Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Message

Crocheting is a great skill to have! Above is a crocheted vest I made for my granddaughter, you can read more here.

Provident living:  Sept. 24th at 9:30 a.m. at the Shook's! We will be having beginning crochet and you will need regular worsted weight yarn (it is the cheap yarn at walmart), size G hook and a pair of scissors. We will have so fun come join us!

"A year's supply of food storage is beneficial in several ways: 

1. It provides peace of mind as we obey the counsel to store. 

2. It helps ensure survival in case of personal or natural disaster. 

3. It strengthens skills in preparing and using basic foods" ("Home Storage: Build on the Basics," Ensign, June 1989, 40). - this is a great way to be frugal! - this too is a great idea, could use as a gift for a little one. How many odd socks do we have hanging on till we find the mate? - this is an easy way to make leg warmers. And with colder weather coming up sooner then later, it would also be a good idea to make for your little crawlers! Use a child's sweater to make the baby leggings to save those little knees. - good use for those old cards you have been saving or that are yet to come.

Our lives get so busy doing so many things so don't forget the one you married...

emotional preparedness, I love this idea! - - this sums up everything... again, if you are waiting, what are you waiting for?

This will have many recipes for you to use your oats in...

A reminder of what basic food is needed for one person... - on this we add things we are used to eating, provided we don't eat out every day. By adding things like cinnamon, now you can have cinnamon rolls and can just add what your family likes to eat! Look at your menus and get the menus you come up with for your family and place in your binder then break it down how to get what is needed to eat that and stock up. - I store dried apples and I make dried apples and it is amazing. How neat to have on hand, we make apple crisp and you would not be able to tell they had been dried first. - what to do with all those beans. - recipes for beans - very helpful with the powdered milk - recipes for dry milk - pasta - rice - dehydrated carrots - water - great to keep on a cupboard door substitutions - more substitutions - in our class we put pressure canner, dehydrator, food saver on the list for Christmas and if you do not have a wheat grinder that is one as well.

Magna Utah Central Stake has put this together for their stake... some light reading right? But truly could get many ideas here. - I was amazed to see I had all the ingredients for the sun dried tomato and penne soup, but these might be good to have on shelf for cold and flu season. - these look good as well.

This week was packed with great ideas and great recipes for using your storage. Now that the heat is gone, it is back to cooking warm hearty meals, so try some of the recipes and see if you can find some that can make their way into your menus and binders!

We are all working hard and going in the same direction, we are all brothers and sisters and love each other  no one is totally prepared but we can get closer to it or be further from it but as I see in our ward people are working to get closer to it.

I am thankful for Prophets and their warnings and teachings, we are blessed. Keep working on your storage!

A heads up our next class on Oct. 1st will be on storing in small spaces.

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