One of the greatest gifts you can give anyone is the gift of preparedness! I leave no one safe from my preparedness gift giving. I give preparedness gifts to my friends, family, and also as wedding and baby shower gifts, instead of useless gifts that will be discarded. (I am not saying you aren't prepared if you get a preparedness gift from me, I just love to help everyone get prepared) I have given cookbooks, wheat, #10 cans of mixes, #10 cans of dehydrated fruits and veggies, water containers, and meals in a bag (which make great shower gifts for newlyweds and new moms). Last year my children gave their teachers, secretaries, and principal buckets of wheat that they could keep in their storage or use to make blender wheat pancakes without a grinder.
I found these great little buckets at the Honeyville Grain store in Salt Lake City and I filled them with wheat.
On one side of the bucket I added the saying "We hope you have a sa-wheat summer".
On the other side of the bucket I added a recipe for Blender Wheat Pancakes. The teachers LOVED them and thought they were quite unique. Maybe you are all out of school, but this would be a great gift for your child's teacher, or even for a birthday/Christmas gift for family, friends, or neighbor gifts.
Blender Wheat Pancakes
1 C milk (1 C water + 3 T non-instant powdered milk)
1 C wheat kernels
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 T oil
Place the milk and wheat in a blender and blend on high for 4-5 minutes or until smooth. Add eggs, oil, baking powder, and salt and blend until mixed. Don't over mix. Pour batter directly from the blender onto a hot griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.