Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Goodman Family Food Storage Book....

To be successful at anything in life, you first must have a plan. I love binders, I love the simple organization of knowing where information is and that it is at my fingertips. When figuring out how I wanted my food storage system to run and to run successfully, I started with plan. I started with figuring out the basic menu. I have decided to go with 20 meals X6 so I will have about 4 months of meals. I typed up that list and put it on page one, page two is breakfast meals. Then, I printed up recipes that I didn't know by heart.


Next step, the pantry list. There are about 4 pages of every ingredient needed and quantity broken down into groups. That way, I can keep and inventory of what I have and what I need. It is very simple and very clear of what to buy to be prepared.


If I use an item in the pantry, I simply write on the white board in the pantry the item I need to restock for the next trip to the store.
Simple. But....now that I have the plan, I can put it into action. It isn't just an idea anymore. I am getting there. I feel relieved. I also have my year supply of grains and beans and other long term storage items listed in the back of the book along with where in the house they are stocked. I have also listed down what household items I need, ie, detergents, hair color, etc.
I wish I had started this years ago. My pantry is so full and organized now and I am getting there. We are counseled to be prepared. So, we do it. We don't ask questions.
Tomorrow... 3 food storage recipes for the month.





5 comments:

BrooksBunch said...

This is a great idea... I need something to simplify and organize:) By the way, the top half of my pantry is beautiful, but the bottom half is toddler territory so you can imagine what it looks like! :-)

Ryan and Jayme said...

You are such an example to me Shari! I just love all your ideas and you make it seem that we can all do it. Thanks for your great ideas. Plus, I love that you have hair color in your year supply! :)

Megan said...

Shari-I just love ya! When I saw this post, I thought....THANK YOU SHARI! Sometimes it just takes that one person to get the ball rolling and changes the course of someone's life for the better. I think you have done that for hundreds of people. Throw a pebble in water and you get a ripple effect. Think of all the people you have helped by word of mouth too. :) If you have hair color, I'm adding toe nail polish!

Linda Merrill said...

You are seriously amazing. My brain isn't capable of organizing like that.

hyrum♥chelsea said...

love it.