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Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Challenge: Obtain Shelf Stable Meals

July 2012 Picture a long-term power outage. Plan at least 7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners using only shelf stable ingredients.   (Shelf stable means it doesn’t need refrigeration.)

Goal:  Obtain shelf stable food during July.  You will be using these shelf stable foods during our August challenge.
Ask yourself:
How will you feed your family without a fridge?
Can you make the regular foods your family likes?
Do too many of your recipes rely on milk, butter, eggs, fresh produce and other perishables?
What ingredients can you buy to substitute for some of those perishables?
Consider buying:
Ready made mixes which only need water added.
Canned soups, canned chicken or tuna.
Powdered milk and powdered eggs.
Dehydrated and freeze dried items.
Any foods which are good for camping would also be good for this.
Buy any ingredients you don’t have.  Set everything aside in a designated spot to use during August.  Fill more water containers.

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