Buy Food Storage Baking Basics • November Prep Challenge #1

Along with your holiday food shopping this November, buy baking basics to add to your food storage such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brownie, and cake mixes. Learn to have extra on your shelf for a time of scarcity. In 2020, there was a flour shortage when people were home during the pandemic and baking more. Pray before you shop. Perhaps a store you don’t typically shop at will come to mind and have the item you need. As you learn to invite Him into your quest for self-reliance, He will help you.

Buy Food Storage Baking Basics • November Prep Challenge Week #1

Buy Food Storage Baking Basics

This month gather flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cornstarch, cream of tartar, brownie, or cake mixes. Next month we’ll gather sugars and honey, but you could also gather them now.

  • Bags of white flour have a 1-year pantry shelf-life. Wheat flour has a 1-to-3 month shelf-life and stores best refrigerated or frozen.
  • When you first buy flour, put it in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for a few days to kill any weevil bugs. Then store it in a sealed container in your pantry, fridge or freezer.
  • Iodized salt is essential for our bodies since they cannot produce iodine. I buy some with iodine for baking, and salt without for our table.
  • Salt has an indefinite shelf life if kept dry in a dark cupboard. A 1-year’s supply for an adult = 8 lbs.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sells 10-year shelf-life white flour in #10 cans for $4.50 (2021) which protects it from bugs. Find where to purchase at Home Storage Centers.

I hope you buy the food storage baking basics you need. As you pray to know what to do, you will find the answers you seek.

Best wishes and stay healthy,

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

NOTES: You are never behind with my prep challenges. Just jump right in with this week. Want to see more prep challenges? Go here. And if you are new, go to my Start Here page. Purchase The Keep it Simple Preparedness Guide for $5 from my Etsy shop. Need more motivation? Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

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