Safely Gathered In

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Hannah Woodbury Abbie Merkley

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Welcome to Safely Gathered In!
We think we speak for many people when we say that building up food storage and being prepared for emergencies can be difficult tasks to complete. Food storage is something that we have both struggled with, especially since we’re both on very tight budgets. We know that many of you are facing this same struggle. Sometimes people think that since they don't have a lot of money, or a lot of time, or much space, that the commandment to build up a supply of food storage doesn't really apply to them. But that's not the case! You can afford it, and you can accomplish it! Our blog, “Safely Gathered In” (safelygatheredin.blogspot.com), was developed to help anyone interested in food storage to become self-reliant. This book is the highlights of our first year of blogging— on paper. We're all on some sort of budget, and we're all busy. Many of us just don't know where to start, but that all changed with the blog. Start here! Let's do this together! We designed the blog (and this book) so that you can learn exactly how to complete your 72hour kits, a car emergency box, a three-month supply of everyday food, and a year's supply of basic essentials (rice, wheat, oats, beans, etc). On the blog (and in this book) we also show you skills like how to "can" and bottle food, and how to actually use the food that you store. You don’t need to be familiar with our blog in order to understand this book. We created this book in hopes that you can print it and put it in a binder so that you can have all your food storage and emergency preparation information in one place. In addition, we have a bonus section with a complete 3-month supply menu, as well as the complete 3-month shopping list for a family of four. We understand that not everyone will like our recipes, and you will probably want to tweak them to your tastes, but we hope this can be a good starting point for you. Good luck!

Hannah & Abs

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..................... 38 ©2009 safelygatheredin........................................................ 38 PURIFICATION AND STORAGE ........................................................................... 24 STORING YOUR LONGER-TERM SUPPLY ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ THE RUBBER BAND METHOD ........................................... 28 “OTHER” LONGER-TERM STORAGE OPTIONS ................................ 22 5................................... 21 3.................................. 30 72-HOUR KIT LIST ........................................... 22 LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE ....... 21 1.................................................................. ROLLING SHELVES.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 26 OATS .................................................................. THE STICKER METHOD ....................................................................................................................................... 25 BEANS ..................................................................................................... 25 WHEAT BERRIES: ............... 27 RICE........................................................................................................................................ 29 72-HOUR KITS ............................................. 27 INSTANT OATS: .......................................................................................... 32 DAD’S PACK: ..................................... 30 72-HOUR KIT DISTRIBUTION: WHO CARRIES WHAT? . 21 2...... 24 BULGAR:............................................................................................................4 Table of Contents WHY IS FOOD STORAGE IMPORTANT? ............................................................ 9 THE THREE-MONTH SUPPLY ........................................ 37 WATER ...............................................blogspot...................................................... 32 MY 72-HOUR KIT JOURNEY....................................................................... 27 REGULAR OATS: ................... 31 EVERYONE’S PACK: ....................................................................... 31 MOM’S PACK: ... THE STICKY-NOTE METHOD ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 4.................................................................................................................................................................... THE 2-COLUMN METHOD ......................................com .......................................................................................................................................................... 24 WHEAT ............................................................................. 33 EMERGENCY CAR KITS ............................................................. 20 THE 5 ROTATION METHODS OF SAFELY GATHERED IN .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

..................... 54 CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP ....................... GALLON JUGS.... 38 1.................................. 56 ©2009 safelygatheredin.. 54 CHOCOLATE CEREAL SNACK MIX ................................................................................ 55 COOL COUSCOUS WITH FRUIT AND NUTS ...... SODA BOTTLES (ALSO KNOWN AS POP BOTTLES).................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... 39 WATER PURIFICATION.................................................................................................................. 52 BLACK BEAN BURGERS ...........com ................. 38 4............................................................................. 43 SMALL STEPS TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS . ................................................................. 55 COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN ............................................................................................................................................................................................ BARRELS......................................................................................................................................... 39 EMERGENCY WATER ............... 45 FOOD STORAGE ROTATION ..................................5 STORAGE METHODS ...................................................................... METAL CONTAINERS....... ................................................................................................................. 53 CHICKEN GUMBO ................... 46 RECIPES ............................................ 41 STORING WATER IN PLASTIC BOTTLES: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE........................ 51 BEST-EVER BUTTERMILK BISCUITS ................................................................................................. 41 MATERIALS NEEDED: ................................... STORING ................................................................................................... 56 CROCKPOT THREE BEAN CHILI ............................................................................................ ..................... 38 5................................................. 51 BAKED OATMEAL .... 41 OTHER RELATED ARTICLES....................................................... 51 BEAN AND RICE SOUP ........................................... 56 CROCKPOT OATMEAL .................................................................................................... 52 BLACK BEAN TOSTADAS ............. 38 2............................................................................................... 53 CHICKEN POT PIE ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 6......................................................................................................... 52 BROWN SUGAR MUFFINS ..................................................................................... 51 BAKED CHICKEN AND SPAGHETTI .... SWIMMING POOLS...... 43 HOARDING VS.... 53 CHICKEN SALAD ........blogspot................................................................................................................................................................ 55 CHOCOLATE SNACK CAKE .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 53 CAMILLE'S GRANOLA BARS ..........................

............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 62 MUMMY'S BROWN SODA BREAD ....................................................................... 59 GLUTEN-FREE ENCHILADAS................................................ 63 NO-BAKE COOKIES .... 66 ROASTED RED PEPPER ALFREDO SAUCE..................................... 65 RICE PUDDING .......................................... 61 BISQUICK IN BULK ........................................................................................................................................................................ 64 PESTO CHICKEN PASTA ........................ 57 ENGLISH MUFFINS ................................................................................................................. 67 ©2009 safelygatheredin.....blogspot.............................. 65 PRETTY DARN TASTY PIZZA DOUGH ................................................................... 56 EASY CHICKEN & RICE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 61 HOT COCOA MIX.......................................................................................................................................................... 63 OATMEAL COCOA MACAROONS .6 CURRIED LENTILS AND RICE ................................................................................................ 65 RICE PILAF .............................. 58 GLUTEN-FREE BLACK BEAN SOUP ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 58 FUDGE ...................................... 64 PASTA AND GARBANZO BEAN SOUP ..................................................................................................................................................................... 60 GRANOLA .......................................................... 61 HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS ...................... 57 FLAUTAS ............................................. 58 FRUIT PIE ...................................................................... 62 JERKY CURRY ..................................... 59 GLUTEN-FREE CORNBREAD ......................................................................... 66 ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 61 HOMEMADE PESTO ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 61 HOMEMADE SYRUP .......................................................................................................................... 57 FRIED RICE................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 RAVIOLI SOUP ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 60 HOMEMADE BISQUICK MIX ....com .................................................. 62 ITALIAN BREAD BOWLS .................................... 62 MUESLI ........................ 59 GLUTEN-FREE MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE ..................................... 63 OATMEAL WHOLE WHEAT QUICK BREAD ...................................................... 64 PANTRY PANCAKES ..........

.................................. 67 TACO BEAN SOUP ... 69 WHIPPED TOPPING ............... 72 CANNED GOODS ................................................................. 72 BAKING.............................................................................................. 68 TOMATO-BASIL BISQUE ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 67 STEEL CUT OATS ..................................... 69 WHEAT THINS ............................................................................................... 68 WHEAT CEREAL .......................................................................................................................................................... 68 WHEAT BERRIES ...................... 67 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ........................................................ 69 WHOLE WHEAT BREAD. 73 DINNERS .................... 69 WHOLE WHEAT PITA BREAD ................................................................................................................................................................. 72 JARRED ITEMS .......................................................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................. 72 SPICES AND HERBS ........................................................ 72 SWEETENERS ......................................................................................................................................................... 73 ©2009 safelygatheredin.......... 71 3 MONTH SUPPLY SHOPPING LIST .......................................................................................................blogspot.................................................................................................................................................. 73 SPICES AND HERBS ........................ 72 DRY GOODS .............................................................................................................. 68 TACO SEASONING ....................................................................... 72 BREAKFASTS..............................................7 ROSA PASTA ............................. 72 BAKING................... 73 CANNED GOODS ................................................................................................................ 70 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES .......... 71 PRINT / WEB RESOURCES ...................................................................................................................................... 73 RICE AND PASTA ........................................................................................................................................................................ 67 SURPRISE MUFFINS ....................................................................................................................................................... 72 LUNCHES ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 73 MISC.................. 72 SWEETNERS ...............................com ....................................................................................................................................... 72 FRUIT AND NUTS ......................................... 72 FRUIT AND NUTS ...........................................

..................................................................................................................................................... 79 JARRED ITEMS ......................... 78 MISC....... 76 BLANK SHOPPING LIST ............................................................................ 74 3-MONTH MENU PLAN ............................................... 77 SWEETENERS ..........................................................com ............................................... 79 BEANS ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 77 FRUIT AND NUTS ............................... 74 JARRED ITEMS ..... 78 BAKING........................ ..... 74 OTHER .......................................................................... 79 BREADS............................................................. 77 BREAKFASTS..................................................................................................................... 77 LUNCHES .............................................................................. ....................................... 78 CANNED GOODS ......... 78 SWEETENERS ......................................................................................... 79 DRY GOODS ...................................blogspot............................................. ............. 77 SPICES AND HERBS .............................. 79 MISC................................ 75 BLANK 3-MONTH MENU WORKSHEET ....................................................... 78 JARRED ITEMS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 SPICES AND HERBS ............ 79 ©2009 safelygatheredin.................................................................................................................................................................................... 73 BEANS ................. 77 MISC.................................................................................................................................................................................... 74 BREADS......................................................................................................................... 78 FRUIT AND NUTS ............................................................................................................................................................... 79 CANNED GOODS ........................................................................................................ 77 BAKING.............................................. 77 DRY GOODS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 78 DINNERS ........................................................................................................................................................8 DRY GOODS ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 79 RICE AND PASTA ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The world would shape human behavior. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think.” "Welfare" LDS Gospel Library. the passions we allow ourselves to feel. we should supply ourselves and our family with the spiritual and temporal necessities of life.blogspot. To do so denies another person the opportunity to participate in a sanctifying experience. “The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance. spiritual. second on our family. we are. and pays little heed to you.Why is Food Storage Important 9 Why is Food Storage important? The following section contains excerpts of sermons. Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we’ve selected to govern our lives. and (6) developing spiritual. who then change their environment. self-worth. Therefore. making the most important choice we will ever make. physical. and scripture that deal with the topic of food storage. and the actions we allow ourselves to perform. We are prepared to endure times of adversity without becoming dependent on others. pamphlets. we must be willing to work. There is but one great pass-word to success—self-reliance. (4) storing a supply of food and clothing to the extent the law allows. emphasis added “The world would take people out of the slums.1928 ©2009 safelygatheredin. emotional. We can become self-reliant by (1) taking advantage of educational opportunities. and social strength. 1706-1790 “The world is busy with its own cares. and economic well-being rests first on ourselves. and then they take themselves out of the slums. and prosperity. (5) managing our resources wisely.” Ensign. "We are all self-reliant in some areas and dependent in others. In selecting that value system. We are better able to take care of ourselves and our family when we are self-reliant. sorrows and joys. making choices. including paying tithes and offerings and avoiding debt. emotional. in a very real way. In order to become self-reliant. Mar 2009." Benjamin Franklin. (2) practicing sound principles of nutrition and hygiene. Christ changes men.com .D&C 42:42). Romney. each day. Honorable work is a basic source of happiness. pride should not prevent us from graciously accepting the helping hand of another when we have a real need. each minute. each of us should strive to help others in areas where we have strengths. each hour. 61–65 “The responsibility for our social.” President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) “We stand at the crossroads.” William George Jordan. Christ takes the slums out of people. The world would mold men by changing their environment. but Christ can change human nature. (3) preparing for and obtaining suitable employment. At the same time." Marion G. Under the inspiration of the Lord and through our own labors. 1864 . The Lord has commanded us to work (see Genesis 3:19. and third on the Church.

Matthew 25:1-13 “All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. the bridegroom came. Through work. self-worth. go ye out to meet him. or spiritual effort. and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps. saying. spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak. “As people become self-reliant. Russell Ballard “Without self-reliance one cannot exercise these innate desires to serve. 1897–1988 10 “To become self-reliant.Why is Food Storage Important "At the root of self-reliance are the dignity and importance of seeing ourselves as children of God regardless of circumstance. 7 Then all those virgins arose. I know you not. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.com . mental. and trimmed their lamps. Behold. .blogspot. 13 Watch therefore. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise.” ©2009 safelygatheredin. a person must work. Give us of your oil.” President Marion G. which took their clamps. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress. Work is physical. culture. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made. for our lamps are gone out. and buy for yourselves. and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 9 But the wise answered. And most important of all. and five were foolish. saying. Lord. Verily I say unto you. Lord. 12 But he answered and said. Not so. lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell. 5 While the bridegroom tarried. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned. they all slumbered and slept. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins. How can we give if there is nothing there? Food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. open to us. 10 And while they went to buy.” LDS Church Handbook of Instructions 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins. It is a basic source of happiness. and prosperity." Elder M. or location. . Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. . they are better prepared to endure adversities” and are “better able to care for others in need. people accomplish many good things in their lives. the bridegroom cometh. Romney. and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

"We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Who can gauge the value of that special chat between daughter and Dad as they weed or water the garden? How do we evaluate the good that comes from the obvious lessons of planting. Kimball." Ensign. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that. then should storms howl about your head." The First Presidency.Why is Food Storage Important Elder Joseph B. with all its abundance. If you have paid your debts and have a financial reserve.com . it does much more than this. for example. . involve them in the process with assigned responsibilities. Even those residing in apartments or condominiums can generally grow a little food in pots and planters. ©2009 safelygatheredin. fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Wirthlin. Heavenly Debts. you can. you and your family will feel more secure and enjoy greater peace in your hearts. even though it be small. (2006). "To the Boys and to the Men. We urge you to be modest in your expenditures. should adversity come. With careful planning. Feb. 54 11 "Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth. 42 “Set your houses in order. it is not prudent. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience." The First Presidency. you will have shelter for your wives and children and peace in your hearts” President Gordon B. 2007. In Carmen Merisalde’s home in Bogotá. Study the best methods of providing your own foods. 1 We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. "Earthly Debts. 2007. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. Make your garden as neat and attractive as well as productive. Nov. . . establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve. we can care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others. for our benefit and use. I hope that we understand that. if you have a reserve. cultivating." Ensign. Feb. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard. while having a garden … is often useful in reducing food costs and making available delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.114–23 No matter how small the home. we are laying up resources in store.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage. and the eternal law of the harvest? And how do we measure the family togetherness and cooperating that must accompany successful canning? Yes. even though it be small. the telephone table covered by a lovely floor-length cloth is really a barrel filled with bags of dry-packed food. "We encourage members world-wide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. May 2004. discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt. Berry bushes.blogspot. over time. All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances. 1 "We encourage you wherever you may live in the world to prepare for adversity by looking to the condition of your finances. Do not go to extremes. but perhaps the greater good is contained in the lessons of life we learn as we live providently. Hinckley. If there are children in your home. members find space for food storage. 1998. If you have paid your debts. grapevines.

