Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Brown and drain hamburger. Drain tomatoes. Combine all ingredients, including 1/2 C milk and bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. To make this entirely from food storage substitute canned ground beef, canned chicken or canned beef for the fresh ground beef.
Tropical Fruit Salad
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can mandarin oranges
Drain pineapple. Drain mandarin oranges reserving 2 T of the juice. Add a few drops of almond extract to the mandarin orange juice. Combine fruit and juice. Sprinkle with coconut and almond slices.
*Check the ads in yesterday’s newspaper. I asked you a few months ago to copy the Seasonal Bargains post and place it in your binder. Check that out. Yesterday many of the items for your Grab and Go Kits were in the sale ads for this week. I have no connection with any of the following stores (my disclaimer) but here is some of what I found in my paper: Longs, ketchup and barbecue sauce for 79 cents, shampoo and conditioner 79 cents, 24 pack water $3.66 pineapple 88 cents, malt-o-meal cereal $1.00, sunglasses and sun screen buy one get one free (both needed in 72 hour kits if you have not already done that); Walgreens, Royal gelatins 5/$1.00, pork and beans 39 cents (need a coupon for both, check their web site); Rite Aid deodorant $1.99, facial tissue & sun screen & M&Ms buy one get one free. Of course there are also many other items on sale so check the ads for yourself. Camping supplies and equipment, coolers and other items you may want in your GGK may be on sale so now is a time to consider purchasing them. This is also a good time to look for sales on charcoal briquettes, there are many out there this week.
** Longs has t shirts on sale 4/$10.00 and Walgreens has t shirts on sale 5/$10.00. They may not be the best quality, I don’t know, but they are inexpensive to use for your uniforms. Choose a bright color and embellish them so they are unique and easy to remember. This is a really fun family project, and right now, with school vacations, you may be looking for a cure for the “I’m bored” call from the kids.
We are not the only ones feeling the need to prepare:
This is another serious threat and reason for escalating food prices: