Thursday, October 27, 2011

Week 32

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Thirty Two

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

Non-food list:

Wheat/grain grinder: 1 at least, even a roller is nice
Cast iron or heavy pan & pot: 1 of each for cooking over campfire or Coleman stove etc.
Grate: One for cooking over a campfire.
Matches: 2 large boxes

Food list:

Wheat berries or flour: 100 pounds, put in food grade buckets. Wheat berries keep longer then flour.
Bouillon beef and chicken: 2 large bags of each if possible to find in bags. This can be used to flavor many things, broth, rice, gravies etc.


Dyrestek (wild meat or poultry) One of my moms Scandinavian recipes, early 1900’s. This may be one you just tuck away for later. Or experiment using meat or poultry you have on hand.

Soak the meat overnight in cold water with a little salt. Make sure the meat is covered with the salt water. Dry with a cloth and then remove the skin.

Brown it in hot oil or fat over medium heat. Pour 3 cups water or milk over, add seasoning you prefer and simmer slowly in a covered pan for 2 hours. Serve this with browned gravy made from butter, flour, broth from meat and some sour cream.


I would like everyone who never has or hasn’t in a long time, to practice cooking over a campfire. Writher you can do this at your home or need to go to elsewhere. Ask someone who lives at a place this is possible, if you can come out and practice building a fire and cooking on it at their place.


Out of small things

We must not become weary of doing good, and we must not become impatient; the changes we seek will come about “in their time.”

Self-improvement may seem a kind of work project, but it is—at heart—a change of heart. When we women struggle to keep up with life—raising children, providing necessities, attending school, dealing with issues of age or ill health—our own spirituality often ends up at the bottom of our long “to do” lists.

By Kathleen H. Hughes
I still have this cold but at least it is better.
Daves meeting was canceled tonight so he got to come home after work.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Week 31, I just had to get sick

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Thirty One

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

Non-food list:

Cleanser: 4 cans
Garden seeds: Start collection of 4 packets each of the vegetables you like or need to have, non-hybridGardening How To Books
How to books on things like Seed Saving and Sowing
Amazon has many used books that cost very little

Food List:

Pasta: 6 to 8 pounds of a variety
Honey: 5 pounds
Tuna or fish of choice: 10 cans


Pumpkin Honey Bread
3 ½ cups flour
1-teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
1-cup honey
2 cups pumpkin puree
1-teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1-cup olive oil or other
¾ cup sugar
1-cup nutmeats, pecans or walnut if desired

Honey Peanut Butter Balls
½ cup peanut butter
1/3-cup wheat germ
1/3-cup honey
½ cup instant dry milk
Mix all ingredients well and make into balls. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When substituting honey for sugar in a recipe:

Use the same amount of honey as sugar but reduce your liquid contents by a quarter (instead of 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk do 1 cup honey and ¾ cup milk)

In making cakes or cookies add ½ teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey.

In baking lower temperature of your oven by 25 degrees which helps from foods getting burned or to dark when cooking with honey.


Remember they’re many women in the ward, area or organization who will help others learn to bake breads, knit or learn a new skill or craft. You only need to ask sometimes. So many mature ladies would love to pass on what they know.

I am down with a pretty bad cold, grandkids shared with me. Dave hasn't caught it yet. Hope it stays that way.
We butchered the turkeys last weekend, so nice to have another thing done. Todd and boys injoyed helping.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Week 30, WOW

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Thirty

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

Non-food list:

Winter car kit time: If you have a winter car kit for emergencies, it is time to up date it for this coming winter. There are several you can buy or you can put one together with what you prefer in it. Blanket, easy foods, water, flashlight & extra batteries, a few tools, flares, matches or lighter, pocket multi tool, small folding shovel and extra warm clothing. Anything else you would like in it.
Ammonia: 1 large bottle
Dish soap of choice: 2 bottles

Food list: I know you see lots of repeats but this is necessary.

Vegetable: 10 cans
Meats or fish: 8 cans
Baking soda: 1 large box (put in a glass or plastic jar to keep out moisture

Pancake mix:

Large container you can close against insects, this can be doubled etc.
8 cups flour
6 tablespoons baking powder
3 teaspoons salt
½ cup sugar
2 cups powdered milk
1 cup powdered egg mix
When mixing this to make pancakes add 1 cup water to 1 cup pancake mix and 1 tablespoon oil.


Old-fashioned soil remover: (This was my moms)
½ cup ammonia, ½ cup baking soda, ½ cup white vinegar, 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap, 2 quarts water
Mix in a bowl and put what you need in a spray bottle and store the rest in a jar or bottle.

New skill:

I am challenging you and or your family members to learn something new in the next couple of months. Be it sewing, cooking, baking, learning to can or can something you haven't before, knitting, crocheting, learning to fix something in the house, handling power tools, changing the oil in the car or something you have always wanted to learn.

Dave will be home tonight some where around 10 or after.  I know he is  exhausted. They took turns driving while the other grabbed some sleep in the passenger side of the truck. So much for stopping at a rest stop to get some rest if they needed it.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Week 29 late and us

Sorry the font was messed up earlier it wouldn't let me fix it until today.

New 51 Week Storage Ideas Week Twenty Nine

Non-Food list:

Pinesole or cleaner disinfectant you like: 2 bottles
Batteries: D, C, AA, AAA or sizes you need
LED headlamp: Can be bought at a store or they are great when you need the use of both hands and during an emergency they really come in handy.
First aid supplies: Alcohol, Anti-biotic, Band-Aids, gauze etc, pain reliever, Vicks and cold remedies

Food list:

Canned cheese: things like cheese whiz or home canned velveta
Peanut butter: 4 jars (Prices are supposed to rise this fall as there is a shortage of peanuts)

Canned peaches: 8 cans
Almond extract: 2 bottles
Lemon juice in bottles: 2 bottles (We use a lot and use to make warm lemon drinks and making foods)


Plain pie crust

2 c. flour
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. oil or shortening
7 to 8 tab. water
Mix together and roll out on floured surface.

Raisin Pie

1-cup raisins
1 egg
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
1-teaspoon butter
1-tablespoon flour.
Boil the first 5 ingredients together, add moistened flour and cook until thick. Put in the piecrust and bake till crust is done.

Peach Pie

1 unbaked pie shell, 9 to 10 inch
Peaches enough to fill 9 to 10 inch pie shell when sliced up
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch or flour
½ teaspoon almond extract
4 tablespoons butter
Over low heat melt together sugar, lemon, cornstarch, and butter, add almond flavoring after taking it off heat. Put peaches in pie shell and pour over mixture. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 deg. Then turn to 350 and bake 35 to 45 minutes

Sorry about the 2 days late.

We have had company T & T  and the 3 children. They didnt have school the past few days and they came up here.
Dave and son T are headed to Virginia as of an hour ago to go get their stuff out of the storage unit in VA and pick up their car and haul it back.
We have a 8 by 16 foot trailer they will put on the trailer and pack their things in and around it.

The rest of the family will be up here until Sunday night then they will head back tot he valley where they are staying with son Seth. With school here on Monday.

We had a high of 40 degrees yesterday with ice on the truck and my hops in the morning :(.
It is 42 deg. right now but at least we recieved some rain the last couple of days. YEAAAAAA