Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency or situation that will test at least one of the reasons “WHY” we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, gas station, or spending any money for the entire 7 days (unless we say otherwise)! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation.
A few months ago you experienced a job loss and have been eating through your food storage. You have used up your regular three month supply foods and are down to mostly grains and legumes. You had stock-piled a lot of the basics since they have a long shelf life but haven’t gotten accustomed to using them in your daily cooking.
Goal: To practice using grains and legumes that you have in your food storage
- Cook something using a grain you have in your long term storage (all ingredients have to be shelf stable)
- Cook something using a legume you have in your long term storage (all ingredients have to be shelf stable)
- Cook something with a food you have stored that you have never tried using before (all ingredients have to be shelf stable)
SHARING TIME: Visit today’s Facebook thread and share a picture of something yummy you cooked today. Share the recipe too if you can!
- For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants.
- You have eaten through your fridge and freezer foods and haven’t had the money to replenish. So make all your meals using only pantry or shelf stable items.
- Use only foods today from the standard food storage calculators all day
- You missed paying your electric bill and you have been cut off from power as well. Cook without power today.
Helpful Posts on This Topic:
- 17 Ways to Use a Wheat Grinder
- All About Grains
- All About Legumes
- Recipe Index at Food Storage Made Easy
Helpful Products for This Topic:
We put together a master worksheet for you to fill out each day of the challenge. There is a separate page to list the things you need to buy, do, and learn after each day of the challenge. Include a due date of when you’d like to accomplish the task and check it off when you do it! Fill it out at the end of each day while your memory is fresh.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder