I first developed what I call the squirrel complex in 1998.
It was probably already dormant, but it really exploded when I lost my job....
All I wanted to do was preserve food!
That year I canned so much food! Green and yellow beans, tomatoes, beets, turnip with beats, pickles, more pickles and more pickles...
I was convinced the apocalypse was upon us (okay not really but you know...we cope how we can)
Well the apocalypse did not come, I found another job and life continued...
since then I've preserved a lot of food, fails and successes....Apple sauce and chicken stock HUGE
FAILS!!!! I guess I needed a pressure cooker.....
I am super scared of the pressure cooker because my family seems to be cursed by it...Explosions, holes in the ceiling, baked beans tucked in the walls....purple beet ceilings
So this year I mostly dried herbs, dried hash browns and I am trying to keep my mini pantry well stocked.
It means I keep a close eye on things.
It is not much but I keep
4 X 26 oz tomato cans
4 boxes of chicken stock
1 bag of potato flakes
2 kilo bags of basmati rice
2 packages of potato gnocchi
several cans of tuna
2 quarts of hash browns
a lot of cat food. canned and dry
10 gallons of water
3 months of prescription meds
and I have boxed mac n cheese and some Indian ready to eat dishes.
So we should be okay for at least 72 hours.
On the day to day basis...I try to cook a couple of dishes on Friday or Saturday so I don t have to worry about lunches and suppers throughout the week.
It has been great blogging tonight!
I hope I will blog tomorrow too!