Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gluten Free Food Storage Plan for the Year



I have been working on my food storage for years, buying a little a time and buying a few extras when they are on sale.  I came across this wonderful woman's website at Prepared LDS Family.blogspot.com .  I modified her list to fit my gluten free lifestyle.  I snuck in toiletries scattered throughout different months.  I  also included different options for egg replacers so that I always have different egg substitutes I can use on hand, along side real dehydrated eggs for those in the family that can have those.  I also put flours on the list that would enable me to make Cybele Pascal's gf flour mixes if I needed to, even though I buy Better Batter Flour regularly.  And as for water, I try to buy a case of water a month, and two if they are on sale.  

In these times of job loss and crazy health care reforms,  I feel the need to be more diligent about being prepared.  It would be scary to be caught with my pants down and not enough food.  

The list below helps me to take small steps and think about one week at a time.  I hope that it can help you do the same.  And if you don't have the money to do everything that a week lists, then cut it down and just pick up one item.  Something is always better than nothing.  

Also, I like to go to the farm and do my own pick-your-own fruits and vegetables.  This helps me get a year supply of strawberry jam, and can and store vegetables.  It also builds great family memories!  

Remember to keep this post up on your iphone so you can check what you need to buy for storage for the week.  Be sure to make modifications to the list for your needs and what you cook regularly.   

Good luck to you and getting prepared! Just in case lean times come!

Month
Food
JAN LIST
Focus: Beverages
Week #1
6 tubes of toothpaste
Week #2
24 oz pkg Penzeys Hot Cocoa Mix (http://www.penzeys.com/)
Week #3
24 oz powdered drink mix or herbal teas
Week #4
4 lbs Dari Free Powdered Milk
Week #5
3 x 64 oz bottle juice
FEB LIST
Focus: Breakfast Foods
Week #1
3 boxes gf breakfast cereal
Week #2
5 lbs Mc Cain’s oatmeal 
Week #3
2 lbs gf pancake mix and 32 oz pancake syrup
Week #4
8 oz powdered eggs 
MAR LIST
Focus: Tomatoes and Pasta
Week #1
12 x 8 oz tomato sauce and 6 x 6oz can tomato paste
Week #2
6 x 15 oz canned tomatoes and 1 jar salsa
Week #3
4 lbs dry gf pasta and 2 boxes of gf macaroni and cheese
Week #4
1 package walnuts 1 package of pecans 1 package of hazelnuts
APR LIST
Focus: Soup/Tuna/Beans
Week #1
12 cans of beans and 2 packages taco shells
Week #2
12 cans of tuna or salmon
Week #3
10 cans of coconut milk
Week #4
3 cans of prepared soup and 1 jar organic pickle relish
MAY LIST
Focus: Condiments/Spices
Week #1
refill spices, 3 oz of dry onions, aluminum foil
Week #2
1 of each gf teriyaki, gf soy sauce, and gf worcestershire sauce
Week #3
2 bottles of vinegar and 1 bottle of hot sauce
Week #4
2 bottles ketchup, 2 bottles mustard, 1 gf BBQ sauce
JUNE LIST
Focus: Grains
Week #1
10 lbs millet flour and 3 bags of potato starch
Week #2
10 lbs rice and 3 bags of tapioca starch
Week #3
10 lbs brown rice flour and 1 bag of flax meal
Week #4
2 cooking spray, 2 toothbrushes and 2 dental flosses
JUL LIST
Focus: Summer Foods
Week #1
2 boxes of gf crackers, 2 bags of chips
Week #2
1 box of gelatin and 2 deoderants
Week #3
12 food bars, 1 box/bag popcorn 
Week #4
2 lbs of honey and 2 lbs of agave syrup
Week #5
4 oz lemon juice, 4 oz lime juice, 1 box of egg replacer
AUG LIST
Focus: Fruits and Vegetables
Week #1
12 cans/jar fruit 
Week #2
12 cans/jar vegetables
Week #3
8 oz dehydrated fruit and 16 oz of dried raisins
Week #4
6 cans of chilies and 6 can of mushrooms
SEPT LIST
Focus: Meat and Potatoes
Week #1
6 x 12 oz cans of canned turkey or chicken
Week #2
6 cans of canned meat
Week #3
12 pack of soap
Week #4
4 lbs of potato flakes, slices, etc
Week #5
2 x 24 oz spaghetti sauce
OCT LIST
Focus: Oil and Fats
Week #1
6 lbs beef/corned beef/ or jerky
Week #2
24 oz vegetable/olive oil etc, and 1 lb of shortening
Week #3
1 x 28 oz peanut butter/ almond butter/sunflower butter
Week #4
12 oz Enjoy Life chocolate chips and 4 oz baking cocoa
NOV LIST
Focus : Holiday Baking
Week #1
1 x 15 oz can pumpkin and 2 x 14oz cans gf broth
Week #2
2 lbs brown sugar, 1 lb powdered sugar and 10 lbs white sugar
Week #3
1 set of vitamins you take and 2 gf pizza crust mixes
Week #4
15 lbs gf flour mix( Better Batter) or other gf flour - sorghum, 
DEC LIST
Focus : Baking Basics
Week #1
2 bottles gf vanilla extract, and 4 oz instant yeast, 
Week #2
1 gf brownie mix, 1 cake mix, 1 gf cornbread mix
Week #3
15 lbs gf bisquick mix and 6.5 oz salt
Week #4
5 oz baking powder, 4 oz baking soda and 4 oz cornstarch/arrowroot


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