Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Weekly storage list 28

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Eight

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

Non-Food list:

Solar blanket 1 for each member of the family
Rain Poncho 1 for each member
Copy of Identification as in drivers license, school ID or child’s birth certificate
Picture of each member of the family, up to date

Food list:

Powdered drink mix 2 large cans or containers Tang or favorite
Powdered milk 10 pounds in cans or boxes
Hot cocoa drink mix 2 to3 large cans
Jello 8 packages in flavors you like


Bottling dry beans

Pressure canner

Large pot of boiling water (water will be used to pour over beans in the jars.)

7 quart jars, lids rings etc.

Wash and clean jars and rings in hot water, rinse in hot water (this can be done in a dish washer if you have one.) Boil the lids and leave in the hot water.

To each quart jar add 1 and 1/3 cup dry beans. (As in Red, pinto, navy)
Add 1-teaspoon salt

Fill the jar within 1 inch of top with hot water.
Place lids and rings on jar and tighten rings.
The beans will swell during this next process so don’t add extra beans.
Process in your pressure canner for 1 hour on 15 pounds pressure (60 minutes).
Let the jars cool and lids should give a pop sound when sealed.
This recipe was given by Maxine Powell years ago. 

We have gotten the frost free faucet dug up in the barn, I should say Dave has. The part that connects the faucet to the water pipe was busted. So thats all fixed and ready for winter.

Our son T helped finsh the last 2 places in the barn that needed to be jacked up and braced. That was great for me :).

Someone is giving us 10 gallons of tomatoes which i will make sauce out of and can. Good thing cause the few we have are still green. It was just to cool this summer for ours to do well.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

27th week food storage & recipes

Sorry we were out of town.

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Seventy

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

Non-Food list:

Cleanser 4 containers
Pine sol or Lysol cleaner 2 bottles
Bug spray killer 2 cans

Food list:

Brown sugar 25 pounds
Raisins 1 or 2 large boxes, even if these dry out they are still good. Can put in hot cereals or soak in a bit of water for eating.
Evaporated milk 6 cans


Hamburger Buns

Small batch

1 & ¼ c. water warm
2 packages or 2 tablespoons yeast
1 c. milk
½ tsp. salt
3 tab. packed brown sugar
½ c. oil or melted cooled shortening
1 egg
6 to 7 c. flour
½ stick of butter or margarine to melt and brush on done buns
Combine warm water and yeast add sugar. Let rest 5 minutes then add salt, oil, milk and egg. Stir in flour and knead. Put in an oiled bowl and turn to oil all sides. Let rest until double in size. Punch down, let rise another 30 minutes. Punch down and roll ½ inch thick, cut with jar lid as u would to do cookies. Put on greased sheet let rest 10 to 15 minutes bake in 400 deg oven 18 to 20 minutes till nice golden brown. Take out and brush with butter

Apple Muffins

Around 20 muffins
2 eggs
½ cups oil
1 c. sugar
Mix then add
¼ teasp. salt
5 cups flour
1 tab. baking soda
2 c. milk
4 med. Diced apples
Fill greased or papered with cup cake cups muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 375 deg. 20 minutes


The Household of Faith, Bishop J. Richard Clarke, Nov. 1980

Brothers and sisters, we do not know by what means or when a crisis will occur in our family.
Residents of Michigan did not need a nationwide, full-scale depression to tax their economic resources and cause many to lose their jobs. If I have a crippling disability for a prolonged period, my income stops just as surely as if it were caused by a national catastrophe.
We tend to view distasteful circumstances in a rather detached way; but, as one of the American presidential candidates recently said, “If my neighbor loses his job, it is a recession; but if I lose my job, that’s a depression.”
There are some who feel that they are secure as long as they have funds to purchase food. Money is not food. If there is no food in the stores or in the warehouses, you cannot sustain life with money. Both President Romney and President Clark have warned us that we will yet live on what we produce.
I would like to make one point very clear. The welfare services program of the Church is essentially you and I being self-sufficient within our own families. The Church storehouse system is a backup system for the small number of members who are poor or physically handicapped, or for emergencies or disasters.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Week 26 and cooler weather start

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Six

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

Non-Food list:

Toilet paper 12-24 count package depending on how much you use a day and size of family.
Cough drops 2 packages (Regular or sugar free)
Vaseline 1 large jar or 2 medium babies bottoms, hands as in (can be used for chapped skin, lips, cotton balls rolled in it will be fire starters)

Food list:

Tomato sauce 12 cans 8 oz. size
Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip type salad dressing 3 jars (these can substitute for butter or oil in cakes) Do have to watch the dates on there they don't last real long after date on jar.
Non-Dairy creamer 2 large bottles or cans (good substitute for milk in things)
Juice canned pineapple, apple, other varieties etc. 6 cans


Taco casserole
2 pounds ground beef
1 minced onion
Brown these 2 together in a little oil, and then drain off the grease. Then add:
2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz. each)
2 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. salt
Then let it simmer a few minutes. Line a pan or cake pan with corn tortillas. Cover the tortillas with all of the meat mixture, then 3 more tortillas, and then on the top of this pour 1 can cream of chicken soup, mixed with ¾ c. milk top this with 2 c. grated cheddar cheese or Colby. Bake 350 degrees 1 half hour. Then cut this into squares and sprinkle on shredded lettuce.

