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Archive for July, 2011

Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 21, 2011

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: Youth and Adult Emergency Kits (72 hr kits)

This week get a trial size bar soap or trial size hand sanitizer (kills germs without water.

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July Wheat Watchers

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 20, 2011

Come one, Come all!

Tonight is the night!

The meeting starts at 7 pm at Kathy’s house. We will be learning about making our own yogurt. Plus Elaine S. knows how to make yogurt from soy milk if you are allergic to dairy.

I will see you there!

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 19, 2011

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 an inventory of our household goods. I would take one room at a time. Bring in a notepad with you and make an inventory of items in there. I would also take pictures of the heirloom items and big ticket items.

Please put inventory list and pictures in your container.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 18, 2011

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!

The Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

16 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
10 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces dark brown sugar
3 1/2 ounces granulated sugar
1 large egg ( 1 TBS powdered eggs + 2 TBS water)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces raisins, optional

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Spread oats into a single layer on a half sheet pan. Bake until lightly toasted, about 20 minutes . Cool the oats for 2 to 3 minutes on the pan.

Grind 8 ounces of toasted oats in a food processor until the consistency of whole wheat flour, about 3 minutes. Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt to the food processor and pulse 2 to 3 times to combine. Set aside.

Combine the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium speed using the paddle attachment until light in color, about 3 minutes. Stop once to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to the lowest speed and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stop once to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the remaining toasted oats and the raisins. Stir to combine.

Scoop the dough with a 1 1/2-ounce disher onto parchment-lined half sheet pans, leaving 2 inches between each mound. Bake until the cookies begin to brown around the edges, 12 to14 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through cooking. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe from Alton Brown

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July Wheat Watchers

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 15, 2011

This month at Wheat Watchers we will be learning how to make homemade yogurt. Elaine S. will be teaching the class. Also we will learn about keifer. It is a yogurt that has yeast in it.

The meeting is on July 20th at 7 pm at Kathy’s house.

Hope to see ya there!

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 14, 2011

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: Youth and Adult Emergency Kits (72 hr kits)

This week get 2 pocket size facial tissues.

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 12, 2011

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 Insurance Paper:

~Animal (farm and house pets)
~Automobile
~Home
~Life
~Self -Business Insurance

Please make copies and add them to your folder.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 11, 2011

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!

Leftover Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients

1 package active dry yeast (1 TBS)
11 ounces bread flour, plus extra for kneading
1/4 cup toasted uncooked old fashioned rolled oats, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt
12 ounces leftover, cooked old fashioned rolled oats, at room temperature
1/4 cup warm water
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for bowl and pan
1 large egg yolk (1 1/2 TBS powdered eggs + 2 TBS water)
1 tablespoon water

Directions

Combine the yeast, bread flour, 1/4 cup toasted, uncooked oats, and the salt in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Combine the leftover cooked oatmeal, warm water, agave syrup, and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large mixing bowl. Add the dry mixture to the cooked oatmeal mixture in 3 installments and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon after each addition.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead by hand for 10 minutes, incorporating more flour, if needed. Dough will be sticky. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl or container. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Punch down the dough, shape it into a loaf, and put it into a lightly oiled 9 by 5-inch loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Lightly brush the top of the loaf with egg wash and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon toasted, uncooked oats. Bake until the bread reaches an internal temperature registers 210 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 55 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the loaf from the pan to a cooling rack for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown of Good Eats.

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Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on July 10, 2011

I want to apologize for being MIA for the last couple of weeks. Many of you know I am expecting again and have been feeling a little run down. I also had family in town for a week and that always sets you back. Posts will start again this week. Thanks for being patient with me. 😉

Here is some info. I received from Sun Oven

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A sample of the topics covered this month includes:

4 Tips for Hosting a successful Emergency Preparedness Open House.
The anatomy of a first aid kit
Vehicle safety during summer travels
Half full should be the next half empty
Options for lighting your house in an emergency

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Please share this information with the Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Specialists in your church and community.

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SUN OVENS International, Inc.
39W835 Midan Drive
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