EDC stands for everyday carry bag which is different than our 72 hour kits or bug out bags. This is not designed to replace your 72 hour kit or bug out bag, but consider one of these for riding on a bus to work, commuting by train or one you would carry like a purse or small back pack. You see a lot of these on college campuses. These are great for the commuter who rides the bus or train type transportation to work many miles away.
These are easy to make summer fruit salads you can take to any party or serve as a side dish. I love it when I can grab stuff from my pantry to make some of these. I decided to grab a few recipes from some old neighborhood cookbooks that have been around for 30-40 years. I bet you have some of these recipes in your cookbooks!
It’s that time of year we are planning camping trips, family reunions and barbecues. This is an easy homemade three bean salad recipe you can make ahead of time and it’s ready to serve ice cold. I don’t know about you, but anything homemade always tastes better to me. Is your pantry full of all kinds of beans like mine?
This is a really easy to make Mexican Lasagna recipe that your family will love. I stock all of the ingredients to make dishes just like this one. I came across my old recipe book with this Mexican Lasagna recipe. I just had to make this delicious recipe today. It’s one of those neighborhood cookbooks that my sister designed with friends way back in 1988. Yep, this cookbook is 27 years old and still going strong with so many recipes! It’s a bit tattered with the spiral binding, but the recipes are still awesome. When raising our four daughters we tried to have a Latino meal at least once a week. The kids seemed to like tacos the most, but we did try other recipes too. It seems a little strange to mention Mexican and lasagna to describe a meal entree, but the ingredients and the way things are layered you can see how it all comes together. With this recipe your meat lovers are certainly kept happy, but the other tasty ingredients should keep everyone who loves delicious food pleased they sat at your table. Prepare and enjoy!
I wrote this list about three years when I was asked to consult a few businesses about emergency preparedness. I made a binder with suggestions on all of these items. You may not be home during an emergency/event, so having emergency items at your place of business would be helpful and possibly life saving. Here’s the deal, most large corporations have training in place or at least they should have them in place.
I store salt and you should too because of the many ways we use salt every day. We sprinkle it on our food, we cook with it and we bake with it. I keep hearing the good, the bad and ugly about salt. So I have been doing LOTS of research on the subject. The packages I have pictured below are just a few of the typical varieties of salt for cooking, baking, and making jerky, etc. I also included my jerky recipe from a friend: Hamburger Jerky
When my I was raising my daughters we always made our own hamburger and hot dog buns. I had sort of forgotten about making them since we are empty nesters now. Plus, if the whole family comes we would have over 30 people, so it’s easier to just buy the hamburger buns at Costco. Mark and I have friends in the neighborhood we enjoy doing things with and we usually trade off entertaining for dinner every other Sunday. I love it because I only have to cook two Sundays a month instead of four.
Do you want to make a healthier version of crepes? Today I experimented and I am so excited to share the recipe with all my readers. Who doesn’t love crepes? You can choose any fruit, pudding, custard and whipping cream to top your crepes. Yep, I am in love with these crepes!
Do you have a way to power your cell phone in a power outage? You probably know by now that I am always on the lookout for some fairly inexpensive ways for my readers to have a way to power or charge their stuff. I am talking about our cell phones today. It is critical to me because I want to know how my kids are doing, if they are okay, etc. in a power outage. If my phone is charged, hopefully I can get in touch with them. I also like to find ways to light up a room using solar power. Lets face it, how many of us really like the dark? I mean the dark without electricity…..spooky to me. We are all used to just flipping the light switch and we have lights. Here it is: Earth Easy Sunbell Solar Lamp.
Have you been looking at jars of jam or jelly lately? Every jar I pick up at the grocery store has fructose sugar, sugar and more sugar. My daughter Heidi called me and said I should try her recipe she had been experimenting with. It has no sugar or pectin, just strawberries, honey and lemons (I used Organic Lemon Juice). All natural stuff. When our girls were young and we lived in River Heights, Utah we were lucky enough to have a pretty large building lot, about half an acre.