Food Storage


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If you are looking to build your food storage, but are overwhelmed, you may be interested in this option to build food storage week by week.  I found this cool list from one of my favorite websites, The Idea Door. Affiliate links support Better on a Budget – thank you! It’s a simple way to build food storage week by week in a year. Each week you spend about $10 extra. If that’s too costly, you could certainly buy less, […]

Build Food Storage Week by Week


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I’ve got an easy as can be recipe for fruit jam.  I use this recipe for many different types of jam, and so can you!  I’ve done bush cherry, raspberry and strawberry with this recipe, and I’m excited to try other kinds next season!   The beauty of this is that it only calls for three ingredients: 1 part Fruit 1 part Sugar (unless you’re doing a fruit that’s already quite sweet…in that case, do a little less sugar.  Just […]

Friday’s Frugal Food: Homemade Fruit Jam



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I watched the world news last night (a rarity, I confess), and I came away depressed….   I believe my Christian background has played a role in leading me to the conclusions I’ve come to after watching, but I also believe that these very conclusions apply to all of us, Christian or not.   We are BLESSED!!  (if you don’t like that word, then you can count yourself lucky instead!!)   If you are reading this, you have an obvious […]

What to do when the world falls apart?


Have you heard of eFoods?   I hadn’t heard of them until earlier today when I came across this blog…and I confess, I’m definitely intrigued.   eFoods does food storage, and from what I’m hearing, the food is fantastic!  eFoods is currently offering 6 FREE meals to anyone who will take their “FOOD FREEDOM TOUR”. The tour is a series of 5 short videos illustrating why being prepared with food storage is important, and why eFoods is the obvious choice. […]

Take a Tour and get 6 FREE MEALS from eFood!



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(photo courtesy) For the month of May, the food storage item I’m focusing on stocking up on is powdered milk.  I know I’ve mentioned here before that I use it to supplement our regular milk, and make it stretch, but I use it for so many other things too!   As you may have noticed, I’m a big fan of natural stuff, and cooking more from scratch.  I think powdered milk is AWESOME for that stuff.  Now, I know that there […]

Frugal Friday – powdered milk in your food storage


Rice. It’s such a staple. It’s cheap, nutritious, and versatile. I feel like I’m a frugal gal every time I cook with rice. (I’m easy to please, apparently) I’ve included a couple of recipes, as well as the links for a bunch of different yummy rice recipes for you to enjoy: Apple Rice Toffee (dessert) (Deseret Recipes) 2 cups cooked rice 4 cups sliced apples 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind Mix the […]

Frugal Friday – Cooking with Rice



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In my local church, we’ve been given the challenge to build up a 3-month supply (MINIMUM) of food storage as families by the end of the year. July’s focus was on protein. I’ve posted a few bean recipes, on here, so I won’t do a whole lot of them again, but I wanted to share a little of how I’m calculating out my protein needs and stock. I’m not good at thinking “I need xx lbs of beans.” It just […]

Food Storage Friday – Protein


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It’s been a hectic week, so I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. All is well here, however, and I wanted to post a little deal about food storage. A lot of people have no clue how much they need….Okay, so a year’s supply, 3-months supply, whatever. How much is that? Little kids don’t need as much as adults, so how do you figure that out? At Providentliving.com (NOT to be confused with Providentliving.ORG, the LDS church website), there’s a […]

Food Storage Friday – How Much Do You Need?