My wonderful Aunt Jane brought us dinner tonight - Tortilla Soup, Chips, Cheese, and an Amazing pudding Smores dessert! It was great because I was so relieved not to have to cook before my first night at YW. Everyone loved the soup - even my picky boys! I'll have to get the recipe and post it. Aunt Jane is the queen of delicious, easy prep recipes.
It was so fun getting to know the girls tonight and visiting with the ladies I'll be working with for the next year or two. I am so thrilled to be in with the Young Women.
Last night we had a really great enrichment meeting. We had displays, taste testing, and reminders about getting a 3 month supply of food, water, & the necessities in our storage. A lady came and told us about her plan - she has made up recipes for two meals a day (breakfast and 1 big meal, plus an evening snack). She did 7 different breakfasts, and 21 dinners. Wrote out the recipes (all stuff that she can store in the pantry - so nothing in the fridge or freezer). Then multiplied by # of people in the house and enough for 3 months. She then went out and purchased supplies to cover those meals. She actually cooks those recipes and rotates her stuff. Hmmm, I'm not sure that I'm quite ready to go without my freezer yet, but I do love her idea about making up menus for things that you have on hand in the pantry and food storage. I'm going to begin working on it, then buying things as I see them on sale. She said that in the next 6 months prices on wheat, flour, pasta, and rice will double. Just as milk has in the past few months. Get it now!