This week's food storage items are:
December Week 4: Pam cooking spray, shortening
If you use Pam (any of the varieties), figure out about what you might use in a year. Of course, this is only an estimate, but you can probably make a pretty educated guess. Do the same with shortening. Once you've come up a with a number for both items, write it on a shopping list, and go out in the next few days and pick up whatever you may need for the year. Once you have the items home, put them on your food storage shelves, and update your inventory sheet to reflect the new numbers.
Now since there are 5-ish weeks in December, next week will be a rest (or catch up) week. And then, we'll start all over again with January. Remember, this is never a job that is completely done. To have a good food storage with little waste, you will be purchasing and rotating constantly. But really, who doesn't have 15 minutes a week to handle that. That literally is all it takes. 15 minutes. Sooooo do-able!
This coming year, I'll just be putting short reminders up each week for the items of the week, with a reference to the original post for those items. In addition to continuing weekly food storage, I plan to do 72 hour kit plan so that you can get completely up-to-date on your 72 hour kits in a manageable fashion. I also am dubbing this year my "Year of Organizing". So, we'll probably get into some good organization projects, along with the usual recipes, crafts, gardening, and random fun.
If you would like the full info on the Week-By-Week Food Storage Plan, just click on the tab at the top of the page. You can then click on any single week and it will take you to the blogpost that featured that week's items. It also has the information as to how you can get a copy of the weekly schedule as well as the complete inventory sheets.