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 August, 2011

Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 30, 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 Marriage/Divorce Certificates. Please don’t forget to put them in your container for your 72 hr. kit. 😉

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 29, 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!

Homemade Pop Tarts
Ingredients:
  • Easy Pie Crust
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk ( 1 T. dry non-instant powdered milk or 2 T. instant milk + 1/3 cup water)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Filling:
  • Use anything you would normally find in a Pop Tart. Jams and jellys are great for fruit filling. I also love honey and chopped nuts inside.
Method:
Mix flour, salt, and dry milk powder together. Add oil and mix until mixture is crumble, then add water (or fresh milk if that is what you are using). Stir until mixture forms a ball of dough. Roll dough between two sheets of parchment paper to form a rectangle.

Cut dough into rectangles 6 inches wide by 5 inches high. Place filling on one half of the dough leaving ½ inch around sides. Fold over and pinch sides together with a fork to close.

Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe from Crystal Godfrey

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 25, 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 Q-tips, cotton swabs or cottons pads to clean wounds or cuts.

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September Wheat Watchers

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 24, 2011

For September we will be doing shelter in place kits. I don’t have all the information yet but I would like to get a head count of how many people are interested in having one. I will then figure out the cost and if it is too much money for you you don’t have to commit to buying one. I will have the list available so you can get one and then slowly build up your kit. The most important is the plastic for your windows.

If you are interested please leave me a comment below. Thanks!

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 23, 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 a map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 22, 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!

Fat-Free Nutri Grain Energy Bars
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (1/4 c. dry egg powder and NO water)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coarse oat flour (take quick oats and pulse in blender until a coarse flour)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (make sure it’s fresh!)
  • 1½ cups chopped almonds, optional
  • 3/4 cup raspberry (or other fruit) jam
Method:
Heat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9″x13″ baking pan.

Place the beans and sugars in a large bowl, and cream them until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs (egg powder).

In a small bowl, combine the flours, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, then mix or stir in the almonds.

Use your fingers to press half of the dough into the bottom of the baking pan. (You may need to grease your fingers with non-stick spray to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers.)

Put the jam in a small bowl and loosen it up with a small whisk or a fork (this will make it spread easier). Spread the jam evenly over the dough, leaving about a 1/4-inch border around the edges.

Sprinkle the remaining dough over the jam, all the way to the edges of the pan, and then press on it gently to form the top layer.

Bake until the top is golden and the edges are starting to brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan, and then cut into whatever size bars you like and serve. The bars will keep for at least three or four days at room temperature, or you can freeze them.

Recipe from Crystal Godfrey

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 21, 2011

Be Still, and know that I am God.

-Psalms 46:10

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August Wheat Watchers Meeting

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 17, 2011

The meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. Between all 3 of my kids getting sick, all a week a part, and my feeling gross I didn’t have time to prepare or sanitize my home. I am so sorry!

Next month we move to Tuesday nights. It will be the 3rd Tuesday night of the month. In September we will be doing Shelter in Place kits so please let me know if you are interested in doing that. We will have to purchase supplies and I am not quite sure what the total will be until I get a head count.If you don’t want to purchase one but would like to come and learn more about them and get a supply list so you can buy the items you need when you can, please come. We will also be talking about the importance of them.

The meeting will be on September 19th.

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August Wheat Watchers Meeting

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 12, 2011

August’s meeting will be on August 17th at 7 pm, at my house.

We will be going over Master Mixes Part 2.

Please come and have a good time. 😉

Also this will be our last meeting on the 3rd Wednesday. In September we will be switching to the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 11, 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 nail file and nail clippers.

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