I'm excited for many new goals next year, one of them being a sweet system for figuring out exactly what my family needs in terms of long term food storage. Up until now, I haven't been a fan of food storage, because I didn't know what we would actually use and I wanted to be sure we were rotating what we had. It seems silly to stock up on bulk white flour, white sugar, and Cream of Chicken soup when I don't cook with them. Before I get started on my new system, I need to figure out what I have now and use it! So, this week, my meal plan is based around what I want to use up.
Monday: Big Salad (to use up all the leftover veggies from all the holiday parties I was in charge of taking veggie trays to)
Tuesday: Stir Fry (again, to use up the veggies)
Wednesday: Pizza with Jamie's whole wheat pizza crust (I have a TON of tomato sauce and mozz cheese in my freezer)
Thursday: Taco Salad (I bought bulk taco seasoning a while back. Lesson learned, we don't use it that often!)
Friday: Roast (Carrots and potatoes that need to be used)
I love the feeling of starting fresh from an empty fridge and freezer.
Do you have long-term food storage? Do you have a specific method you use that you like? Would you like more info on this topic?