December 16, 2009

Preparedness Is Such a Blessing!

Preparedness is such a blessing. I like having food on hand. I like knowing I have lanterns in the front hall closet for those suprise blackouts, and a supply of cold medicine for this time of year. I know. I sound like a preparedness nerd, but I just like having some things on hand, just in case. I promise I am not a packrat. I donate constantly. Rearrange consistantly. Just hang onto what is most important.

Let me give you a few examples from this week of the blessings of everyday preparedness.

My dishwasher broke down. Not fun. So for a few days we had paper plates and bowls to use. Nice!

I didn't have time to run to the store. I grabbed tortillas, a can of chicken, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and cream of chicken soup, dehydrated onions, bottle of salsa, some frozen cheese, and some milk and I was able to make Chicken Tortilla Casserole; a family favorite. Add a side dish of canned or frozen vegetables and a meal was created without going to the store.

The Utah Food Bank needed some canned goods, expecially protein items. I had an extra case of peanut butter and canned beans to donate. I can always buy more, but others cannot.

Being a little bit prepared makes life a whole lot easier. Love it!

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