Friday, April 1, 2011

Our doings and Week 2 of 51 week food storage

 I don't know if I will continue this as I have only had 1 person who said it was interesting even lol.
I am including family recipes as you see. Most of them are over a century old and more and some newer ones.
Oh and it is 51 weeks because then that gives you week 52 to see what holes you need to fill yet. I am not putting everything people need in this so you will have to figure out  what you use the most besides toiletries, medicines, baby items etc etc.

New 51-Week Storage Ideas Week Two

This is for two people so buy according to your family’s size.

Chicken: 2 cans whole if possible
Olive oil: (or other vegetable oil you prefer): ½ gallon
Crushed pineapple: 6 cans
Tang: (or other orange juice substitute) 1 container
Cinnamon: pepper, garlic powder 1 container each
Flour: 20 pounds


Mexican Orange Chicken
Oven 350 degrees
 3 to 3 ½ pounds: cut up if it is a whole chicken
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½-1 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
¾ cup orange juice or substitute
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 can crushed pineapple (not drained)
Mix the salt and pepper with the flour. Coat the chicken with flour mixture. Cook chicken over a medium heat until browned on all sides (about 20 minutes). Place the chicken in a 13x9 baking dish or cake pan. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken. Spoon the juice over the chicken once in a while. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Dave is off to Spokane today and Kaylee to day care for the first time this week.
No more news from cousin in Japan, last he said was his 20 something daughter is now home and everything seems alright for now.
No more news on Sandy, just waiting for the infection to clear up.
Dave's spots on his head looks a whole let better this week :).

We have started to separate the cow and calf at night now so we can milk in the mornings and get more milk, I have to do that by myself tonight. Hope it goes okay.

The snow is gone except for the highest drifts and under the trees. Makes us think of the garden and Dave thought today  whoops need to get the rototiller in to see why it won't start.


  1. I think this is a very good and helpful post. Sorry I did not comment before but I think you should keep doing it. :)

  2. I am saving these ideas, just very busy and don't really have time to respond to the various blogs I follow. sorry, but please do continue! thanks

  3. I would like to see you continue as I find the lists helpful.
    The Orange Chicken recipe sounds good.


Comments welcome