Prep Genrl Weekly Prep Thread: February 28 ~ March 6, 2021

ReneeT

Veteran Member
Good Morning, All! Whatcha got going on in prep planning this week?

Grandsons and granddog are still snoozing, though the dog did move from the foot of my bed to the couch to continue snoozing when I moved in to the kitchen area. It's going to be a warm but rainy day outside - sure glad we got outside to get some sunshine yesterday! I just don't trust March as far as weather goes - too darn many March blizzards in my past to do that!! That will be a worry for me in the future if we don't have weather forecasting - guess I'll have to go back to relying on my barometer to watch for weather changes, or hopefully still have contact with my sister who lives next state over; whatever weather she's having, I can expect in the next day or so.

Hubby's work schedule has gone wonky since the shop he works at was bought out - he's been off work at 2 on Saturday, and off Sunday and Monday for so many years that I'm still trying to wrap my head around him getting home later some Saturdays and working some Mondays. Now I guess I know how he's felt the past 20+ years since my schedule has never been routine! Somehow, this month, I am working no weekends; and actually have a 4 day weekend off - I'm betting daughter already has plans for it though :lol:

Last week we had 30 ton of rock delivered for the driveways - he was able to tailgate most of it; but given the rain and the weather forecast, it looks like it will be next week or later before Hubby can get the rest of it in place since this rain moved in shortly before he got home yesterday; it's too darn muddy to get the tractor out to fill in the areas under power lines or where the truck couldn't easily get in, and I've shoveled all I plan to shovel of it!

I can't find yellow wax pole bean seed for sale anywhere - the two places I usually get it were sold out back in January, and the other seed dealers I've checked don't seem to have it either. I have a little seed left over from last year, but I'm going to have to be picky where I plant them to hopefully not have cross pollination with my other beans. Not a fan of bending over to pick beans; no, I'm not!!

As soon as it dries up enough, I'm going to have to take up my raised strawberry beds so that I can dig out some sort of grass that likely came in from the composted manure I haul from the sale barn. If I have to, I'll move those frames to the back garden and just plan to screen them from the birds - that area is too close to the clothesline for me to have berries planted without something to keep the birds out.

Well, I hear little boys stirring, so I reckon I'd better get ready to fix some breakfast for them...

You folks all take care out there - stay safe!
 

Marseydoats

Senior Member
Dh & I put down 1800 pounds of gravel by hand last week and you can't even tell it. I have buried the truck in the driveway twice. Luckily I was able to rock it out because our contrary old tractor does not like to start when it's cold and rainy.
I broke the zipper in my raincoat and my hair dryer quit, so I ordered replacements for both. They sure don't make things to last anymore. I got a" Professional" blow dryer this time, we'll see if it last longer than 10 months. I don't have long or thick hair, I don't know why they burn out so fast.
Trying to work on retirement stuff, but it is impossible. One of my friends who retired last year said they were trying to make him have another heart attack. HR will not do any of their part at all. He had to threaten to get a lawyer and they still dragged it out and made him work an extra 2 mos. If they annoy me into having a stroke, I am going to come back and haunt every single one of them.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Rain, rain, and more rain! We can't get outside to do anything. More rain and thunderstorms today through Wednesday!

Tomorrow, we plan to do our shopping run. It'll be big, because it's the last trip, before Cary has surgery. He's going to be laid up for awhile, and I don't want to go shopping without him with me.

Hopefully, one day this week, he will get the call to come in for his stress test, and on Friday, he has an appointment to see his Internist. He has to be the doctor who clears him for surgery.

Other than all of that, it's just business as usual.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
we had rain predicted all this last week and didn't get much guess it all went your way SB. However, we may get some or lots later today and tomorrow.

We got commodities this last week. We each got a frozen turkey breast. Neither of us are particularly fond of turkey, but I'm going to put one in the crock pot, I've got lots of turkey gravy to drown it in and plenty of eggs to make turkey salad. The other day I had to scratch around to find sweet pickle relish and thought I was low on it so I bought 4 more jars at Dollar Tree.

We usually get two cartons of shelf stable milk, but only got one, which is fine, we don't use it much. They gave us powdered milk too, along with potato flakes and a bag of grits. A package of spaghetti sauce, a one pound bag of pinto beans and a one pound bag of brown rice. The brown rice is going in the freezer which will keep it longer than vacuum sealing it. They also gave us a couple of lean cusine dinners which were awful, but we ate them. Probably getting partially defrosted didn't help the taste. They were in bowls which I kept the bowls to use in the kitchen. Both sets of commodities were kind of slim but I'm greatful for whatever we get. They almost always give us a couple of cans of fruit and vegetables. Which pretty much means I rarely or never have to buy corn or green beans.

