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.
One of your family members or dear friends has asked for some help with collecting recipes that utilize food storage. You have lots of recipes pinned or bookmarked, lots of cookbooks, recipe cards, etc. but it’s all a little scattered and hard to “pass off” to someone. Today you will get ORGANIZED and come up with (or update) a system to have all your recipes converted to food storage, printed (in case of a power outage), and duplicatable for family and friends.
Goal: Organize your food storage recipes!
- Analyze your food storage recipe system, decide if you want to update it or come up with a new system (online systems are great but you ALSO need a paper/printed version) — see resources below for ideas
- Look at your family favorite recipes, make notes on your recipe cards or printed sheets on how you would convert each recipe to be food storage friendly (or all shelf stable) — see resources below for help
- Go to all your pinned and bookmarked recipes online and get them typed up or written down using your new (or updated) recipe system
- Go through your favorite cookbooks (food storage or regular) and copy out your favorite recipes (converting them to food storage friendly if necessary). Add them to your recipe system.
- Make a copy of your completely updated/added/improved recipe system (either print it if you input your recipes online, or photocopy if you have hand-written cards) and give it to someone who will love and use it to be more prepared
SHARING TIME: Visit today’s Facebook thread and share a description of the recipe system you are using and what you did today to update it.
- Once you have completed the above tasks, your limitations are REMOVED. ENJOY!
- Make a gluten-free version of your recipe system for a loved-one with allergies
- Make a 30 day meal plan using your recipes and calculate if you have enough of your stored foods to be able to repeat that 12 times (for a year’s supply)
Helpful Posts on This Topic:
- How to Create a Recipe Binder
- “Our Best Tips” on Using Food Storage
- Everyday Food Storage (recipe website)
- My Food Storage Cookbook (recipe index)
- Deals to Meals Blog (food storage recipes)
- Food Storage Made Easy on Pinterest
Helpful Products for This Topic:
- Cooking with Food Storage Made Easy by Debbie G. Harmon
- I Can’t Believe It’s Food Storage by Crystal Godfrey
- The Prepper’s Cookbook by Tess Pennington
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