These days I don't have too many obligations that arise, so I stay at home most of the time. And I love it. Well I made plans with a friend to go the cannery and can potatoes (I know, sounds weird, right?). The night before we went I had a hard time sleeping. You know those dreams that you missed your alarm and you aren't ready when they come to get you. I hate those. Then I would wake up every few hours just to check the clock. I hate that also.
Well, truth be known... I had never even seen a cannery building in my entire life. Pathetic, I know.
The reason that I decided to go was because I have been feeling the weight of the Prophets council to have food storage on my shoulders. At least 30 days is the council for students.
I guess I kind of always looked at the food we bought as being food storage, since we bought about a month or two at a time. And that is about all the room we have in our little apartment. But the more I thought about it, I decided that it wasn't going to cut it. I needed something that was going to be there even after we'd eaten through our grocery supply. I'm talking REAL emergency stuff.
So I went and canned. It was a long morning, especially after my sleepless-dream filled night. But I had a good time. I was amazed at all the things that you could get at the cannery. I was feeling self-reliant, I canned my own potatoes! (now what I will do with canned potatoes is still a mystery. If you have any fabulous ideas then let me know. Potato salad was a good one I heard of.)
On top of those lovely potatoes (at least they weren't pickled potatoes, yuck.) I got some powdered milk, rice, potato flakes (it was a potato day), and dried apples. I feel like I almost have enough for a month. I think. We may be eating potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but hey- we have food!
I guess I'm so proud of myself that I thought I'd let you all know about it!