“The bishop asks families to always have on hand a certain amount of rice or other basic food items that they can donate. The stake owns a dry-pack machine that rotates from ward to ward so everyone has a chance to use it. “Second. On the other hand. those who have survived hardships look back with fond memories to the awful period of pain and destruction because they recall the closeness that developed as they united themselves to survive by sharing whatever they had. strangely enough. even when money is scarce. Some of the food in Ivonne Palacio’s kitchen cupboards in Bogotá will never appear on her table. that we might learn by the Lord’s influence to identify our real needs. “We call it ‘the Lord’s storehouse in the homes of the members. Good people become better. Third.” says Elder Costa. When they have collected enough. Although the Kénnedy stake is one of the poorest economically. The Area Presidency encourages members to store food to share in cases of emergency. we wondered how we could possibly do it.” Liahona. “If ye are prepared. ye shall not fear. they do not seem to become an overbearing threat because of the closeness and unity of the majority of the people. and that He is giving us direction in these latter days through a living prophet.blogspot. The strength that develops out of unity of the many good people becomes a real survival factor. such as for medicine or rent. It is reserved for others. F. ©2009 safelygatheredin. That way. they donate it and buy more to replace it. “First. Enzio Busche.” says President Saavedra. Therefore. it encourages members to have their own food storage. How blessed we are to be taught in these times of plenty that we might prepare for times of need without undue haste. Gardner.” “We are not storing just food and water. however. “You should see the tears in the eyes of many as they dry pack the first bag of rice they have collected handful by handful. they learn to share and become united. “Heavenly Father is teaching us to have the pure love of Christ. people who lack emotional stability become cruel and ruthless under trying circumstances. The true nature of people becomes obvious in times of real need.” This method has several benefits. we’re also storing blessings!” says Sister Palacio.’ ” says Elder Costa. God loves us so much that He allows us to come to Him at any time with our personal requests for help and direction—that our eyes will be opened and we will learn to live with wisdom and patience in times of austerity. Even more wonderful is the realization that we can prepare ourselves without fear because we know that God lives. they get close to one another. that He knows and loves each one of us. And the stake is self-reliant in fast-offering funds. What a comfort it is to read His revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith. almost all families have some food storage—and many have some to share.Why is Food Storage Important 12 Members are encouraged to save a little bit—even just a handful—of rice or other basic foods every time they prepare a meal.) The Lord wants us to be prepared. “How Beautiful to Live in These Times and Be Prepared!” Ensign 1982 We really wanted to begin a food storage program.com . we are taking care of emergencies quickly. Then when he asks for it for a needy family.” Marvin K.” (D&C 38:30. but as newly married full-time college students expecting our first baby. “The Saints of Colombia: An Example of Strength. Sharing with others. they dry pack it for storage. 2005. they are storing little by little. we can save fast-offering funds for situations in which cash is needed.

They knew how to manage their own money. living within their income. “Can we do without this item this week?” If we can. As he hummed a tune. Be realistic. then a three-month supply. freeze.Why is Food Storage Important Discouraged. and World War II (1939–45). he began arranging everything into groups. we set it aside as a food storage item.” Among the things he saw were the struggles of others: “All my life from childhood I have heard the Brethren saying. and can. I said. 4. “Food storage!” he said.” ©2009 safelygatheredin. I looked at the stack: two cans of green beans. go through your cupboards and set some of your food aside for your food storage. Having experienced these challenges. “What I have seen with my own eyes makes me afraid not to do what I can to protect against the calamities. and pulled out every box. even on a modest income.blogspot. don’t wait until you have more money. Jan. Each week we bring home our groceries.’ I was employed for some years in the banks and I saw the terrible situation that many people were in because they had ignored that important counsel. Pennsylvania Colleen Hansen. 3. He looked at me. Set goals for your food storage supply. Work toward a one-month supply. opened it. “This is our food storage?” I asked. the Great Depression (1929–39). or you may never start. This idea works so well that six years and three children later. Store any storable food that comes from an unexpected source. baking ingredients. President Kimball concluded. Even if you don’t have a garden. go through each bag.” he answered. 1993. You may be surprised at how quickly you can build up a supply of these staples for only a few dollars a week. The important thing is to start now.—Colleen Hansen. Spencer W. Learn how to bottle. You can have a food storage program. Try new ideas until you find the ones that work for you.” Ensign. we are still using it. and dry fresh foods. “Food storage must be one of those things you do after your children are grown up. and one jar of apricots. Set aside a small amount of money each week to buy staples such as pasta. store the canned or packaged food items you would have used for that meal. “This is our frugal food storage. Kimball and his wife. a package of spaghetti. “Sure.” 13 My husband smiled at me and then dashed to our cupboard. and paper products.” The Kimballs lived through times of widespread economic difficulties—World War I (1914–18). “knew they weren’t rich. Next family home evening. 73–74 As a young couple. ‘get out of debt and stay out of debt. package. and so on.” Since then we have followed his frugal food storage theory. Camilla. grinned. and pointed to a small stack of food. we are still on a budget. and ask. For example. if friends or family invite you to dinner or bring in a meal to you. Though we have more money now than we did during our first year of marriage. a bag of rice.com . 2. But they had work and ability. Marienville. you can preserve small amounts of fresh fruits or vegetables when they are on sale at the grocery store. “Frugal Food Storage. Following are a few other tips that help us add to our food storage when money is scarce: 1. saving for the future.

Of course we would share! What would Jesus do? I could not possibly eat food and see my neighbors starving. everything they had ‘on time. 2006 “I should like to address a few remarks to those who ask. we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year's supply of necessities. such as personal responsibility. come. we don’t have to share—we get to share! Let us not be concerned about silly thoughts of whether we would share or not. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. "In the Arms of His Love. . They couldn’t pay even the installments that were arranged for them. I knew approximately what their income was. Such food may not be tasty. What a gratifying thing it is to see cans of wheat and rice and beans under the beds or in the pantries of women (and men) who have taken welfare responsibility into their own hands.Why is Food Storage Important In addition to his bank work.” Ensign. 1976." ©2009 safelygatheredin. their shoes. Ye Thankful People. and then I saw them wear it away. ye thankful people. I saw they were buying their clothes. it must be considered with all seriousness. In other words. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. ‘Do I share with my neighbors who have not followed the counsel? And what about the nonmembers who do not have a year’s supply? Do we have to share with them?’ No.’ ” In his teachings President Kimball addressed not only financial issues but also other matters related to provident living. Featherstone.com . but it will be nourishing if it has to be used. As long as I can remember. Raise the song of harvest home. Come to God's own temple. Oct. and home food production and storage. our Maker. work. With events in the world today. And if you starve after sharing.blogspot. Kimball." Come. God. ‘If ye are prepared ye shall not fear’ (D&C 38:30). 114–23 "Come. I couldn’t understand it. 1810-1871 "The best food storage is not in welfare grain elevators but in sealed cans and bottles in the homes of our people. come. I knew them. And many of them couldn’t pay at the end of the month.” “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W." President Gordon B.’ 14 “And I found that it was my duty to make the bills at the end of the month for them. ‘greater love hath no man than this …’ (John 15:13. “I Have a Question. Raise the song of harvest home. (2006). Or eat food that they had to buy ‘on time. . “One of the shocking things of my life was to find on the books the accounts of many of the people in the community that I knew. Hinckley (1910-2008). I could understand how a person could buy a home on time or perhaps could even buy an automobile on time.) Vaughn J. But I never could quite understand how anybody would wear clothes they didn’t own. harvest hymn written by: Henry Alford. doth provide For our wants to be supplied. All is safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin." Liahona. Spencer kept the account books for some of the local stores. 31–32 "Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. He said: “Let us practice the principles of personal and family preparedness in our daily lives. And having been reared in a home that took care of its funds. .

self-disciplined never to violate a trust. But he did what was right and good. the son of Jacob.blogspot. Not recognizing him. When he was carried captive to Egypt.Why is Food Storage Important Elder L. The Lord enabled him to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker.” (Rom. He directed the storage of food during the years of plenty and the dispensing of it during the years of famine. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives. This refusal and the accusations it prompted caused Joseph to be imprisoned. Joseph became overseer of the prison.” Ensign. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end. 1995.” (Gen. to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. He said: “I am Joseph your brother. Joseph was favored and blessed of the Lord in every circumstance. Joseph became ruler over all Egypt. Joseph identified himself to his brothers and forgave them.com . Wirthlin. that ye sold me hither. he was trustworthy and incorruptible. Nov. 36 15 Joseph. In a tender. I believe it is time. However. having them imprisoned. No doubt many of you have been reminded of him recently in a Sunday School class. but God. Again the Lord was with him. Elder Joseph B. Joseph’s brothers. who had sold him as a slave twenty-two years earlier. May 1990 "We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. He did what was right and good. Joseph refused and fled from her improper advances because of his personal righteousness and because he would not violate Potiphar’s trust. and then sold him as a slave. and later. was a model of integrity. “So now it was not you that sent me hither. Subsequently. it is essential that we plan for our future. Joseph became overseer of the house of Potiphar. "Personal Integrity. The Lord revealed future events to Joseph in dreams. touching scene. captain of Pharaoh’s guard. second in rank only to Pharaoh. the Lord was with him there. they bowed down to him because of his high office. plotted to take his life. and perhaps with some urgency." ©2009 safelygatheredin. Tom Perry. whom ye sold into Egypt. nor angry with yourselves. his brothers hated him." Ensign. “Now therefore be not grieved. I suppose he could have retaliated for their mistreatment of him by making them slaves. Joseph’s integrity placed him among the greatest of our Heavenly Father’s sons. 45:4–5. During the famine. changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance.) His example is especially pertinent to us because most members of the Church have descended from his loins. Pharaoh’s dreams of seven fat and lean cows and of seven full and thin ears of corn. 8:28. His father. When approached by Potiphar’s wife.) Through Joseph. His life is evidence that “all things work together for good to [those who] love God. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives. 7–8. or even having them put to death. Because of his integrity and righteousness. Jacob. the Lord preserved the children of Israel and provided a place in Egypt for them to flourish and increase. "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear. … “And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity … and to save your lives by a great deliverance. came to Egypt to obtain food. loved Joseph even from his youth.

and buy everything on time”: you’re encouraged to do it.10. crime. 8 Avoid debt. Each of us must do that for himself. “Look Back.” p. to plant gardens. The Miracle of Forgiveness. But the truth is that we don’t need to do it to live. We wonder what our people will do who have been spending their all and more. innumerable forces of immorality. there is a time to work. it is a necessity. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. and there is a time to study. Live within your means and not beyond them. There is a time for play. p. We want you parents to create work for your children. to plant trees. The Lord will not translate one’s good hopes and desires and intentions into works. Tom Perry. “Get your cards. The need for preparation is abundantly clear. Kimball.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball. Be sure your children grow up like you know they ought to grow. 1969.” Spencer W. and to do everything that needs to be done. (2006). and so on. variances in weather conditions. to pick fruit. … Today everything is seemingly geared toward debt. Insist on them learning their lessons in school. While work is not all of life. Elder L. If employment and income should reduce. because that makes strong characters out of them and builds their faith and character. national disasters. Strive to save a portion of that which you earn. We must also be anxiously engaged in a positive program of preparation. Do not let them play all the time. ©2009 safelygatheredin. wars. "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear" "There is something holy about work.com . what then? Are you living beyond your means? Do you owe what you cannot pay if times became perilous? Are your shock absorbers in condition to take a shock? Plan and work in a way that will permit you to be happy even as you do without certain things that in times of affluence may have been available to you. Do not mistake many wants for basic needs. as guaranteed to us by the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants: “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30). “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. it nevertheless can keep us mindful of our blessings. The Savior made it clear that we cannot place sufficient oil in our preparedness lamps by simply avoiding evil. and violence. Kimball.blogspot. "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear" 16 It is right to work. (2006). attacks and pressures on the family and individuals. 114–23 “In reviewing the Lord’s counsel to us on the importance of preparedness. I am impressed with the plainness of the message. technological advances that make occupations obsolete. interpersonal conflicts.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. … Purchase your essentials wisely and carefully. Every man and woman and child should work. to help do the housework and the yardwork. 114–23 On a daily basis we witness widely fluctuating inflation. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear. Maxwell (1926-2004). Tom Perry." Elder Neal A. even in times of plenty. Even little children should learn how to share. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft.Why is Food Storage Important Elder L.

It is the means of all accomplishment. vegetables. My husband was among a group that went to the coast of Mississippi the week after Katrina had struck. 58 Work is a spiritual necessity as well as an economic necessity. I am speaking now of food to cover basic needs. Hinckley. knowledge. When they asked to see how his house had fared. bricks and mortar. and charity available to help one another. Nov. The man's answer will always be remembered at our house: "The prophet commanded us to gather a year's supply--he didn't say we were going to eat it. Work brings happiness.com . Let us follow the order of the Church in this regard and insure that all who receive give of themselves in return.Why is Food Storage Important 17 Three years ago.blogspot. he consented to take them to where his house had been. they started to notice something interesting. Volunteers were requested to help from all over the Southeast.) Attempts to obtain our temporal. and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven. This storehouse. The Lord has provided. because of our faith. “To Men of the Priesthood. My husband asked him how it felt to see all of that hard work destroyed. May 1986. together with a little money in savings. May we be on ©2009 safelygatheredin. they represent an immense pool of resources.” President Gordon B. the Lord’s real storehouse is indeed in the homes and the hearts of His people. social. As the members of the Church follow the counsel to become self-reliant.)" Robert D.” (D&C 78:3–4. “SGI: Motivational Monday. to the salvation of man. trying to salvage any personal possessions. 3:19. The member confirmed that his years supply lay strewn and broken along the ground. We have not been hungry in the week since the hurricane." Abbie Merkley. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary. 28 “The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes. … “We can begin with a one week’s food supply and gradually build it to a month. They had been riding around the first day with a member of the Mississippi Ocean Springs Ward. it is the opposite of idleness. and prosperity. 2008 "Provident living requires us to develop proper attitudes—a willingness to forego luxuries. (See Gen. self-esteem. Unrestricted by programs and projects. One particular experience will always stick out in his memory. who had been showing them the places that needed help the most. is “for the poor of my people. 2002. Everyone assisted can do something. We are commanded to work.” Ensign. Katrina devastated parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. about two hundred yards from the beach. to avoid excess. As the volunteers begun cleaning up the destroyed house. and sauces. … to advance the cause. or spiritual well-being by means of a dole violate the divine mandate that we should work for what we receive. and to fully use what we have—learning to live within our means.” 1 September. There was nothing left but a foundation. which ye have espoused. the Lord has said. His house was right on the coast. and then to three months. Hales. “Welfare Principles to Guide Our Lives: An Eternal Plan for the Welfare of Men’s Souls. There were broken bottles everywhere--broken bottles that once contained bottled fruits. We cannot be too often reminded that Church welfare assistance is spiritual at heart and that these spiritual roots would wither if we ever permitted anything like the philosophy of the dole to enter into our Welfare Services ministrations. emotional.” Ensign. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. skills.

productive.” This implies the husbanding [prudent managing] of our resources. Kimball. I hope that each member of the Church is responding appropriately to this direction. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. (2006). Kimball. (2006). and assist us if we walk in obedience to His light." “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. 30–33 "Are you prepared for and protected against death. "President Gordon B. It may mean that the parents of today will go without many things that they would like. appliances? … The first reaction is: We just cannot do it. Kimball. crippling illness of the breadwinner? How long can you go if the income stops? What are your reserves? How long could you make your many payments on home. And as we long to help them. … If you can hardly get by when you are earning increasingly. Money must be put aside for missions and for schooling for your children.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W.” Ensign. car. we know that the Lord has said." “Are You Prepared?. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. we recognize the great temporal needs of our people. This is a first priority. implements. We can hardly get by using every cent of income monthly.114–23 We have placed considerable emphasis on personal and family preparedness.' "Let us do all in our power to 'walk in obedience' and be prepared.Why is Food Storage Important guard against accepting worldly substitutes for the plan to care for his poor in this. well employed. they will save them for these great purposes. full provision for personal health.114–23 "As we travel and visit the people throughout the world.blogspot. and His commandments. “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30). They can assume responsibilities and take little jobs whereby they can also help to raise these funds and instead of spending those little accumulations. 18 “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. I like the way the Relief Society teaches personal and family preparedness as “provident living. (2006). illness. a long-continuing.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W.com . and watch over us. His gospel.114–23 "Though we never know when we will face a challenge that will require us to depend on the resources we have stored. Hinckley reminded us in October 2005 general conference of our need to be prepared: 'We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. but tomorrow will come the harvest. young. giving appropriate attention to home [food] production and storage as well as the development of emotional resiliency. … I have faith … that the Lord will bless us. well. we realize the vital importance of their learning this great lesson: that the highest achievement of spirituality comes as we ©2009 safelygatheredin. I also hope that we are understanding and accentuating the positive and not the negative.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Aug 2007. the wise planning of financial matters. the Lord’s own way. illness and other unlooked-for problems arising? You must not spend all you make. and adequate preparation for education and career development. then how can you meet emergencies with employment curtailed.

