If you’ve been following us for awhile, you know at the beginning of last year we had some New Years Resolutions. Well it’s a new year, and it’s time for new resolutions. We both have a big goal to help Jodi’s mom get her food storage in order, as well as some of our own resolutions.
My sweet mom (Grandma Lori) donated her food dehydrator to me when we first started to learn about food storage. However, I haven’t been ambitious enough to use it yet. We have had some great tips and resources sent in by readers and I am determined to put some of it into action.
When first getting started in food storage, all of the disaster/emergency prep stuff really overwhelmed me. Now that I have food more under control, I feel ready to step up and start to become better prepared for specific types of natural disasters. Our Seven Day Challenge really made me think and my goal is to get more prepared this year.
I love our three month supply worksheet. I have long wished I had something that specific for my long term food storage. I want to be able to plan meals for my year supply and know I have the right ingredients to make the meals I will be cooking. This is a huge goal for me this year which will take a lot of work but I know it will be worth it!
I want to start sprouting regularly and really use it in more in my regular cooking. I must confess, it still totally scares me. The good news is, there’s a chapter dedicated solely to sprouting in James Talmage Stevens book – Making the Best of Basics … and he sent us both a copy for being on his radio show last month. With his help, I plan to MASTER sprouting once and for all!
I have never been one for following recipes – HOWEVER since I have started using my food storage, I’ll go ahead and admit, I need and use recipes. My current management system of those recipes is pretty pathetic, so I’m gonna beat Jodi on this one and figure out a way to put them all in the same place (and not bring my laptop into the kitchen as I cook anymore!)
I want to learn more about cooking without power. This is a topic I have never ventured into really because …. of fear …. but I’m gonna figure that one out this year too (well at least partially).
Stay with us as we venture into new challenges this year and see if we manage to keep at least SOME of our resolutions. Let us know what some of your resolutions are in comments or head over to our Facebook Discussion and share with everyone. (Remember, you don’t have to have a facebook account to view the discussion)
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder