Monday, November 02, 2015

Son’s Notification of Layoff – As a mother – What can I do to help now???!!!

My son knows the end of December his contract will not be extended.  Not because of him but Microsoft contractor policy.  He will of course try to get on with another company because he cannot do contract work with Microsoft for another 6 months - new rules :( [it used to be 100 days]. 

As a mother I thought – What can I do to help now???!!!
Food Storage!!!!
Being the busy bee that I am I started making a list to help stock their pantry. 
 Fortunately there are just 2 in their family.

Here is the list as it rolled of my head:

Out of my Pantry:

·         25# bag of white rice

o   This covers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

·         6 cans of Chicken Soup -

o   Covers lunch plus illness.

·         10# of White Flour plus jar of bread machine yeast – They have a bread machine! 

o   Covers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

·         10# Oat Meal – perfect for all meals

·         10# Pinto Beans – boosts protein in the meals.

·         1 small propane canister for grill – They have a small grill! 

o   Perfect for grilling and/or emergency!

·         1 Case of Bottled water – just in case!

·         1 Bag of Toilet Paper – For you know what!

 Set them up with a 3 month Q with Thrive Life

I am a Thrive Life Independent Consultant! Not only will this help them, being a consultant I get an excellent commission on this sale.  It helped maximize my bang for the buck!  My son saw the Chef’s Selection 200 and knew it was perfect for them.  I also set it up so they would get Month 1 in early Nov and Month 2 in early December.  Month 3 is then in early Jan.  This way they would have 2 months of food in 30 days.  I wanted to boost that pantry!  Oh I hope to maximize even more in the Q with the November Black Friday event.  Stretching those dollars!!! 

o    Month 1 - Chef’s Selection 200 –  includes 18 THRIVE pantry cans:

·         Carrot Dices, Celery (FD)
·         Chopped Onions
·         Green Chili Peppers (FD)
·         Green Bell Peppers (FD)
·         Mushroom Pieces (FD)
          Red Bell Peppers (FD)
·         Sweet Corn (FD)
·         Tomato Dices (FD)
·         Zucchini (FD)
·         Tomato Powder
·         Chicken Bouillon
·         Cornmeal
·         Seasoned Chicken Slices (FD)
·         Black Beans
·         Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (FD)
·         Simply Peach drink mix
·         Veloute sauce mix
PLUS - Includes 4 Seasonings: Chef's Choice Seasoning Blend, Cilantro (FD), Basil (FD), Parsley (FD) Also Includes 2 THRIVE Express pouches: Broccoli Cheese Soup, Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

·         Month 2 – Chef’s Selection 200 includes 18 THRIVE pantry cans:

·         Mushroom Pieces (FD)
          Green Beans (FD)
·         Potato Beads
·         Tomato Dices (FD)
·         Strawberry Slices (FD)
·         Peach Slices (FD)
·         Brown Sugar
·         Powdered Sugar
·         Quick Oats
·         Spelt
·         Whole Wheat Flour (2)
·         Beef Bouillon
·         Whole Eggs
·         Egg Whites
·         Ground Beef (FD)
·         Shredded Cheddar Cheese (FD)
·         Instant Milk
Includes 4 THRIVE Express pouches: Southwestern-Style Chicken and Rice, Pasta Carbonara, Creamy Beef and Noodles, Hearty Chili with Beans.

·         Month 3  - Chef’s Selection 200 includes 18 THRIVE pantry cans:

·         Elbow Macaroni
·         Chopped Onions (FD)
·         Celery (FD)
·         Brown Sugar
·         Egg Noodle Pasta (2)
·         Granny Smith Apples (FD)
·         Instant White Rice
·         Green Peas (FD)
·         Mushroom Pieces (FD)
·         Beef Dices (FD)
·         Chopped Spinach (FD)
·         Scrambled Egg Mix
·         Sausage Crumbles (FD)
·         Bechamel sauce mix
·         Orchard Apple drink mix
·         Fudge Brownies mix
·         Macaroon Cookies mix
Includes 2 THRIVE Express pouches: Wild Rice Pilaf, Loaded Scalloped Potatoes

·         1 Bag of Cat Food – Yes they have cats! Cash because I don’t have cats. ;)

I know I cannot stop the bumps in life for my children but I sure as can try and help pad it and in the process teach them the value of Prepping for the “what if”!

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Having fun helping son to learn the benefits of Being Prepared!  Judy

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