Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Message

Enjoy summer with your kids! Build skills and work on your storage. This is a good time to organize and be sure that you rotate.

Baking bread is a great skill to build, check out a few recipes here and here!
“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 - this is a helpful list to spur ideas. No one wants exactly the same thing but maybe things on this list you have not thought of. - if you're just starting to put in your storage this is a good place to start. here is another list to give you other ideas.

You start your own list what your family likes.

You start finding from scratch recipes and try them out, the ones you like put in a notebook. This will be a valuable part of your storage.

Learn new skills and build on skills you have.

Learn all you can. Never stop learning. It is free, you can choose what you want to learn. Sure you won’t get a diploma but it is worth a lot to you and your family. you might want to read what others have learned, not that this is perfect but it is someone willing to learn. I will mention that I disagree with the old myth that spices don’t have long shelf life. I think that was created by sellers of spices as I have learned that spices keep indefinitely as far as none of mine have ever gone bad. here is a neat way to gather storage. sometimes it is good to see what someone else’s storage looks like to get inspired. I can not say it enough that I like her method of storing food and knowing how much you need. She is just a great resource.  this has tons of ideas on dehydrating. this has terrific ideas.  this shows how to make bread. It is good to know this just as good as learning to tie shoes only better tasting! :p Stretch your knowledge, Learn to make many breads. Variety is what one wants to be able to do.

If you are intolerant to wheat then I suggest that you start in right away to learn to make breads without gluten. It can be done but along with this I suggest then that you start storing what it will take to do so. this has a variety of breads on it. If you do not have a mixer do it by hand. This is all about making do and learning. You do not have to wait till someday to start learning. this is a great idea if your kids don’t like the idea of homemade. I personally like to make my bread to look very pregnant I say, looks much like the buttermilk bread above. But this is an idea that is an angel food cake pan sounds versatile. I love this gal, she does much in the way to help you understand using your storage.

Keep working at building skills. Bread-making is a skill so is sewing, now is the time to build it up.

Knitting is a skill and crocheting

Also learning to be frugal is a skill

Keep working on your storage and grow food, can food, dry food, put away what you can.

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