April 1937. not in relation to holocaust or disaster. President J. or rationalizing will ever change the fundamental need for self-reliance.) We still adhere to that counsel. when properly pursued.” (Conference Reports. and the Lord will prosper and comfort us. Regional Representatives Seminar address. In this spirit we will be prepared for most eventualities. Families can live both principles by planning to gather their basic supplies in an orderly and systematic way as means permit. May we individually and collectively be ever self-reliant. 26. but in cultivating a life-style that is on a day-to-day basis its own reward.com . Let’s do these things because they are right. “Preparedness. No amount of philosophizing. Kimball. is a way of life. 43 ©2009 safelygatheredin.) “Most Frequently Asked Questions … Food Storage. not a sudden. then tomorrow. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness.” (D&C 115:6. p. where we are now in debt. spectacular program..” (October 1976. and although storage is extremely important. let us get out of debt.The Lord declares that herein lies “the agency of man” (see D&C 93:31). advised. it would not do to violate one principle in order to live another. 114–23 "The teaching of the Church is that we don’t go into debt for anything of this nature. “Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague. Apr 1978. As President Kimball has said. With this agency we can rise to glory or fall to condemnation..) But if we live wisely and providently. 114–23 Preparedness. Reuben Clark. There are many ways besides borrowing to get started on food storage. (2006). if not today.Why is Food Storage Important 19 conquer the flesh. yes. and for a refuge from the storm. Let us straightly and strictly live within our incomes.” Tambuli. stakes of Zion are “for a defense. spectacular program. is a way of life. when properly pursued. (2006). and because we are obedient to the counsels of the Lord. We could refer to all the components of personal and family preparedness..” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. This is our heritage and our obligation." “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. we will be as safe as in the palm of His hand. Kimball. It is true that difficult times will come—for the Lord has foretold them—and.blogspot. Jr. When the Welfare Services program of the Church was first being established. excuses. and with this agency comes the responsibility for self. We build character as we encourage people to care for their own needs. and save a little. because they are satisfying. not a sudden.

This is why we like to keep meal plans that use only non-perishable ingredients. if you’d like).blogspot. write down ALL the ingredients you need for each meal for your 3-week plan. multiply everything on your list by ©2009 safelygatheredin. If you feel like you could eat the same thing each week for 12 weeks. Once you have your meal plans written up. Ideally. and Week #3 meals 4 times (equaling 12 weeks total). you’re going to fill in this chart with specific meals (menus) that your family likes to eat. The chart needs to be 7 squares across (for 7 days per week). or even 5. there's no need for your food storage meals to be bland. Week #2 meals 4 times. I don't think I could eat the same thing every week. Use food guideline recommendations to make sure that your meals are balanced and healthy. I’ll eat Week #1 meals 4 times. Once you’ve made a big list of all the ingredients you will need for those three weeks. (see our chart example under “Three Month Supply Menu Plan”) My family can live on “repeats” for three months. and 84 breakfasts. these meals include non-perishable foods only. and three squares down (representing 3 weeks). If that still sounds too repetitive for you then plan four weeks of meals.The Three-Month Supply 20 The Three-Month Supply Planning Your Three-Month Supply The first thing to do when planning your three-month supply is see how much food you are going to need. then just plan one week's worth of meals. The first thing to do is make a chart. How many people are in your family? How much do you eat? How long does it really take you to eat through that box of crackers? Next.com . Let’s keep it simple and assume that 3 months equals 12 weeks. Please plan for your own family's needs and likes. So I don’t. For my 3-week meal plan. so I planned three weeks of menus that I will rotate through. Now. Keep in mind that you may have electricity during this time or you may not. make your plan. This will be your meal plan for your three-month supply. Don't forget spices and oil and things like that. That’s 12 weeks of food that you need to store – approximately 84 dinners. The menu plan we have provided is simply an example (but you are free to use it exactly. especially if the alternative is no food at all. 84 lunches. But who can think of 84 dinner ideas?? I can’t.

2. you’ll need to multiply everything by 6. cross 21 check it with your current food storage inventory to see what you already have in stock. As you use them. or you could combine a few of them and make a system that works for you. etc. etc. Here are just a few that work well for us.). when planning your three-month supply. Obviously. green bean casserole. For me. applesauce.The Three-Month Supply 4 (multiply by 4. I'm out of raisins!" Or whatever it is. which will be rubber-banded. Now you have a master list for your entire three months. personal hygiene items. If you made a two week list.com . especially for spices. etc. veggies. you will eventually come across the last one. Don’t forget to also have multivitamins in your storage. assuming you made a 3 week list). in order to add up to 12 weeks. We like to supplement our meals with canned/jarred fruit. Please note that the recipes and the menu plan we have provided are only MAIN dishes. Thus. It might be helpful to have an excel spreadsheet or a chart to help you keep track of what you are buying/storing and what you are using (check out our food storage rotation tips also included in this e-book). 1. I need to be sure to stock up not only on food. The rubber band method  The basic idea for this method is that you have a certain number of the same items. and keep track of what you buy AND what you eat. you will not go to the store and buy 94 cans of fruit at once. Great reminder. You can choose to use one of these methods. The 2-column method  This is a great method for food that you keep 6-10 boxes of at time. Also. we like to prepare for the worst. but on other items like cleaning supplies. Take advantage of the sales. This means: "Hey! Go to the store. that means I’m assuming that I can’t leave my house for 3 months. Now you have your master shopping list! Once you have this completed. The 5 Rotation Methods of Safely Gathered In There are many methods to rotating food. bouillon and smaller items that are used up at a slower rate.blogspot. Put them in two columns right next to each other with the earliest expiration dates in the right-hand ©2009 safelygatheredin. but you can buy little by little. You will need to supplement many of the meals with side dishes.

blogspot. This way. Then we begin all over again. and it's also easy to tell how many you have on hand. You would really only have to do this for the 3-Month supply. The sticky-note method  This method has more to do with keeping your food storage full of food (rather than rotating it). Shelf Reliance™ specializes in these – Abbie and I each have one pantry Cansolidators. just keep them on your grocery list and buy it back when you can (especially when it's on sale!). items are rotated in the order in which they came in. and we love them. 3. write the item on the sticky pad. Whenever you pull something off the shelf to eat. take it from the right hand column. You want to be able to look in your "food storage area" and see at a glance when your food expires. When the right hand column is empty. 5. When you need one box. move the left-hand column into the right hand column spot. 4. all you have to do is look for the sticker to tell you which one to eat first (eat the one that will expire first). whenever you go grocery shopping. Post small pads of sticky notes on the inside of your cupboards and wherever else your food storage is kept. and restock into the left-hand column.com . Then when you are looking through your food storage for something. If your budget won't allow you to restock everything that week. because the longer-term storage (canned dry food) should last more than 10 years.The Three-Month Supply 22 column. peel the top sheet off all the sticky pads and add those items to your shopping list. first box first. think about where the food will be stored. ©2009 safelygatheredin. so as soon as your groceries come home they get a sticker before being put away. Rolling shelves  This is a favorite method for many people. Assign a color to each year or each 6-month period (make a chart for easy comparison) and label your food according to its expiration date. You can buy tall rolling shelves or even short ones that fit right into your cabinets. especially if you are fortunate enough to have these shelves (they can be very expensive). and which part of the food item will be visible. When you label your food. The sticker method  Buy colored circle stickers for a couple of bucks at the grocery store/office supply store. Then. Keep your stickers in a kitchen drawer. and attach the sticker to that side.

Using this method has allowed me to keep my storage full.blogspot. ©2009 safelygatheredin. but then we would eat though it. without making huge trips to the store to do it. I used to have a habit of getting lots of food in my food storage (1-2 month's worth or so).com . or if you are building it now.The Three-Month Supply This method can work very well for anyone . which is GREAT. but I wouldn't be replenishing it as we went along.whether you have your entire 3- 23 month supply.

org. I know many people who keep their bags of rice/beans/wheat/flour etc in sealed 5-gallon buckets. One bucket can be the one you are eating through. it was pointless for me to have any wheat. and then we’ll talk about the different foods that can be stored long term. so you can eat through it while it’s still in the bucket. red. For example. Or. so you can have a gamma lid on top.it will stay good for years and years.com . There are so many terms (wheat berries. It may seem a little expensive. if you live near a cannery. but the prices include shipping. Buckets Finally. longer-term storage can also be kept in buckets.Long-Term Food Storage 24 Long-Term Food Storage Storing Your Longer-Term Supply There is no one "best way" to store your longer-term food storage. Keep rotating and refilling! Wheat I don't know about you. That's ©2009 safelygatheredin. Meanwhile. but here are some preferred methods. when that rice is gone. To read more about foil pouch storage. You can buy food already canned up in #10 cans from LDS Catalog (ldscatalog.blogspot. bulgar. check out Providentliving.com). but wheat used to confuse me. LDSCatalog. #10 Cans This is optimal for longer-term storage . etc) and I just couldn’t keep it all straight. and place it behind the first bucket. white. re-fill your first bucket with rice. you can go there and can your own food. First we’ll talk about where you can store items. which allow you to reseal the bucket over and over again. put the gamma lid on the second bucket and start eating through that. Then. Plus.com also sells food storage that’s already sealed up in pouches. say you have 2 buckets of rice. but not everyone has this option. Just be sure that the top is on tightly to keep rodents and bugs out. They have a great PDF document that talks about pouch storage. You can also buy gamma lids. and it's easy to transfer. I figured that until I buy a wheat grinder. and that's cheaper. Foil Pouches Another option for food storage is in foil pouches.

place whole (uncooked) wheat berries into a grinder or food processor for a few seconds. the most common types of wheat are red and white. Good luck! ©2009 safelygatheredin. 25 Sprouted wheat: There is a soaking method where you can cause your wheat kernels to sprout.com . or you can steam them and served as a vegetable. Wheat berries: This term refers to wheat that has just been cooked in water (2-1 like rice). If you ever grind or crack your own wheat.com (and see the pictures!). If you end up with extra. To crack your own wheat. Gluten: You can make your own gluten from hard red wheat. Here's a little breakdown of what wheat can do for you: First of all. Even if you don’t have a wheat grinder. though! Wheat is very useful in many different ways. Cracked wheat: Cracked wheat is a wheat berry that's been broken down into small pieces. Still not really sure what to do with your wheat? That’s ok.blogspot. sandwiches.Long-Term Food Storage not the case. You can freeze cooked bulgar. Like bulgar. and are very similar when it comes to cooking them in water. un-ground wheat. Raw gluten can be made into flour. etc. Bulgar: Bulgar is wheat that has been soaked and then baked to speed up the cooking time. People use these raw in salads. so that's what we'll be focusing on. They can both be used in breads. place it in a sealed container and store it in the freezer. it is very versatile.blogspot. It's very versatile. Some people serve this like rice. use only as much as you need. we have several recipes that call for regular. or more at safelygatheredin. Check out our recipes here in this book.

very similar to pinto beans. they will only need to cook for about an hour. I don't usually soak them. I add about 1 tsp of salt and 2 tsp of pepper (1 lb bag of beans).these small white beans are commonly used to make baked beans. As soon as they start boiling. dump out the water and rinse the beans..com . but it's not necessary. If the beans are pre-soaked. navy. Often used to make chili and refried beans ©2009 safelygatheredin. chili beans are smaller. chili. and others say that the beans are easier on the stomach if they are soaked. refried beans. To cook un-soaked beans. soups. etc. but they are also good in soups.e. We eat them like this for days (beans often taste better as leftovers because they thicken and the flavors have blended). depending on the bean variety. Personally. If you choose to soak your beans. After 2 hours. cover and set them to simmer. Here's a little overview of some specific beans: Kidney . salads.kidney. Cooked beans are 3x "bigger" than dry beans (i. then recover with fresh water and bring to a simmer. just cover them with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Many people prefer to soak beans before they cook them. It makes GREAT “refried beans” . cannellini.split pea soup! Do not pre-soak these Navy beans . simply dump them all in a pot or bowl and cover them completely with water (the water should be about 2 inches above the beans). etc). and mash them up with a potato masher. Great Northern. Lentils and dried peas also fall into this food storage category.blogspot. They soften very quickly and do not need it. I often use this method with pinto beans. This method can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. rinse them first with water. Then.these beans are oven used to make refried beans and chili Peas .these versatile beans are often added to chilis. There are various reasons for doing so: some people say they taste better. When the time comes to cook them.perfect for burritos. black. they are very creamy and soft. and chilis Chili . Leave them for about 4 hours or overnight. pinto. and salads Pinto .Long-Term Food Storage 26 Beans There are many types of beans . 1/3 cup dry beans = 1 cup cooked. Note: Do not pre-soak lentils or peas.

Most people like the taste of dried beans better. Instant Oats: Instant oatmeal is thinly rolled. leaving the inner kernel or “oat groat”. Check out our bean recipes at safelygatheredin. they cook very quickly. The thinner the rolling. which removes the outer shell (called a hull). From there. hulled. Makes sense to me! Regular Oats: These are made by steaming groats and then flattening them with a roller. the groats are heated and become stable for storage. the quicker the oats cook because of the greater surface area. Quick Oats: Quick oats are rolled oats that have been cut into small pieces. Cannelini . Then. then steamed and rolled extremely thinly (more thinly than regular). ©2009 safelygatheredin. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats are thinly rolled. the groats are processed differently depending on what type of oatmeal they are being made into. The type of oats you have (regular. adding them right into the broth with the veggies and everything.blogspot. and conditioned. All types of oats are cleaned.com .these legumes cook very quickly. but canned ones are fine too.blogspot.used in soups and salads 27 Lentils . Just add hot water and stir. then pre-cooked and dried. etc) all depends on how thinly the oats were rolled.Long-Term Food Storage Black . and I never know which ones to buy! Let’s break down all the types and see how they are different. Great Northern . I often put these in soups.com! Oats It seems like there are so many types of oats.these mild beans are often used in casseroles and stews. Add them last since they soften so quickly. especially if the thought of cooking beans feels overwhelming to you (although it really is simple!). quick. usually with sweetener and flavor added to it. Because they are so thin.add these to soups and salads. Don't forget that you can either buy beans dried or canned.

