Monday, April 25, 2016
As Elder Featherstone proclaimed, “The Lord will make it possible, if we make a firm commitment, for every Latter-day Saint family to have a year supply of food reserves… All we have to do is to decide, commit to do it, and then keep the commitment. Miracles will take place; the way will be opened.”
By the time you get this post there will only be a few weeks till the garden goes in. Take full advantage of being able to do it. This year I probably won’t be gardening unless I get well fast. I have viral pneumonia and it is taking all I have to rest. So this year I will have to work at getting well and do what I can.
http://www.littlehouseliving.com/large-batch-cooking-for-freezer-meals.html - great ideas
http://www.home-ec101.com/pantry-basics/ this is pretty basic and you will want to add to it but now is a good time to get your pantry stocked and organized.
http://www.thriftynorthwestmom.com/how-to-organize-your-pantry/ - ideas to help you stay in budget
http://www.alejandra.tv/blog/2015/01/video-pantry-organization-budget-part-1-4-dollar-store-organizing/ if you don’t watch anything else this is a great video using all dollar tree finds to organize your pantry.
So we have been talking about building our sewing skills, I found this and thought how neat! http://4h.wsu.edu/EM2778CD/pdf/c0677.pdf - tells you what to do or learn then check it off.
http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2008/08/how-i-plan-my-menu/ - don’t go to the grocery store without a list or you will spend more, in some cases way more.
http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2011/03/how-i-make-my-grocery-list/ I think you will find this very useful.
Soon the kids will be home all day everyday. Make your plans ahead, have your summer menu and grocery list. If you are ready you won’t throw your arms up and go out to eat spending more than you have or want to spend.
Plan easy meals for the days you want to pull your hair out.
Start now to mix large batches of cookies, roll them in foil label and freeze. Later slice and bake as needed.
Get your mixes made to help you during your busy time.
I know it all sounds like busy work but if you are well prepared it will go smoother.
Remember to take time to learn a skill.
As for me and the fact it takes everything I have to fix a meal, with lots of resting while I do just that, when I have to rest I have books to learn all around me.
I am not up to much else yet so now I must conserve my energy a lot more, work on being more patient with myself and not to push myself - don’t want to go backwards.
We must be flexible, things don’t always go like we want.
So keep working on your skills. Keep working on living providently.
Keep being kind and helpful to others.