I continue to learn how to STOCK UP and preserve the food which we grow/purchase. We are always scanning the weakly sale adds for the Specials of the Week. The last two weeks we purchased alot of tuna for $.50 a can. I haven't seen that in a while.
I also try to stock up on chicken breasts but find they start getting freezer burn, here is an example of How to can chicken. I also discovered a series of You Tube Videos by Wendy Dewitt, explaining why you should start storing food, how to rotate your food supply and talking about how to cook without electricity (solar) using a Food Saver Vacuum Sealer to extend the life of your dry goods in canning jars (vacuum packing). There are Nine videos in all. Well worth your time to watch them all, so much good information. Her blog is Everything Under the Sun. Check it out.
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