Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Message

"Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. ... As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year's supply of necessities.  I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel.  I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over.  With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness."  L. Tom Perry, "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear," Ensign, Nov. 1995. easy bread sticks in place of dough enhancer, use same amount as yeast in vinegar. food storage video food storage video food storage video

I can’t stress enough - cook your own homemade foods. I usually have six to eight a day food recalls come through my computer. Eighty percent of what I get are E-coli and listeria, the other twenty percent are milk and peanut allergy related. Those are the ones I hear about, how many don’t I see and hear about??

What gets one to wonder is last month there was a flour recall for listeria. I did not think about it as I had never heard of that brand but then the other day I happened to look up at the TV when they said Betty Crocker cake mixes on recall. I needed more information as I use some for a jar cake I make. It never reported so I went online to find it involved two flavors, carrot cake and rainbow chip. And the reason for this they said was that recalled flour was used. Yep. So while I thought no big deal, I had never heard of that brand. We need to think what products we purchase that do use the recall products hmmmmm.

Food for thought. That being said here is the recipe that I use to make the mix for my jar cakes….

Jar cake mix

One cake mix (any flavor - our favorites so far are strawberry, cherry chip, lemon, chocolate)

One package of a one step angel food cake mix. This is a mix you add only water, stir and bake not the two step where you have two packages, one you mix egg whites with water then fold in packet two - you want the one step.

I mix the angel food cake mix and regular cake mix. I store these in a two-quart jar.

When I get ready to serve I put four Tbsp. of this mix into a pint jar. Don’t grease or spray, then add two Tbsp. water, stir well and microwave for one minute only, then I top with fruit or pie filling or pudding and top off with lite cool whip.

For a quick dessert this is a healthy thing, convenient and the mix goes a long way. What makes it healthy is the angel food cake mix which is half of this mix.

Along this line…

When making an angel food cake from mix or scratch if you add a packet of unsweetened drink mix i.e. koolaide, my favorite is strawberry. Just add the packet in the cake with dry ingredients and what you have is a wonderful flavor and colorful angel food cake - terrific. - great to look at things that people come up with. - part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5

There you go for this blog post. Keep doing the best you can on working on your storage and building your skills.


  1. I love that red angel cake !

  2. i used strawberry flavored unsweetened drink mix pkt served with srawberries and cool whip it was yummy for sure. Try other flavors and colors blue would be great for a thomas bday cake. i am glad you like it


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