"We face many serious challenges in the world today, but I assure you that our Heavenly Father is mindful of us. He will guide and bless us as we put our faith and trust in Him and will see us through whatever difficulties come our way." - Thomas S. Monson
I know that it feels like this is a forever sort of thing and we wonder what it will be like on the other end of this battle. I think we will be like those who have gone before us...look toward them now, see how they got through and gain strength from what they did to get through. We really will have a hard trial but we will make it through.
We still have a very difficult time ahead and we need to brace ourselves for this.
Start being even more frugal than before. Stretch your food stuffs. Be looking for meatless meals your family would enjoy. Learn to plant some items to grow for your family. We need to learn how to mend our clothes to have them last longer. Take care of what you have. Find out how you can make everything you have useful, for example: vegetable cans can be used to plant seeds, just poke a hole in the bottoms for drainage. Go back through the blog to see what now might be even more helpful to you, like making washcloths out of old towels.
Learn to cook from scratch and how to make things stretch.
I have been watching what is and isn't on the shelves and hearing from others and looking at stores online. This week I was surprised to notice that, of course, there's still no yeast, so given this I wanted you to be able to do sourdough if you needed something...
This is my favorite and best ever tutorial on making sourdough - https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-itm-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=itm&p=alderman+farms+sourdough+recipe#id=2&vid=d873c41496e251419f7877b91d6c83f5&action=click
Give them some patience on the first part, stick with it and you will find they get things figured out. You will see it goes into each day so just click on the next day to see but she does a fantastic job of walking you through it.
https://www.momontimeout.com/perfect-biscuits-every-time-recipe/ - another thing you can make is biscuits.
There are so many things you can do with biscuits...
You can mix chicken leftovers or canned chicken with a can of cream of mushroom and some cheese, I throw in some peas. Scoop this into a muffin tin about halfway filling the cups, then top with biscuit and bake in a 350 degree oven till biscuits are golden. Then when you serve, flip it over so the biscuit is on the bottom and the sauce runs over it, yum!
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/21171/white-sauce/ - you can make white sauce with very little ingredients. You can add cooked hamburger or cooked sausage and serve over biscuits, you can add cheese for variation.
Gus says things might look rough right now but the sun will come out.
Missy says we can do this and she is proud of you all.