Herriman CERT Class

Monday, April 22, 2013
Herriman City has a new CERT class coming up - 4/27 and 5/11.  This is a two Saturday class - everything else is done online.  (Class times are 8am-5pm for both days.)  If you are interested, signup deadline is Wednesday.  I believe the class fee is about $30 and I think Herriman City will still reimburse you for that once you complete the class.

For details and signup, please visit:
http://www.unifiedfire.org/divisions/community/cert.aspx

Global Sun Oven Discount Codes!

Thursday, April 18, 2013
From now until April 30 we have discount codes for some really good deals on Global Sun Oven packages:

We have set up two discount codes so each person in your group can choose which SUN OVEN they would like to purchase from our web site at: http://www.sunoven.com.
 


The All American SUN OVEN with the Dehydrating & Preparedness Accessory Package is sold on our website for $399.  The Group Buy Discount Code will reduce the price by $70, so your group will pay ONLY $329 (price includes shipping).  DISCOUNT CODE: ROSEUTGB
 


The GLOBAL SUN OVEN with the Dehydrating & Preparedness Accessory Package is sold on our website for $364.  The Group Buy Discount Code will reduce the price by $100, so your group will pay ONLY $264* (price includes shipping).  DISCOUNT CODE: ROSEUTGB2
 
Both coupons are valid until April 30, 2013.   
    
To make it easy for your group to obtain details and order, your coupon page: http://www.sunoven.com/ROSEUTGB has been modified to reflect both discount codes.


This is about the lowest you'll see the price go all year.  I have the second package (the older model) and love it!  I've done turkey breast, ham, bread, rice, stew and baked potatoes in my oven so far.  Remember - this is a more "advanced" food storage/preparedness purchase.  If you're just starting your food storage, something like this should be lower on your purchase list.  Make sure you have your food and water FIRST. :)   

Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal with Food Storage!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My kids LOVE oatmeal for breakfast - I count myself very lucky for that. 

Because mornings are busy and hectic, we usually rely on instant oatmeal.  I try to pick it up when I can find it on a good sale.  But recently I have apparently been slacking off because yesterday the unthinkable happened - we ran out (completely) of instant oatmeal packets!  Not a one left anywhere in the house!!

My first thought was that I had better head to the store and get some more.  But then I remembered that I had bought a 50lb bag of oats a few months ago that is sitting in my basement waiting to be canned, and it really needs to be used.  I've seen several blog posts in the last several years about making your own instant oatmeal packets, so I decided to try it out.

I had everything I needed on hand, except for non-dairy powdered creamer, so I chose a recipe that didn't call for any this time.  I think the results turned out fantastic!

 
Instant Oatmeal

9 c. regular oats
3 c. quick oats
2 tsp. salt

Pour the regular oats onto two large baking sheets, and toast in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.  While those oats are toasting, place the quick oats in a food processor or blender and pulse into you get a chunky powder (not like fine flour).  Pour the oat powder into a large bowl, and add salt and the toasted oats once done.  Mix.  This becomes your oatmeal "base".

For your various flavors:

Maple Brown Sugar
4 c. oatmeal base
2 Tbsp. maple sugar (natural food store - I skipped this in mine but will try this next time)
1/4 - 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Fruit & Cream
4 c. oatmeal base
1/2 - 1 c. dried fruit (for mine I used freeze-dried strawberries and banana dices)
1/2 c. powdered milk (I used nonfat dry powdered milk from the LDS cannery)
1/4 - 1/2 c. brown sugar

Cinnamon Raisin
4 c. oatmeal base
3/4 c. raisins
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 - 1/2 c. brown sugar

Place oatmeal base and flavorings in a bowl and stir until mixed.  Place in airtight container, or portion out in 1/2 c. measurements into individual zippered baggies.

To make the oatmeal - place 1/2 cup oatmeal mix into bowl, add 3/4 cup water and microwave for 1-2 minutes.  Or place the oatmeal in bowl and pour boiling water over the top, stir, and let rest for 3 minutes.