We went out to eat yesterday to the local chinese place, I say local but its a 60 mile round trip. We really don't mind having to go that far, first we are use to it and second we love living in the woods. We stopped at Dollar Tree while we were in town and they had canned apricots, which DH loves so I bought four cans. And they had the sinus and allergy meds that really work best for us and I bought a case of 18 boxes, there are only 12 caplets in a box and we take two at a time, so when they are in stock I stock up.

I did go to walmart in that town but they did not have what I wanted, the Bear Creek Creamy wild rice soup mix, but I did restock the mandarin oranges with not sugar added that I like, 15 cans and there were some left. I love those and the whole can is low in calories and I also put them in a salad, it gives a whole new meaning to eating salad with a spicey dressing and sweet fruit.

I have decided to go back to use the cardboard can case bottoms in my pantry, cans keep falling off the shelf. Either on here or a utube video a lady said she puts bay leaf and sprays them with peppermint oil to deter bugs and spiders. That is the reason that I threw them all away. So while at walmart I filled my cart up with those cardboard bottoms. Now I just have to get in the pantry and restack hundreds of cans.

Its humid and 80 degrees outside, I actually had to turn the ac on for a little while yesterday afternoon, 82 in the kitchen is just too darn hot.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

WanderLore

Senior Member
Our hike started out decent. A lot of snow but warmer. We hiked back to where my son met us, quite a walk but the boys were enjoying it much. I cautioned them before we went, not to go near water or ice and stay out of the deep snow.
Well my husband went with us and kept taking the boys near the lake thats starting to defrost. I yelled over at him several times not to do that. First time my back was turned, he takes my 7 year old grandson over to the beaver spot with the little pond. The 7 year old (trusting grandpa) followed and promptly fell in.
Up to his chest. We pulled him out soaking wet. It was 40 degrees, and we were about 1 mile from the road, on an out of the way hike spot.
I didn't panic, got him warmed as best I could, clean dry socks, hand and body warmers, my heavy coat.
Used my little alcohol stove to heat up water to make him hot chocolate. To warm him up since I knew we had to pack up and hike out. Lo and behold, there was no food. I had handed husband the small bag of food and hot chocolate. He threw it back in the car as he didn't want to carry it. I didn't know. I had the bigger pack. Thank God the boys had a couple snacks in their bags.
So, my son helped us hike back to main trail head. Then it was half mile through snow. Straight trail though. I got the boys back to the jeep and we headed home and I tended to what needed done better.
To say I was livid is an understatement. Though I didn't say much. I should have known better as this isn't the first time.
At least it was a catastrophe avoided and grandson was better after hot bath and food. He said "I forgive grandpa". He is such a good kid but he still a little 7 year old. He learned a good lesson or 3.
I had to rant. No more hikes till snow is gone and just small ones.
I was decently prepped if the food hadn't got left, but no clean clothes. But I didn't foresee this happening.
 

aviax2

Contributing Member
Our hike started out decent. A lot of snow but warmer. We hiked back to where my son met us, quite a walk but the boys were enjoying it much. I cautioned them before we went, not to go near water or ice and stay out of the deep snow.
Well my husband went with us and kept taking the boys near the lake thats starting to defrost. I yelled over at him several times not to do that. First time my back was turned, he takes my 7 year old grandson over to the beaver spot with the little pond. The 7 year old (trusting grandpa) followed and promptly fell in.
Up to his chest. We pulled him out soaking wet. It was 40 degrees, and we were about 1 mile from the road, on an out of the way hike spot.
I didn't panic, got him warmed as best I could, clean dry socks, hand and body warmers, my heavy coat.
Used my little alcohol stove to heat up water to make him hot chocolate. To warm him up since I knew we had to pack up and hike out. Lo and behold, there was no food. I had handed husband the small bag of food and hot chocolate. He threw it back in the car as he didn't want to carry it. I didn't know. I had the bigger pack. Thank God the boys had a couple snacks in their bags.
So, my son helped us hike back to main trail head. Then it was half mile through snow. Straight trail though. I got the boys back to the jeep and we headed home and I tended to what needed done better.
To say I was livid is an understatement. Though I didn't say much. I should have known better as this isn't the first time.
At least it was a catastrophe avoided and grandson was better after hot bath and food. He said "I forgive grandpa". He is such a good kid but he still a little 7 year old. He learned a good lesson or 3.
I had to rant. No more hikes till snow is gone and just small ones.
I was decently prepped if the food hadn't got left, but no clean clothes. But I didn't foresee this happening.
Wow! I’m so glad your grandson is ok. You‘re a better person than I am, I‘d have been tempted to push hubby in the water and leave his butt there!
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Renee... try ebay for seeds. Sounds crazy, but I needed yellow bean seeds a couple tests ago, quickly (and late in the season)after part of a row didn't germinate. I bought a "collection" of yellow bean seeds from ebay and they grew very well.

