Having taken some time off over the holidays, I am back at the preparations, full force.
I was able to score two pork shoulder roasts on sale for 99 cents per pound. The ones that arrived with my grocery order totaled 18.25 lbs. I slow baked one of them today and will cook the other tomorrow. Both will go in the freezer until I get my hands on the BBQ sauce preferred by my family. My son said he would pick up a gallon of Sweet Baby Ray's sauce for me next week. The shredded pork in sauce will be canned in half pint jars, which is just the right amount for sandwiches for one.
This afternoon I transferred 20 lbs. of sugar and 35 lbs. of flour from the paper bags they come in to ziploc bags. Bugs and mice like paper but are less likely to get into plastic. I have never had a bug or rodent problem here in my apartment, but I am not willing to take a chance. The ziploc bags are safely stashed away.
To my delight I found that my grocery delivery service will allow three items each order that are not listed in the catalog. Since the store where they do the shopping carries canning supplies, I do believe cases of jars are in my near future. This will be welcome news to my kids who have before carried countless cases of jars up the stairs to my apartment!
I was pleased when Oldest Son told me that he was also buying extra food each time he shops. This week it was more coffee. In my opinion, one can never have too much coffee. Or chocolate.
The past few days have included rearranging shelves in order to make space for more canning jars of food. When I described the process to a friend, she remarked that it sounded like a game of Tetris. Move this here - fit something else in there. I think she is right. Thankfully Oldest Son helps me with storage.
That's pretty much what is happening in my little corner of the world. Things around us look somewhat dicey. Keep on prepping!