If you want something that looks very whole grain and is chewy. bran. is chewier than white rice and becomes rancid more ©2009 safelygatheredin. consider how often your family eats them and factor that in. Try looking in health food stores if you can't find it in your regular store. Quick oats. white. It has a mild nutty flavor. and they store really well. If your family doesn't eat oats often. shiny appearance. Enrichment of white rice with vitamins B1 and B3. After milling. resulting in a seed with a bright. seeds. Did you know that raw rice can be ground into flour? Rice flour does not contain gluten and is suitable for people on a gluten-free diet. White rice is often enriched with some of the nutrients stripped from it during its processing. and germ removed. The two most commons types of rice: white and brown.maybe it will be a big hit! I recently started feeding my family oats more often. and should be combined with other sources of protein.com . As you gather oats for your longer-term storage. on the other hand. They look a bit like small pieces of rice. the rice is polished. consider trying them in some different ways . a kind of whole grain.blogspot. Both regular and quick oats can be used interchangeably in most recipes – it simply depends on the results you are looking for. you’ll want to use regular oats. and iron is required by law in the United States. White rice is the name given to milled rice that has had its husk. I pinch of brown sugar goes a long way! Oats are so healthy. This is done largely to prevent spoilage and to extend the storage life of the grain. Many people prefer the taste and texture of steel-cut oats over regular or instant oats. so they are perfect for your food storage! Rice Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world. such as nuts. are cut smaller and are less noticeable in recipes. and they may be difficult to find in the grocery store. beans or meat.Long-Term Food Storage 28 Steel-cut oats: Steel-cut oats are whole grain oats that have been cut into only 2 or 3 pieces. The only real disadvantage of steel-cut oats is that they take a bit longer to cook. and I have to say. Brown rice (or "hulled rice") is un-milled or partly milled rice. but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health.

brown rice can 29 remain in storage for only 6 months under normal conditions before it starts to go rancid. Unfortunately. We may not have a complete year’s supply of them. “Other” longer-term storage options Take a hard look at the foods you are storing for your longer-term storage (it should be about a year’s supply). That’s why it’s important to also store up some extra of the “other” items that can be used to enhance meals that you would make with these main ingredients. The bran in brown rice contains significant dietary fiber and the germ contains many vitamins and minerals. but is more nutritious.com . This makes it not a great option for food storage.Long-Term Food Storage quickly. beans. veggies. but we definitely like to have more than 3 months’ worth: Honey Sugar (white and brown) White flour Boullion (chicken and/or beef) Yeast Cooking oil Powdered milk Seasonings/spices ©2009 safelygatheredin. etc) has the nutrition that I need. Could you survive for a year on that food alone? Probably not. I need to just be sure that whatever I serve it with (meat.blogspot. Here’s an example of some things that Abs and I like to store extras of. I personally store only white rice. since it has a MUCH longer shelf life.

tuna. You pretty much need something that you will be able to grab at a moment's notice and throw into the back of the car 1 change of clothes per person 1 set of scriptures per family 1 flashlight per person (and batteries. etc). etc. or some tupperware bins (preferably with wheels). insurance card copies. ss cards.) 2 sticks beef jerky per person 1 pkg chewing gum per person 2 packets hot chocolate mix per person 2 instant soup packets per person 1 roll of toilet paper per person feminine needs infant needs ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot. patriarchal blessings. It's also good to have copies of these to send to a family member who doesn't live in your same area) 2 gallons water per person (this is a MINIMUM.72-Hour Kits 30 72-Hour Kits 72-Hour kit list 1 sturdy backpack per person (or rolling suitcase). Remember to rotate!) 1 lb dried fruit or trail mix per person 1 pkg soda crackers AND graham crackers per person (there are 4 pkgs per box) 2 liter bottle of orange juice or similar per person 4 granola bars per person 1 can meat per person and 1 can beans per person (chicken.com . and chili. wills. if they aren’t wind-up) small first aid kit personal documents (copies of birth certs. 3 gallons per person is ideal) $100 cash per family (make sure you have some change and small bills) ax & shovel utility knife bucket battery powered radio and light small sewing kit 50 ft of nylon rope emergency whistle Food (here is an example of food to store in your kits.

we’ve listed what we first put in everyone’s pack. Below. Who carries the food? Who carries the money? Does everyone need to carry some of everything? This is a bit challenging because obviously kids can't carry much in their packs.blogspot. So. etc) and paper/pencils camp stove or portable BBQ & fuel work gloves (2 pair per family) mess kits or disposable plates/cups/bowls/utensils pet supplies candles. we figured that we would need to carry our packs and be on foot. and 2) you could carry it easily in a free hand if necessary. Obviously. then we broke up the rest of the list and assigned items to certain people. soap. without weighing you down too much (assuming you are also carrying your own pack on your back). Of course. There are a couple things to consider when you put together 72-hour kits. matches aluminum foil can opener (if needed) disinfectant garbage bags 31 72-Hour Kit distribution: Who carries what? Someone once asked us how we determine what goes in each person's 72-hour kit. holders. card games.com . you need to keep their packs light for two reasons: 1) so that they can carry them as much as possible.72-Hour Kits hard candy / lollipops 1 light stick per person 1 emergency blanket per person Toothbrushes. we only packed the ESSENTIALS in these 72-hour kits (pretty much everything on our list). we crammed them into little plastic mugs that will later be used for eating/drinking out of) ©2009 safelygatheredin. but hopefully we’ve given you some ideas for you to consider! Everyone’s pack: Snacks (to save space. and shampoo (travel sizes are great) mosquito repellent small entertainment (crayons. toothpaste. this may not work for your family. In our worst-case scenario.

blogspot.72-Hour Kits The breakfasts (oatmeal packets. 6 each) 1 stack of Saltine crackers Change of clothing Emergency blanket Baggie of utensils Flashlight Small hand sanitizer 1-2 bottles of water 1 garbage bag 1 light stick Personal prescription medication (everyone should carry their own!!) 32 Mom’s pack: All the remainder of the food (lunches and dinners) Scriptures Sewing kit Diaper wipes Candles/matches Feminine products Shampoo Disinfectant Mosquito Repellant Sunscreen Half of the money ($50) Copies of important docs (mom and dad both have these) Dad’s pack: Water (whatever you need that wasn’t included in the individual packs) Camp Stove Solar powered radio Half of the money ($50) First aid kit Copies of important docs (mom and dad both have these) Kids’ packs: Crayons/Pens/Coloring book(s) Some decks of cards ©2009 safelygatheredin.com .

Finally. extra blankets. Don’t worry about your things. 5. you won't really need to condition your hair – shampoo alone is fine. I'd also bring my antique sewing machine. and that we will be leaving in a moment's notice. hurricane. For us. this includes some extra food. if you have them! Kids can ride in the strollers for part of the time. In fact. sleeping bags. 2. If you ARE carrying your packs.com .. which can be carried and will hold the ax and shovel and the work gloves. a heavy dutch oven.--all the little "luxuries" that don't fit in your backpacks but would be really nice to have. That would save even more room. Make a list of where these important things are so you don't waste time searching the house for them. the worst is that we will be carrying our packs. people! 4. Assume the worst. here are some additional points to consider when it comes to 72-hour kits: 1. Don't waste time packing up your plasma TV. all your computers. I would load my car with family pictures and mementos. My 72-Hour Kit Journey By Abbie ©2009 safelygatheredin. you could even just pack body wash and use that for your hair AND body. stuff can be replaced. etc. For example.blogspot. Besides our 72-hour kits. You can also make a little list of things you could grab to take with you if you have time to gather it all. For example. or you can load your packs onto them for some relief. To us. more entertainment items. 6. Assuming you have homeowners insurance. etc. if you DO have the opportunity to bathe in those 72 hours. or your Bosch. Empty out your boxes. and so you don't forget something.72-Hour Kits Toilet paper Diapers 33 You should also have a five gallon bucket. Don't worry about the non-essentials. if we were evacuating for a forest fire. Have a "supplemental" box in case you are able to leave in your car. It's an emergency. we would have some time to prepare to leave. which was a gift from my mom. We saved a lot of room in the backpacks by taking things out of their original packaging (take the bag of crackers out of the bulky box!) 3. bring a stroller and/or wagon. a tent. It's just STUFF.

A state park would have water available that we could filter and use and it would be a place to pitch our tent and stay a while.) so you should know escape routes in all directions. I could throw my kits in the back of my car and go.) 1. Mountain Man and I would head for a state park as far as we could get on our tank of gas. (Keep in mind this is only my opinion. you ask? Yes. Bummer. But where would I go? Does it matter. I know—I put it off for 34 years. You should have an atlas in your car (my opinion). but the food is left open to interpretation. a nuclear something etc. I know. You should look at a map and find out how far you can go on your tank of gas. Then. 2. the best would be not to have to use it at all right? But. Therefore. Well. if I needed to. apparently. it must be easily transportable. When you make your perimeter. I made a plan for our family based on what we could fit in ©2009 safelygatheredin. and only because of the guilt I felt for contributing to our blog and not having a working 72Hour Kit. I hope to share a few tips to help you in your own 72 Hour Kit quest.blogspot. Planning for the worst would entail me carrying my 72-Hour Kit somewhere. I'm hoping for the best.72-Hour Kits Getting a 72-Hour Kit together can be a daunting task. I’ve learned that planning for the worst and expecting the best is often the most practical scenario. which would mean I could use the car. so you may actually have to think for yourself. Guilt can sometimes be a good thing. Mountain Man (my husband) could carry one backpack (the heavy one.com . I put off rotating it for years. earthquake. If I needed to evacuate my area and there was a car available. Meal Plan: Most of the items on the 72-Hour Kit list are self-explanatory. Make a note of where you would go and keep it in your car with your atlas. Research evacuation stops in each of the four directions. look for areas where you could stay. ba ha) and I could carry the other. An emergency evacuation plan: Why are you creating a 72-Hour Kit? For what purpose? How will you transport it? I plan for the worst possible situation because I'm a pessimist. I chose backpacks because my husband is a backpacking fanatic and we had two extra backpacking packs lying around. If I had to carry one of them I could. In attempts to lighten up my attitude I have added expecting the best to my repertoire. I just barely cleaned out and started over. You never know what will come at you (hurricane.

Plus. What I am going to do is pick foods that are easily transported. Make sure you have fuel for the stoves. planning for 3 meals a day with two snacks (worst case scenario.72-Hour Kits our kits and what we like to eat. no veggies.com . this is my opinion. high in calories. 35 Do you see how this is going? I'm planning my menu based on what WE eat and on what's available to me. don't require refrigeration. easy to prepare.blogspot. remember). ©2009 safelygatheredin. I made a menu plan. Also. I have a couple of backpacking stoves that I can rely on to cook..) But I do have a bunch of dehydrated veggies in Mountain Man's backpacking cupboard I could throw in.. Day 1 Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal Snack: Goldfish crackers Lunch: PB&J and crackers Snack: Granola bars Dinner: Ramen (high in calories and very light. can you tell?) Lunch: PB&J and crackers Snack: Beef Jerky Dinner: More Ramen! Wow. I'm worried about surviving (remember. In your kit. so you know exactly how to ration your food. you should also include a written menu plan. We don't have a lot of money so I'm not going to go out and buy special emergency food. he hates tuna.oh well. and yummy. I'm not really worried about having nutritiously balanced meals.) Snack: Trail mix/dried fruit Dinner: Dry soup packets and crackers (most likely goldfish) Day 3: Breakfast: Instant Cream of Wheat packets Snack: Goldfish (we have a ton of goldfish. I like it!) Day 2: Breakfast: Pop Tarts and fruit (in the little plastic cups--applesauce/cut fruit) Snack: Fruit snacks Lunch: Tuna fish and crackers (Spam for Mountain Man.

make a wish list of the things you still need. Determine what is vital for survival.. I wish I could find it to scan it in. not so good at following through. starting with the cheaper items and chip away at it when you can. Put your kit together: Oh. eh?) and also by my 72-Hour Kits in the guest room closet. To reiterate: Make an emergency evacuation plan. Ask for the larger things for Christmas gifts if you want. make your meal plan. This is where it gets tough for me. Buy them gradually. brother. Don't wait until you have everything! P. It had a list of items she would grab from her house depending on the time she had.S. etc). I had a Relief Society President who once handed out an emergency sheet she used. and put it all together. So I am posting this note in my kitchen.72-Hour Kits 36 3. I'm really good at making lists. and batteries. Knowing the location of these items would also be helpful. Something is better than nothing! Obviously not everything fits in our backpacks. so I made a little list to tell me where everything is. understandably. If I got a call that I had to be out of my house in ten minutes or less I would probably be freaking out. clothing.. I think this would be a great FHE activity. where I am most of the time (kind of sounds like I like to eat.com . Don't forget to rotate your food. Check out the article “72-Hour Kit Distribution: Who Carries What?” to find out exactly how I dispersed all the goodies (included in this e-book). so I want to make it as easy for me as possible. on the pantry door. I guarantee that I won't be thinking clearly during an emergency.blogspot. If she had 20 minutes she would grab more things. and so on. ©2009 safelygatheredin. maybe some things that are important to each family member IF they had the time to grab it. then what would be helpful. After packing up everything you do have. I think I'm turning into a food storage nerd. you can still pack what you do have. and finally. But basically she had a list of things she would grab if she had ten minutes (72-Hour Kits. Even if you don’t have everything right now.

you can add things that you may feel are necessary. but here are just some basics that could come in handy! ©2009 safelygatheredin.com . or even in a true emergency.blogspot. Consider keeping the following items in your own car(s): A box to hold everything Water High-energy snacks Flashlight Batteries Wet wipes Toilet paper roll Basic first aid kit Blanket/towels Change of clothes Diapers/Feminine needs Umbrella Book Jumper cables Hand sanitizer Pen & paper Pocket Knife $5-20 cash (coins and bills) Of course.Emergency Car Kits 37 Emergency Car Kits It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your car. It can come in handy for many reasons – common convenience.

Gallon jugs. These can dissolve over time. the kidneys stop functioning and the damage is irreversible. These are great for storage. even with present day technology. Do not use milk cartons.com . For example. they are not easily moved. ©2009 safelygatheredin. but they store well. 2. leave head room for freezing. These come in 5. They are great for long term storage. If you store them outside (or any bottles for that matter). You will need lots of these. 3. consider a pump or other method for actually getting the water out. Soda Bottles (also known as pop bottles). While this is an option for water storage. When filled. Mylar Bags (5 gal). Only use shatterproof (plastic) bottles. 84 gallons of water should be stored for a family of four for two weeks. and 55 gallon containers. if they are clean when filled. Water can also pick up the odor of the initial contents. NEVER use these for water storage. Barrels.5 gallons per person. 5. Don't use glass containers.blogspot. food preparation and hygiene should be stored with your emergency supplies. However. Storage Methods There are several ways to store water: 1. After 3 days without water. the water will remain pure. 30. Also. or bacteria could grow if the jugs are on completely cleaned before filled. 13. per day for drinking. Metal containers. but weigh approximately 40 pounds when filled with water.Water 38 Water Purification and Storage Water is more important than food. be cautious if you decide to go this route. 4. At least 1.

