Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February Week 2: Peanut Butter - Creamy or Crunchy

This week's food storage item is:

February Week 2: peanut butter -- creamy or crunchy

Buy whatever brand of peanut butter you usually use, and buy what you will consume in a year's time. I buy both creamy and crunchy, since I use both, whether in recipes or just on a sandwich. Be sure to check the expiration stamp so that you know these will last you as you rotate all year long in your food storage.

I know that peanut butter is often on sale at case lot sales, and that is a good time to stock up, though it usually won't be in conjunction with this schedule. You can definitely try to work around the sales, and just buy enough peanut butter to get you to the next case lot sale, if that is a better plan for you. Sometimes if I see that something is on sale, I'll just buy whatever I need and put it in my food storage. I can then just update the inventory sheets, and when it comes around on the schedule, I wouldn't have to buy as much. Be sure to update your inventory sheet with whatever amount you have in storage.

Do whatever works for you, but continue to inventory the items as they come up on the schedule, and try to keep at least some of the items in stock at all times. Remember the point of all of this: to begin building food storage and emergency supply items. It would be costly and difficult to buy everything all at once, but one week at a time, it is very do-able! And if it is too expensive to buy all the peanut butter your family might consume in a year, then buy a half a year's worth, or less. Just buy and store something!

If you want the full info on the Week-By-Week Food Storage Plan, just click on the tab at the top of the page. It also has the information as to how you can get a copy of the weekly schedule as well as the complete inventory sheets.

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