Preparedness Email - Week 28
What Food to Add to Your Pantry
Breakfast for 90 Days
We hope you've been paying attention for a few weeks now to the foods your family eats on a regular basis - and that you've made a list of the things you already have in your pantry. This week we're going to create a plan for which items you will be buying in the months to come, and how many.
Remember, we're starting with the goal of a 3-month supply of meals for each person in your family.
What do you eat for breakfast?
You have approximately 90 breakfasts in a 3-month period. Chances are, you don't eat the same breakfast every day. While emergency food does tend to be more repetitious, do plan for some variety. Without variety, people actually lose interest in eating!
Consider these options:
Boxed or bagged cold cereal (transfer it into rodent-proof packaging)
Oatmeal or muesli
Add some dried fruits and berries to liven things up
Powdered milk or boxed milks
Cornmeal or grits
Eggs - you can store powdered eggs easily
Bacon, sausage, fish or other meat - you can get it dried, frozen or freeze dried
Pancake or waffle mix, with syrup or molasses
Non-traditional breakfasts like canned soup or stew
Do a little math.
How many servings in a box of cereal (really)? How many boxes will you need? How many cans or packages?
Your Task This Week
Make a list of 90 breakfast meals and how many of each thing you will buy.
Then go out and buy and properly storage enough food for 10 breakfast meals. If you want to do more, buy 10 meals for each person in your household.
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