|Reorganizing the stamp room. Scroll down for more pics!|
“I wish to urge again the importance of self-reliance on the part of every individual Church member and family. None of us knows when a catastrophe might strike. Sickness, injury, unemployment may affect any of us. We have a great welfare program with facilities for such things as grain storage in various areas. It is important that we do this. But the best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
I have seen many who have suffered a reverse to their income and it is so sad. No one expects this to happen to them. We need to be prepared for such a reverse. Store some food and know how to fix it.
Also, having an "I can do" attitude not a feeling sorry for yourself attitude helps.
Whenever we had a bad turn of events because we had storage it helped us over those times. Plus, the kids did not know as we ate the same things and I always stored the ingredients to make our favorite chocolate cake. It helped the kids to feel things were okay and it helped us as the parents to feel things would be okay.
My Chocolate Cake
1 ½ c. boiling water
¾ c. butter
2 c. sugar
Stir together till butter is melted and sugar is dissolved
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. cocoa powder
Mix well and add…
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend well, batter will be thin.
Put in a sprayed 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees till done, check after twenty minutes.
Do you have a favorite comfort food? Do you have the ingredients on hand?
Lately I have been doing organizing in the sewing/stamping room.
I am getting the Toyota all set up to make sock tubes. I will have to see how I do on that. I am learning to advance a skill.
I have this cowl all caked off and ready to start.
https://www.littlehouseliving.com/frugal-living-tips/frugally-fit - this has great information on becoming more frugal. She has great ideas.
Keep working on your frugal plans and building your storage and building your skills.