Here's a link to what came up in a search...

Summerthyme
 

Illini Warrior

Has No Life - Lives on TB
drizzly and cloudy Sunday - but the warmest day of 2021 >>> looks like the weather is back on the norm track - could even be an early spring season ....

the school cleaned the snow off the football fields for spring games and the Canadian geese are going crazy over the open grass - kids are going to be playing in ankle deep goose poop ...
 
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moldy

Veteran Member
DH and I hit the hardware store that is going out of business again today - screen door for the front of the house, gasket for the woodstove, bits and pieces, fertilizer. Not cheap, but necessary things. I'm trying to cook up a bit for the next couple days as DH will be home, and I really need to be more consistant about taking my lunch to work. I love the food, it's good and not overly expensive; but it's an expense we don't need and I"m not sure how income is going to be for DH or I shortly. OK - that sounds overly dramatic - I'm just out of sorts.

Plans for the week - I need to get my fruit trees pruned while it is nice this week. The forecast is for gorgeous weather, so March will probably leave like a teenage girl and slam the door on her way out. I need to drain the oil and clean the pump for my freezedryer that is being cranky. Later in the week, I'll get with scheduling and get the medical stuff I need before the end of the month put on the calendar. I think that's about it - but you know how stuff comes up!
 

school marm

Contributing Member
I'm really looking forward to this week. After spending the last two weeks driving DD#3 into town (30 minutes each way) most every day so that she could practice at the range for the state archery tournament, I'm ready to just stay home. I'll have freeze-dryer loads to run every day, and with warmer temperatures and the snow melting it's time to get this yard in our new location producing a lot more food. DD#1 will be pruning the fruit trees and using the best trimmings to propagate more trees for us and her brother, who just bought a house 10 minutes away. I'll be transplanting the raspberries from their location inside the fenced garden area to the retaining wall that will also be home to melons and squash. And we both get to start digging out one of the sections of grass in back, which DH is not happy about, but it was a condition of me accepting this house, so he'll have to deal with it. The earliest spring crops will get planted in there. It sounds like I'll be busy. Guess I better get going.
 

briches

Veteran Member
Weird prep we did over the weekend, but we rinsed and flipped the oyster spat we started in the fall. They’ve grown a lot which is exciting to see.

A big “prep” I’m continually striving for is making a budget and sticking to it. That happened all of Jan and feb. working on continuing into March. It feels powerful.

I hope to retire in the next 7-8 years or so (would love five but that’s optimistic), and so I’m trying to put lots of small steps together NOW to try to increase the odds of that happening.
 

philkar

Contributing Member
After inspecting the greenhouse this morning I was pleasantly surprised to see 72 tomato seedlings up! No peppers yet but hopefully soon. Planted the second planting of potatoes and the second planting of garden or english peas in the garden. All the sugar snaps are in the ground. Planted some carrots and yes I am late getting those in the ground! Pulled soil away from onions that were planted last Sept. All fruit trees and vines pruned and dormant oil sprayed. I don't like that job! Do any of you put back fabric? Wondering what you put back and your rationale. Thinking I might need a little more. And one more question...Do you only stock building blocks for meals or do you also stock shortcuts. For instance pasta. Do you plan on making it or do you also stock noodles? That is just an example. My pantry is very deep but mostly building blocks very few mixes. I am rethinking that right now.

And last but not least...got our first duck egg!
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
And one more question...Do you only stock building blocks for meals or do you also stock shortcuts. For instance pasta. Do you plan on making it or do you also stock noodles? That is just an example. My pantry is very deep but mostly building blocks very few mixes. I am rethinking that right now.
I stock mostly building blocks, and have a huge stock of different types of pasta. Only a very small portion of my pantry are mixes of any type. I keep a few boxes of Hamburger Helper or mac and cheese type things and canned soups for shortcuts if I need them.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Oh, definitely stock "quick" stuff, as well as the basics. Just during our move (we moved the last 7 loads Saturday, including the livestock, and are now trying to settle in) our diet sucked! We didn't have the time for even basic cooking, and as utensils and ingredients started getting packed and moved, it really wasn't possible. We kept complaining that our grown kids didn't seem to remember there's no Door Dash or even pizza delivery in the boonies!

