Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Week 18

I went ahead and made 4 loves of home made bread on Monday afternoon and had to remake a new sour dough starter.
This is what I do.

Sour Dough Starter

4 cup plastic container starter needs to be able to expand.
Put in 1 cup of warm water, 1 teaspoon of yeast,, 1 teaspoon sugar, (I used a bit of molasses, you can use honey to,) let sit a few minutes, add 1 cup flour, stir, doesn’t have to have all lumps gone at all.
Sit in warm place about 18 hours to 24 hours then stir down add 1/2 cup flour stir add 1 cup warm water and a dash of sugar, let sit till next day, stick in fridge.
You won’t have to add any more sugar to this; it was just to help it grow.
Take out 1 cup of starter for making a couple loaves of bread, and add back in 1 cup flour and 1 cup water to your starter and let set out a few hours then put back in fridge
Use your starter like you would your yeast, look at some sour dough bread recipes on the
Internet to see things you would like to make with it.
It’s good to feed your starter about once a week if you can.
I have gone 2 weeks and it was fine in the fridge.

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Eighteen

This is for two (2) people so buy according to your family’s size.

Non-food list:

Sweat pants 3 pair for you and family, kids can be 1 or 2 sizes to big. (Great for 72-hour kits.)
T-shirts and a few extra long sleeve shirts.
Books- How to books on subjects needed for home storage, building things etc. Dutch oven cooking and other books for your and children for entertainment.
Coloring books and crayons
Soap bath and hand soap at least 2 -8 bar packs.

Food list:

Spam 6 cans more if you really like it.
Velveeta cheese 2 or 3 packs, you can take out of box and foil and repackage in Foodsaver bags or can it. Or a canned cheese you like to make mac and cheese with.
Pasta 10 pounds in assorted types as you like.
Fruit cocktail 8 to 10 cans


Spam Macaroni and Cheese

1-pound macaroni, cook until tender in large 4-quart pot, drain put back in pot.
¼ cup butter
Velveeta or other cheese you prefer, ½ pound cubed.
Spam 1 can, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
Warm on low to medium heat until cheese is melted.

Fruit Cocktail Cake (Grandmother Pierce)

(No butter needed)
1-½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-½ cups flour
Dash of salt
1 large can fruit cocktail, drain liquid off the fruit. Use only the fruit in the cake.
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 min. or until done. Serve with cool whip or ice cream.


We have been counseled to have Food Storage by our leaders.

This can give us Temporal peace and help with our spiritual being in times of trouble. (From, Home Storage: Build on the Basics on

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

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

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

It strengthens skills in preparing and using basic foods.

Once you have stored the basic food items, you need to regularly include them in your daily meals


  1. I love reading about your family happenings. It's interesting to me as a city girl, to see all the things that go on in the country. I like reading the recipes you post, but alas, seldom do make them.

  2. I love homemade bread, Sally! Thanks so much for always posting recipes and what's going on in your family. Prayers are going up for you and for them right now. Please come by the forum and let us know how things are going when you find the time.


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