And why have them? Comfort foods are basically "treats" that you usually give to your children after school to hold them over until the next meal, to keep them occupied when you're busy or . . . just because you love them.
During stressful times, these types of foods can psychologically "comfort" children — and adults too sometimes. They are not necessarily "life sustaining" foods, but I would consider them to be "sanity-sustaining" foods from a parent's perspective.
Store items that you know your family likes. Comfort foods can be sweets, but they can also be something healthy — like freeze dried yogurt bites. Try something new each week or month or try to make a treat from scratch out of your food storage supplies.
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Mix sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa and boil for 1 minute. After it starts to boil, mix in remaining ingredients stirring quickly. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet or wax paper or aluminum foil.
These are just some of the ideas I could come up with, and obviously they aren’t all healthy, necessary to sustain life, or totally “food storage” types of foods - but hey, everyone needs a little comfort food sometimes!
For long term storage of comfort foods, collect recipes to make your own treats using your long term food storage ingredients so you won’t have to worry about expiration dates on store-bought products. Or just grab some freeze dried fruits and snacks here.Are you prepared for the next big storm? Get everything you need today!