Here are some ideas that maybe you can use to take a small gift to a friend, family member or a neighbor. I took eight pint jars and decided to make some “smoothies in a jar” that don’t need to be refrigerated until you add water and ice. Well, in my family they wouldn’t last long enough to make it to the refrigerator as leftovers ….we will finish the whole blender! I wanted to make all of them with my freeze dried fruits and veggies!
Have you been wanting to know how to make laundry detergent? Kendra, a friend of mine, has made it for years and taught me. We decided to see exactly, or pretty darn close, how much a 5 gallon bucket of home made laundry detergent would cost us. Kendra actually figured out approximately how long the 5 gallon bucket would last each of our families based on estimates of how often we would wash a batch of clothes.
This is an easy whole wheat bread recipe anyone can make. It’s very soft and moist and if you didn’t see the light tan color you would almost think it was white bread. Just so you know I am a “dumper”……I start with the following ingredients and “dump” each one slowly into my Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine. My mother used to make bread by hand, but my hands are pretty arthritic so I use the Bosch. Can’t you just smell the whole wheat bread coming out of the oven?
There are so many uses and health benefits of coconut oil. I keep learning more and more each day about new ways it can be used. You can substitute coconut oil for other oils in many recipes. I have been using it now for a few years and learn something new everyday how I can use it. Coconut oil is like a thick waxy solid substance but melts or becomes oily in your hand from the warmth almost immediately. In fact here in Southern Utah if the room becomes too warm it will become liquid on the counter.
Do you love garlic as much as I do? I decided to write down the 21 reasons why I store garlic. I’m sure there are more reasons, but I will start with this number today. If you have some more ideas, please tell me and I will add them to my list. One of my favorite ways to use garlic is when my son-in-law, Nate chops it really fine then spreads it with olive oil on pita or French bread and bakes it. He puts a lot on the bread…..oh my goodness it is fabulous! Can’t you just smell the garlic?
Have you wanted to know how to make perfect hard boiled eggs? Well, as you know I have been learning how to use a pressure cooker. I may have mentioned I took a class from Chef Brad and from that day forward I was hooked on using a pressure cooker! Well, I have cooked Quinoa, red, white and black in color. I have cooked Kamut and so many other foods in this pressure cooker. Today, I made perfect hard boiled eggs in my pressure cooker. You heard that right…hard boiled eggs.
I just received this book called Prepper’s Financial Guide by Jim Cobb. I believe this is the seventh book he has written. Jim is a colleague of mine in the prepper world and I have all of his books because he knows what emergency preparedness really is all about. This particular book is my favorite, although I could say that about all of his books. This one I read through the first night because I couldn’t put it down. I worked over 20 years in the banking and mortgage industry. I owned my own mortgage company for about 14 or 15 years.
Plastic bottles, what do all those letters and numbers mean on the bottles or other plastic containers? I want to know if they are safe or not. I did a little research to see what ALL the numbers on the different plastic/and or plastic type bottles mean. I want to make sure we are all storing our WATER in the best type of container. This is what I found, look on the bottom of your water storage containers, water bottles, sippy cups, etc. See if you can see the triangle and the number. I am just making you aware of the issues concerning the different numbers. I still buy plastic containers. But I am careful what I use to store my food within the refrigerator. I have a stainless steel water jug I refill with water several times a day. Please note I STILL use plastic…..
The biggest question I get asked is, “How do I get started with a food storage supply and emergency preparations.” It can be so overwhelming, can’t it! When it comes to adding foods for daily and emergency use, I really like using the Home Store Q at Thrivelife.com. It allows me to make a checklist of everything I will want to buy and store, but doesn’t make me break my budget trying to buy it all at once.
I wish every family in the world could have at least one thermal cooker. All you need to do is bring the contents in the inside pan to a full rolling boil for four minutes. Next, you put the lid on the pan and place it inside the thermal cooker and lock the lid in place, then off you go for the day’s activities. Your meal cooks after the initial four minutes of boiling. This little thermal cooker is perfect for families on the go. I mean really on the go for sports activities, music lessons or just for running errands. Please think of this thermal cooker as a slow cooker using zero electricity.