Water 39 6.) In addition to having a bad odor and taste. or hygiene. Let the water cool before drinking. contaminated water can contain microorganisms that cause diseases such as dysentery. ©2009 safelygatheredin. and often the best solution is to just use a combination of methods. If you are not certain of your water's purity.blogspot. repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes. Use only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5. Do not use scented bleaches. No way is perfect. and let stand for 30 minutes. If you still don't like the taste of your water. or strain them through layers of paper towel or clean cloth. Before purifying your water. You can use household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms. Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water. or bleaches with added cleaners. try adding powdered drink mix. keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Water Purification (Most of this information is straight from a Red Cross pamphlet. Swimming pools. Always view your pool as "backup" water only.com . color safe bleaches. etc. food preparation. Disinfection. typhoid. or add a pinch of salt to sweeten up the taste a bit.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. This will also improve the taste of stored water. You should also have chlorine testers available if you intend on using pool water. Boiling is the safest method of purifying water. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor. flushing your toilet if there’s no running water. let any suspended particles settle to the bottom. Keep dry chlorine on hand. There are several ways to purify water. This also includes hot tubs. Bring water to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes. and hepatitis. Boiling. stir. if available. Boiled water will taste better if you put oxygen back into it by pouring the water back and forth between two clean containers. be sure to treat it before using it for drinking. Pool water is great to use for washing your clothes.

com: 1. The condensed vapor will not include salt and other impurities. 3.blogspot.get some!). fill a pot halfway with water. and most other chemicals. parasites and other harmful substances may still be in the water. Check the label to be sure what you're getting. ©2009 safelygatheredin. The water that drips from the lid into the cup is distilled. Commercial filters made for tap water remove basic minerals to make it taste better. However. Distillation involves boiling water and then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water.com . and heavy metals. Both bleach and iodine work much better in warm water. nursing mothers.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient. 4. bleach is so cheap and easy to store . such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5. People with thyroid problems should check with their doctors before using water treated with iodine. Tie a cup to the handle on the pot's lid so that the cup will hang right-side-up when the lid is upside-down (make sure the cup is not dangling into the water) and boil the water for 20 minutes. but unless boiling temperature is reached. salts. everyone). They do not remove parasites or other threats that are removed through in water treatment facilities. A person needs at least a half gallon of water per day to survive. A few tips from wikihow. Other 40 chemicals. people who are ill. 2. While the two methods described above will kill most microbes in water. A few warnings: 1. sometimes more (children. distillation will remove microbes that resist these methods. To distill. but it is better than nothing. and when the weather is hot. are not recommended and should not be used (Iodine is not as effective as bleach.Water The only agent used to purify water should be household liquid bleach. 2. Distillation. The process of condensation leaves some sediment behind. Water that's collected through condensation (such as from plants or soil) needs to be purified. Use purified water for brushing your teeth.

or dark color. To use the water in your hot-water tank. However. an odor. soda pop bottles. Avoid water with floating material.com . If you live on one floor. Do not drink flood water. do you know where you could find it? Hopefully. you are storing (or working on storing) at least 2 gallons of water per person for 2 weeks." So there you have it! We can't stress enough the importance of storing enough clean water in your home. A small amount of water will trickle out. perhaps. Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve and turning on a hot-water faucet. be sure the electricity or gas is off. Do you know the location of your incoming water valve? You'll need to shut it off to stop contaminated water from entering your home if you hear reports of broken water or sewage lines. there are a few alternatives: rainwater. let air into the plumbing by turning on the faucet in your house at the highest level. and ice cubes.blogspot. The following few paragraphs is from a Red Cross pamphlet: "If a disaster catches you without a stored supply of clean water. and open the drain at the bottom of the tank. Then obtain water from the lowest faucet in your home (basement. To use the water in your pipes. Storing Water in Plastic Bottles: a step-by-step guide Materials needed: Water Bottles (juice bottles.Water 41 Emergency Water If you were absolutely desperate for water. Do not turn on the gas or electricity when the tank is empty. and natural springs. you can use water in the reservoir tank of your toilet (not the bowl). you can use the water in your hot-water tank. Make sure your bottles are PETE plastic. there are "hidden" sources of water right in your home. just choose a faucet there). and rinsed in soapy water Household bleach ©2009 safelygatheredin. ponds. streams/rivers or any other moving body of water. As a last resort. in a pinch. however. Use saltwater only if you distill it first (see article on Water Purification). lakes. in an emergency. pipes. etc).

For me. Separately. Like your daughters' closet. Fill up your kitchen sink or a VERY large bucket with water and add bleach. You still need to rotate these regularly and having the date on them with help you rotate in a timely manner. I filled a bucket with some water and a higher concentration of bleach for the lids because the juice/soda inside the lids can be harder to get out. You won't be able to keep the bottles completely full of bleach water. 7. 6.Water 42 1. Let them sit for several hours. roll the bottles so the bleach water has time to sit on each side of the bottle. I usually let it go all day. If your water comes from a reliable source (chlorinated tap water) you don't need to add extra bleach. I like the smell of bleach. don’t place your water containers directly on the ground. Fill the newly bleached bottles up with water. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Store in a cool. Fill up as much of the inside as possible so the bleach solution can kill any microorganisms inside the bottle. I added about a cup of bleach to a full sink of water (I have shallow sinks). away from direct light.com . 5. It doesn't have to be completely rinsed--a little bleach won't hurt you. Clearly label your water bottles. dry space. 9. let the water out of the sink and rinse the bottles and lids. 3. They can't have that many clothes right? If you’re storing your water in a garage or basement (or similar). Yes. because chemicals from the ground could seep into the water. you should use gloves.blogspot. 8. ☺ 4. so whenever you think about it. After several hours of soaking. 2. Gently insert your empty bottle into the water.

seeing as how I was driving a 20-yearold car). It was disheartening to drive by dozens of gas stations and see "No gas" signs everywhere. This came in really handy for me a few months ago. we never ran out of gas. Gas up. everyone should have a working fire alarm in their homes. and we only went places we had to go. I never wanted to wear a big coat to school in the winter. I would rely heavily on my warm clothes to keep me safe. mittens. but it's actually something I struggle with sometimes! Especially when I was a teenager. though. This is especially true if everyone is trying to leave down (natural disaster. easy things you can do every day that can make an emergency seem a bit easier to deal with. but I had to scale down my trips out of the house. I had filled up my car right before the hurricane so I was ok.blogspot.Other Related Articles 43 Other Related Articles Small Steps to Emergency Preparedness While getting prepared for emergencies can be a big task. you waited in line for at least an hour to fill up (and paid over $4 a gallon). My parents. etc). Have proper alarms. This may seem like a no-brainer for most people. there are small. making it easy for us to be prepared if something were to happen on the road. filling your car up with gas might be the last thing on your mind. but do you have a carbon monoxide detector? I'm a semi-paranoid person by nature. Dress according to the weather.com . When I bought a carbon monoxide detector a few months ago. Obviously. You don't want to be one of the people who has to wait in line for 3 hours just to fill up your car. and scarves – ready to just grab and go. I even splurged ©2009 safelygatheredin. Thankfully. it was rare for a gas station to be open. and since I was going to be inside all day I figured it didn't matter. For about 2 weeks after Hurricane Ike. however. and it's kind of startling as I think about how much money I fork out for "peace of mind". If an emergency came up and you had to get out of town quickly. Try not to let your car get below half a tank of gas. and when it was. We had a bin in our mud room full of hats. Thankfully. If my car was to break down (a good possibility. were adamant that we dressed according to the weather. and possibly to keep me alive.

we would have needed to leave and possibly spend the rest of the night in a hotel (which definitely would have cost more than the extra $10 I paid for that feature). Thankfully we weren't feeling any symptoms (yet). I'd hate to think what might have happened. but we threw open the windows and turned on all the fans in the house (thankfully the weather was mild). After hearing about my sister-in-law’s experience with the ice storm (that article is also included in this e-book). we were finally able to fall back asleep. We noticed that the number on the alarm had gone from its normally constant "0" to over 100. Last week. if we hadn't had a carbon monoxide detector. we knew). Additionally. it really made me wonder how I would do without electricity for a day. The first thing I thought of is that I would be bored (no computer! no sewing machine! no TV!). around 3 o'clock in the morning. 7 days a week. confident that our alarm actually worked and that opening the windows had temporarily solved the problem. the alarm started going off. in case this ever happens again! The point is. Slowly. The next day we called the gas company and they came to our house in less than an hour (and free of charge. on a Sunday!) to check things out. but it's certainly better to do it now on your own terms . so my choices with that are limited. ©2009 safelygatheredin. We don't have a generator. I suppose we would just eat out of the pantry .Other Related Articles 44 and spent $10 extra just for a special feature that shows us the actual amount of carbon monoxide in the air (total cost: $30). but at least consider those extra things that you will be without. peanut butter sandwiches.crackers. Obviously. if our detector hadn't shown us the amount of carbon monoxide in the air. Have a no-electricity day. Consider spending one day in your home (or at least a few hours) without electricity. and then secondly I wondered what (and how) we would eat.blogspot. Good to know. After a few hours.we're not asking you to go that far!). and that it was decreasing after we opened the windows.com .than it would be otherwise. What are you going to eat? What are you going to do all day? What will your kids do? Do you have enough flashlights for everyone? How will you stay warm? I know this exercise might not sound like much fun. We later learned that they do emergency house calls 24 hours a day. the numbers on the alarm crept down and eventually stopped at 12 (anything under 30 is ok. you will not be able to go completely without electricity (Shauna said her toilets didn't flush . etc.

and if your family isn't used to eating it. 10 years! Oh. beans) which. among other things I don't dare mention. It doesn't make sense. and as a service project we were called upon to help a lady move some stuff around in her storage room. However. but I bet she hadn't touched her hoard of food in like.. 45 Hoarding vs.. I was talking with a friend who mentioned the same thing. she had shelves upon shelves of canned goods. I took a closer look and noticed VERY expired fuzzy green peaches in brown water. New guidelines in recent years concerning longer-term food storage suggest that you only need the basics (wheat. rice. Canada. when you buy things at the store. if needs be. But if you do not know how to cook this food. can last 30 years. You may look weird as you pull cans off the shelf ©2009 safelygatheredin. now I feel like this means I have to make these meals and live off of them forever and rotate the food so none of it goes bad! How can I incorporate eating meals based on what's on sale as well as being able to spontaneously decide to make something else? What are your thoughts on this?” Don't store any meals that your family doesn't like to eat. replace the food that you eat. if stored properly.com .blogspot. of course. Though she was proud of her accomplishment. Another reader left this comment: ”I have made a one-month menu of dinners (haven't tried tackling breakfast or lunch yet) to multiply by three.Other Related Articles Hearing that made me realize that we need to get a few 5-gallon buckets for hauling water. look at the expiration date and choose the farthest date in the future. Moving her stuff around was a testimony to me of not only STORING but USING what it is you have on a regular basis. That if you are not using your food storage you are not STORING it you are HOARDING it. That having been said. you are going to EAT it too! And. She HAD food storage. The moral of the story: ROTATE!!" About the same time I read this. Get into the mindset that you aren't only going to STORE the food you are purchasing. most of which she did herself with canning jars. Storing One of our blog readers shared the following story with us: "I served a mission in Ontario. When she flicked on the light to the basement. to come to the day when you run out of daily resources only to find that your backup plan has long since passed its prime. it will do you little good when the time comes.

and won't worry about the ingredients going bad. Abbie and I mention "rotating your food storage". on the larger items (like cereal boxes) I wrote the expiration date on the box in a permanent marker. use the printable chart we have. It shouldn't make you feel tied down without creative license in cooking and menu planning. simple meals that I can prepare without thinking about. Any unopened food in your pantry is food storage. you are relying primarily on your food storage to feed your family. Also. Abbie and I have even had points in our ©2009 safelygatheredin.even if it's a great deal! It's not worth it if you will hate eating it. just a worksheet I wrote up for myself while I was inventorying. I planned these menus around non-perishables so I can go months without eating spaghetti if I wanted to. What’s the difference? If you are living off of your food storage. Nothing fancy. just so I would know which to use first. So what do we do now? The very first thing to do. This doesn't mean just the stuff in buckets and #10 cans. is to do an INVENTORY of your current food storage. but. However. My menu for our family's 3-Month Supply contains only foods that my family loves to eat. Let me reiterate: don't buy and store food that you don't like to eat . and "living off of" it. or if it's just going to expire and go to waste.blogspot. Food storage should give you peace of mind and empowerment. I noticed I had several boxes of cereal that were getting close. You should be able to mix and match your meals based on expiration date and on desire. What exactly does it mean to rotate your food storage? There are two terms that Abbie and I frequently use when we're talking about actually eating your food storage: "rotating". Food Storage Rotation Throughout our blog. which has brought on many questions from our readers.heck. If you want. it means that (for any number of reasons).com . even before deciding what system of rotation to use. you shouldn't have to eat your 3-Month Supply every 46 other month.Other Related Articles to reach for the back row. Also. Check how much you have (you might be surprised!) and check the expiration date. We've known many people who have done this . When I went through my food storage I was surprised at the number of things I had to throw away because they were past the date. Go through and write it all down. They are easy.

What I Wish I’d Known During the 2008 Ice Storm By Shauna Siebach (this was a guest post written especially for our blog) I always thought of myself as a level-headed person who deals well under stress. For example. When Abbie and I talk about rotating your food storage. Abbie and I each try to make 1 complete food storage meal per week (see our recipes) so that we can be sure our food storage isn't just sitting in the closet collecting dust or expiring. I feel most of problem was that I was not prepared for it to be worse than I thought it would be. it's coming from my food storage closet. and then next time I visit the grocery store I replace what we ate so that my supply is always up to date. I thought if I knew a disaster was coming. I’d make the necessary arrangements to ensure my family and I would be comfortable and safe. but there's no problem using them if you're just trying rotate through your food. The meal is still delicious without these foods. Making one food storage meal per week also helps our families get used to eating food storage meals. job loss. we won't have these items if we had to truly live off our food storage 100% (because I won't be visiting the grocery store to get these fresh items). every time I grab a can of beans or tomato sauce.blogspot. but it is fun to be creative and also just mix it up a bit. we don't necessarily stick to just non-perishables. And one last thing about rotating: when Abbie and I each make our once-a-week food storage meal. when I'm using my food storage beans to make refried beans. There are many reasons why you might live off your food storage budget constraints. illness. etc (all non-perishables).com . I simply keep track of what I take out. You can also rotate your food storage without making completely non-perishable meals like we do. I don't serve only tacos and refried beans with salsa and olives. In fact. so if we ever did need to live off of our food storage alone. it wouldn't be as if we were introducing brand new foods to everyone. The weather report prior to the ice storm notified us there would be ©2009 safelygatheredin. because we can! Of course.Other Related Articles 47 lives where we were feeding our family off our food storage. etc. we mean that we're using food storage items in our day-to-day living in order to keep them from going bad. whether it was for a week or two or whatever. I did not deal as well as I thought I could during the ice storm that slammed New Hampshire in December. I'm constantly rotating my food storage without even really trying. We add cheese and sour cream and lettuce and other non-perishables. However.

Other Related Articles 48 a snow storm that would mix with ice and freezing rain. but this had happened before and I thought it would come back on shortly as it had done in the past. Generators especially demanded a premium. The news I heard was that I would most likely be without power for another 5-7 days and it was then that I knew I was very unprepared for this to happen. I packed enough clothes and supplies for me and my oneyear-old for the day. I thought we would be there for the day and would head back home when we got our power back that evening. Fist ©2009 safelygatheredin.com . I realized things were much worse than I originally thought. After he left I got things ready to head to my parents house because I knew they had a generator and a land line phone so I would at least be in contact again. The night before the storm I went to bed as usual expecting to do my cleaning the next day while I was stuck inside for the day. to say he thought we weren’t safe in the house and needed to go to my parent's home or to a hotel. Upon hearing this I planned to do my grocery shopping the day before and then hunker down at the house keeping the wood stove going during all day. Once I got on the road. We lost power around 10 p.m. The next morning Mike drove into town and told me that everything was without power and said he was nervous leaving us at the house without a phone or way of contacting him.m. There was also a fire truck in front of our property clearing away a fallen tree. For the rest of the night we were kept awake by crashing branches and trees. There was no power in any of the towns I drove through on the way to my parents. My husband Mike woke me up around 2 a. however. unfortunately there were many times when people took advantage of others. While there are a few stories of compassion and brotherly love coming out of this. It is normally a 25 minute drive and it took me an hour and a half to get to their house due to closed roads. When I arrived at their house (after walking the last half mile because their road was impassable by car) I was exhausted and the day had just begun.blogspot. One man purchased the entire stock of an emergency essential item and auctioned them off outside the store exit. We saw generators and generator accessories being sold for 2 to 5 times their normal price. Looking at the conditions I told him I thought we’d be safer inside rather than traveling anywhere on icy roads. When I looked outside I saw that most of the trees surrounding our house were either doubled over or broken from the weight of the ice.

