Provident living... Next class is April 22nd at 9:30 a.m. at the Shook's. Since it is the second to last class till fall we will do fun inexpensive summer foods for kids, camping and picnics. Be sure to bring your favorite recipes to share with the class! The last class will be basic gardening where will actually have hands on learning!
"How on the face of the earth could a man enjoy his religion when he had been told by the Lord how to prepare for a day of famine, when instead of doing so he had fooled away that which would have sustained him and his family." George Albert Smith, Deseret News, Mar. 4, 1868, 26
"Too often we bask in comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they will somehow be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His Servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have you (we) heeded His counsel?" Ezra Taft Benson, Jun. 1980.
http://www.yourownhomestore.com/first-aid-quick-guide/ - click on the little blue page in the article to print. It would be a good thing to have on your frig and on this frame of thought how many of you have a first aid book in your first aid storage?
I thought this was interesting for those who have infants http://preparednessmama.com/infant-72-hour-kit/
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/3166662211317723/ good idea for one of those #10 cans
http://www.examiner.com/article/stock-the-pantry-and-cupboards-make-menu-planning-easier-spend-less-money - if you notice the blue highlights there are recipes to do your own.
http://wonkywonderful.com/1/post/2013/12/gingerbread-spiced-hot-cocoa-mix-recipe.html - here is a gift mix idea. Yes, we need to start collecting gift ideas and gifts for the holidays so that it won't be such a drain all at one time.
http://simplyfrugallifestyle.blogspot.com/search/label/Mixes I want to have you try at least one thing of making your own mix. You can choose then expand once you like using your own mixes to save money and time.
http://momskitchencooking.blogspot.com/2009/01/homemade-shake-bake-chicken.html - if you like shake and bake try this one to see if it is as good as the one you like.
Whenever you are not sure if you will like a recipe or not that is a mix one, just half it or quarter it just to try. You do not need to make a whole bunch. If you like then go crazy and make a bunch!
Life is busy and let me tell you when the kids grow up and leave, it gets busier! But if you take the time to try new things now, it really can help.
Once you get your food storage up then when you go to the store you go for replacement and then remember to rotate. When you do, it gets a whole lot easier.
http://foodstorageresource.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-your-own-rice-mixes.html - it would be convenient to have a rice mix on hand if not this one, type in one to your liking.
http://rainydayfoodstorage.blogspot.com/2013/04/homemade-febreze.html - thought this looked way less expensive
http://rainydayfoodstorage.blogspot.com/2013/04/hamburger-helping-mixes.html - how inexpensive are these????? Try and see if something in here strikes your family as a keeper. That is how good recipes are found. Take a vote and if you are not so sure what the response is gonna be, well... that is the night chocolate cake is offered, right? :p
http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/10/homemade-shake-and-pour-pancake-mix.html - it would take no time at all to get these made up ahead or even for camping. How cool to add shake and make! The kids could have a great time shaking while you are getting ready.
http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-tootsie-rolls-4-ingredients/ - family nite fun, make tootsie rolls!
http://www.tomandlisatomlinson.blogspot.com/2011/12/as-promised-homemade-mix-recipes.html - mixes make meal time prep faster. Make them up when you have more time, use them when you have less time = a good thing!
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/FN_Cooking&Baking_2011-02pr.pdf I put this in again as it is the best thing yet to have on hand. I printed off the recipes and have them on a ring that I keep near the SOS mix.
How are you coming on building your skills?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMqK-fNrCrM - different ways to hem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdHnrlrQ6RE - this gal gives you some good tips no matter what machine you use.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaFROQ8dBk - if you are afraid to machine sew, this will show how easy to make a baby dress.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnsR-by7kKk - how to sew an elastic waist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TxwfCWGUkY - how to make your own bias tape.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAIfrCViTBY - how to make a t-shirt.
These are some sites that will get you started on sewing. Build that skill and you will never regret it!
Keep working on your storage which includes more then food.
Look for sales stock up.
Practice these skills!