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Archive for November, 2011

Giveaway!

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 30, 2011

Check back on Monday! It is a special day for me! I will be turning 30 and thought the best way to celebrate is to give something away. No, I am not going to tell you what it is. All I can say is that it is for your emergency preparedness.

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 29, 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 container to put our important info in. A fireproof container or an electronic format is best. Remember, this needs to fit into our 72 hours kits.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 28, 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!

Chicken Balls (Remix)

1 3/4 C warm water
3 TBS yeast
1/2 C oil
1/2 C sugar or honey
2 eggs
1 TBS salt
5 – 6 C flour (1/2 whole wheat 1/2 AP)

Mix all ingredients together and knead for 10 minutes.

While kneading the roll dough, mix the following ingredients together:
2 pkgs cream cheese (8 oz pkgs)
1/3 C finely chopped onion (I use dehydrated)
1 C finely chopped red or green bell pepper (optional)
1 can cooked chicken or 1-2 C cooked and shredded chicken- This is a great time to use some of that leftover turkey!

Don’t let the rolls rise. After kneading, divide the dough into four equal sections. Roll out each section of dough and with a pizza cutter slice the dough into 8 pieces. Add a heaping spoonful of chicken mixture onto the fat end of each piece.

Tuck in the fat end and roll towards the narrow end.

Place rolled crescents onto greased cookie sheet, let rise for 10 -15 minutes and bake at 400 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes. Be careful not to overbake.

Makes 32 crescents.

Recipe from Recipe Shoebox.

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 27, 2011

“One of the better ways to simplify our lives is to follow the counsel we have so often received to live within our income, stay out of debt, and save for a rainy day. We should practice and increase our habits of thrift, industry, economy, and frugality. Members of a well-managed family do not pay interest; they earn it.”

L. Tom Perry

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 22, 2011

I have decided to take the rest of the week off. I don’t want anyone to worry about getting information or items for kits. I want this time to be spent with family, friends, and neighbors. Enjoy the holiday.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 21, 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!

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Easy Refrigerator Rolls

I have posted this recipe before. I thought it would be great to post it again since I will be making several dozen of these this week. They are so easy and delicious!

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 20, 2011

With Thanksgiving this Thursday, I can’t help but think of all the things I am thankful for. My heart is so full. On Facebook people have been writing one thing they are thankful for each day of the month. I have been doing it along with them but in my journal. That way I can make them a little more personal. This year I am truly thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy. Last year I couldn’t say the same. Heavenly Father knew what He was doing and it took me awhile to finally see the reasoning. We are so excited to welcome this new little girl to our family in just a few weeks.

What are you thankful for?

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 17, 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: School Student Backpack- Zip Lock Emergency Baggie!

This week we are gathering 1 emergency Mylar blanket. This will go in the zip lock bag we gathered last week.

If you have children in school please, please, PLEASE check with the school and see what their emergency plan is. Some schools have kits for all the students and some don’t. Plus you will want to know what the routine will be to pick up your kids after an emergency or during. For instance, I know this year my daughter’s school is working on kits for the students. I don’t believe they have a plan yet, but I also haven’t dug around to find out.

I will be making one of these kits for my husband. He goes to UVU and it didn’t occur to me that he would need one. I know he has a good car kit but there is a big chance that he won’t be in his car if something happens. And yes he does have an office kit too.

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November Meeting Notes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 16, 2011

Here are some supplies for the emergency kit for both children and adults. You can pick any of them as available-

  • Books

  • Magazines

  • Batter powered TV, Radio and other such entertaining appliance

  • Deck of cards

  • Board games

  • Journal

  • Sketch pad with pencils, erasers, colors and pencil sharpener

  • knitting

  • Crochet

  • Macramé

  • Craft supplies

  • Toys

  • A large bag of elastic bands or rubber bands

  • Boxes of chalk (white or multi color)

  • Miniature cricket bat, wicket and small soft ball

  • Ball point pens

  • Markers

  • Felt tip pens

  • White rope for knotting game

  • Round balloons

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Reel of cotton for making trip lines

  • Sticky tape roll

  • Blu-Tak for sticking things on walls

  • Couple of large dice

  • Small paper sheets for writing instructions

  • Box of drawing pins or thumb tacks

  • Small flashlight with spare bulb and rechargeable batteries

  • Four small pairs of scissors

  • Whistles and noise makers

  • Safety pins

  • Paper clips

  • Four triangular bandages

    Finger Puppets- Here is the link for the ones I showed at the meeting 

If you have entertaining things in and around your home, it is great! Here are some things that you can do for entertainment in emergency situations.

  • When you have kids, think of making a special box of activities for them. It will help them to get through the rough patches of emergency time better. Having in your mind the worries that your child may get bored with the activity box, you can try to fill it with some toys and activities that he or she has t\loved to play with.

  • Encourage your children to write a story or draw pictures of about they felt on the day of disaster.

  • Give them play dough or clay to make some symbolic creations.

  • Music is fun for both adults and children. You can create music with the help of instruments or rhythm toys that helps to relieve the stress and tension.


Include a list of games that need no equipment at all.

 

  1. Categories

  2. Simon Says

  3. Scavenger Hunt

  4. Twenty Questions

  5. I Spy

  6. Telephone

  7. Duck, Duck, Goose

  8. Red Light, Green Light

  9. Blind Man’s Bluff

  10. Follow the Leader

  11. Charades

 

 

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 15, 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 any irreplaceable personal documents. This is our last one. If you have followed from the beginning you should have all the important documents you will need in an emergency. If you haven’t been able to follow since the beginning don’t worry, we will start over next week. 😉

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