"I fear that so many feel that a long-term supply is so far beyond their reach that they make no effort at all. Begin in a small way…gradually build toward a reasonable objective.” -President Gordon B. Hinckley,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Powdered eggs

The perfect way to begin using powdered eggs is in your baking. No one can taste the difference, and using powdered eggs helps stretch your fresh eggs, saving you money. And the biggest advantage for me, now that I am pregnant again, I can safely eat COOKIE DOUGH! Oh yes, sometimes I don't bake the dough I just eat it raw and it's marvelous ;)

So here's the chart for using powdered eggs:
one medium egg = 1T dry powdered egg + 2T water
one large egg = 1 1/2 T dry powdered egg + 3T water
one extra large egg = 2 T dry powdered egg + 1/4 cup water

You don't need to mix the dry powdered eggs with water before you add them to the other ingredients. Just add the dry egg powder to the dry ingredients, and the necessary water to the wet ingredients.

          Brownies made with all powdered eggs, and bean puree as an oil/butter substitute.
                                             Oatmeal cookies made with all powdered eggs

Obviously, you can't always substitute powdered eggs for fresh eggs, since things like boiled eggs and poached eggs must be made from fresh, intact eggs. But you can use powdered eggs in scrambled eggs, egg bakes, and omelets.

                                                    Scrambled eggs from fresh eggs
                                                     Scrambled eggs from powdered eggs

You don't have to start out by serving 100% powdered eggs for breakfast. Start by using one- quarter powdered eggs and three-quarters fresh eggs. Then work up to using all powdered eggs. And it's okay if you or your family don't like an egg based breakfast with all powdered eggs. Experiment until you find a mix of powdered and fresh eggs that you do like. Start using powdered eggs today- you will love them.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness- Week 36

Food Storage: 8 cans of soup
Extra Item: 2 months of laundry soap
Family Gear Box: Assemble an activity box with games, cards, and other favorite toys.
Family Preparedness: Arrange for someone to help your children if you are at work and not able to return home during a disaster.
Spiritual Preparedness: Read “Gratitude: A Path to Happiness” by Bonnie D. Parkin, May 2007 Ensign, p. 34. Gratitude is a Spirit-filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Make a list each day of the blessing you have in your life.

Friday, February 17, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness - Week 35

Food Storage: 8 cans of meat

Extra Item: 8 rolls of toilet paper
Family Gear Box: Include some of the seasonings and spices that your family likes.

Family Preparedness: Check with your children’s babysitter of school about their disaster plans and how parents will be contacted if a disaster happens during business hours.

Spiritual Preparedness: Read “Discipleship” by President James E. Faust, November 2006 Ensign, page 20. One of the greatest blessings of life and eternity is to be counted as one of the devoted disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. How are you doing?

Friday, February 10, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness-Week 34

Food Storage: 30 lb wheat or flour
Extra Item: 30 lb of beans
Family Gear Box: A multi-tool and a basic tool kit.
Family Preparedness: Practice a drill for each of your evacuation plans. Identify a storage area for your supplies, such as a closet along an inside wall or several heavy duty watertight garbage cans that can be stored outside. If using outside storage, ensure that containers are weather and animal proof.
Spiritual Preparedness: Read Revelations 3:20. Resolve to do your part to involve Christ in your life.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness- week 33

Food Storage: 6 lb of jam

Extra Item: 20 lb of oats

Family Gear Box: A hammer and a variety of nails. A saw for cutting wood and another saw for cutting metal.

Family Preparedness: Identify escape routes from house for all family members and identify safe places to go in case of fire, flood, earthquake, or other disaster.

Spiritual Preparedness: Mark your favorite scripture and share it with your family.