The shelves are a little sparser than they were back in the fall. We survived the winter with only a few quick trips to the grocery and one real grocery shopping spree. I was trying to make do, but it got to the point that it seemed I was out of everything and making me a little crazy, so a big shopping was in order a couple of weeks ago.
What we ran out of... pasta sauce, pasta noodles, flour, rice, catsup, pickles, mushrooms, cooking oil, mayo, potatoes, potatoes, potatoes, carrots, apples, beans, corn starch, honey. A lot of it repeatedly. I cannot believe how many potatoes we went through. 9 50 pound bags and counting!
18 quarts beets
17 quarts 2010 beets(I fed a lot of the older stuff to the poultry)
15 tomato juice (how is that possible? I don't remember buying any, and I know we used some. Must have counted wrong in the fall.)
7 pints salsa
8 quarts watermelon rinds
1 quart blueberries
1 quart applesauce (was hidden at the back, missed the fall count)
53 pints assorted jams
4 pints dandelion syrop
2 beet juice
1 pints rose hip syrop
6 pints stew
2 pints tallow (don't bake with it. It makes beefy cookies.)
28 pints raspberry sauce
21 pints blueberry sauce
9 peanut butter
2 bbq sauce
8 pasta sauce
18 tomato soup
I had to toss one of my big pumpkins that started to rot, and we tossed a lot of carrots before winter set in, due to the cold room being too warm in the fall. Everything else has held up well. I only made one small batch of apple sauce. The boys ate nearly all of them!
Still a ways off from starvation, but pushing my comfort zone. Here's hoping Husband has a busy summer with big pay cheques so I can restock!