Wednesday, August 31, 2011

week 24 and us

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Four

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

Non-Food list:

Multi Vitamins 2 bottles adult and 2 bottles child if children in home
Rubbing Alcohol 2 bottles
Hydrogen peroxide 2 bottles
Hydrocortisone (anti-itch cream) 2 tubes any brand you like

Food List:

Evaporated milk 8 to 10 cans, if you can find this on sale buy a case
Condensed milk 6 cans
Pork and Beans 8 cans, nice for something quick, if you & family likes them buy a case
Lemon juice 2 large bottles, for canning fruits, recipes & making drinks


Hamburger rocks

Fry 5 pounds of ground meat. When meat is cooked transfer it to a colander and rinse the meat under hot water to remove fat. Place washed meat back into cleaned skillet. Fry meat again over med/low heat stirring often until you see no more steam. Keep flame low once the rocks are browning up nicely.

Place twice cooked rocks into an oven-roasting pan. Turn the oven to 200 degrees F, stirring and turning occasionally as meat continues to dry. One to two hours should be enough. Remove the meat from the oven and check for dryness. Store in Jar or Ziploc bag.

If you want to can the hamburger rocks for long-term storage, preheat some canning jars in the oven at 250 simmer lids as usual. Put the rocks into the jars while hot, and then seal jars. After 15 minutes or so the jars will cool and you will hear the jar lids "pop" as they seal in place.

The credit for this recipe goes to Mrs. Miles from the End Times Report site

Spiritual: Are we prepared as much spiritualy for troubles and disaster as we are temporally, like the 10 virgins are we prepared.
We have one side of the lean-to's mostly done, and painted. The parking side still needs painted but we ran out of paint.

Our oldest son T and family arrived safe and sound into Lewiston from Virginia and will now be job hunting.
They will be signing the 3 grandkids up for school on Monday I believe. My oldest baby is 42 lol.
We hadnt seen them in 6 yrs and they and their brothers and sisters haven't seen one another for 9 years.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 23

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Three

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

Non-Food list:

Clothes line 100 feet or more
Clothes pins good ones
Pain reliever Ibuprofen, Alive or whatever you like to use, if you have children don’t forget some for them.
Calamine lotion and itch creams 2 bottles or tubes

Food list:

Sugar 25 pounds
Vanilla and or maple flavoring1 large bottle
Vegetable of choice 8 cans
Fruits 8 cans your choice


Bread Pudding
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons vanilla
2-½ cups milk
2 cups sugar
3 ½ to 5 cups sourdough bread, or what you have, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3-cup pecans, chopped finely
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat together eggs, butter, vanilla, and milk. Add sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved. Arrange bread cubes tightly in a nine-inch baking dish, keeping the crust facing up around the edges and scattered within the dish. Pour liquid over the bread. Sprinkle pecans all over and bake for 55 to 70 minutes, or until crust is golden brown all over.

While the bread pudding is baking, make the Cream Sauce:
1/2-cup sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup cream
2 teaspoons vanilla or maple flavoring or flavoring of your choice
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until mixture reaches a low boil. Pour a small amount over the individual servings of bread pudding.
Store leftovers in fridge. Walk by every hour and pop a cube of bread in your mouth. Smile contently.
From Pioneer Woman


Spiritual Preparedness, Start Early and be steady, Henry B Eyring

Most of us have thought about how to prepare for storms. We have seen and felt the suffering of women, men, and children, and of the aged and the weak, caught in hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, and droughts. One reaction is to ask, “How can I be prepared?” And there is a rush to buy and put away whatever people think they might need for the day they might face such calamities.

But there is another even more important preparation we must make for tests that are certain to come to each of us. That preparation must be started far in advance because it takes time. What we will need then can’t be bought. It can’t be borrowed. It doesn’t store well. And it has to have been used regularly and recently.

What we will need in our day of testing is a spiritual preparation. It is to have developed faith in Jesus Christ so powerful that we can pass the test of life upon which everything for us in eternity depends. That test is part of the purpose God had for us in the Creation.

Okayyyyyyy the house is vacuumed, clothes folded and I figured it was time to get this one. The last load of clothes is in the washer and will only need hung.
Here are some of the pictures of the lean-to walls being built and etc.
Grand daughter helping
Son S.T. graduateing from Nursing school, and hs lovely wife.
Elk runinng down our driveway last week.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Food Storage week 22

Sorry I couldn't get this up on Wed. my lap top was having problems and boy is that frustrating. Dave was home on 4 days of vacation and son DJ and his son and daughter were also over for a great week.  DJ and the kids went home today. I hope to get pictures up yet this week of the wall building on the leanto/summer kitchen.

