08 November 2010

November Home Food Storage Tip

In this month of increased focus on giving thanks, may we heed the words of this verse to be "safely gathered in" or prepared.  God has provided a way for "our wants to be supplied" if we follow the prophets counsel and set aside food.  According to the Family Home Storage pamphlet (see providentliving.org):

"Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet.  One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food.  Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months.  These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage."
Food for your 3-month storage should never go bad because you are always using these items.  This may require you to make some adjustments in how you eat today so that you can keep rotatable foods on your shelves.  You wouldn't have to eat only canned, frozen or packaged food every day to rotate them, but it may mean adjusting some of your recipes to include foods that can be rotated.  Or it may mean that you have to bake occasionally to rotate your food storage.  Maybe you can try my favorite roll recipe this Thanksgiving, just to rotate your food storage.  

Thanksgiving Rolls
3 T. yeast
1/2 c. water, warm
10 c. flour
6 eggs
2 1/2 c. scalded milk
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. salt
1 c. shortening

Combine yeast and water and let sit until bubbly.  Stir in the remainder of the ingredients and let stand for 10 minutes.  Mix 10 minutes.  Separate dough in manageable sized balls.  Roll each ball into a circle and cut piece slices.  Roll each segment into a crescent shape.  Let rise 3 hours.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
If you have any questions, contact Monica at mjblanch(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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