Had 72-hour kits prepared. we had to keep the house temperature above freezing. Done my cleaning the night before.Other Related Articles 49 fights broke out over who grabbed what first. because there were some robberies in the area. so to keep our basement from flooding. Gathered more emergency supplies. I have food in my pantry and in food storage but both my mom and I were completely unprepared to put things together into full meals. We moved the food to our porch to keep it cool.blogspot. When you are tired. He also thought it was important to move our cars around the driveway to make it look like someone was always home at night. sister and I naively headed to Wal-Mart for these items when the roads were clear only to find the shelves completely empty. Mike would fill 5 gallon buckets and use the extra water to back fill our toilet to keep that working. but we lost a bunch of stuff in our fridge and freezer because we were without power for so long. I ran through the house in the dark grabbing what I thought we’d need but I ended up forgetting several things. Luckily we have a wood stove and we had a kerosene heater that we could keep running overnight. so I feel I could leave my house clean at least. All my laundry was clean. I will also include entertainment items such as books. I thought I was doing a good thing going grocery shopping the night before. it is not when you feel most creative. ©2009 safelygatheredin. My mom. Because we couldn’t keep our faucets dripping to prevent pipes from freezing. One other aspect of the power outage that my husband took care of was keeping the house functioning. but we had a 50 degree day that spoiled the food. If I had a 72-hour kit ready I could have just grabbed it and gone. etc. candles and water would have really come in handy. dishes done. obviously. here are some things I wish I’d done differently: Taken a shower the night before the storm. I wasn’t able to take a shower for a couple days after the storm because my parents’ generator was having trouble. We are on a well so we lost water pressure.com . but I wish I had it all folded. Not bought so many perishables. Knowing what I know now. hungry and unshowered. Had more menus/meals ready. Our sump pump stopped working. When I went grocery shopping the night before. Batteries. The shelves where batteries and flashlights are stocked were bare early the next morning.

Our Stake President gave a great talk at our ward preparedness fair about why it is so important to be temporally prepared for disaster. The biggest lesson I learned for next time is to have a much better game plan and supplies pulled together so you are not rushing to the store with everyone else for the same items. Not having all the comforts we are used to and being tired. I know they would be glad to have us back again in a similar situation but I would like to be much more help to them instead of depending on them for so many things.Other Related Articles 50 crossword puzzles and sudoku books because it is alarming how much we rely on TV or the internet for evening entertainment. I had never thought of food storage/emergency preparedness in that light. He said that when we are prepared temporally it allows us to continue to grow spiritually. dirty and frustrated due to lack of preparation made it difficult to feel like I was spiritually progressing. Having gone through my own mini-disaster of not having power for a full week I can attest that this principle is true.blogspot. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Each day we were concerned with very temporal concerns because we were planning life meal to meal and planning our activities hour to hour. I know that this goal is attainable and we will receive help from our Heavenly Father if this is a true desire of our hearts.com . My parents were nice enough to have us at their house for the outage because they had a generator and a gas fireplace. My main motivation for getting these things ready for next time is so I won’t be such a burden on other people. In a disaster if we are continually only thinking of the temporal survival it doesn’t allow us much time for spiritual growth.

parsley. raisins or craisins (optional) 1/3 c. chopped 1 can tomatoes 2 Tbsp sugar 1 can chicken Set oven to 375 degrees. add oil and warm over medium heat. rinse and cover the soaked beans with water. garlic.Recipes 51 Recipes Baked Chicken and Spaghetti 10 oz cooked & drained pasta 1 onion. Pour into a greased baking dish. You could also cook them all day on low heat in the crockpot. Add the pasta and chicken. nuts (whatever kind you like) (also optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 1-2 hours or until the beans are tender. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Bake at 375 degree for 20 minutes. When the beans are done. Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish. chopped or 1 c. and stir gently. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. peas Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Enjoy! Rotating: fresh apples Bean and Rice Soup adapted from All is Safely Gathered In "Cream of Bean Soup" 1-1/4 cups dried pinto beans 2 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour 6-1/4 cups water 3/4 cup powdered milk 1/2 tsp salt taco seasoning packet 1 cup rice chips Rinse and soak beans overnight or using the quick soak method. powdered milk and 3-3/4 c. Once it's done. oats 1/3 c. Let cook for one minute. Rotating ideas: cheese. Sprinkle with cheese (optional). Add beans. Stir. drain them and set aside. Drain. In a large saucepan. Add the water and the powder milk and stir until combined. Stir together to make a paste. Reduce Baked Oatmeal 4 cups milk (or 1-1/3 c. Sprinkle the flour over the warm oil and let sit for one minute. Let that simmer for a few minutes. saute the onion. brown sugar (or honey) salt-dash 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tsp Cinnamon 2 small apples. dehydrated apples (optional) 3/4 c. rice. While it's cooking. water) 2-2/3 c. add the tomatoes and sugar.com . red pepper flakes.blogspot. and seasonings and bring to a boil.

Garlic. chilies. Roll or pat out. Onion. Rotating: shredded cheese Mash beans. if using dry. flipping so they won't fall apart. Let simmer for 30 minutes. cream of tartar 1/4 t. Be careful when Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits (Better Homes and Gardens Complete Book of Baking) 2 c. and don’t walk away from this. Be careful when frying tortillas to just use enough oil to cover the bottom of the frying pan. Fry tortillas in hot oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. salt 1/4 t. or freeze for up to 3 months. In a bowl.Recipes heat and cover. Let dry on a paper towel. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. ©2009 safelygatheredin. baking soda 1/2 c. Make into patties and sear on grill or frying pan Black Bean Burgers adapted from Epicurious. Especially don’t let children near hot oil. Serve warm. combine dry ingredients. all-purpose flour 1 T. lettuce (for topping the burgers) Black Bean Tostadas 2 cans black beans 1 small can green chilies 1 cup Panko bread crumbs or regular bread crumbs Cumin. Pepper. Knead gently on floured surface only 10 or 12 times. and use a biscuit cutter to make circles or a pizza cutter to make squares. until heated. Combine tomatoes and corn for the salsa. granulated sugar 1/2 t. buttermilk 1.com . prepared 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 2 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup chunky salsa for topping 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce Prepare the beans. Drain liquid from cans or prepared beans. Form into patties and 52 cook on a skillet over the stove in a little oil. shortening 2/3 c. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Salt.com 3 cups black beans. Top with salsa or other toppings. add ingredients mixing well together.blogspot. bread crumbs and spices until smooth. Enjoy! Rotating: sliced cheese. sliced tomatoes. baking powder 2 t. Cook on a grill over low heat for 3 minutes on each side or until they develop the crust you want. or on the grill. Serve with chips. Chili Powder to taste (about 1 tsp each) Oil for Frying corn tortillas Can of corn Can of tomatoes Combine beans. Cayenne. Add buttermilk and stir just until moistened.

Dump the mixture into the pan and spread out evenly with your fingers. reduce to a simmer. While you're waiting. Add vanilla and water and mix. 53 Wait 15-20 minutes. Pour over rice (or you can put the rice into the gumbo if you would like). slice and cooked if desired 1 can (26 oz) spaghetti sauce 1 can (15 oz) chicken 1 can (11 oz) canned corn. Rotating: sour cream.Recipes Plate with tortilla on the bottom. When your mixture boils. Add to the cereal and oats and stir until the oats and cereal are covered by the peanut butter mixture. almonds. Add flour. Brown Sugar Muffins 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup powder milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup water Cream shortening and sugar together. grated cheese you are adding any extras. vanilla 2 cups oats 2 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal optional: chocolate chips. Simmer gumbo for 20-40 minutes until flavors are infused. remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. powder milk and mix. Start by putting the brown sugar and corn syrup on the stove to boil. mix the oats and cereal together in a bowl and line a 9x13 pan with wax paper. Chicken Gumbo 1 can (14 oz) chicken broth 12-14 oz summer sausage. Cook in a greased muffin tin for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. and top with the tomato and corn salsa. stirring until combined. fresh avocado.blogspot. raisins. and then slice with a pizza cutter. then the black bean patty. etc. diced onion. If gumbo gets too thick add a little water to thin it out. wait a few minutes until it's not so hot to stir them in. and enjoy! Camille's Granola Bars 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 tsp.com . drained 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups cooked rice or enough for your family Dump all ingredients expect rice into a pot or crock pot. If Chicken Pot Pie Crust: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 2/3 c shortening ©2009 safelygatheredin. Bring gumbo to a boil. soda.

Once it's all moist. and a little over a Tbsp of dried parsley. Bake at 425 for about 30-45 minutes. Makes approx.Recipes 6-7 Tbsp cold water Filling: 2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 cans mixed vegetables 1 can chicken or turkey pepper to taste dried parsley to taste. and gently toss with a fork. Rotating: chopped celery.com . Chicken Salad 1-13 oz can chicken 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise (varies) 1/2 cup craisins 1/4 cup chopped and toasted almonds. and place in the bottom 1-28oz can crushed tomatoes 2-8oz cans tomato sauce 1/2 tsp garlic salt 4 cups water 2 Tbsp sugar of a pie plate. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. divide into 2 equal balls and wrap in saran wrap and put them in the fridge to chill for a little bit. dried parsley. add to salad. 4 sandwiches--probably more. and probably about 1 tsp pepper). sprinkle in 1 Tablespoon of water over part of the mixture. no one will EVER see it. and repeat using 1 Tbsp of water at a time. then cut in shortening until the chunks are about pea-size. Next. it shouldn't stick to itself). Open the cans of cream of chicken soup. OR 1/4 cup wheat berries (optional) salt and pepper Toast almonds or make wheat berries. Stir it all together and ta-da! You have your pie filling! You don't need to add salt . and pepper to taste (I personally added about 2 tsp of onion powder.blogspot. seasonings and craisins. and the chicken. Add mayonnaise. Drain and shred chicken.. Next. fold it in half a couple of times. Once almonds or wheat berries have cooled. Next get your pie crust dough and roll out the first half. pour in the filling. the vegetables. and the crust is nice and salty as well. (or ½ shredded onion) Crust: Stir together the flour and salt. It doesn't have to be 54 perfect at all.the cream of chicken soup has lots of sodium. Filling: It doesn't get much easier than this. optional onion powder to taste. If there is enough flour coated on it. Roll out your second half of dough and slap it on the top (if you have problems picking up the rolled out dough. Throw in some onion powder. Dump them all into a bowl. I just eat a lot.. Make a few cuts in the top for the steam to escape. Mix together and serve or chill until ready to eat. green onions Chicken Tortilla Soup adapted from Favorites ©2009 safelygatheredin.

Coat chicken.com . Add chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. Drizzle oil in a skillet. inserted in center comes out clean. Add curry powder and cook for one minute. Coconut Curry Chicken Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine 1 1/2 cups white rice 2 tsps curry powder 13. 1.Recipes 3 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp oregano 1-4oz can diced green chilies 1-13oz can chicken Combine in a large pot. shredded cheese 3. Add cereal and stir to coat. stir until chocolate chips are all melted. 2. Mix oil. vanilla. Cool 15 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Store in an airtight container. Bring to a boil. and water and mix into dry ingredients. about a minute. sliced avocados. Bake 30-35 minutes. Immediately pour into greased and floured pan. Stuff your face. Return to the microwave for thirty seconds. Preheat oven to 350. add chocolate covered cereal. vinegar.blogspot. Rotating: sour cream. about 7 minutes. turn off the heat and cover. Watch for the water level to boil down to the rice. Fluff with a fork. or until toothpick Chocolate Cereal Snack Mix from "Crispix Mix Sweet Minglers" 6 cups cereal (I used Rice Chex) 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 cup powdered sugar Melt chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl for one minute.5-oz can coconut milk canned chicken 2 tsp five-spice powder 1 Tbsp oil Add rice and 3 cups of water to a saucepan. Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use canola) 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cold water ©2009 safelygatheredin. Drizzle a little oil in and turn up to high heat. Serve over rice. Add powdered sugar to a gallon size Ziploc bag. Add chicken to frying pan with warm oil and saute for a few minutes. Drain chicken and add to a bowl with the spices. Sift dry ingredients in bowl. Add coconut milk and cook until reduced by half. Seal and shake to cover. Stir until well-blended. Let sit for 15 minutes. Remove and stir. When it does. 55 4.

1 cup dried black beans 1 cup dried red beans 1 cup dried pinto beans 2 cans (14oz ea) diced tomatoes 2 cans (8oz ea) tomato sauce 1 pkt of chili seasoning 1 tsp salt (or more to taste) The night before. until lentils are soft. Top cooked oatmeal with toasted nuts.com . Cover and let stand 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Add the water and lentils and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. chopped Nuts. stir into couscous. reduce heat. Crockpot Oatmeal 8 cups of water 2 cups of powdered milk 2 cups of oats (steel cut or regular) 1 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 Tsp nutmeg 1 Tsp salt 1 cup raisins/dried cranberries 1 cup dried apricots. except nuts. Check for doneness near the end of the cooking period and adjust heat to high for 30 minutes or so if need be. The next morning. from about. Stir in fruit and cashews. Turn crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.Recipes 56 Cool Couscous with Fruit and Nuts adapted from Cooking Light 1 cup uncooked couscous 3/4 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1/4 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup dried mixed fruit 2 Tbsp dry-roasted cashews. Cover and simmer 22 minutes.blogspot. Yield: 6 servings (1/2 cup each) as a side dish. Keep your eye on the crockpot when it's on high. stir in the ©2009 safelygatheredin. rinse and soak the beans all together overnight. Cook on low heat overnight or for 8 hours. Add cans of tomatoes and sauce and the seasonings. Heat oil and curry powder together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. optional Curried Lentils and Rice adapted from Fitness Magazine 2 cups rice 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp powdered onion 4 cups water 1 cup brown lentils 1 tsp honey 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp salt Cook rice according to package Combine all ingredients. Add the onion powder and cook for 2 minutes. or rather copied. in the crockpot.com Crockpot Three Bean Chili adapted. stirring occasionally. Eat! directions. add 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Combine juice and oil. chopped Combine couscous and salt in a medium bowl. drain the water from the beans and cover with fresh water.

