Stockpile Challenge: Update #5

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Well, the end is near for the Stockpile Challenge!  Less than a week until I can go buy those fresh fruits and veggies I’ve been dreaming about! I’m very pleased with the amount of food we have remaining.  We haven’t run out, or even low, on anything that is truly vital to our healthy survival.  Sure, there are a few things we’d like to have, but there are no real “needs”.

We had a social obligation and ate out once this week. I have never enjoyed a big veggie-filled salad more!!!!

We noticed this week that we settled into the routine of choosing things from the stockpile.  Although, as noted before, we’re eating differently, we are still eating very well.  We still have a lot of variety in our meals due to the large amount of home-canned meats and soups.

Some readers have written in asking what kind of meals we make from the stockpile, so I’ve listed some examples from the past 7 days.  All of the ingredients are either dry ingredients from the stockpile, from the freezer or previously canned here at home.

This week we had:

  • Scalloped potatoes with ham, peppers and onions
  • Meatball subs on homemade garlic buns
  • Roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and green beans
  • Turkey tetrazini
  • Turkey and gravy served with mashed potatoes and carrots
  • Biscuits with sausage gravy and hashbrowns
  • Cornmeal waffles with strawberry-rhubarb syrup
  • Split pea bacon soup with homemade rolls

We also had these snacks:

  • Carrot applesauce muffins
  • Spiced peaches
  • Granola cookies
  • Homemade pretzels
  • Raisins
  • Blondies with caramel crunch topping
  • Apple/Cranberry sauce
  • Peanut butter and crackers
  • Homemade rolls with jam
  • Ham and honey mustard calzones

I have to confess, I’m kind of a health and fitness nut.  This menu, while technically very balanced and healthy, is not the way we generally eat.  It’s much higher in carbs and lower in produce than my normal diet.   This is something I’m going to address in future stockpiling endeavours.  That being said, imagine a world in which the grid was down, perhaps permanently.  People would be performing a lot of manual labor and for that type of work, a diet higher in carbohydrates would help to fuel endurance for chopping wood, plowing a field or building a shelter.  Different activity levels call for a different balance of nutrition – it’s not “one-size fits all”.

What about you?  What delicious meals have you created from your stockpile of ingredients?

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Is that the Buttercup silver pattern on your fork? Funny I would notice that in the middle of your delicious-looking meal! It’s the pattern my grandmother passed on to me. Always fun to see on someone else’s table.

    • Hi, Joyce!

      I’m not sure of the pattern. I picked the set up at an estate sale many years ago and use it all the time. I love it – a little touch of elegance wherever the road takes us!


  • I just found your site from pinterest and there is SO mush good info. I wonder if you could go through each menu and elaborate on how you prepared the meals using your stockpile. How did you do roasted turkey without a fresh/frozen turkey?
    Love your site! Thanks

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