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2024 Food Preparedness - Week 12: Vegetables

Before we begin let me remind you we want to hear from you. How are you doing? How are you feeling now that your pantry and other areas are filling up? Do you have concerns or questions? Let us help you. We understand that in some cases your family members are not as supportive as you would like. We can be your support group and listening ear.

Food: Week 12 - Frozen Vegetables

It’s veggie week again. This week store 10 cans or pints of vegetables per family member or 5 one-pound bags of frozen.

For those of you not crazy about canned vegetables use them in soups, crock pot recipes, and stews. They will take on the flavors of the sauces and broths. Also, puree them and add them to meatloaf, meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and soup broths.

During a water crisis, like the one we just experienced in Texas in recent years, drain the liquid the canned vegetables were packed in after the vegetables are cooked and save it to use in cooking potatoes or other fresh vegetables. Drain fruit and use the juice to cook oatmeal, cream of wheat or other items you would sweeten after cooking. Liquids fruit is packed in may also be used in place of water when using cake mixes or even making cornbread.

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