Wiener Schnitzel
2 pounds of veal or beef steaks, ½ inch thick if possible, turkey works to
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 eggs beaten
1-tablespoon milk
1 cup dry bread crumbs
½ cup saltine cracker crumbs
¼ cup oil
Cut or score the edges of the steaks to prevent curling. Pound the steaks till ½ inch thick if they are thicker then that. Mix flour, salt and pepper. In different bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. Dip the meat in the flour mix and then into the eggs, then into the crumb mix. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and cook-dipped meat over med. Heat. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4 to5 minutes on each side.


Remember that wholesome, uplifting music has the power to strengthen our spirits and bring all of us closer to God

Here we are in the middle of September already. That didn't take long now did it?
Well the cooler weather is here after 3 weeks of summer weather. Today is supposed to be high 70's with 60's starting tomorrow. No just a small drop after days for us lol.
We still have a few things that have to be done before the ground freezes and winter gets here in earnest.
One is getting that faucet dug up to find the leak and more wood split along with some other odd things and this weekend won't be a good one for work around the farm.
Dave goes to Spokane this Friday and Saturday he has to be in town to help with a service day because he wants to and Stake conference talks that last afternoon and evening. So looks like he will be working hard some nights after work.
He would have starting this past Monday but City Counsil people wanted him there and that didn't start until 6 pm. and Tuesday he was just tuckered out.
Tonight is his volunteer night at the Family History Center and a meeting at 7 pm. So it looks like tomorrow Thursday night we will work on finishing jacking up the rest of the barn roof hopefully.
We have that 3/5 s done. What a job figureing that one out but it will be better for the weight of the snow on the roof of the barn this winter. Each winter the old barn roof sagged more and more.
The lean-to's are painted and the gutters and down spouts are on the lean-to's I am glad that is done.
The chimney is cleaned and the leaves cleaned off the roof gutters.
We painted the front deck last weekend and the ramps/bridges that come to the house across the creek.
Also I have been making fingerless gloves (also known as wristlets) and big needle scarves. See how they work as gifts.
It has taken me 6 weeks but i have lost 9 pounds 21 to go. With taking 2 days off to eat more normal then went right back to it after that.
I lose weight very very slowly but can gain it very quickly lol. Dave can lose 4 or 5 pounds a week without even  trying. No fair.
My lower back is better after hurting it 3 weeks back and I am watching what I am doing and the weight of things I lift.

I got some circular needles to try out. But will do that after I finished the next set of fingerless gloves in blues.
I went to their sight and just picked a few sizes and the long circle that goes to them. (60 inch) Long is best I have found with experimenting some.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Week 25

I had to go to town today, it is very good to be home. The whole valley is covered in smoke from forest fires and the smoke has even spread up here to the foothills. Sure makes for a scratchy throat.

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Five

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

Non-Food list:

Paper plates something strong for emergencies when washing is impossible
Plastic dinnerware same as above
Paper or metal camping cups (if you are drinking water being metal doesn’t matter)

Food List:

Tuna 10 cans, buy a case if you can & cook with tuna
Mackerel or salmon 6 cans
Dry beans 25 pounds your choice or combination, pinto, navy, black or whatever


Egg Noodles
2 c. flour
½ tsp. salt
4 eggs beaten
Mix salt into flour, then add flour mixture into eggs, knead, Let rest 30 minutes. Roll on floured surface thin and cut in narrow strips. Can dry or freeze or add to soup.

German Spaetzle pasta
2 c. four
½ tsp. salt
2 eggs beaten
1 c. milk
In a bowl combine flour and salt. Mix in eggs & milk, mix well. Let rest 10 minutes, place batter in a coarse sieved colander like for deep fat frying and hold over a large kettle of rapidly boiling water. Press batter through the holes with a large spoon or rubber spatula. Cook & stir 5 minutes.

The lean-to on the right side is mostly all painted yeaaa.

Son T with is wife T and family have made it out here.

The little one is our other sons boy Xander.