Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts

What I'm Up To...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Things have been beyond crazy the last few weeks.  I promise I am still working on food storage and emergency preparedness stuff, and I've even taken pictures.  But I'm having a hard time finding time to write up the posts.  I will get to it - soon.  In the meantime, here's what I've been doing:

Putting together a first aid kit

Finding flashlights at IKEA (they are even more awesome than I expected!!!)

Grabbing groceries at Harmons

Finding some great little additions for our food storage, to help with the taste of powdered milk (if I can keep my kids and husband out of them, which so far has been nearly impossible)

And finding some great reasons why you want plenty of baking soda in your year's supply (it's not just for baking)

And I finally think I've got all the stuff I need for the baby's 72-hour kit.  I just need to get it all in one place, get it photographed and then packed in a bag.  So stay tuned for lots more details!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011
I have lots more info to post about the home storage centers, the things they offer, and what you can do with the food purchased there...but life has temporarily gotten in the way...again...

I'm working three jobs this week and next, on top of trying to get a basement painted, trimmed and carpeted so we can get our house on the market ASAP. I will do my best to keep posts coming, but they may be fewer and farther between for the next week or so.

Questions for You

Thursday, March 3, 2011
(This is for anyone who reads the blog.)

Help a blogger out, eh?

I got the chance to go to the dry pack cannery yesterday, and I did 54 cans worth of food. I was exhausted! But now I can say that except for needing about 30 more lbs of rice, we have our full year's storage of long-term items! Hooray!!!

My trip has me thinking, though. I have questions, and I need your help for the answers. Would you be so kind as to answer these the following questions in a comment post (can be anonymous)?

How many of you have been to a dry-pack cannery to do canning?

Are you familiar with all of the items offered there?

Have you ever gone to the cannery just to pick up some of the pre-packaged items?

Are there any of the items offered there that you are not sure how to use or incorporate into meals?

Would a series of posts on the cannery items and how to use them (how to prepare, recipes involving that item, etc.) be helpful to you?

There are some things you just can't prepare for...

Thursday, February 3, 2011
...Like when your soon-to-be-7-year-old tells you, out of the blue, that he swallowed a large key...and he can't remember when, but he thinks it was last YEAR...and you have to take him to InstaCare to get x-rayed to make sure the key has successfully "moved on"...and then they check his throat just to make sure there is no damage, and it is all red...and they ask you if he has complained about a sore throat, and you say, "Why no, he hasn't"...and then they do a strep test just to be safe, and lo and behold, it comes back a BIG FAT POSITIVE!!! And then you have to take the younger sibling in to get tested because she HAS been complaining of a sore throat...and the hubs has been sick, so he better get tested as well...and the next thing you know it's 6pm and everyone is starving...thank goodness for Little Ceasar's drive through! (Yes, we really do have a drive-through Little Ceasar's here - how awesome is that?!?)

Why has no one taught me this before?!?

Monday, January 24, 2011
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

YouTube video HERE



Friday, December 17, 2010
It's a pretty mellow week as far as grocery sales go, and I'm feeling like I need a break, so I'm not hitting any sales this week.

I ran into Walmart on Tuesday to grab a few things for stockings, and I picked up a few produce items because I just didn't have the time, or the energy, or the desire to stop anywhere else.

I got 2 heads green leaf lettuce (1.88 ea, OUCH!!!), 8 cucumbers (.50 ea, gonna make some pickles), a bag of carrots (1.50ish), a 60ct bag of corn tortillas (about 1.25ish) and 3 raspberry vinagrette dressings for my hubs (who has been known to go through 1 a week...about 1.62 each).

I've found some really great ideas for neighbor gifts (some probably won't even make it out the door of my house they look so good)...

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen, from Our Best Bites

...and then ran into this little recipe this morning that I am just simply going to have to try out this afternoon:

Spiced Sweet Potato Mini Loaves

...and just a reminder that there are not expected to be any coupon inserts in the Sunday paper this week. There is scheduled to be a P&G insert on the 26th, though. But what you REALLY want to make sure you don't miss is the first Sunday in January, when there will be THREE inserts! (Five for those of you who get RedPlum in the newspaper still.)

LINK: 15 Foods You Should Never Buy Again

Monday, November 29, 2010
I thought this was an interesting list...

15 Foods You Should Never Buy Again, at Reader's Digest online.