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I would encourage you to do something every week to help with your personal preparedness. Learn something, buy something, teach something or do something. Doing a little each week will pay off .

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday - Learn a New Skill



I am working on grains right now.

How many grains do you really need?
Did you know that with the amount recomended for wheat you would have enough flour to make 2 large bisquits per day for a year. If you would rather make bread, 300 lbs = 600 cups of flour. My recipe takes 4 cups of flour to make a small loaf. That will make 75 loaves or about 1 1/2 loaves per week per person. Whatever you have in addition to that is what you can add to your menu. You have to decide if that is enough for you and your family members.

What can you make with wheat?You can make bread, rolls, cookies, pies and other bakery items. It just doesn't have to be bread. Wheat is the most often discussed grain because it is the back bone of your storage programI have the wheat I need so I am focusing on other grains.

This week I am thinking about popcorn.

Here is a little information about popcorn:
Popcorn is one of the greatest things to have in your food storage because of several reasons:
1 - It is a great food to eat under stress.
2 - It helps to balance out your PH when you are sick.
3 - It's hard to believe a snack food that tastes so good can actually be good for you!
4 - Popcorn is a whole grain food which makes it a high-quality carbohydrate source that is not only low in calories, but a good source of fiber.
5 - Popcorn is low in calories -- only 31-55 calories in one cup of unbuttered, and when lightly buttered, one cup still only has 133 calories.
6 - Popcorn has no artificial additives or preservatives, and is sugar-free.
7 - Popcorn contains energy-producing carbohydrates.
8 - Popcorn is ideal for between meal snacking since it satisfies and doesn't spoil an appetite.
9 - Popcorn inspires creativity. While there's no doubt hot buttered popcorn is pleasing to any palate, popcorn also can be enjoyed when combined with seasonings, spices and other foods like raisins, fruit and cheese providing a nutritious, delicious snack.

2 comments:

Angela Dare said...

Burrr, wish I had your family support to be more thrifty. It must really save you a lot to use so little heat. We just got our january electric bill, over $400.....not sure I could get used to the low temps though.

Ami said...

Is popcorn the same corn you would grind in a grain mill for cornmeal or polenta?