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Archive for September, 2011

Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 29, 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 I blow whistle with lanyard to hang on backpack.

~plastic whistles are great, if wet, shake water out and it will re-blow

~place metal whistles in a plastic bag to keep from getting wet. If wet, whistle will rust and won’t blow as well, keep dry.

~Mom, place a whistle on the baby diaper bag.

~Especially attach whistle to wheelchairs and walkers. Whistles can be heard over voices.

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Preparedness Meeting Tonight!

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 28, 2011

This meeting is not being done by me. Laurel sent me this information and asked if I would pass it along. I will try and attach the fliers as well.

 

 

Topic is Communications in an Emergency.  This is perhaps the most important Emergency Preparedness subject.

Speaker: Alan Rasmussen, very qualified in many aspects of disaster communications.

Time: 28 Sep 2011 at 7 pm

Orem City Council Chambers — Next to the Library at Center and State Street

Find out what other free opportunities are available to learn more about Emergency preparedness.

 

I couldn’t get the flier to upload. If you have any more questions just ask. Thanks! I think this would be a good meeting to go to. I think there will be more on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 27, 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 Medical Information.

*Dentist(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Doctor(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Eye Doctor(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Hearing (Audiologist) name, address, phone #’s

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 26, 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!

Chinese Noodle Casserole

1 lb ground beef

onion

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 c uncooked rice

1 tsp. Soy sauce

2 ½ cups warm water

chow mein noodles

½ c peas

 

Brown beef together with onion. Combine other ingredients together except noodles and peas. Mix with browned meat. Bake at 350 for 35 min. sprinkle with chow mein noodles and peas. Bake another 10 min.

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 25, 2011

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude after own own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 19, 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!

Granola Bar Cookies


Yields 4 dozen

    • 1/2 cup butter, softened


    • 1/2 cup olive oil


    • 1 cup brown sugar


    • 1 cup white sugar


    • 2 eggs


    • 2 teaspoons vanilla


    • 2 1/4 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour


    • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats


    • 1 teaspoon baking powder


    • 1 teaspoon baking soda


    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    • 12 ounces dried fruit (I used 6 ounces each of blueberries and chopped strawberries)


    • 1/3 cup whole flax seeds


    • 1/3 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds


    • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped, or sliced, almonds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until combined. Slowly pour in olive oil, beating continuously until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beating an additional minute.

Measure the oatmeal into the bowl of a food processor. Grind until oatmeal has become a fine powder. Sift oatmeal, flour, baking powder and soda, and salt together in a medium sized bowl.

Stir the flour and oatmeal mixture into the butter mixture until well combined. Add in the fruit, seeds, and nuts, stirring until contents are evenly distributed.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form golf ball sized balls of dough, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on a cooling rack until cookies are cool enough to handle.

Note:
Don’t be afraid to mix up the add-ins to create a whole new cookie and a variety of flavors. For some fun variations consider the following add-in substitutions:

    • Tropical Granola: chopped dried mango, papaya, and/or pineapple for the fruit and chopped macadamia for the nuts


    • Triple Berry Granola: equal amounts of dried strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry for the fruit


    • Cranberry Orange Granola: dried cranberries for the fruit, walnuts for the nuts, and add in the zest of 1 orange


  • Cherry Chocolate Granola: 8 oz. dried chopped cherries for the fruit plus 4 ounces dark chocolate chunks.
Recipe from Paula Deen

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 12, 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 Fat-Free Granola Bars
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup bean puree (blend white beans and enough water to form a puree-the consistency should be that of a smoothie-in your blender)
  • 5 T. honey
  • 3 T. cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies
  • 1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut, optional
  • ½ cup chopped almonds, optional
  • 1 cup craisins*
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips*
Method:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F . Lightly grease one 9×13 inch pan. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, bean puree, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the coconut, rice krispies, craisins, white chocolate chips and nuts.

Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.

*You can use any combination of add-ins you would like just make sure it equals 2 cups. Some ideas may be raisins, chocolate chips, etc.

Recipe from Crystal Godfrey

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 5, 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 Fruit Roll Ups
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups freeze dried fruit (I like to do 1 c. strawberries and a ½ c. each of raspberries and blueberries)
  • 1/3 cup warm water
Method:
Place fruit and water in blender and blend until very smooth. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Pour fruit mixture onto aluminum foil and spread evenly and thin on top of aluminum foil. Bake at 250 degrees for 25 minutes. WITH OUT OPENING YOUR OVEN DOOR, turn the oven off and let sit for 8 hours. After 8 hours, peel fruit leather off aluminum foil and place on wax, parchment or cling wrap. Cut into long strips with scissors and roll up.

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 1, 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 various safety pins (in case you pop a button or a broken zipper)

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