November Goals

Have a Preparedness Drill

It’s time to put your preparedness skills to the test. Imagine this: You are fast asleep on a cool autumn night and at 2:30 in the morning the sirens begin to blare. A train has derailed just ½ mile from your house. Several cars carrying anhydrous ammonia have overturned and the breeze is carrying the…

Buy an Extra Turkey. (Or Two. Or Three.)

That’s right. This time of year, turkey is the best meat bargain you can find. Grocery stores use it as a loss leader to entice you to do all your holiday shopping at their store. With coupons and other special offers, you can get some really amazing deals on turkey this season. Your goal is…

Use whole wheat in your cooking

If you don’t already routinely use whole wheat in your cooking, now is a good time to start. You’re probably already going to do a lot of holiday baking this month. So build on your cooking skills and use whole wheat from your food storage for your holiday treats. If you are already adept at…

Cultivate Gratitude

It is meet that as the year closes we have holidays that turn our minds to family and friends, celebrating the blessings we’ve received and feasting on the abundance of the season. The queen of all virtues Gratitude is called the queen of all virtues. Indeed, gratitude fosters patience, mercy, empathy, kindness and happiness. These…

Shop Holiday Sales to Fill Your Pantry

You’ve heard the saying “Variety is the spice of life.” Well, spices bring variety to your menu. You’ve been spending all year investing in and improving your food storage basics. Who wants to eat just bread, rice and beans? Now let’s try to add some variety to the basics by stocking up on the extras…