“The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” Ezra Taft Benson – Prepare Ye – Ensign, Jan. 1974, 69
As we are surrounded by white stuff, be thinking of what you want in your gardens. It's not too soon to start planning it out.
http://smallblueprinter.com/garden/planner.html okay, this is fun! Click on the down arrow and go to vegetables and you can plan your garden with clicks! I like it :)
Something I ran into this week in my search is this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1CKVcXe06A I think if you have never made bread this would be a jumping off point and if you do know how, this is artisan bread and looks so easy
http://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/miscellaneous/breads/multigrain-bread/ Bread is fun for kids to assist but great for the family budget. Learning to make bread essential skill
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.ca/2009/06/how-tomake-whole-wheat-bread-by-hand.html this will show how to do regular bread by hand.
http://www.annieschamorrokitchen.com/yeast-bread-basics/ good on bread/rolls
http://www.feelslikehomeblog.com/2012/04/106-things-to-put-in-easter-eggs/ time to think Easter! Think frugal and fun with the Easter Bunny, maybe before Sunday so that the true meaning of Easter can be on Sunday.
http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com/2011/11/simple-dress.html Time to sew those Easter dresses to improve your sewing skills!
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/03/springeaster-dress.html - would be cute over a t-shirt
http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/07/5-minute-skirt.html - a skirt for you to make for yourself or older girls
http://veryhomemade.blogspot.com/2010/02/okay-so-heres-tutorial-on-how-to-make.html something for the little guys for Easter as well!
These are things that will put your sewing skills to use and help to keep your skills up!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186969822003448157/ a great idea for storing your scarves
http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/canning_and_preserving/homemade_bisquick_mix_recipe.html since we will be working on convenience in the kitchen in our next class, a few mix ideas here are in order.
http://eatinonthecheap.com/2010/01/01/the-money-is-in-the-mixes/ more mixes
I make mixes to save myself time and money, both very hard and rare for me to find.
http://iowasue.blogspot.ca/search/label/Homemade%20Mixes okay, I am so partial to this blog.. I love the Iowa housewife blog it is so neat! I love this part of it that talks on mixes. I think this is the best site and have referred you to it before but here it is again http://iowasue.blogspot.com/
http://www.lewisvillelove.blogspot.com/2013/04/homemade-pancake-mix.html pancakes - I love them any way they are fixed!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Seasoning now remember we have Ameriherb in Ames and nothing beats their prices for spices and herbs. Cinnamon, for example, is just over three dollars for a pound - a pound fills a quart jar almost full.
http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/homemade-hamburger-helper/ these would be a real help
This should give you plenty to think about this week! Keep working on your storage.