Spice Up Your Comfort Foods

Beyond the Babysteps, Comfort Foods
Step 9: Comfort Foods is one of our favorite steps. When we participated in our 7 Day Challenge we came to realize just how important these foods really are in making your life feel somewhat normal in an emergency, and also in adding variety to your long term storage foods. We recommend getting a few spare bottles of spices/herbs that you commonly use. This will ensure you have enough for your long term cooking needs, and also give you the convenience and cost-savings in the short term. Don't go overboard on buying too many bottles though, as spices can lose their flavor over time. Here are a list of common spices/herbs to get you started: Herbs* Basil Bay Leaves Chives Cilantro Dill Mint Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Tarragon Thyme Spices*…
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Day 10: Food Storage Christmas (comfort foods)

Christmas Gifts, Comfort Foods
NOW THIS feels like Christmas. We had plenty ideas for this part of the 12 days of Christmas. Feel free to use some of these, or choose your own. Comfort foods are definitely things people need in time of any type of crisis: Options that are Free or Under $1 Candy Bar or Pudding Mix Even just a candy bar or 2 in your storage for just in case scenarios are great. Pick up the person's favorite one and surprise them with a little treat to have in time of need (and tell them they can't eat it right away, they have to store it ;) Tie a cute ribbon around the candy bar and add the Day 10 Tags and you're all set. An Option that is $5-$30 Holiday…
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Condiment Craziness

Comfort Foods
In BabyStep 9: Comfort Foods we list spare condiments as one of the items to store. As we have explored the reasons why people do food storage we found that everyday emergencies were the ones that seem to occur the most. Condiments are definitely something to store to prevent an "emergency". Have you ever run out of ketchup the day of a barbecue and not had time to run to the store? Don't you hate it when you run out of soy sauce and have to buy a bottle for FULL price? With food storage this will never happen again! So here's what to do. Compile a list of the condiments your family uses and then watch for them to go on sale and pick up a few bottles. Keep…
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