blogspot.Recipes honey. Add 2 cups of 6 10-inch flour tortillas 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 can or 2 cups chicken 1 can of black beans or approximately 1 1/2 -2 cups of beans 1/2 cup bottled salsa 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder Cooking oil for frying Preheat oven to 350. wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Roll out onto a cornmeal covered surface and using a cookie cutter or cup. for another hour. parsley combined. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. vinegar. Ladle over bowls of rice. Flake canned chicken on top. Rotating: fresh cilantro and sour cream flour and yeast and stir until combined. In a bowl. Grill muffins on both sides until lightly brown and cooked in the middle. cut out round shapes. Enjoy! Rotating: grated cheese. Take out of the oven and stir. covered. beans. Let cut muffins rise. honey and salt to a mixing bowl. Eat! Flautas Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications Mexican English Muffins adapted from The Happy Housewife 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup prepared powdered milk or 1/2 cup water and half of 1/3 cup powdered milk 2 tsp honey 2 tsp salt 4 cups flour (you can use 1/2 white 1/2 whole wheat) 2 tsp instant yeast 2 Tbsp oil Cornmeal Add water. powdered milk (and water for powdered milk). Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. chicken. Spoon about a 1/2 cup of filling into each warm ©2009 safelygatheredin. Heat for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cover with a clean towel and allow to 57 rise for one hour. and salt.com . combine the milk. Add remaining 2 cups of flour and oil and stir until well Easy Chicken & Rice 2 cups milk (I used 2c water and 2/3 cup powdered milk) 2 cups white uncooked rice 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 can chicken 1 can mixed veggies (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake another 30 minutes. rice. and spices until heated. Heat a griddle to medium high heat and grease with a little oil. canned veggies (optional) and seasoned salt. or until the rice is cooked through. Combine. In a large skillet cook oil. cream of chicken soup.

com . incorporating all your flavors together. add hot water while mixing with a fork. turning once. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar if desired. In a very large. Heat about 2 Tbsp of soy sauce in a wok or skillet. Plate and add pineapple on top. Place one ball of dough in between two pieces of wax paper and roll out large enough for a pie plate. Crimp edges and make several slits for the steam to vent. Fry flautas. breaking it up into small pieces. Add rice and fry it up. shredded cheese. Rotating: beaten egg or two. Remove toothpicks and serve.Recipes tortilla. add your canned chicken and stir. stirring until heated. Set aside. two at a time. deep skillet. for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. green onions 58 Fruit Pie Crust: 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup hot water dash salt 1 and 3/4 cups flour Filling: 2 cans pie filling milk (optional) sugar (optional) Put oil in mixing bowl.. Next. Dough will be a little sticky. Heat 1-2 Tbsp oil in the same pan. Enjoy! Fudge (From Betty Crocker) 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk ©2009 safelygatheredin. Divide dough into two equal balls. Add garlic and sauté for a minute or two.blogspot. Invert pie crust onto pie dish and remove bottom layer of wax paper by pulling back gently. Drain on paper towels. Add your chicken mixture and mix together. add salt and flour until the dough forms a combined ball. stirring occasionally. until golden brown (4550 minutes). heat 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil. Remove the top layer of wax paper by pulling back gently. Bake at 375 degrees F. Fried Rice 2 c cooked rice 1/2 c canned corn 1/2 c canned peas 2 tsp garlic 1 can chicken pineapple oil soy sauce Cook your rice according to the package directions. Still mixing. Roll tortilla tightly and secure with wooden toothpicks. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 oven while frying remaining flautas.. Add peas and corn. Fill with pie filling and then roll out top crust just as the bottom crust.

eggs. and limejuice. dairy-free vegetable spread (fake butter) 3/4 cups tomato sauce 2 Tbsp. gluten. shellfish.Recipes 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) 1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baking chocolate 1 tsp vanilla 1-1/2 cup chopped nuts. combine remaining dry ingredients. and oil. heaping 1 tsp. stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and smooth. soy.5-2 hours until firm. Heat milk and chocolate in saucepan over low-medium heat. Pour batter into a greased 9x9 pan and Gluten-Free Black Bean Soup (Does not contain wheat. chili powder 2 tsp. corn. eggs. broth. 59 Gluten-Free Cornbread (contains eggs and soy. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Gluten-Free Enchiladas (Does not contain wheat. egg. stirring often for about five minutes. and heat to a boil. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. or nuts). soy. drained and rinsed 2 cups chicken broth (beware of modified food starch) 1 can of diced green chilies. or nuts) courtesy of Ali-Kat 1 cup of mild salsa (make sure there is no distilled vinegar or caramel coloring) 2 cans of black beans. ground beef.com . Serve and top with dairy-free cheese. Add cornmeal and soymilk mixture. Refrigerate about 1. limejuice Sprinkle of shredded non-dairy cheese (can be frozen for up to six months) Heat the salsa in a saucepan over medium heat. optional Grease bottom and sides of 8x8 pan (or smaller) with shortening or line with aluminum foil. Add the beans. chilies. salt 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg. gluten. or chicken (can be frozen for up to six months. In a large mixing bowl. shellfish. tip- ©2009 safelygatheredin. xanthan gum. courtesy of Ali-Kat 2 1/2 cups cold water 5 Tbsp. cumin 1 lb. oregano 1 tsp. small 1/2 can corn 1/2 tsp. dairy. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. substitute where appropriate). Do not over mix. Great with cornbread or corn tortilla chips. dairy. or until toothpick comes out clean.blogspot. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and nuts if using. slightly beaten (you can use egg substitution) 1/4 cup vegetable oil Stir cornmeal into the soymilk and let stand for five minutes. turkey. bake at 400 F for 25-30 minutes. courtesy of Ali-Kat 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 1/4 cup soymilk 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour 1 TBSP baking powder 1 tsp.

cinnamon sticks (grate some before you put the sticks in). If you prefer to bake them you can place on a baking sheet and brush with cooking oil. coat the bottom of the dish with sauce. dairy. shellfish. vanilla 1 cup water 1 cup oil 1 cup chopped nuts ©2009 safelygatheredin. Add beans.blogspot.. Drain. put soymilk. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. onion flakes 1 lb. pepper. salt 1 cup powdered milk 2 cups brown sugar 1-2 Tbs. Add the dairy-free vegetable spread (fakebutter). In a large casserole dish. Mix thoroughly until everything is dissolved. After dish has been filled. Granola 14 cups rolled oats (old fashioned) 2 tsp. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Let sit for a couple of minutes. rice or soy cheese. eggs. evenly coat remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese. nutmeg.. Bring to a boil over high heat. tomato sauce. When rotating. chopped (can be found at specialty stores or Spanish markets) 1 cinnamon stick per person 1 pinch of ground nutmeg 4 granules of ground cayenne pepper person In a saucepan on medium heat. and mix just enough sauce to keep moist. for obvious reasons these things are not food storage friendly! Hope you enjoy! Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate (Does not contain wheat. then simmer. gluten. and add chopped chocolate. stirring constantly to avoid lumping.com . of Spanish chocolate. then whisk smooth. Stir constantly until liquid begins to boil. and spices. Moisten one side of the tortilla with the sauce. Reduce heat. and 60 guacamole. we serve these with cheese. and cayenne pepper. Poor into teacups and serve. sour cream. Microwave tortillas wrapped in a paper towel for about 15 seconds to make pliable. courtesy of AliKat 3 cups soymilk (can be stored at room temperature) 10 oz.Recipes cooked meat stores better than raw meat) 3 Tbsp. meat. shredded 1 can refried black beans 12 soft corn tortillas Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. or nuts). Add salt. roll and place seam down in casserole dish. cheese to the center. and extra garlic powder to taste. Sauté the ground meat with the chopped onions. salsa. if desired. Verbalize your joy loudly.

flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 t. drain and rinse again. baking powder 4 tsp. cheese. Stir every 20-30 minutes. Bisquick in Bulk 8 c. flour 8 tsp. then cover them with several inches of water in a large pot or crock pot. Add seasonings to taste. basil. If you aren't serving the Serve with salsa and any other toppings on tortillas.blogspot. salt 1/3 c. lettuce. Keep in covered container in refrigerator. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth. grated cheese. Cover with fresh water and place in crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. discard majority of water.Recipes Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. optional The night before.com . Let simmer to thicken. Add shortening and mix with pastry blender until even crumbs are made. Puree if desired. In the morning. Add wet ingredients. Homemade Refried Beans 1-16oz pkg dried pinto beans water salt pepper chili powder. guacamole Homemade Syrup 2 cups water 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1 tsp maple flavoring 1 tsp vanilla flavoring ©2009 safelygatheredin. garlic. Remove four cups of beans and a little liquid to deep skillet on stove top. Use in any Bisquick recipe. salt 1 1/2 c. Add pepper to taste. shortening Homemade Pesto from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook 1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil 1/2 cup walnuts and/or pine nuts 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 4 cloves garlic. Freeze remaining beans with a little water. After granola has cooled. stir in dried fruit if using. Mash beans in skillet over medium heat. rinse the beans. Cook at 300 degrees F for about 2 hours. Leave out overnight. stopping and scraping sides as necessary. Rotating: sour cream. Store in an airtight container. peeled 1/4 tsp salt black pepper Combine oil. Homemade Bisquick Mix 2 c. Check to see if the beans are done by tasting for softness. and salt. 61 pesto immediately. separate into portion sizes and store in airtight containers. Mix well. nuts. shortening Combine dry ingredients.

bread in bowls. Add sugars and stir until dissolved. Next. continue adding flour until the dough pulls away from the sides and bottom and is not too sticky. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.Recipes Boil water in a saucepan. Jerky Curry 1 Tbsp oil 3 cups water 1-1/2 cups rice 1/2 cup chopped jerky 1/4 cup craisins 1/4 cup powdered milk 2 Tbsp curry powder cashews Boil water. Cover and let rise until double in a warm place. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. instant chocolate drink mix Combine all ingredients. Knead in mixer until smooth and elastic. carefully slice the top off and pull out the center leaving at least 3/4 inch sides of Hot Cocoa Mix 1 (25. salt. Cool on wire racks. add powdered milk and curry powder and mix.6 oz) box instant nonfat dry milk 1 3/4 c. rice and oil. oil and 2-3 cups flour in the mixer. about 45 minutes. Top with cashews and eat! Italian Bread Bowls recipe courtesy of Anna M. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of batter into your muffin tin (or paper muffin cup). Store in the refrigerator. Remove from heat and stir in flavorings. Fill with hot soup and serve immediately.blogspot. hot water per serving. Store in airtight container. Cover and let sit for ten minutes. Serve with milk.com . ©2009 safelygatheredin. Add yeast and more of the flour. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. non-dairy coffee creamer 2 c. Cover and let rise in warm oven until 62 double. Use the remaining batter to cover the jam in each of the muffins. powdered sugar 2 1/2 c. about one hour. To use as bowls. jerky and craisins in a pot until liquid has boiled level with rice. 1/3 c. drop a dollop of jam into the center of each (1/2 to 1 tsp of jam). Punch down and then form into 8 round loaves. Bake at 425 degree for 20-25 minutes. Serve. about 3-5 minutes. Muesli old fashioned oats dried fruit nuts Mix together and store like cereal. 2 Tbsp instant yeast 2-1/2 cups warm water 2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 7 cups flour 1 Tbsp cornmeal Combine water. Mix together. mix to 1 c. Mix and then with the mixer running. Turn off heat.

place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. 3. No-Bake Cookies 2 tbs. Combine coconut. vanilla 3/4 c. knead lightly 4 to 5 times.blogspot. Pour one cup of milk into a measuring cup and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar.com .3 1/2 c. level with a knife. and milk in saucepan.com 1/2 cup milk (1/2 cup water. sugar. Add buttermilk to flour mixture. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter. bake 15 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Preheat oven to 450 degrees 2. about 3 T powdered milk) 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup flaked coconut 3 cups oats 1/3 . sugar dash of salt 3/4 c. Shape dough into an 8-inch round loaf. recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. stir with a whisk. Add cocoa peanut butter mixture to separate bowl with oats already in it. 4. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Combine flours. peanut butter 3 . oatmeal Mix cocoa. Follow instructions on your powdered milk package to make 2 cups of milk. Let sit. then add more milk to equal two cups. salt. Cool on a wire rack. baking soda. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface.Recipes 63 Mummy's Brown Soda Bread (adapted from Cooking Light) 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 2 cups buttermilk* cooking spray *Made from powdered milk and white vinegar 1. cocoa 2 c. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes on medium. and salt in a large bowl. Line ©2009 safelygatheredin. Makes approximately 18. Make a well in the center of mixture. oats. Cut a 1/4-inch-deep X in the top of the dough. and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 400 (do not remove bread from oven).1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (optional) Make milk from powdered milk and water. Refrigerate until hard and enjoy! Oatmeal Cocoa Macaroons aka No Bake Cookies. stir until blended (dough will be sticky). milk 1 t.

Eat up! 64 1/2 cup (plus 1 Tbsp) whole wheat flour 1/2 cup white flour 1 Tbsp white sugar 1 . or 1-2 stalks fresh rosemary 1 cup orzo Rinse beans under cold water. Add the cans of tomatoes. In a large bowl. garlic powder. if using fresh herbs. Drain and add to crock pot. Make a "well" in the center. dissolve honey in vegetable oil then stir in the milk.1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 c milk (1 c water mixed with 1/3 c powdered milk) Combine dry ingredients (flours. Bake in preheated oven for about 1520 minutes.blogspot. When the ©2009 safelygatheredin. crumbled. Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients. Turn crock pot on high for 3 -4 hours. Let cool. or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. only filling the blender 1/3 way full. 2. Add water and bouillon to crock pot. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or the blender. Stick in fridge to speed the cooling process. combine oatmeal. Enjoy! Pasta and Garbanzo Bean Soup adapted from Epicurious. Combine both mixtures and stir until a soft dough is formed. When beans are tender. and sugar in a saucepan until it boils. pour in your vanilla and prepared milk. work in small batches. Mix. When using the blender with hot liquids. Form the dough into a ball and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet (I used a cake pan). onion powder. sage and rosemary. turn crock pot to low and remove stalks.com Pantry Pancakes (makes 5 pancakes) . Let it boil for ONE minute. 3. In a separate bowl. Grind oatmeal in a food processor or blender.com 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup milk 1. and cinnamon) in a bowl. baking powder and salt.Recipes sheet pans or counter tops with wax paper. flour. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). milk. baking powder. and Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. Heat shortening. Pour 1/3 cup of batter per pancake.com 1-16oz pkg Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas 2-16oz cans tomatoes 6 cups water 6 tsp beef bouillon 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried rubbed sage 1 tsp dried rosemary. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. sugar.

Recipes soup is pureed and smooth, add the orzo, cook for 30 minutes or until al dente. Serve! Rotating: fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for toppings Dissolve yeast in warm water until creamy. About 10 minutes. I add the sugar to the yeast as well.

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In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, olive oil, salt and yeast mixture. Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and let rise about 30-45 minutes or until doubled. Flour your counter well and form the dough unto a round ball. Roll out into a pizza crust. Spread tomato sauce along the top of the pizza. Drizzle the cheesy alfredo sauce all over the top of the pizza. Add all of your favorite FSF pizza toppings and back at 350 for about 20 minutes. Mix remaining tomato sauce and alfredo sauce for a yummy dipping sauce.

Pesto Chicken Pasta
16 oz pasta 1/3 cup (or so) prepared pesto (fresh or jarred) almonds 13 oz chicken, canned Bring a pot of water to a boil and add pasta. Cook to package directions, don't drain. Toast almonds in oven safe dish at 300 degrees F. Let cool. Drain chicken and saute over medium high heat in a little oil. Add prepared pesto to serving dish with chicken. Scoop cooked pasta into serving dish with a slotted spoon. Add toasted almonds just before serving.

