PLAN BUY USE REPLACE ROTATE
The purpose of this book is to help you stock your pantry with delicious meals. A lot of us store extra food. We go to case lot sales and stock up on corn and pineapple and spaghetti sauce and soup. But do we have a plan of how to use those cans? It makes a lot of sense to develop some recipes that use non-perishable goods and store them in an organized way.
As I designed these recipes, I developed these "rules":
--Ingredients that store two years
--Ordinary items from the grocery store
--Enough broth to cook any grain or pasta
--Minimum of special ingredients (dried stuff)
--Lots of variety
--Easy, just open cans and dump
Once you build up provisions for 100 meals, you use one each week, and they all get used over a 2-year period--before they expire. There is no waste. You just replace what you use, and you always have 100 meals on hand.