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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Please take a minute as always at the first of your reading and dedicate this time to the Lord, asking that His Spirit will be with you as you read, so you will know what you need to do to best help your family.
Powdered Milk

Milk is one of the basic 4 foods in your food storage program
General Information- : Dry milk is made from fresh milk with the cream and water removed. The calcium and other vitamins and minerals of liquid milk are retained. It comes in whole or skim milk (non fat) form. Skim milk powder contains about ½ the calories compared with whole milk. Skim milk stores much better than whole powdered milk. What kind to buy:Few foods are as valuable as milk and milk products. It is important in storing powdered milk that the best quality be chosen, it will be more nutritious and store longer. Dry skim milk is recommended and comes in several grades. The best grade is termed extra and should contain no more than 4 % moisture. Low moisture milk may be store and remain nutritious. Read the label to make sure there are no artificial, color, flavor or preservatives. Always buy powdered milk that is fortified with Vitamins A & D. This type will go rancid more slowly than the whole milk powder. Storage of powdered milk: It will keep at room temperature for several months, for long term storage it must be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Many storage charts say powdered milk can only be stored for short periods, but good quality, non fat dry milk, if kept cool and dry will store with little change for several years. The extra grade dry skim milk may be purchased in double sealed cans or bags. This grade will store for at least 60 months in cool dry storage of 60* or less. If it is stored at 70* it will reduce storage time 12 months. Every 5* warmer reduces it by 12 months. The cans at the cannery are a great way to store your powdered milk. Using Powdered Milk: Most people find properly prepared non instant powered milk very palatable, differing only slightly from fresh skim milk and if nothing else were available it would be a welcome addition to the diet. If you prefer not to drink it on a regular basis but still want to rotated it to keep your supply fresh you may wish to use it for cooking, hot chocolate, puddings etc. It may taste a little different than that made with fresh milk but the taste is adjusted to easily. Many people mix 1 quart dry milk with a gallon of regular milk to extend their milk and roate their powdered milk.
Amounts needed: (The church lowered it's recomended amounts for some foods in 2006 - milk was a huge drop. It is 1/4th of the old totals.)

Per person 3 months
times # in family
Times 2 = 6 months
Times 2 = 12 months
4 lbs-

For this amount
Dry Milk Instant
Dry Milk -Regular
1 quart
1 cup
3/4 cup
4 cups
1 pint
½ cup
1/3 cup
2 cups
1 cup
1/4 cup
3 Tbls
1 cup
½ cup
2 Tbls
1 ½ Tbls
½ cup
1/4 cup
1 Tbls
2 tsp
1/4 cup
Recipes for Milk Products:
Whole Milk1 cup water
2/3 c powdered milk
4 cup cold water
1 2/3 cup powdered milk
Mix thoroughly
Sweetened Condensed Milk1 c hot water
4 cups powdered milk
2 cups gran sugar
2 tbsp butter or powder or 1/4 cup marg or butter
put Hot water and powdered milk in a deep narrow bowl. Mix until all milk is dissolved. Can be stored in refrigerator up to 2 weeks
Buttermilk4 cup water
1 C nonfat powdered milk
1/2 cup buttermilk or powder
pinch of salt
Combine water and powder nilk and stir to dissolve. Stir in buttermilk or powder and salt. Blend well. Allow to stand at room temp overnight. Stir till smooth. Save 1/2 cup buttermilk to use to make another quart.
Sour Milk1 cup reconstituted powder milk
1 Tbs vinegar or lemon juice
Mix well
Sour Cream2 tbs lemon juice
2 cup creamed cottage cheese
Blend until smooth and creamy
Whipped Topping

½ cup instnat non fat dry milk
1/32 cup cold water
2 tsp lemon juice
2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix dry milk and ice water. Beat until stiff peaks form. Add lemon juuice an beat, add sugar and vanilla, beat until well blended.
Hot Chocolate
1 cup cocoa
3-4 cups sugar
½ tsp salt
4 cups instant milk
Combine and store in airtight containier
Extra Rich Hot Chocolate Mix
10 2/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 6 oz non dairy creamer
1 16 oz can nesltes quick.
Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix well and put in airtight container.
Mix 3 Tbs mix with 1 cup hot water.
Milk Shake
3/4 cup water
½ cup powdered milk
4 tbs flavored syrup (any flavor) Yummy combo is chocolate with dried banana’s reconsituted
Blend until frosty
Banana Milk Shake
1 cup dried banana’s reconstituted
2 ½ cup milk
1 tbs sugar
Mix well
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
2 cups rolled Oats
2 cups powdered milk
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup raisins or choc chips (opt)
combined oats and powdered milk.. Mix, add corn syrup and peanut butter, Shape into balls.
I have made the other recipes, but I have not made this:
This is made from all storage food ingredients.
1 cup water
dash of salt
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup wheat flour
1/3 cup dry milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp knox gelatin
2 tbs cold water
Bring to a boil 1 cup of water and salt. Make a paste with 1/2 cup water and flour. Slowly pour into the boiling water stirring continually. Let cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes stirring frequently. remove from heat. In small mixing bowl combine dry milk, sugar and 1/2 cup cold water. Set aside. Soften gelatin in water, put on low heat and stir until dissolved. Add gelatin to milk mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed., Add flavor desired*, Mix until dissolved. Combine with cooked wheat and mix well. Pour into 8 inch pie crust and let set. *Lemon Pie--1 pkg koolaid or lemonade drink mix/ Chocolate-1 tbs cocoa and 1/2 tsp vanilla/ Coconut-1 tbs coconut
We will discuss making yogurt, cream cheese, and cheeses another week. Thank you for this time spent together today..please close with prayer.
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