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Archive for April, 2010

Square Foot Gardening

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 30, 2010

A big thanks to Elaine S. for doing such an amazing job last night. We learned so much and I am very excited to get my boxes built. There was so much great information given last night that it would take a very LONG post to fill you in. Instead I have links here and here to take you to the pdf of the notes. Elaine highly recommended “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew . What is great about this method is that everything is easy, you can garden in a rental place, and you DON”T HAVE TO WEED!!! Isn’t that amazing?

Don’t forget next month’s (May 19th) meeting is on Preparedness Kits. We will be going over 72 hr. kits, car kits, and office kits. Plus I will have some goodies to try that you might be thinking about putting into your kits.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 26, 2010

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!

Easy Refrigerator Rolls

2 cups warm water (not hot 110-155 degrees)
2 T. yeast
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg (1 T. powdered eggs + 1/4 c. water) (for richer bread add another egg)
6 1/2 to 7 1/2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat half all purpose)

In bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in sugar, salt. shortening, and egg. Mix in flour until dough is easy to handle. Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place greased-side up in greased bowl. Cover with damp cloth, place in refrigerator. About 2 hours before baking shape dough into 1 inch balls, cover, and let rise until double. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 20 minutes.

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 25, 2010

“We encourage Church members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.

“We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve.”

—The First Presidency, All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, Feb. 2007.

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Sun Oven Seminar

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 21, 2010

I know a few of us in the ward bought sun ovens or are thinking of buying them. Here is a great sun oven seminar. Over at Positively Prepared they are hosting a seminar that everyone is invited to. It will be on May 8th at 3 pm. Click on the link to find out more!

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Free Online Class

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 20, 2010

On Crystal’s blog she is going to be doing a free online class on pressure cookers. It starts on April 26th. I am not sure how this will work yet but I am very excited to go and learn. Pressure cookers have always made me nervous, so I am anxious to see how it works and how much time it will save me!

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 19, 2010

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!


Hot Pocket Dough-

1 C. Luke Warm Water
2 T. Olive Oil or Canola Oil
1 t. Sugar
1/2 t. Salt
3 C. flour (I used all wheat flour, you can do 1/2 and 1/2 if you prefer)
1 1/2 t. Yeast

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil. sugar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour and knead for about 5 minutes. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 375
When dough is done rising, separate into 6 portions (if you want them smaller you can do 12-16 portions)
Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick circles
Let dough rise for another 5 minutes
Put 1/4-1/2 cup worth of filling on one half of the circle. Do not spread it out.
Fold dough in half to cover the filling and clamp edges with fork.
You can brush the tops with an egg wash, water, or olive oil.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375.

recipe from Crystal at www.everydayfoodstorage.net

The top picture is of the pizza pocket and the bottom one is of ham and cheese.

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Personal and Family Preparedness

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 18, 2010

“We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As
technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are
occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives
in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is
essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and
perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in
dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found
with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end.”

Elder L. Tom Perry, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear”

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April Meeting

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 13, 2010

This month’s meeting is on Square Foot Gardening. Elaine S. will be our guest speaker. I am so excited to learn everything she has to share.

Please come and join us. It is on April 28th, 7pm, Kathy’s house (email for address).

On Sunday the Relief Society Presidency passed around a questionnaire to be filled out. Please fill it out and return it to me (Kathy). I am going to use those answers for meeting ideas. Wheat Watchers isn’t just for me but for all of us. We are in this together and together we can replace fear with peace. If you didn’t get a copy of the questionnaire go here and print it out.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on April 12, 2010

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!

Peanut Butter Cookies- recipe from USDA Peanut Butter can

2 1/2 cups flour (I use half wheat and half all-purpose)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup margarine
1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (2 TBS powdered eggs + 1/4 cup water)

Mix flour, salt and soda. Set aside. Mix margarine and peanut butter in a separate bowl. Add both sugars and mix well. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients. Drop from teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

These cookies are FANTASTIC! I was once told that when you start using your food storage the best place to start is with DESSERT!!

Happy Eating

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