Ravioli Soup
1 can chick peas, drained 1 can beef consomme 1 large can ravioli (or 2 small) 1 can chunky beef and vegetable soup 1. Dump all ingredients into a saucepan and heat. 2. Serve yourself a bowl and enjoy! Rotating: 1/4 lb. kielbasa, cut and sauteed , 1/2 head cabbage, sauteed with kielbasa

Pretty Darn Tasty Pizza Dough
Crust: 1 package active dry yeast or 1 TBS rapid rise yeast 1 cup warm water 2 cups flour 2 TBS olive oil 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. white sugar Sauce: 1 can tomato sauce 1 jar Cheesy Alfredo Sauce Toppings: pepperoni, black olives, pineapple, etc

Rice Pilaf
(serves 6-8) 2 c rice ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

Recipes 4 c liquid (chicken or beef broth, whichever you prefer) 4 Tbsp oil 2-3 cans veggies (your choice) 1/4 c dried onions (or 1/2 onion) 1 can chunk turkey/chicken/beef (your preference - match to whatever broth you used) 3/4 c slivered almonds (optional) salt/pepper to taste Instructions: Set oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in skillet. Add rice and brown for a few minutes, stirring often. Meanwhile, put your broth in a pot and set it to boil. Place browned rice in casserole dish, and cover with the boiling broth. Cover and bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes are up, take the rice out of the oven. Rice should be cooked and the liquid will be absorbed. Add canned veggies, meat, and nuts (optional), and mix well. Return to the oven for 30 more minutes. Rotating: shredded cheese

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Sprinkle with cinnamon and cover. Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven for another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Sprinkle again from cinnamon and serve.

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce
Adapted from All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet 1/4 cup flour (whole wheat or allpurpose) 10 Tbsp powdered milk 3/4 Tbsp salt 2 cups water 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers olive or vegetable oil 1 lb pasta Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. Mix dry ingredients together well. Add enough of the liquid to make a smooth paste. Add to pan over medium heat and add remaining liquid. Stir frequently until sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Add the pepper flakes and any other seasonings. While sauce is cooking, warm a tablespoon or less of oil in a small skillet. Drain and pat dry roasted red peppers and chop into bite size pieces. Add peppers to oil and warm. Drain and add to sauce when sauce is thickened. Serve over pasta. ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

Rice Pudding
2-2 1/2 cups instant rice 5 1/4 cups milk (powder milk reconstituted with water) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix rice, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and nutmeg in an oven safe casserole dish.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 cups soaked chickpeas or 1 can beans, drained 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 Tbsp Tahini (sesame seed oil) 2 cloves garlic or garlic powder 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers, drained Mince the garlic, put in food processor. Add the garbanzo beans, puree. Add the oil and juice, puree again. Drain and add roasted red peppers, add curry, blend. If the beans are soft, then you'll only have to process for a minute. When using soaked, but not cooked beans, process for five minutes or until smooth. Use as a spread or a dip.

1 cup milk (1/3 cup powdered milk and 1 cup water, mixed) Honey or sugar Dried berries Cinnamon Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add your steel cut oats and let simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes. No need to stir. Next, stir in 1 cup of milk, and let it simmer another 10-15 minutes. Serve with honey/sugar and dried berries. Rotating: fresh berries

Strawberry Shortcake
Serves 4 1 can strawberries (or any other fruit you like) 8 tsp sugar 1 c flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c shortening 6 Tbsp milk (prepared from dry milk) Whipped topping In a bowl, combine the flour, 4 tsp of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Next, stir in the prepared milk just until moistened. Drop 4 dollops of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, then press into circles. Sprinkle tops with remaining (4 tsp) sugar. Bake at 425 for 10-11 minutes. Once cooled, slice horizontally and add strawberries and whipped topping.

Rosa Pasta
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce 1-1/2 cups alfredo sauce pasta spices and herbs (if using tomato sauce) 1. Cook pasta according to package directions 2. Mix sauces together and heat 3. Drain water from noodles and add to sauce, mixing until pasta is all covered 4. Serve while hot

Steel Cut Oats
(serves 3-4) 1 cup steel cut oats

Surprise Muffins
(makes 12 muffins) ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

Also. Stir until they are all combined. In a separate bowl. baking powder. optional Combine all ingredients into a pot and simmer for 30 minutes. 2/3 cup + 1/6 cup powder milk and 2 + 1/2 tbsp vinegar) 1 tablespoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Mix together your milk. Add buttermilk and warm over medium heat until warmed through. undiluted 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 1/2 cups buttermilk (made from 2 1/2 cups water. sour it with vinegar and let sit. grated cheese Rotating: fresh basil adapted from Southern Living 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup. 68 Taco Seasoning Natalie's Original Taco Seasoning 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup chili powder 4 tsp cumin 4 tsp oregano 4 tsp cocoa powder 4 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I substituted red pepper flakes) 1/2 tsp coriander Mix all seasonings together and store in an airtight container. Simply cover all your beans with a few inches of water and soak for a few hours. Then rinse the beans and cook with other ingredients until beans are tender! Rotating: sour cream.blogspot. and salt into a bowl. use your powdered milk and water to create 1 cup of milk. Makes 1 cup or so. or overnight. diced tomatoes. Stir in your sugar/shortening mixture and milk alternately into your dry ingredients. Sift your flour. cream together the sugar and shortening. combine it all into a crockpot and simmer).com . and freshly ground pepper to the pot. Note: this recipe can also be made with dry beans.Recipes 2 c flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1/4 c shortening 1/3 c powdered milk (with 1 c water) Jam Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. dried basil. Wheat Berries 1 cup wheat kernels 4 cups water ©2009 safelygatheredin. Tomato-Basil Bisque Taco Bean Soup 1 can black beans 1 can Great Northern beans 1 can kidney beans 1 can tomatoes 1 can corn 3/4 cup salsa 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 Tbsp taco seasoning chips. Add tomato soup. Add to your foods in place of taco seasoning packets 2-3 Tbsp at a time. (Or.

canola oil 2/3 c. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat 1 minute at same speed. Add 1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract and beat 6 to 7 minutes at same speed.just until moistened. 69 Whipped Topping (from back of Kroger Instant Nonfat Dry Milk box) Mix 1/2 cup Kroger Instant Nonfat Dry Milk with 1/2 cup cold water. and water. then poke each cracker a few times with a fork. freshly ground whole wheat flour Mix on lowest speed until consistency of pancake batter . high speed on electric mixer. cut up your crackers and enjoy. Be sure to keep checking on them to make sure your water doesn't boil out.Recipes 1/2 tsp salt Rinse wheat kernels.) Add to bowl of mixer: 5 c.com Wheat Thins 3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/3 c oil 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup water onion powder to taste garlic powder to taste Wisk together your oil. hard red. warm water 2/3 c. Serve with brown sugar and applesauce. sugar (or 1/2 as much honey) 2 T. About 4-1 cup servings. Serve as a topping instead of whipped cream. Bake at 350 degree for 30-35 . Roll as thinly as possible onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I use whatever I have. salt 2 T. hard white with 3 c. Stop mixing. and add this to your flour. Sprinkle on your onion powder and/or garlic powder to taste. Score with a knife. salt. or milk and honey. dough enhancer 6 c.blogspot. Some people soak them overnight first but that is not necessary. Use as nut substitute in Chicken Salad minutes. Beat to soft peak stage--about 4 minutes at medium- Wheat Cereal adapted from "Simple Recipes Using Food Storage" 1 cup wheat 4 cups water 1/2 tsp salt Cook ingredients together in a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. Knead together. instant dry yeast 3 additional cups of flour Turn mixer on lowest speed and add flour half cup at a time until the dough ©2009 safelygatheredin. Add: 3 heaping T. Combine ingredients and boil for 1 . Whole Wheat Bread made in a mixer with a dough hook Grind 9-10 cups of wheat (Anna uses 6 c.1. but don't overdo it. Once it's done.5 hours. as well as extra salt.

Lay the pitas. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for one hour. Preheat oven to 500 degree F. Add a little bit of flour when it is needed. 70 After yeast mixture has doubled. Roll each piece into a ball. Place an oven rack on the lower part of the oven and remove the other rack.com . remaining 3/4 cup warm water. When dough has doubled. make sure the yeast mixture is foamy. Cook for 2 minutes or until just puffed and golden. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.Recipes starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl. divide and form into loaves. Stir together then set aside for five minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture to the yeast mixture. When the dough reaches this consistency. Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Roll out all the sections. set aside. add oil.com 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1 teaspoon honey 1 1/4 cups warm water 2 cups flour. Stir well into a dough. Shape into a ball and put in an oiled bowl. turn over and cook an additional minute. and place into greased loaf pans. mix white flour and wheat flour together with a whisk. plus additional for kneading 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup oil 1 teaspoon salt Cornmeal for sprinkling baking sheets Combine yeast. four at a time. let it knead for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and brush tops with shortening or butter for soft crusts. and the rest of the flour mixture. dough round on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. After the five minutes. Remove dough from mixer. punch down and separate into eight pieces. Cover with clean towels and let raise in a warm place until double about an hour. In a separate bowl. It should be tacky not sticky. Let rest on a cooling rack for two minutes then wrap in foil to keep warm until serving. Cover cookie sheets with clean cloths and let rest for 30 minutes. honey and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl. directly on the oven rack. Combine.blogspot. Cover with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. flatten with hand. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Store bread in plastic bag on counter or freeze until ready to eat. then roll out with rolling pin to make a circle with a 6-7 inch diameter. Place Whole Wheat Pita Bread Epicurious. salt.

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blogspot. 12 weeks) Dry Goods 12 cups wheat (approx 2 #10 cans) 8 cups whole wheat flour (approx 2 lbs) 78 cups white flour (approx 20 lbs) 68 cups powdered milk (approx 17 lbs) 24 cups steel cut oats 32 cups regular oats (approx 7 lbs) 28 cups brown sugar (approx 8 lbs) 1 lb white sugar 6 cups shortening 12 boxes cold cereal (1 per week) Fruit and Nuts 12 cups craisins or raisins 24 cups dried apricots (or other fruit) 12 cups dried apples (optional) 12 cups nuts. optional Lunches (7 lunches. 12 weeks) Canned Goods 24 cans tuna fish 12-13 oz cans chicken 12 cans mixed vegetables 24 cans chickpeas or 8 pkg of dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans 24 cans of soup Spices and Herbs 20 Tbsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp nutmeg 6 Tbsp vanilla Fruit and Nuts 6 cups craisins 3 cups almonds (or wheatberries) Baking 36 Tbsp oil 8 Tbsp instant yeast 6 Tbsp baking powder 4 Tbsp baking soda 1 pkg cornmeal 1 lb salt Sweeteners 8 cups sugar or 4 cups honey 1/4 cup honey Baking 30 cups (7 lbs) all-purpose flour whole wheat flour ©2009 safelygatheredin.Additional Resources 72 3 Month Supply Shopping List for a family of 4 Sweetners 8 Tbsp honey 2 bottles maple syrup Breakfasts (7 breakfasts.com .

5 cups lemon juice 8 Tbsp or 1/2 cup cumin Dinners (21 dinners.com .5-oz) cans coconut milk Misc.blogspot.Additional Resources 1. 24 pkgs ramen 12 boxes/bags of crackers (goldfish.5 cups dough enhancer (optional) 46 Tbsp or 23 oz yeast 2 cups salt pepper cornmeal (1 pkg) 11 cups vegetable oil 6 cups olive oil 4 Tbsp parsley 8 tsp five-spice powder 4 Tbsp dried basil 8 tsp cumin 8 tsp cayenne 8 tsp garlic powder 8 tsp chili powder 24 tsp beef bouillon 4 tsp dried rubbed sage 4 tsp dried rosemary 73 Jarred Items 12-18oz Peanut Butter 12 jars Jelly 3 cups (24 oz) mayonnaise or salad dressing Canned goods 32 cans chunk chicken 24 cups chicken broth 16 cans cream of chicken soup 22 cans mixed vegetables 12 cans corn 4 cans peas 4 cans olives 20 cans diced tomatoes (16 oz each) 2 cans pineapple 8 cans of diced green chilies. undiluted 4 cans beef consommé 4 large cans ravioli (or 2 small) 4 cans chunky beef and vegetable soup 4 cans tomato sauce 4 (13. etc) 24 Tbsp or 12 oz or 1. small 8 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup. eaten 4 times each = 12 weeks) Rice and Pasta 38 cups white rice 20 lbs pasta(assorted) 4 cups orzo Spices and Herbs 6 Tbsp and 2 tsp curry powder 11 Tbsp onion powder 4 tsp seasoned salt 10 Tbsp pepper 8 cups dried onions 6 packets taco seasoning 19 tsp salt Dry Goods 24 cups all-purpose flour (approx 6 lbs) 8 cups whole wheat flour (approx 2 lbs) 1 box baking soda (6 Tbsp used) 2 cups white sugar (approx 1 lb) 14 cups powdered milk (approx 4 lbs) ©2009 safelygatheredin.

blogspot. dried pinto beans 4 cans kidney bean.5 c shortening 8 Tbsp whole wheat flour 74 Other 3 c slivered almonds (optional) 2 cups almonds 2 cans cooking spray 2 tsp.Additional Resources 4 packages active dry yeast or 4 TBS rapid rise yeast 3. dried white beans 4-1 lb pkgs dried Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas 4 cup brown lentils (2-1 lb pkgs) 4 cans chickpeas or 2-1 lb pkgs dried Jarred Items 1 bottle honey (4 tsp needed) 1 jar balsamic vinegar (4 Tbsp needed) 18 cups salsa 6 cups oil 14 jars alfredo sauce 20 Tbsp vinegar 10 jars spaghetti sauce 1 small jar diced garlic (8 tsp needed) 1 jar soy sauce 2 small jar Tabasco sauce (2 Tbsp needed) 1.5 cups pesto Breads 6 cups dry bread crumbs 6 bags tortilla chips 2 bags corn tortillas (store unopened at room temperature for 3 months) 2 pkg flour tortillas (store unopened at room temperature for 9 months) ©2009 safelygatheredin.com . lime juice **These lists do not include the water requirements in recipes** Beans 20 cans black beans or 8 pkg-1 lb dried beans 5-1 lb pkg. or 2-1 lb pkgs. or 2-1 lb pkg dried (red beans) 4 can Great Northern beans.

jam sandwiches D: Refried beans & tortillas. jam sandwiches D: Pasta & Garbanzo Bean Soup Week 2 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Chicken & Rice B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Ravioli Soup B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread. All of the recipes can be found at the end of this book. peanut butter. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Rosa Pasta & Soda Bread Saturday B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & crackers D: Pizza B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & crackers D: Curried Lentils and Rice B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & cracker D: Coconut Curry Chicken Week 1 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Rice Pilaf B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Fried Rice B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread.Additional Resources 75 3-Month Menu Plan This 3-week meal plan can be rotated 4 times.com . peanut butter. peanut butter. salsa B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread.blogspot. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Baked Chicken & Spaghetti B: English Muffins. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Chicken Pesto Pasta B: English Muffins. peanut butter. peanut butter. or with illustrative pictures at safelygatheredin. giving you 12 weeks of meals. jam sandwiches D: Bean & Rice Soup B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread. jam sandwiches D: Black Bean Soup & Cornbread Week 3 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Taco Soup & Chips B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Chicken Pot Pie B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Pasta & Alfredo Sauce B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread. jam sandwiches D: Black Bean Tostadas Wednesday Thursday Friday B: English Muffins.com Sunday Monday B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Black Bean Burgers Tuesday B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread. jam sandwiches D: Tomato-Basil Bisque with Croutons ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot. peanut butter.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.Additional Resources 76 Blank 3-Month Menu Worksheet This 3-week meal plan can be rotated 4 times. giving you 12 weeks of meals.com .

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12 weeks) Baking Canned Goods Fruit and Nuts Jarred Items Misc.blogspot.com . Sweeteners ©2009 safelygatheredin.Additional Resources 78 Lunches (7 lunches.

blogspot.Additional Resources 79 Dinners (21 dinners. eaten 4 times each = 12 weeks) Beans Rice and Pasta Jarred Items Spices and Herbs Breads Canned goods Misc.com . Dry Goods ©2009 safelygatheredin.

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