"Passport To Survival"
The premise of Esther Dickey's "Passport To Survival" is that we can survive, and not have appetite fatigue, with four survival ingredients stored. "Thus it is these four emergency foods, wheat, powdered milk, honey, and salt- nutritionally sound, readily storable, highly adaptable, and pleasingly palatable- in which I place my trust as the basis of my passport to survival" -Esther Dickey p. 14. She does go on to list 40 other foods that she stores for her family but the book uses only those 4 survival ingredients in the recipes.
I only purchased this book because I thought it would be fun to read about how preparedness was done in 1969. Little did I know what a wealth of information Esther has in this book! I found myself marking passages and turning down pages to mark things I wanted to try. What this woman does with wheat is amazing!!!
Esther calls wheat, powdered milk, honey, and salt the Survival Four. There are over 100 recipes using just those four ingredients.
Here are a few examples:
- gluten (in all sorts of shapes and sizes)
- steamed wheat
- sprouted wheat
- making yeast
- batters and doughs
- soups and gravies
- cookies, crackers, candies
- ice cream and wheat pudding?!
- waffles, cereals
- caramel syrup, honey frosting
- cottage cheese and yogurt
Dessert anyone? Do you see the spoon shaped crackers? Esther took a thin batter and using a squirt bottle made those spoon shapes on a cookie sheet. After baking she uses them for dessert with a sweet topping on them. She is so creative!!
There are many recipes that use the basics and are then turned into a meal.
Included in the book after all the recipes are given, is a 7 day menu. There is also a section on advanced preparation that helps plan out the cooking so meals will come together quickly. Whether in an emergency situation or not, this is very useful time management information.
Steamed wheat is turned into ice cream?! I think this is the the reason I need this book...haha. But I really can't wait to try it out!
This book is FULL of tips, preparedness techniques, water and food storage ideas, and positive thinking for the future. If there will ever be a time where food is scarce but we have prepared properly with survival foods....we will be able to keep our families alive. Esther cooked these meals for 10 days for her family of 7 and they were filling and nutritious. While reading this book I kept telling my husband how inspired this woman was! To be able to take those four ingredients and come up with the recipes that she did, she had to have help from above. This is one book that I will always have in my food storage library.
Here is a link to buy this book on Amazon.
I do not make money on this link. It is purely for you to find it easier on Amazon.