Monday, August 10, 2015
“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." - President J. Reuben Clark (Church News, 1953)
Just having wheat does not help if you don’t know how to use it or are not used to eating it.
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/08/summertime-baking.html - using wheat in what you do weekly can be comfort to you when needed.
Learn all you can while you are not in a bad situation because there is a learning curve to everything. When you want for bread is not the time for you to experiment. It takes time to learn to make a loaf that is accepted by your family.
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1976/04/food-storage?lang=eng if you only have time to read one this is it. Change the dates referred to and put in ours and nothing has changed.
http://www.glutenfreeandmore.com/issues/4_1/gluten_free_flour-1073-1.html?ET=livingwithout:p58196:151355a:&st=pmail&s=TuesdayTip072412&t=B_TL_P this is good gluten free info
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/365%20Days%20of%20Pre-made%20Meals research this site
http://c3sisters.blogspot.com/ research this page too
http://www.thereadystore.com/food-and-water-storage/3728/tips-for-food-storage-on-a-tight-budget/ helpful tips here
https://providentliving.lds.org/self-reliance/food-storage/home-storage-center-order-form?lang=eng shows pdf for order form from the church
I have been hearing back from some working actively on their food storage and I am soooooo happy to see this. I am proud of you.
http://funcheaporfree.com/2013/04/thriftyfoodstorage/ - this is a good read on food storage
I am throwing out food storage helps to help you work on your food storage goals.
I am often asked where do I get my buckets? I get mine from bakeries and grocery stores that have bakeries. I wash them out really well and I set them after drying so they air dry overnight. I set the lids on and stack them till I have food for the buckets. That way they are clean and ready to go when I am.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240520436319519736/ - this is a great idea for drying your garlic for those who grow it.
I would say that cooking from scratch is a huge part of storage…
http://www.kitchme.com/recipes/homemade-chocolate-pudding try making pudding from scratch
If you like make up homemade mixes http://tipnut.com/baking-mixes-seasonings/ I have my favorite mixes made up in gallon glass jars.
This is one I always have on hand http://grandmaloyskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-groceries-snack-cake-mix.html here is what I did, this recipe first came out in a Women's magazine. I put the recipe for the mix on the first page and each recipe variation on each page after. This makes a nice little book I keep right by the mix jar. I also keep a jar of the make a mix snack cake mix in another jar with the same set up. This saves me from having to look it up each time. Now back when this came there were snack cakes on the market you mixed it all in it’s cardboard box and baked it. You can do the same with this but you use a baking pan mix and bake in pan, no mess.
I like both make a mix cook books and baker’s flower, check out your library.
Besides the snack cake mix I love the brownie mix it is from make a mix.
When I know I am making scones or muffins in the morning I will measure dry ingredients the night before helps in the morning.
So work on cooking from scratch and your food storage challenge which is if you just joined us is to be actively getting in your storage.
Keep working and the difference from cooking from scratch put into your food storage.