But really... we have no way of knowing under what conditions we'll need our preps. And while you might want to make homemade noodles if you are stuck at home with everything working (say, the Texas weather situation, but your power stayed on), unfortunately, most scenarios involve a lot more uncertainty and other difficulties.

I try to make sure I have at least several meals worth of "heat and eat" stuff... home canned meat stews, baked beans, soups. In a real emergency, they could be eaten straight from the jar or can if necessary.

Summerthyme
 
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SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Oh, definitely stock "quick" stuff, as well as the basics. Just during our move (we moved the last 7 loads Saturday, including the livestock, and are now trying to settle in) our diet sucked! We didn't have the time for even basic cooking, and as utensils and ingredients started getting packed and moved, it really wasn't possible. We kept complaining that our grown kids didn't seem to remember there's no Door Dash or even pizza delivery in the boonies!

But really... we have no way of knowing under what conditions we'll need our preps. And while you might want to make homemade noodles if you are stuck at home with everything working (say, the Texas weather situation, but your power stayed on), but unfortunately, most scenarios involve a lot more uncertainty and other difficulties.

I try to make sure I have at least several makes worth of heat and eat" stuff... home canned meat stews, baked beans, soups. In a real emergency, they could be eaten straight from the jar or can if necessary.

Summerthyme
Maybe I should rethink having more "ready to eat" meals in my pantry, too. I'm always fine tuned into thinking I can just make our meals from scratch using the building blocks.
 

philkar

Contributing Member
Oh, definitely stock "quick" stuff, as well as the basics. Just during our move (we moved the last 7 loads Saturday, including the livestock, and are now trying to settle in) our diet sucked! We didn't have the time for even basic cooking, and as utensils and ingredients started getting packed and moved, it really wasn't possible. We kept complaining that our grown kids didn't seem to remember there's no Door Dash or even pizza delivery in the boonies!

But really... we have no way of knowing under what conditions we'll need our preps. And while you might want to make homemade noodles if you are stuck at home with everything working (say, the Texas weather situation, but your power stayed on), but unfortunately, most scenarios involve a lot more uncertainty and other difficulties.

I try to make sure I have at least several makes worth of heat and eat" stuff... home canned meat stews, baked beans, soups. In a real emergency, they could be eaten straight from the jar or can if necessary.

Summerthyme
Thanks for weighing in! How about cloth? I have stocked up on clothing and extras such as towels washcloths etc. I have used food storage for 30 years or so as a savings acct and same for basic items. But I am rethinking some things. Just wondering about how others may do it
 

coloradohermit

Veteran Member
For quick easy no fuss meals, I have lots of home pressure canned meats and pinto beans with ham. Doing the pressure canning when stuff is on sale and there's no emergency to deal with gives great options when stuff isn't on sale or there's a bad situation going on.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Thanks for weighing in! How about cloth? I have stocked up on clothing and extras such as towels washcloths etc. I have used food storage for 30 years or so as a savings acct and same for basic items. But I am rethinking some things. Just wondering about how others may do it
Oh, don't get me started! We moved an entire trailer load of fabric... and i sold several bolts of Malden Mills Polarfleece to an Amish shop! I refused to give up my quilting fabric and most of the garment fabrics, plus patterns, notions, etc.

But while I can whip up kid's clothes fast (DS once brought the 2 and 3 year old girls to visit, with practically no clothes.. it turned hot, and they only had jeans and sweaters. I cut out and sewed half a dozen pairs of undies, 2 sundresses and 6 pairs of shorts in an afternoon.) again, having at least some extra clothes on hand is very handy.

Because we've been very cash poor all our lives, I've always bought clothing items only on sale. I got in the habit early on of buying extra underwear, etc and stashing them when I found a good sale.

We did get rid of a TON (probably literally, and very possibly closer to 2 tons!) of clothes that were stashed in the attic. But I quickly sorted what was there, and right now, my 3 year old granddaughter is wearing her 40 year old aunt's jeans! And I found several good wool sweaters that were in much better shape than what I was wearing, so I grabbed them as well.

