Monday, October 8, 2018
"Our bishops storehouses are not intended to stock enough commodities to care for all the members of the Church. Storehouses are only established to care for the poor and the needy. For this reason, members of the Church have been instructed to personally store a year’s supply of food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel. By following this counsel, most members will be prepared and able to care for themselves and their family members, and be able to share with others as may be needed." (President Ezra Taft Benson)
Fall has arrived.
I always feel like I am in a hurry to button up things for winter. I do lots of organizing before the snow flies…
I have organized a working basket for tatting.
I thought hard on how to have a portable way with my tatting as I have it so organized I did not want to mess that up. So I took a zipper pouch I had and thought hard on what to put in it. With that done, I repeated it again with knitting notions…
We shall see if this works. It hasn’t in the past very well but I tweaked it differently this time.
I also added trays to my shelves. I had these trays from a yard sale long ago I got them for a dollar for twelve.
I think these gave a cozy look. I feel the squirrel effect I call it, to get house buttoned up and food in.
Lana shared in the comments this recipe…
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/overnight-cinnamon-pecan-french-toast-casserole - thank you, Lana! This is just the right time of year for this.
I also put these jars together on the butcher block after seeing something similar that inspired me. I already had the jars so there was no extra cost.
I am not a coffee drinker, never have been, but I thought this little coffee pot was cute to use in decorating. I got it at our reuse place, it has all the inner parts still in it. Thought it would look cute on this shelf.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Store+This%2c+Not+That!&qft=+filterui%3auserpage-everydayfoodstorage&view=detail&mid=C08403CA3A26C56B9E4FC08403CA3A26C56B9E4F&&FORM=VRDGAR - how to make creamy oatmeal from food storage since you saw my oatmeal jar up above.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Store+This%2c+Not+That!&qft=+filterui%3auserpage-everydayfoodstorage&view=detail&mid=7D5CC712BEEBC7568CAB7D5CC712BEEBC7568CAB&&FORM=VRDGAR - how to fix one pot spaghetti.
I store pasta in five gallon buckets and put two bay leaves on top then put the lid on and then date and label it. I will tell you pasta stored this way lasts for many years.
I will add a reminder here... NEVER place buckets or other food directly on the concrete floor. I recommend placing wood between the buckets and the floor.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Store+This%2c+Not+That!&qft=+filterui%3auserpage-everydayfoodstorage&view=detail&mid=9EB835468792AEB5E9719EB835468792AEB5E971&rvsmid=7D5CC712BEEBC7568CAB7D5CC712BEEBC7568CAB&FORM=VDQVAP - with the hurricane tragedies of late this may be a good place to start.
We got our flu shots this last week so I want you to work on your sick plans, like cans of chicken soup, fluids, cough drops, crackers and easy meals especially some casseroles made up in the freezer. Even your own chicken soup would be more desirable than canned soup from the store. But make your plan and work it as the sickness time of year will soon be here.
Watch your store flyers. Be frugal about stocking up on storage and supplies. Work on your skill building. Do the best you can.