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Two

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

Non-Food list:

Zip lock type baggies, 1 gallon and quart size 2 boxes each
Kitchen pot scrubbers, both non-scratch and metal type, which can also include SOS pads

Food list:

Dehydrated potatoes 1 large bag or 2 #10 cans if you can’t find sliced buy instant
Catsup 6 large bottles or 2 # 10 cans or large plastic jugs
Jam or Jellies 4 jars
Peanut butter 3 jars


Potato/Rice soup

Large cooking pot 8 quart
3 cups water
1-cup rice brown or white
Bring water to boil and add rice, cover and simmer until rice is soft. Add
4 large potatoes diced
½ onion chopped fine
2 teaspoons salt
1-teaspoon pepper
1 can of carrots or peas drained
1 cup cubed ham or ½ cup ham TVP (optional)
6 cups milk or water depending on how thick or thin you like your soups, add more liquid if you wish
      Combine ingredients and cook on medium heat for going good and then low heat for 2 hours or to the thickness you want. Stir often

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week 21

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty One

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

Non-Food list:

Matches large kitchen type 2 or 3 boxes (strike anywhere if you can find them.)
Lighters pack of 8 to 12, convenient in wet weather
Masks N95 box of 24 if possible
Dental floss 2 containers

Food list:

Hard candy 2 bags, great as a treat in hard times
Corn meal 10 pounds
Whole wheat Flour 25 to 50 pounds or what ever you can get
White flour 25 to 50 pounds


Our Family Civil War Bread
2 ¼ cups rolled oats
2 cups corn meal
2-cups whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons lard or oil
2/3-cup molasses
1-teaspoon salt
6 cups boiling water
2 packs or 2 tablespoons yeast
10 to12 cups of white flour
In a large bowl mix oats, corn and whole wheat, lard, molasses, and salt. Pour in boiling water; stir constantly until mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on and blend. Stir in all the white flour one cup at a time until ¾’s of the flour is in, then ½ cup at a time, till the right consistency. Knead about eight minutes. Put dough in oiled bowl and turn to oil the top. Let rise then bunch down. Divide into 4th’s. Shape these into balls, and let rest 3 to 4 minutes. With hands press into flat ovals roughly the length of bread pan. Fold the oval in half, pinch seam tightly to seal tucked under ends. Repeat with others. Let rise, bake 350 deg. For one hour if it browns to quickly on the tops cover tops with foil tents.

Swedish hard tack
1 c. sour cream or yogurt
1 c. milk
2 c. flour
2 c. wheat flour
½ teasp. salt
1 teasp. baking powder
½ teasp. baking soda
Add more flour if needed. Roll out thin and as large as a dinner plate. Prick with a fork and Bake 350 degrees until light brown 15 minutes or so.

We have been working away here and there on the place.
I made strawberry preserves of the last of the strawberries, I went ahead and added the little bit of goose berries and currants that were ripe into the batch to.  It was the first year of the goose berries and currants.
It has really been dry with no rain in sight and we have had to keep things watered int he garden. The potatoes are doing great and so are the green beans.
We hope we can get quite a few things done this weekend as we don't really have to go anywhere for change.
I just put things back in Dave;s 72 hour kit that he had used to go onthe canoe trip witht he young men.
Now you can make 72-96 hour kits for the whole family in a large plastic conatiner of some kind maybe with wheels and then indivial ones in a back backs with thiings you would need to survive for 3 to 4 days if you had to get out quickly. Here are a fw web addresses that can help you figure out what you woudl like best in yours.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Week 20

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty

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

Non-food list:

Trash bags large 2 boxes
Laundry detergent 1 or 2 boxes of powdered or liquid
Cleanser 2 containers

Food list:

(Don’t forget you need a treat to lift your spirits in trying times.)

Chocolate chips 8 bags
Popcorn 5 pounds minimum (this can also be ground for cornmeal for those who don’t care for popcorn)
Vanilla 2 bottles liquid or powdered
Brown sugar 5 pounds minimum more if you use more


Scottish Shortbread
1-¼ cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
Combine and mix well. It will be like crumb. Knead it until smooth, stick in a pie plate and prick dough deeply in like pie cut shapes. Bake 300 deg. 40 minutes.

Blonde Brownies
2 c. flour
1 teasp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ teasp. salt
Mix together then add:
½ c. butter
2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 teasp. vanilla
1 bag chocolate chips
Melt butter and brown sugar together add egg and vanilla. Then add to dry ingredients mix. Grease 13x9 cake pan; pour in batter sprinkle coco chips on top. Bake 350 degrees 18 to 20 minutes.

We started getting one of enclosesures up around one of the lean-tos, mowing do be done and canning and drying.

Here is 1 gallon of strawberries the scraps off of them I made preserves with. I added one apple to make more.

Different herbs Yarrow, oregano, feverfew, spearmint, peppermint etc.