Monday, February 19, 2018
"We can begin ever so modestly. We can begin with a one week’s food supply and gradually build it to a month, and then to three months. I am speaking now of food to cover basic needs. . .I fear that so many feel that a long-term food supply is so far beyond their reach that they make no effort at all. . .Begin in a small way, … and gradually build toward a reasonable objective." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
I want you to begin working on your storage. It is so important to have on hand. We have had snow storms of late and knowing that I have storage and won't have to run to a store for anything is sooooo helpful. There have been huge multi car pile-ups about fifteen miles from us on the interstate - a huge reminder to brush up on winter driving skills and to have your winter car kit in your vehicles.
We must be prepared for needful things as best we can. Disasters will only keep coming we need to be able to not only care for our own families but those around us as well as far away.
Be sure you know how to fix what you store. Also store what you and your family like. It will do no good if you store things no one will eat.
I love knowing how to use our food storage items. Even if I have my food storage binder full of our favorites I still like to find more ideas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRWO5_Q92o&feature=em-uploademail - great recipe video using food storage.
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/Dehydrated%20Apples%20Recipes - since we talked about dry apples last week this has my favorite recipe for applesauce.
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/Dehydrated%20Carrots%20Recipes - we all have our ways of using carrots here are some for using dehydrated carrots.
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/ - meals
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/Oats oatmeal is a great food storage item.
Don't forget you have free food storage you can get simply by taking advantage of what you already have on hand, like making your own orange peel for baking and etc. by zesting oranges you already have and just drying them on a plate. Free!
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/Bean%20Recipes - bean recipes
http://preparednessnibblesandbits.blogspot.com/search/label/Rice%20Recipes - rice is great for your storage as well.
https://www.pinterest.com/fsme/food-storage-recipes/?lp=true - this is well worth looking at recipe-wise.
Now I have given you lots to look at so try and see if your family would like the recipes in your binder.
Look through your recipe file and see if you can adapt it for your storage.
For example, I will show you a great recipe we have stored around.
Green Bean Casserole
1 lb browned hamburger (could also use your canned hamburger)
2 cans or pints of drained green beans
2 cans of tomato soup
1 tbsp dried onion
Mix this all together and pour into a 9x13 pan then you top with mashed potatoes.
Bake in a 350 degree oven.
Now we like this recipe. We can use leftover taco meat in place of the hamburger.
So you take your recipe and see what you would need to store. We have all items in our storage to make this any time. I store potato pearls from the LDS home storage center. You just add water and everything is in there already
http://allaboutfoodstorage.com/wp-content/uploads/EVERYTHING-UNDER-THE-SUN-2010-word.pdf I love this method. So if we had this recipe two times a month I would need to do the math. She tells you how to do it so read her method to figure out how much of these items you need. I would need to make this two times a month for a year.
Also she has terrific recipes so if you are planning to stock up read her method. I have it printed and in my binder. She also has videos on YouTube...
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wendy+dewitt+you+tube&view=detail&mid=FC86E40CCEAB93356EB8FC86E40CCEAB93356EB8&FORM=VIRE I think if you did nothing but watch this you will have great information
Keep working on storage and keep learning skills.