We're definitely rethinking our priorities as well...

Summerthyme
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Maybe I should rethink having more "ready to eat" meals in my pantry, too. I'm always fine tuned into thinking I can just make our meals from scratch using the building blocks.
Unless your "emergency" that sent you to use your preps is someone getting hurt or sick? I'm fortunate that hubby is capable enough in the kitchen that he can take care of the basics if I'm down, but in many homes, one adult is the "designated cook; if they go down sick, especially too sick to provide advice, no one will be eating well.

Summerthyme
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Unless your "emergency" that sent you to use your preps is someone getting hurt or sick? I'm fortunate that hubby is capable enough in the kitchen that he can take care of the basics if I'm down, but in many homes, one adult is the "designated cooki; if they go down sick, especially too sick to provide advice, no one will be eating well.

Summerthyme
Maybe I should stock more foods that are quick and easy for Cary to be able to make on his own. He can make only a very few things without my help. As long as I'm able to, at least advise him, he will be ok on a lot of things. I do need to work on it.
 
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Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Congrats on your progress, Summer! What a huge task! I hope you and hubby can get a little rest.

It's warming up here (50s) and melting. I went out earlier with the roof rake and pulled off the piles of snow so ice dams don't form, plus cut some trenches in the snow piles so they drain into the street, not the sidewalk.

I can see the raised beds for the first time in weeks, but they are still partly snow-covered. C'mon spring!
 

Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Maybe I should stock more foods that are quick and easy for Cary to be able to make on his own. He can make only a very few things without my help. As long as I'm able to, at least advise him, he will be ok on a lot of things. I do need to work on it.
I keep about a dozen cans of Chef Boyardee stuff and another dozen of Chunky Soup. They get eaten, hot or cold. Sometimes I'm just not up to cooking anything. No fast food places in my immediate area, either.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I keep about a dozen cans of Chef Boyardee stuff and another dozen of Chunky Soup. They get eaten, hot or cold. Sometimes I'm just not up to cooking anything. No fast food places in my immediate area, either.
I keep a few family sized cans of chicken noodle soup on hand for when I'm not up to the task of making my own. I guess I need to stock up on some of those Chunky Soups, too. There's not many of those we like, though. We've tried some in the past. Mostly, it was those that said they were good over rice. Not good to us, though. I'll take another look at them.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
After a week long power outage in May 2019, I rethought needing to have quick things on hand. Things that in the past I would never consider to eat, except maybe once in a blue moon. I spent over a year stocking up on quick things. I'm still trying to get things from that time vacuum sealed, fortunately the shelf life has/is giving me time to get that done. I bought huge amounts of food at a time. Unfortunately I threw away the cardboard case bottoms and am in the process of redoing all those cans.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

aviax2

Contributing Member
Lots of interesting replies in here today! And plenty to think about.

DH wanted us to make a Sam’s run since we don’t have the Princess today, since I got up not feeling very well that will have to happen another day. He needed a new ear tag applicator for our cows so he went to do that instead and take care of errands that needed doing in that town. While there he went to the Kroger and was able to find some fresh produce for a change and was able to finally use the rain check for the bacon that was on sale a few weeks back. Store brand butter was $1.99 with a digital coupon that could be used up to 5 times so was happy with that and asparagus for .88 cents a lb.

I do keep some pasta and rice mixes on hand for days that are busy, not feeling good or just want something easy. Rice a Roni can be a great side to a piece of grilled meat and a veggie. Canned soups here are cream of type soups to use in recipes and chicken noodle for the grands and like today when I don’t feel good. There use to be a couple of the Chunky soups that we liked but it seemed like it didn’t matter if it was the sirloin burger or chicken corn chowder, they all had the same burned flavor to them so we haven’t bought them in years. I usually just make our soups and hubby has even learned to make his favorite, taco soup.

We buy, store and use several different pastas. I‘m sure I could learn to make some of them but if I don’t have to... I store and use different rices too.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Like I said in an earlier post, I keep a few boxes of Hamburger Helper and Chicken Helper. I fall back on those sometimes when I'm not feeling well. Just brown ground beef, add to the rest, and you're done. If I'm using Chicken Helper, I just open a can of my chicken, add, and done. I think even Cary can manage that on his own.

Everything I have stocked in my pantry can be cooked on an open fire outside, or on a wood cook stove, or in my camp oven if I need to. I don't have to buy extra food just for power outages.
 
