Wheat Watchers

Preparedness and Planning Group

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    Wheat Watchers meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Kathy's house.

    We've talked the talk, now it's time to walk the walk. I'm letting the blog, newsletter and e-mail do most of the talking and leaving the meetings open for much more DOING!

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Archive for October, 2010

Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 31, 2010

“Though we never know when we will face a challenge that will require us to depend on the resources we have stored, we know that the Lord has said, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).

“President Gordon B. Hinckley reminded us in October 2005 general conference of our need to be prepared: ‘We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. This is a first priority. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. … I have faith … that the Lord will bless us, and watch over us, and assist us if we walk in obedience to His light, His gospel, and His commandments.’

“Let us do all in our power to ‘walk in obedience’ and be prepared.”

Are You Prepared?,” Ensign, Aug 2007, 30–33

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 28, 2010

Every Thursday I will post an “Item of the Week” to assemble our Preparedness kits. Don’t worry if you have just started and we are half way through the list. This will continue on a loop so we will eventually get back to the beginning. Start when you can, do what you can, and we will become prepared.

Right now we are gathering items for: Car Kits

This week get a basic first aid kit. You can find these anywhere or you can make your own with things from around your house.

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Master Mixes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 27, 2010

First of sorry I wasn’t as prepared as I had planned to be. I hope and pray that you were able to learn something from our meeting. I promise next month will be BETTER!

If you were unable to come to the meeting you missed trying some delicious homemade hot chocolate and getting a pancake mix to take home. No worries! I have the copies that you need.

I found the recipes and booklet for master mixes from USU extension. Click on the first link. That is where I got the hot chocolate recipe from.

Now for the homemade pancake mix. I used a recipe from a lady in our ward and adapted it so all you have to do is add water and oil.

Mama Hecker’s Famous Pancakes

(adapted by Kathy Lawrence)

Combine Dry Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 TBS powdered milk
2 TBS powdered eggs

Put into a ziploc bag and date it.

When ready to use;

Combine dry ingredients with:

1 ¼ cup water
1 TBS oil

Mix well until no lumps. Pour on hot griddle and cook until light brown.

Enjoy!

CHALLENGE: The first 2 people to leave a comment with a recipe to make more than just a single recipe with the below pancake recipe will win a prize! Good luck!

Our next meeting will be on November 17th. It will be a cooking class. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions on what you would like to learn in the next month’s meeting. See you then!

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 26, 2010

Every Tuesday I will post a document that needs to be copied and put in your 72 hr. kits. Breaking it down week by week will, hopefully, make it easier to get it DONE!

This week we are gathering any other irreplaceable personal documents that have not been mentioned that you feel are important to you.

Guess what? If you have been following since the beginning you should have ALL your documents you need copied and put into your safe keeper. Now make sure you go and put them in with your 72 hr. kits! Way to go!

Don’t worry if you missed some weeks. I am starting over from the beginning next week. Good luck!

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 25, 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!

Rigatoni

2 jars spaghetti sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 lb penne rigate noodles, cooked and drained
1 lb. ground sausage, cooked and drained (you can use ground beef if you prefer)
1 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine ingredients with 1/2 of the cheese. Put in a greased 9X13 pan. Top with remaining cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 24, 2010

“Now ye may suppose that this is a foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by bsmall and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.”
Alma 37:6

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 21, 2010

Every Thursday I will post an “Item of the Week” to assemble our Preparedness kits. Don’t worry if you have just started and we are half way through the list. This will continue on a loop so we will eventually get back to the beginning. Start when you can, do what you can, and we will become prepared.

Right now we are gathering items for: Car Kits

This week get a roll of toilet paper. Trust me, this comes in very handy. 😉

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Wheat Watchers Meeting

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 20, 2010

Tonight is the night!

Wheat Watchers, 7 pm, my house

We will be learning how to make our own Master Mixes!

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 19, 2010

Every Tuesday I will post a document that needs to be copied and put in your 72 hr. kits. Breaking it down week by week will, hopefully, make it easier to get it DONE!

This week we are gathering our Wills. You never know how important these will be in an emergency.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 18, 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!

Chili Con Pollo

3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar chunky salsa
1 can great northern beans, with liquid
1 can black beans, with liquid
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
2 tsp. Cumin

Place chicken in a greased 3 ½ to 5 quart slow cooker. Pour salsa, beans, tomatoes, and cumin over top. Cover and cook on low heat 6-9 hours. Break chicken into bite-size chunks with two forks before serving. Makes 8-10 servings.

Recipe from “101 More Things to Do With A Slow Cooker” by Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring

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