Monday, February 15, 2016
“Let every head of every household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel also, for at least a year ahead. You of small means put your money in foodstuffs and wearing apparel, not in stocks and bonds.” (J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Conference Report, April 1937, p. 26)
When you both work together you can get more accomplished.
www.simplyprepared.com/preparedness.htm this has great ideas for those number ten cans.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/tithing_and_preparedness.htm this is a great read on tithing and preparedness.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/whyhomestorage.htm some reasons for storing food and supplies.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/personalfamilypreparedness.htm - this is very useful.
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/02/lizas-machine-bread.html this is my favorite bread I just change it up for different breads. You can make garlic knots and hamburger buns and cinnamon rolls or regular rolls, anything you need that uses bread dough - so versatile. If you do not have a bread machine to mix don’t fret, you can stir it by hand.
One more tip… Liza takes wide mouth quart jars, she measures dry ingredients (except the yeast) into the jars. When she is busy she only has to add water and the contents of the jar and add the yeast. This is such a frugal idea, she keeps these on hand then takes a day and fills her “bread kits.”
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/03/monday-message_16.html this shows the hamburger buns and other things I used this dough for.
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/11/english-muffin-bread.html Liza does the same kits using this recipe as well. You can make a regular loaf as she does or if you have one of these pyrex pans, this recipe works well with this pan also. Liza makes the regular bread kits and just as many English muffin bread kits too.
I like the convenience of these kits, easy to make up in a short time. I also like this pancake mix in jars.
I am not so good at the shaking so I just stir but I love the convenience.
Skills… how are you doing?
Do you have basic sewing tools?
http://howtosew.com/blog/sewing-basics/basic-sewing-supplies here are some so you know what to look for and a button collection. When I was little I started a button collection. When walking if I found a button I would put it in a jar so by the time I got married I had quite a jar of buttons which have come in handy over the years.
http://www.to-knit-knitting-stitches.com/lesson-plan.html this could get you started learning knitting.
http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/tp/crochet-for-beginners.htm this could get you started crocheting.
Let's try to learn some skills that would help our family.