"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label food storage. pantries. nutrition. Show all posts
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Parade of Pantry's

This is a post to give you some ideas on food storage and pantries. It is extremely important to understand food rotation and dating everything that you buy. All products have a use by date, but to make sure YOU rotate properly take a permanent marker and write the month and year that you bought the item. Old goes to the front and the newest item is placed in the rear.

It is also important to stress that being organized is only going to keep you sane. In a time where you may be required to use your pantry as the local market, you need sanity, instead of chaos.

Another critical thing to keep in mind is that mixes, cereals, chips, and soda although ease foods, do not give you the best for your money, or nutrition. I believe that you should have the items to make cookies, cakes, and pies, but from scratch. If I buy sugar, flour shortening I have items that can be used in many recipes. If I buy 12 boxes of cake mixes I am limited as to the use. Same with buying Hamburger Helper meals vs. pasta, rice, canned meats, and spices.

Garage pantry.

Pantry seems to be bursting at the gills but is it a fulfilling pantry? Storing foods with so many empty calories is not going to add to any health or nutrition for the family.

Organized and properly stored foods.

Organized pantry, but is it really full? Boxed meals and spaghetti sauce that are stored are not going to last an indefinite amount of time.

Chaos in the pantry.Food most certainly is not being rotated and who knows if Jimmy Hoffa is in this mess?

This is an organized pantry closet.

From the floor to ceiling this pantry is organized and filled.

This is a huge pantry. It has ample space, yet is not full.

This is a church pantry.

This is a lovely pantry. I cannot say enough about how beautiful this is~but it is not really a filled pantry. Water, soda, and alcohol are the primary stored items.

Do you have a pantry? Is it important to you to have food storage? My advice is yes.