Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You need this book...

Okay I picked this book up at my moms house, and I couldn't stop reading it. So I stole it from her house and can't put it down. So I'm going to share a few of my favorite things from the book.

  • Food storage is not just for "The end of the world" think of these scenarios you forgot that you were supposed to take  something to the church dinner that starts in an hour. You went to bed thinking you had plenty of milk for the  next morning, only to find that someone put an empty carton in the fridge. You can't finish preparing a meal because you're out of an important ingredient. It's 5 pm and you haven't even thought about dinner. Having a working food storage will help you survive not only a major emergency, but all the everyday emergencies as well.
  •  When you use your food storage regulatory you can save money, eat healthier, never run out of anything, and prepare meals faster. Most importantly, using your food storage every day is invaluable preparation for a potentially life threatening emergency.
  • Food storage is an emergency fund you can eat. Did you know that stored food provides a much higher return on investment than a savings account? the average interest rate for a savings account is just 0.41%. With food prices rising an average of 5.2% in 2008 and continuing to rise, you can clearly get a better return by storing food. 
  • It saves money. {She has old prices in her book so here are the current prices.} the cost of a #10 can of pwd milk at the cannery is $8.60 there are 5 gallons of milk in one of those, making it $1.72 per gallon. The average cost of milk is about $3.75. I'm not saying drink it straight, but if you use it in recipes that call for milk, you can't tell the difference. you'll save money only buying fresh milk for drinking. Same with pwd. eggs. I am a HUGE lover of pwd eggs. The cost of a #10 can of eggs is $20.99. There are about 13 dozen eggs in each can. So a dozen pwd eggs costs $1.61. The national average for a dozen eggs is $2.17. Like I said I'm not saying make scrambled eggs out of them {although I have, and they are good with a bit of ham and cheese in them} But in baking recipes, You CANNOT tell a difference. I promise. I ALWAYS use pwd eggs when I bake. The saving on whole wheat would make you sick if you knew how much cheaper it was. I'm just too lazy to do the exact current math on it. It comes out to almost $3 cheaper to grind it yourself than it is to buy A small bag of whole wheat flour at the store. But if you are interested in the exact breakdown I will get you the information.
  • Speaking of wheat...Did you know that all purpose flour that has been "enriched"
    has had 22 vitamins and minerals stripped from it, and only 4 are added back in. Yeah, That's not a typo folks! Why do these crazy scientists mess with what God made, and then try to feed it to us?
  • You are probably using "food storage" and don't even know it... So instead of being scared of it and thinking you don't know how to use it, Why don't you make an earnest effort to look into it and see how much you already know, and how much you already use! 
She has TONS of recipes and a lot of good information. Her website is here...

1 comment:

  1. I have another book, ordered from some woman in Lake City that compiled a million food storage recipes. We'll have to share "secrets" one day! I have honestly never bought/used the powdered eggs. You have inspired me to try them!