|Use up your old, dried bread and make croutons! Scroll down for the yummy recipe!|
President J. Reuben Clark (Church News, 1953) –
“When we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep warm, and you cannot wear it. You can’t eat money, but you can eat your three-month supply of food – IF YOU HAVE IT AND KNOW HOW TO USE IT."
When you have your three months please keep going to your year's supply and keep in mind we have lived on our's for three years now so you can see we would have had more hardship if I had just quit at three months. So I say start with three months then when that is done keep going.
This is the same recipe I made when our girls were growing up http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-maple-syrup/
Did you know that you can easily make your own brown sugar? Yes you can if molasses is part of your storage. I know someone who never buys brown sugar at all -http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-brown-sugar-65271
You can also make powdered sugar http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-powdered-sugar-88812
So if you think you can’t make your own, look it up, you will be happy you did. Lots of things we think we cannot live without. I think you will be surprised at what you can do without if you needed to. Knowing how is valuable, so keep those food storage binders going. Keep adding to them, research and see what you can find.
Make your own pasta - http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-fresh-pasta-from-scratch-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-73435
No pasta machine? No problem...
If you can think of things there probably is a way to make it yourself.
http://goodcheapeats.com/2013/10/flaky-buttermilk-biscuits/ she has these biscuits worked out to be ten cents a biscuit. Yum & easy to do, can’t beat that!
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-butter/ - make this for your biscuits above.
You can even make your own baking mix http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-bisquick-mix-69051 read reviews the one on the center bottom talks of adding cream of tarter
Make your own stuffing http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/bread-stuffing/33c60498-d187-43ae-a189-c7f23377b734
Make your own croutons. You can use your old bread. I am telling you that you can’t buy better! http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/get_full_recipe.php?File=1271360405&search.x=28&search.y=47
Did you say you were in the mood for eating in to save some dollars? This is my favorite recipe…
Brown one lb of hamburger, drain, then add one can of chicken broth. Cook till there is no longer broth then serve on buns. This is so like eating out!
Make your own hamburger helper. It's cheaper and more healthy for you. I can tell you the longer you keep the box type the saltier it becomes and basically you probably have the stuff to make these recipes, if not you need to.
You need to bookmark this one or, better yet, print it off for your binder..This is my favorite and it is not easy to find this site http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/homemade-hamburger-helper/
SOS mix from Utah State this is also something I keep on hand and is a great soup replacement
extension.usu.edu/htm/publications/file=12839 should get you there, otherwise google SOS mix Utah State. It is a pdf and also valuable and should be in your binder as well.
Make your own crackers http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-crackers-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-186144
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-graham-crackers/ price check these are easy to make
Gluten free graham crackers http://www.food.com/recipe/graham-crackers-gluten-free-340812
Gummy bears http://www.diynatural.com/healthy-snack-ideas-homemade-gummy-bears/ - you don’t have to make bears just cut in squares
So I have given you lots to think about. I hope before you spend, think to yourself, can I do this myself?? Usually the answer is yes and for less.
I ran across this recipe this week and with summer here it's a good thing to know -
http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2015/06/how-to-make-your-own-sunscreen-lotion.html this is a recipe for sunscreen
So now you are armed with all this info. Stretch those dollars. Don’t give in and get the ones that cost more when you can do this.
I get it... you are busy, but how long does it take to get all kids ready and in car to store and contained and potties and melt downs then back into the car and home and after all that you have to fix the meal……yep, been there but also living frugal. So push on, you can do it!