Thursday, November 29, 2018

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 29 - The Winter Stock-up

Today I am thankful for the winter stock-up. 

Each November we try to lay in a nice supply of basic goods that will carry us through the winter without having to make any more trips to town than are necessary. For us, the nearest grocery store is 20 miles away, which makes each trip to town a minimum of 40 miles round-trip. 

This basic supply of goods includes meat (ground turkey, chicken, salmon, bison, and whole turkeys...on the way home from Kansas City on Friday we got four of them on mark-down for 40 cents a pound 😲), canned goods (chili beans, black beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, tuna, green beans, peas, and fruit), dry beans and peas (navy, kidney, pinto, red beans and split peas), whole wheat pasta, home-canned jellies and jams, baking supplies (flour, crystallized cane sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, olive oil, butter, etc.), canned and dry milk, and grains (whole oats, cracked wheat, barley, and brown rice).  

With the above ingredients I can throw together complete and nutritious meals, not only for John and I on a daily basis, but for company (expected and unexpected), as well, and I have all the supplies on-hand for holiday baking.

We will still make a trip to town once or twice a month for fresh items (milk, bread, eggs, cheese, etc) or, more likely, stop at a store coming or going on some other errand, but, in case of bad weather and we can't make it, no worries. There's plenty on-hand to carry us through.

"She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her 
food from afar..." (Proverbs 31:14)

"She is not afraid of the snow for her household..." 
(Proverbs 31:21)

Until next time,

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