Saturday, October 11, 2014

Friday: Pantry Inventory

I'm always happy when I get to Friday because it means another work week is over and the weekend is about to begin.  :) 

While I was at the office, today, the gardener mowed the back garden, planted the Dusty Miller plants I had bought and did some weeding for me. My gardener is my neighbor's nephew and has been tending to my garden for over 21 years.

I put gas to the car on my way home: I've a full tank of gas for my weekend driving. 

Watered the indoor plants, did the litter box, washed the dishes,  and did a load of laundry.  Everything was hung up to dry; I'll put them away before I go to sleep.

After that, I did a pantry inventory.   Living in earthquake country, I like to have sufficient supplies on hand, in the pantry, to enable me to feed myself and daughter for longer than the minimum 3 days that's recommended, if not more.  Actually, I like to have enough in the pantry for at least a couple of weeks.

An earthquake can damage grocery stores and roads and disrupt regular food deliveries.  Therefore, my pantry includes emergency supplies: canned meat and fish, fruit, milk, etc., as well as staples such as rice, lentils, oil, flour, cornmeal, and sugar.

Pantry supplies are bought when items go on sale to keep costs down and incorporated into my meal planning on a regular basis to make sure that things are used up and not allowed to expire and go to waste.

My pantry inventory showed that I am now down to 1 can of condensed milk - I'll be buying some the next time they go on sale.  I'd like to build it up to 6 cans.

Anyone else have a pantry?

2 comments:

  1. I do have a pantry... I try to keep it stocked of the foods that Hubby and I could live a month or two, without going to a store, if we needed too..

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    1. Definitely a good idea to keep a well-stocked pantry. Thank you for commenting.

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