Week 15 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge

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A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12


Remember having a deep pantry isn’t just about having extra food on hand. It is also about having the means to survive in an emergency situation, having all the extra food isn’t going to do you much good if you can’t cook it when the power is out.

Don’t forget to share what you were able to do this past week to have a deep pantry/food storage. Let’s encourage each other. And if you have a question feel free to ask or if you have the answer to a question feel free to answer. If you have a tip or idea you can share that also. As I said let’s make this a place where we can share and encourage others to get that deep pantry.


50 Pounds Beans/Gelatin, Pudding

50 pounds of beans, get the beans that your family will eat, just about the only thing my family eats is pintos so that is just about all I store. I do have a few black and kidney beans (just to have a little variety) Pinto Beans at Wal-Mart are 72 cents for a 15.8 oz bag or 13.42 for a 20-pound bag.

Gelatin, Wal-Mart has the small packs of Jello for 50 cents. You can also make your own, with unflavored gelatin and fruit juice or Kool-Aid, You can get unflavored gelatin in bulk atBulk foods .com.

Pudding, Wal-Mart has the small packs for 68 cents or once again you can make your own. You can also get Corn Starch at Bulk Foods 

Basic Pudding Mix

8 cups Powder Milk

4 cups sugar

4 cups Corn Starch

1 teaspoon salt

Stir together all ingredients until well blended.  Store in a covered container. Attach a tag with mixing instructions.

For Pudding
1 Cup of mix
3 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon Butter


Place one cup of the mix in a small saucepan.  Slowly add 3 cups of boiling water, stirring as you add the water.  Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened. Add 1 tablespoon of butter at the end of the cooking time once the mixture has thickened.
For Chocolate Pudding
Add 3 tablespoons cocoa powder to the dry mix before cooking.
For Lemon
Omit vanilla and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon lemon zest.
For Banana
Add 1 tablespoon Banana extract (when you add vanilla) and 1 cup sliced or mashed bananas to cooled pudding


Keep working on your alternate cooking sources. There are so many options from Solar, wonder oven, bbq grill, rocket stove, even on your wood stove if you have one, to name a few.


Have you learned anything about canning or found someone who can teach you?


Add some more to your water, buy some or fill your own containers.
Add more to your money stash. Remember it all adds up.


About the only thing I was able to get done this week was to work on our raised beds for the new garden area.

What were you able to get done this week.