Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Message

Putting the dry ingredients into quart jars for bread mixes makes baking homemade bread go so much faster! 

“Regardless of where we live or our financial situation, the path to preparation will open before us as we comply with the counsel of the prophets and go forward as means and circumstances permit.” (Gordon K. Bischoff, The Ensign, Sept. 1997, p. 67) okay, I put this first. If you did not take time to watch her you should make the time. If you did watch her, get all inspired again as she has the best way to get your storage. She is a member of the church and has a really no nonsense way that is wonderful, especially about storing chocolate under your bed in a box labeled broccoli. She has a great print out to go with… I would encourage you to print when you can, it has like 26 pages? I can’t remember, but it should be in every food storage binder. Read this and watch her seminar above this link.

If you are struggling to get storage, to know where to start, this is it. Wendy DeWitt explains better than anyone else and you will come away thinking - wow, it isn’t that hard. If you already do storage this is worth the watch even if for nothing else than inspiration.  

This is my homework assignment for all of you: click on the two links above, watch all the video clips then read all the handouts and, if possible, print it for your binder. Pretty easy homework if you ask me and it is not a dry boring food storage talk she gives. Go potty before watching, she is funny :p - laundry, we can do quite a bit to limit some dollars here or there. It might not seem like much but when you add them up it is a good amount that could be used in food storage acquisitions. - good ideas - okay, toilet paper is very high on my list as it just keeps creeping up in price. - some interesting reads, just click the pictures. - this site I am partial to as I love Iowa. Having lived or visited many states, Iowa is my favorite! And there are recipes here that are the most terrific ever. If you are doing your storage right these recipes would be what you are eating. - this you should print and put in your food storage binder… why pay to have someone mix it for you and sell you a tiny bit for a lot of money?? - are you still buying the box mixes? You will see this is better on the budget. The only thing you will not get are the things no one wants like chemicals. This too I would print and put in your binder. I like being able to use a different pasta once Hamburger Helper went to the giant macaroni it doesn’t taste as good. So this gives you a cheaper option. - should read - this is a great idea for fast meals and frugal too! - this is very important to read. Which category do you find yourself in? I like the term voluntary simplifier. Yep, I like what they call a trip to the library… a person who could live this simple life gets it. We should not be running ragged for things. In later years one might look back and say what a waste it was to live a consumer driven life. I also think life has its challenges no matter where you are on the scale. Try to do the best you can with what you have. Once I went in an older couple’s house, they were content with their old furnishings. At some point in their life they figured it out stuff is not what is important.

What is important is our family. Keeping up with others is not the way to go. Sometimes Satan will make us think people with all the latest must be the happiest but if we really knew they might be very unhappy. So make life happy here and now without costing. - cleaning recipes can save you a lot of money.

I did make the bread mixes in the quart jars like the tip from my friend Liza. This is a fast way to make bread. I am always looking for frugal ways to do things and this tip was outstanding.

Keep working on your storage. Do the homework assignment that I gave you above and let me know when you have it done by zipping me an email and telling me what you think of it -

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