One of the things I do when it comes to emergency preparedness is to take stock of all my fresh ingredients and decide which ones can be stored in the freezer.
Meat. If I have any fresh meat, including lunchmeat, I make space in my deep freezer to store in ziploc freezer bags (make sure to label everything).
It’s also a good time to stock up on chicken, pork, and ground beef. You can make sure all your meat is frozen in packages that are perfect sizing for YOUR family. For instance, if you buy one of those giant logs of ground beef, wrap 1-2 pounds in foil packages before freezing.
Cheese. You can freeze blocks of cheese (and shredded cheese). But also check the expiration dates, most cheese lasts months in the refrigerator!
Vegetables. I stock up on carrots, celery, and onions (the trifecta base vegetables of many of my soups, stews, and dinners). I immediately chop and shred 1 cup amounts and then put baggies of like vegetables into a larger ziploc freezer bag.
I’ll also purchase and freeze broccoli, green peppers, red peppers, jalapenos, and garlic!
Bread. This is a tricky one as it can take up a lot of space, and my family is pretty picky when it comes to fresh bread.
I do purchase frozen dinner rolls to store and use. These can be baked up and used as sandwich rolls or garlic bread! I also keep on hand the ingredients to make homemade bread and homemade dinner rolls!
Pantry Recipe List
Now that you have a stocked pantry, let’s get to the list! If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll try to help you with substitutions as best I can!
Whether you are prepping for an emergency, or just want to keep your pantry stocked for easy weeknight meals, I've got you covered with this Pantry Recipes list!
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