Food How would you store questions?

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I have several boxes of jiffy corn bread mix. My first inclination would be to put each box in a pint jar, but since they are hard to find and it would take several jars, how else to store? Do I dump them all in a larger jar or mylar and just measure out the amount needed?

God is good all the time

Judy
 

Grouchy Granny

Veteran Member
If you can vacuum pack, then do each one individually with instructions. Take out of box first (hopefully they are packed in a bag inside the box).

Just did that with 6 boxes of Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Another thing, I have a good supply of sprouting seeds that are either in the refrigerator or freezer, could they be vacuum sealed instead (I'm thinking about not having power).

God is good all the time

Judy
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
If you can vacuum pack, then do each one individually with instructions. Take out of box first (hopefully they are packed in a bag inside the box).

Just did that with 6 boxes of Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix.
I started doing that but because I'm storing for an extended period of time, I have many many boxes of corn bread mix. That's several cases worth of jars and then there would be the place to store that many jars.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

Grouchy Granny

Veteran Member
Another thing, I have a good supply of sprouting seeds that are either in the refrigerator or freezer, could they be vacuum sealed instead (I'm thinking about not having power).

God is good all the time

Judy
Don't see why not - then store in a cool place.

I love my vacuum packer, and my dehydrator, and and and some other items, that are to me, necessary kitchen implements!
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I started doing that but because I'm storing for an extended period of time, I have many many boxes of corn bread mix. That's several cases worth of jars and then there would be the place to store that many jars.

God is good all the time

Judy
I had a project similar to yours going on here. Packing boxed items in canning jars with O2 absorbers. That's, until I ran out of room to store the jars. I wish I had room for many more, but I just don't.
 

closet squirrel

Veteran Member
I recently took most of my boxes of mac n cheese and opened them all. I put each box in a zip lock along with the cheese packet. I was able to lay them in a sealable plastic box and it took up WAY less space than keeping them all in their original boxes. I have all of my food storage in the basement where we don't have moisture or bug problems. Maybe this will work for the corn bread mixes.

I also opened all of the boxes of pancake mix, but them in ziplock bags with an oxygen absorber and put all of the bags in a 5 gallon bucket. Same with instant mashed potatoes.

I have been canning so I am trying to free up shelf space. I have way more space to stack buckets and such than I do shelf space.
 
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