually eat, quantities, etc.)
I want to make this as quick and painless as possible so although you could buy some of this stuff at Costco or the church Cannery, the idea is to be EASY. So just pick this stuff up when you are at the grocery store. Also, small cans and packages are easier to store and rotate. Yes, a 2 gallon bottle of cooking oil is cheaper, but what a pain to drag that thing out if you are making a cake and just need one tablespoon. Better to get two or three regular-sized bottles. Get the idea?
Come on friends!
Let’s start on preparedness TODAY!
No more excuses!
Each Sunday I will be listing a new item to be purchased that week. If you get super jazzed and want to buy more, go for it. We’re just going to do baby steps, though, so we don’t get overwhelmed.
I’m really excited about this. I’m praying that those of you who are lacking will use this as a way to get started. As mothers we need to take the feeding of our families seriously.
Who’s with me?