Charles Pillsbury III

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Emergency Menu from the Hillbilly Housewife

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A) I love that this site is called hillbillyhousewife.com

B) This isn’t the most vegetarian friendly emergency menu, but

C) it’s a good starting point to look at what could be done on a smaller budget

I’ve seen various places around the web claim that in an emergency you can feed your family for only $10 or $20 a week. While I appreciate their intentions, I have noticed that they all assume you have certain supplies already on hand. In my experience this isn’t always the case. Forty-five dollars will seem outrageously abundant to some, while it will seem miniscule to others. It is the smallest amount I was able to come up with that will provide enough supplies to an empty kitchen to feed an entire family for a week. The servings are ample and a few adjustments allow you to increase the quantities from 4 servings to 6. Newly added nutritional information makes it clear that except for sodium, these recipes are nutritious and healthy. They are low in fat and cholesterol, high in protein and rich in fiber. To reduce the sodium you can use half as much salt and bouillon as called for in the recipes, and purchase store-brand reduced sodium canned vegetables instead of the regular variety.

[From Low Cost Emergency Menu]

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July 10th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

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  1. Interesting! And not too bad – beans, lentils, rice, some veggies.

    vered

    11 Jul 08 at 2:16 pm

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