My boyfriend used to drive a minivan. Yes, a minivan. But one day the transmission went out and he had to junk it. He lives 20 miles from where he works, so riding his bike was out of the question. At the time I was driving a 1987 Chevy Cavalier, which I paid $400 for. I wanted to get a new car anyways, so I sold him my dumpy old car and got a new one.
Only one problem: it cleaned me out. I spent all my money on the down payment for the car and registration/full-coverage insurance, so I didn’t have any money for groceries for 2 weeks. Thankfully I had my food storage! But before long I grew sick of mac n’ cheese, Hamburger Helper, Ramen, and noodles in general. I hadn’t realized that all my food storage consisted of noodles until it was too late.
As soon as I got back on my feet though, I made sure to put some variety in my food storage. Now my food storage consists of a few noodles, canned soup, frozen and canned veggies, instant potatoes, gravy packets, and lots of other things. It’s still only enough for 1 month, but I’m working on improving that.
What are some food storage mistakes you’ve made? Have you made these same mistakes, or maybe some different ones? Feel free to tell me your stories in the comments section! I’d love to learn from other people’s mishaps, and I hope everyone else will too