Sunday, May 24, 2009

52 Weeks, Week 19

52 Weeks to Family Preparedness for Two
Week 19

There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated – And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated. D&C 130:20-21.

Food Storage and Preparedness Challenge Of The Week:

Food Storage Purchase 8 ½ lbs. Non-Fat Dry Milk

Extra Item Purchase 1 lbs. of Yeast, Baking Soda, and Baking Powder

Flu Kit 2 buckets 1 box of contractor type garbage bags (To make your own porta-potty in case you lose utilities) Kitty litter - 1 bag per/person. This can be used for absorbing all bodily fluids.
Family Preparation family meeting, plan and coordinate how your family will take care of each other and how you will communicate with each other, in case of someone sick or away from home.

Spiritual Preparedness Read "Come to the Temple" by Boyd K. Packer in the Oct. 2007 Ensign. Plan to attend regularly.

Serves 6

2 ½ Cups cubed potatoes 1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. chopped onion (Or 2 Tbsp. butter Or margarine
dry onion, reconstituted) 4 Cups liquid (cooking liquid
1 ½ tsp. salt from potatoes), plus water
1 Cup nonfat dry milk powder or milk

Cover potatoes and onion with boiling water. Add salt and cook until tender. Drain and save the liquid. Mash potatoes, or put them through sieve, set aside. Add dry milk and flour to liquid. Beat until smooth. Add butter. Cook over low heat, or boiling water until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes, stirring as necessary to prevent sticking and lumping. Combine with potatoes, and reheat.


This fun recipe, from the old cook book, is one which will allow you to develop your own creative cooking abilities, because there are no set ingredient amounts to it. I suggest you begin with a cup of wheat and a cup or so of water, then go from there, adding the items to suit your own taste. Be creative!

Cook wheat until soft, set aside. In a skillet, place a small amount of oil, add salt, pepper, bouillon, garlic, and dry or fresh chopped onion to taste. Lightly brown. Stir in the wheat. Add either taco seasoning mix or enchilada sauce to taste. You may add any cooked meat if you desire. Heat to eating temperature, and serve. Can be served with tortilla chips and cheese crushed and sprinkled over top.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

52 Weeks, Week 18

52 Weeks to Family Preparedness for Two
Week 18

"Pandemics are global in nature, but their impact is local. When the next pandemic strikes, as it surely will, it is likely to touch the lives of every individual, family, and community. Our task is to make sure when this happens, we will be a Nation prepared." Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary US Dept. of Health

Food Storage and Preparedness Challenge Of The Week:

Food Storage Purchase 8 Cans of Soup

Extra Item Purchase 2 Months of Laundry Soap

Flu Kit Hand sanitizer, medical gloves, and bleach
Family Preparation Have a meeting with your family to discuss Pandemics, what they are, and complete an emergency health sheet for your family, available at the display table, or emailed with this. How will your family take care of each other if someone is sick?

Spiritual Preparedness Before your personal scripture study this week, remember to say a prayer for the Spirit to be with you.

Makes 8 servings
1 1/4 Cups dried pinto beans (Or kidney beans)
1 (15 oz) can undrained whole kernel corn
1 tsp. salt 1 (15 oz) can undrained tomatoes
½ -1lb. ground beef ½ tsp. chili powder
½ Cup chopped onion 3/4 tsp. salt
½ Cup minced green pepper
½ Cup shredded sharp American cheese
6 - 8 Cups cold water
In large saucepan place washed and drained beans, cold water and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Return to heat and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes. In skillet cook ground beef, chopped onion, and green pepper until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat. Add meat mixture, corn, tomatoes, chili powder and salt to beans. Simmer 20 minutes. Combine 1 Tbsp flour with 2 Tbsp water. Stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese.

No Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup milk
½ cup margarine
Bring ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil two minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in: 3 cups rolled oats, and ½ cup coconut. Mix and drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper. Let cool.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

52 weeks, Week 17

52 Weeks to Family Preparedness for Two
Week 17

President Benson, "Wood, coal, gas, oil, kerosene, and even candles are among these items which could be reserved as fuel for warmth, cooking, and light or power. It would also be well to have on hand some basic medical supplies to last for at least a year. I have seen a hungry woman turn down food for a spool of thread. I have seen grown men weep as they ran their hands through the wheat and beans sent to them from Zion – America. (Conference Oct, 1973)

Food Storage and Preparedness Challenge Of The Week:

Food Storage Purchase 8 Cans of Meat

Extra Item Purchase 8 Rolls of Toilet Paper

Flu Kit This week decide how many Masks for flu/pandemic situations your family will need. Make a plan to stock up and purchase at least one box. Also purchase 2 boxes of baking soda to add to your kit for rehydrating sick patients.

Family Preparation Get your garden planned this week. Decide with your family what to plant and how much, to help build up your home storage.

Spiritual Preparedness For the month of May, make a commitment to read the Sunday School lesson each week.

We will be bringing the dry pack canner and products here on May 30 to June 6th. Please get your orders into Davilyn asap. Deadline to order is May 24th.

Mexican Supper Casserole

¼ c dehydrated onion
2 cans chili with beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can chopped black olives
1 cup shredded processed cheese
1 package or recipe corn muffin mix

In a large skillet mix onion, chili, corn, and olives; bring to boiling. Add cheese and stir to melt. Pour into 8x11 baking pan. Prepare muffin mix according directions. Spoon dough over top of casserole. Bake at 400 for 15 – 20 min. Serves 8.

Tuna Rice Bake

1 ½ c uncooked rice
2 cups shredded processed cheese
2 cans tuna, drained
1 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp instant minced onion
2 tsp dried mustard
dash pepper
1 can evaporated milk (use pwd milk substitute)
1 cup water

Mix rice, 1 ½ cups cheese, tuna, parsley, onion, mustard, and pepper in casserole dish. Stir in milk and water. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 min. Serves 6.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

52 Weeks, Week 16

52 Weeks to Family Preparedness for Two
Week 16

Ether 12:6 And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.

Food Storage and Preparedness Challenge Of The Week:

Food Storage Purchase 30 lbs. wheat or flour

Extra Item Purchase 10-20 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese

Flu Kit Choose a suitable container for your flu kit. A plastic container w/lid, like a tote bin, or a 5 gallon bucket, or sturdy box w/lid. You will need a couple of these. Start to gather all the supplies you already have and place them in the container.

Family Preparation If you have a wood burning fireplace, have it checked out and cleaned. You may also wish to have your heater checked and replace the filter. Do your spring furnace cleaning.

Spiritual Preparedness Read 1 Nephi 3:5-7. Ponder on how this relates to any part of your life and what you need to change. Set a plan to change it.



Mix amounts of (1) flour, (2) water, (3) oil, and (4) eggs in the amounts for the following yields:
6 Pancakes 12 Pancakes 20 Pancakes

(1) 1 Cup 2 Cups 3 Cups
(2) 3/4 Cup 1 ½ Cups 2 1/4 Cups
(3) 2 Tbsp. 1/4 Cup 6 Tbsp.
(4) 1 2 3

Mix ingredients together until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy). Bake on hot griddle or lightly greased skillet.

Stir in ½ cup finely chopped apples to prepared pancake batter. Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.

Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. broken nuts over pancakes before turning.

2 Cups pancake mix, above 1 egg
1/4 Cup oil 1 ½ Cup milk

Mix all ingredients together until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. For even baking of waffles, close lid quickly. Wait for signal light or until steam stops. Makes 6 waffles.
Add 1 tablespoon grated orange peel to batter. Cook as above.