"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,

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Potato Slices and Potato Shreds

 I have been experimenting with my food storage items by cooking our normal meals with food storage. With this experiment I used the Potato Slices and made scalloped potatoes.

Dehydrated Potato Slices #10 Can 20 oz

I started by re-hydrating the slices. I added about a 1/2 pound of slices and enough hot water to cover them. It took about 20-30 minutes for them to re-hydrate.

Once re-hydrated they felt just like a raw potato. I layered them in my pan then topped with cheese. (repeat until pan is as full as you desire)

On the stove top I mixed my powdered milk, salt, whole wheat flour, and butter. Bring to a simmer and then pour over the potatoes and cheese.

Bake at 350 F. Covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for 60 minutes or until cheese is golden.

 It was delicious and you couldn't tell it was food storage. Enjoy!!

Potato Shreds

With this meal I made a Farmer's Casserole with Potato Shreds

Dehydrated Potato Shreds #10 Can 23 oz

I re-hydrated about 8 oz of shreds with enough hot water to cover them. They re-hydrated in about 15 minutes.

 In a separate bowl mix 1 1/2 cups of milk ( 1 1/2 cups water + 4 1/2 T of non- instant powdered milk), 4 eggs (8T water + 4T powdered egg), 1/8 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of pepper.

 Arrange potatoes evenly and sprinkle with cheese, green onions, and ham. Then pour egg mixture over the potatoes.

Bake 350F uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

 Another delicious meal made with food storage. The next items to change will be using freeze dried cheese instead of fresh cheese.

52 Weeks to Preparedness -Week 49

Food Storage: Fruit drink (to make 30 quarts)

Extra Item: 20 lb of oats

Family Preparedness: Be informed. Visit www.READY.gov or obtain a copy of “Preparing Makes Sense, Get Ready Now” by calling 1-800-BE-READY.

Spiritual Preparedness: Use the Preach My Gospel Manual for Family Home Evening lessons and
pray for opportunities to have missionary experiences.

52 Weeks to Preparedness-Week 48

Food Storage: 8 cans of vegetables

Extra Item: 30 pounds of rice

Family Preparedness: What would you do if there were an emergency in your community? Discuss this with your family.

Spiritual Preparedness: Attend the temple this week!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness- Week 47

Food Storage: 8 cans of fruit
Extra Item: 8 rolls of toilet paper
Family Preparedness: Review "One for the Money"  by Elder Marvin J Ashton, September 2007 Ensign
Spiritual Preparedness: Read and use the talks found in the April Ensign in Family Home Evening.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

52 Weeks to Preparedness- Week 46

Food Storage: 30 pounds of wheat or flour

Extra Item: 11 pounds of macaroni or spaghetti

Family Preparedness: Complete a contact card for each family member. Have each family member keep the cards handy in their wallets, purse, backpack, etc. These cards should include important phone numbers, including a contact that lives out of the area.

Spiritual Preparedness: Read "The Healing Power of Forgiveness" by President James E. Faust. Ensign, May 2007, p. 67