Freezer Meals without the Freezer: Shelf Stable Meals in a Jar

4

I told you I'd be completing two projects this month as part of National Preparedness Month.  The first was my powerless laundry experiment and today I'd like to share the other project. I've put together three quick meals that can be made in 15 minutes or less and have them sitting in my pantry.  The concept behind these is similar to freezer cooking: get most of the work done ahead of time, so you can just pull out a meal and with minimal prep have it on the table for dinner shortly. But Continue Reading …

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Fall is my favorite season.  And if you've been following my blog for at least a year, you likely already know that since I say it again and again this time of year.  I love the colors, the cooler air, the smells and the soups, oh the soups!  There isn't much I enjoy more during the fall (and winter) than a comforting bowl of homemade soup. Soups are my absolute favorite way to use Thrive.  With Thrive all my veggies are pre-washed, pre-peeled, and pre-chopped.  I can throw together Continue Reading …

Kitchen Mill Grain Grinder Giveaway

Grain Grinder Giveaway

And it is time for the final giveaway of the month!  We've had two other fun giveaways: a Big Berkey, and a Kelly Kettle.  But your chances of winning one of them were low since they were sponsored by nearly 30 different bloggers. This week's giveaway will be different.  I am providing the prize myself and I am only offering here on this blog for my readers and followers.  Someone who follows this blog will be the winner!  I want you to know how grateful I am for your support.   I Continue Reading …

Which Powerless Laundry System is Best?

Experiment

  I've wanted to decide on a powerless laundry option ever since I lived on our stored water for a few days.  But I didn't want to invest in something, put in in my closet and then just pray and hope it would work when the time came.  I wanted to make sure that whatever I invested in didn't waste water, didn't take an enormous amount of time and most important: got my clothes as clean as possible. I decided to try an experiment.  I bought / made a few various different options for Continue Reading …

How to Make a Food Storage Smoothie

Smoothie

              Smoothies can be a tasty, healthy treat.  And you can top them with a bit of granola for an additional boost. This basic food storage smoothie recipe can be modified to fit your tastes and create smoothies of your own creation.  But the best part about this smoothie is that since it uses freeze dried fruit (or veggies)  which are just as healthy as fresh, you can make it anytime, even if your favorite produce is not in Continue Reading …

National Preparedness Month Thrive Package Sale

Packages Sale Preparedness Month copy

* Some links in this post are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on the link. Some links (those to Thrive Life) actually provide you with a discounted price. Thanks  for supporting me and my family in this way!  I only link to products I trust, have tried (or want to try) and highly recommend. Instead of just ONE featured package this month, I've decided to offer FIVE as part of National Preparedness Continue Reading …

Kelly Kettle Giveaway

kelly-kettle-giveaway-2-570x488

Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle in another group giveaway? I know many of you entered the Big Berkey giveaway last week and you are voting on what I should giveaway next week.  National Preparedness month is so fun! Like last week's giveaway, this one is sponsored by a whole group of preparedness bloggers that I have the privilege of joining.  It is open to all of our collective readers.  Next week's giveaway is something I’m doing on my own that is only for my readers as a Continue Reading …

Making General Conference with Kids Meaningful

Favorite General Conference Activity

General Conference With Kids: LDS General Conference is such a wonderful time, but general conference with kids can be a challenge: especially when they are young.  I want my children there so they can feel the spirit that comes with this amazing meeting, but if they are loud and rowdy, it can be difficult for the adults in the room to focus and learn.  I want General Conference to be meaningful and memorable for our entire family.  I want my kids to be engaged, not just quiet. Over the Continue Reading …

Check Your Smoke Alarms – A 10 Min Prep Project

Check Smoke Alarm

You know smoke alarms are there to save your life, right?  So......if it doesn't have batteries or isn't working (or isn't even there!), then it is a bit pointless to have one at all. Today, take just a few minutes (I doubt it will even take you the full ten) and go check your smoke alarms.  Replace any batteries that are needed.  And if you need to replace a broken alarm, write it down on your shopping list right now.   Or better yet, order one right now!  Easy Peasy! It is also a Continue Reading …

Homemade Tortillas

26

Homemade Tortillas Tortillas are something I couldn't live without. We eat them almost daily around our house.  I've wanted to make homemade tortillas for a long time. We eat them so often that making them homemade would save money. Plus it is healthier. And if I can make my own, then I can have them anytime even if I can't get to the store for some reason. I've tried to make homemade tortillas many times, but to be honest, I've struggled. Every recipe I've found is essentially the same: Continue Reading …