Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oats and More!

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We are still stocking up on oats and I would challenge you to make a recipe this week using oats. Move beyond oatmeal and make a favorite oatmeal cookie recipe or try one of these. Remember you need 20lbs per person.

Delicious Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes 8-10 pancakes

1/2 C whole wheat flour

2 t baking powder

1/4 t salt

2 T sugar

1/3 C powdered milk

2 eggs separated

1 C water

3 T oil

1 C rolled oats

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and powdered milk. Stir until well blended. In small bowl beat egg whites until stiff, set aside. In large bowl combine egg yokes, water, oil, and oats. Beat slightly and allow to stand 5 minutes, then beat until blended. Mix in dry ingredients, then fold in beaten egg whites. For small pancakes drop 2 T batter onto griddle, or pour 1/4 C for larger pancakes. Bake until full of bubbles on top and then turn.

Apple Crisp

6 peeled apples

1/2 C sugar

2 T water

4 T butter 1 t grated lemon peel

1/2 C brown sugar

1 C rolled oats

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 C chopped nuts (optional)

Slice the apples and spread in greased 8x8 pan. Sprinkle the water and 1/2 C white sugar. Mix the remaining ingredients and spread over apples. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until tender.

I have had several people ask me this week where I store my water and I reply saying that I store it in more than one spot. This made me think of the earthquake in Haiti and where we should store our supplies. If our houses fell down how would we get our 72-hour kits or water out. I know of one family that keeps a clean garbage can with cold weather items in it and they leave it in their shed. They figure they could move the shed walls easier than their house walls to get to it. I guess my thought is to store your food and supplies in more than one location. Don't put all your water under the stairs and not be able to reach it in an emergency. I have water in the garage, under the stairs, in our storage room, in the kitchen pantry and in the car. (click HERE to view the post on water.) 72-hour kits need to be accessible so if you were to leave your home in a hurry you could grab them and run.

If you have 55 gallon water drums, I found a great way to store them on their sides for easier usage. Click HERE to view the plans on how to build them. 


Food Storage Goal: OATS-20lbs per person.

Non-Food Goal: Lighting is our goal this month. Gather matches, candles, flashlights (crank or battery operated), emergency candles, light sticks, solar powered flashlights or lanterns, etc. Find what works for your family and have these in your 72-hour kits and in your car kits and have a source of light by every bed in your home. The glow light sticks that activate by bending are great to hang as night lights and can easily fit in 72-hour kits.
**This month add a manual can opener to your supplies. It is great if you have pop top cans but your storage of cans is useless unless you can open them.**

If you need a FamilyHome Evening lesson on getting your 72-hour kits together, then click HERE to see a fun way of gathering all the items you'll need.

Enjoy the journey!
Enjoy the blessings!
Feel the peace!

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