Monday, June 20, 2016

Day 9: The 3 Week Food Storage Only Diet!

Day 9, Sunday

Today was a pretty crazy day for food.  On Sundays we leave for and come back from church kind of at an odd time, so we only usually have breakfast and a late lunch/early dinner.  Today I made turkey.  We're talking a 31 pound, are you sure it's not Thanksgiving...kind of turkey.  And it's actually my first turkey :D  All things considered, it turned out pretty well.  I made gravy from the drippings and we ate rice from food storage and a tomato jam/syrup that we canned last year from tomatoes in our garden.  It was a lot of work but It. Was. Amazing.

It's not lost on me that if this were a real emergency situation that involved not having power, all of the things in our freezers would have spoiled (or had to be eaten first) long ago.  I also know that cooking a turkey over a campfire would be quite a tricky adventure.

The bones are boiling on a stock pot right now to make bone broth-yummy, nutritious, free :)

I also made a rather elaborate dessert for being on such a tight meal plan.  It's a 4th of July themed cake and I was happy to have all of the ingredients I needed.  The video should be up on my YouTube channel in less than a week.  I do anticipate having to break the 3 week diet sadly for a commitment that I had made prior to starting this.  I agreed to do a product review of this cool set of cake decorating tips and I just used up the last of our powdered sugar :-/  So I'll have to buy for that, but that's all I should have to buy.  I'm excited to see how they work and I'll have that up on my channel as well.

Speaking of this cake and emergency food storage and product review items.  I was given an opportunity to get a set of these vegetable seeds to review.

I genuinely think it's a great idea to have a pack of seeds like this in case of an emergency and you have to grow your own food.  Having our own container garden, I've been able to enjoy some fresh raspberries during our no-grocery shopping fast.  I actually used some in the cake I made today :)

Anyway, on to another week!  My husband gets free lunches at work M-F this week so I plan to use up our canned peaches and frozen fruits and spinach to make smoothies for most of our lunches.  And we'll be eating turkey in various ways for days lol.

Thanks so much for joining me on this fun adventure!

 Disclaimer: The seeds and cake decorating set #nozzle were free or deeply discounted for me to try and share my honest and unbiased feedback.  This is not a sponsored/paid post.  Links, if you choose to buy, may be affiliate links. 

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