|Rhubarb pie filling fresh out of the canner, an excellent addition to food storage, yum! You can find the recipe HERE.|
“As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect.” (Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2001)
Definition of prudent:
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; careful in providing for the future; provident.
“Prudent in every respect” so we could say don’t be wasteful or to live frugally in every way. I think you can dissect this down to the very most basics.
At this time in history advertisers are very good at their marketing. They play on your being tired. They want you to go out to eat, they want you to buy gadgets you’ve never needed before. They make it look like the most horrid thing to peel eggs or chop veggies to the point the lady in the infomercial has eggs in her hair... do you get eggs in your hair when you peel them? At the holidays they say get one gift and get yourself one too, you deserve it, that sort of thing.
Traps are set everywhere. You need the latest clothes, the latest gadgets, toys, cars, or _____ you fill in anything that comes to mind. I know people who have storage units rented for things that don’t fit in their homes. I am not hating on things, some are very useful but some become ball and chains around our ankles and budgets.
It doesn’t help that our kids want the next gimmick out and if they don’t get it they face bad stuff at school, this is hard. As we cave to this kind of pressure I don’t think we are helping our kids.
How will you be remembered? Will it be for having this that and the other thing or for what you did for others? As I look back to my friends who passed away I can’t remember what they had but I sure do remember how kind and caring they were… just something to think on.
My good friend Liza Gray made me an apron and sent me a book called Forget-me-not by Janda Sims Kelley. In that book i found this…
“The greatest thing that most of us ever have to do in this world is to do the little things that come to us just the very best we can.”
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog?view=entry&id=88 - very good article if you go in and read about them, very impressive. We always could tell when the economy would take a down turn and were first to know when it got better. I can tell you we still are not improved in economy. If you were affected by the economy this is a must read and if not this is a must read for the future.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog?view=entry&id=18251 - more helpful info
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/cooking/menus/strictly-pantry-menu - very good ideas for cooking from the pantry.
http://thesimplepen.com/guest-post-what-are-the-gaps-in-your-stockpile/ good pantry and food storage article.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/cooking/learn/pantry - this is a nice storage room… notice how canning enhances the storage? Just makes you want to stock up, doesn’t it?
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/gingerbread-pancakes - this looks yummy for sure.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/donuts - this would be fun to make for family nite.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/biscuits - yum
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/crepes - inexpensive
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/whole-wheat-crackers - making your own crackers is easier than you think.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog/tags/tag/a-gift-a-day - it is not too early to start working on Christmas gifts.
This was a wonderful site to visit and get inspired from. A lot of good things in there to try and learn!
Enjoy and be inspired!