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aviax2

Contributing Member
Like I said in an earlier post, I keep a few boxes of Hamburger Helper and Chicken Helper. I fall back on those sometimes when I'm not feeling well. Just brown ground beef, add to the rest, and you're done. If I'm using Chicken Helper, I just open a can of my chicken, add, and done. I think even Cary can manage that on his own.
Something we started doing was browning lots of ground beef at a time, drain, cool and measure out in amounts that we use most, 1 lb and 2 lb and vac seal. Makes it so much easier to not have to cook the meat each time. Even if we don’t think to thaw it ahead of time, it doesn’t take long at all to have it ready to add to whatever we’re making.

We haven’t had HH in a long time (DH does almost all of our shopping so it’s out of sight, out of mind to me) but my favorite was the cheesy hash brown one and now I’m wanting it LOL. I do make a few helper type things in the instant pot though.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
Something we started doing was browning lots of ground beef at a time, drain, cool and measure out in amounts that we use most, 1 lb and 2 lb and vac seal. Makes it so much easier to not have to cook the meat each time. Even if we don’t think to thaw it ahead of time, it doesn’t take long at all to have it ready to add to whatever we’re making.

We haven’t had HH in a long time (DH does almost all of our shopping so it’s out of sight, out of mind to me) but my favorite was the cheesy hash brown one and now I’m wanting it LOL. I do make a few helper type things in the instant pot though.
Great idea of cooking the ground beef ahead of time! I never thought about it.
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
104 5 oz. cans of chicken. I wanted enough for two cans a week. I've moved them and rotated the newer ones to the back. I didn't bother with dates on them because they are all the same date since I bought them all last year. Come to think of it I haven't used a can lately. Add a boiled egg, pickle relish, mayo and seasonings and I've got a nice chicken salad. I only used one box bottom for all those cans. The bottom is secure and I stacked them ten high on a wooden book case shelf. Clearing off a couple of shelves in the hall to put some need to be vacuum sealed stuff for now and get it out of the living room.

God is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
104 5 oz. cans of chicken. I wanted enough for two cans a week. I've moved them and rotated the newer ones to the back. I didn't bother with dates on them because they are all the same date since I bought them all last year. Come to think of it I haven't used a can lately. Add a boiled egg, pickle relish, mayo and seasonings and I've got a nice chicken salad. I only used one box bottom for all those cans. The bottom is secure and I stacked them ten high on a wooden book case shelf. Clearing off a couple of shelves in the hall to put some need to be vacuum sealed stuff for now and get it out of the living room.

God is good all the time

Judy
I keep at least 52 cans of the 12.5 oz cans of chicken breasts on hand at all times. That gives me one chicken meal once a week for a year. I use more of the canned chicken in meal preps than I do frozen chicken. Chicken noodle salad is one of our favorites.
 

philkar

Contributing Member
I keep at least 52 cans of the 12.5 oz cans of chicken breasts on hand at all times. That gives me one chicken meal once a week for a year. I use more of the canned chicken in meal preps than I do frozen chicken. Chicken noodle salad is one of our favorites.
I might need the recipe for that!
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
I might need the recipe for that!
It's really simple. Just cooked egg noodles, drained ( amount depends on how much you want to make), 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped, dill pickle relish, chopped onions, and one 12.5 oz of canned chicken, drained and all shredded up. Mix all together with mayo. Salt and pepper to taste. You can also add chopped celery if you want. I don't, because DH doesn't like celery very much. We like to eat it warm with homemade oven baked French fries.
 
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nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
It's really simple. Just cooked egg noodles, drained ( amount depends on how much you want to make), 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped, dill pickle relish, chopped onions, and one 12.5 oz of canned chicken, all shredded up. Mix all together with mayo. Salt and pepper to taste. You can also add chopped celery if you want. I don't, because DH doesn't like celery very much. We like to eat it warm with homemade oven baked French fries.
sounds delish, for us I would eliminate the dill pickle relish and use sweet and I always use a lot of paprika when I make salads and in cole slaw, give it a wonderful flavor. I never use celery because I'm the one that doesn't like it.

Thanks for sharing.

god is good all the time

Judy
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
sounds delish, for us I would eliminate the dill pickle relish and use sweet and I always use a lot of paprika when I make salads and in cole slaw, give it a wonderful flavor. I never use celery because I'm the one that doesn't like it.

Thanks for sharing.

god is good all the time

Judy
To change it up from time to time, I use the same recipe, but instead of chicken, I use a can of tuna, drained.
 
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