holly homemaker

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Using dry milk (powdered milk) in recipes!

These are recipes that I think work well with helping me rotate through my dry milk food storage. All I've done is substituted the ingredient of fresh milk with the equal amount of dry milk and water (the ratio of which equals the amount of milk called for in the recipe). i.e. one cup of fresh milk is equal to one cup of water and 1/3 cup of dry milk (according to my brand of dry milk - brands vary, so be sure to check the ratio on your package)

Oatmeal Waffles
Mix in a large bowl:
½ c. dry milk*
1 ½ c. flour
1 c. oats (quick or whole is ok)
1 T. baking powder
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. salt
Mix in a small bowl:
2 eggs
1 ½ c. water*
6 T. melted butter (I always use less – like 4 T. )
2 T. brown sugar
Mix all together and pour onto waffle iron.
*this recipe originally called for 1 ½ c. milk

Pumpkin Waffles

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cooking with Whole Wheat (recipes)

Here are my wheat recipes that I use frequently (I use some of these a couple times a week!)

a. Tortilla Press (this is a standard press; put the ball of dough in it, close the lid, flatten it and then cook it on your electric griddle or frying pan on the stove. Can be purchased at Wal-Mart for pretty cheap)
5. Whole Wheat Gingersnap Cookies (keep in mind that anything made of whole wheat is NOT going to taste like homemade chocolate chip cookies! My kids and I really like these, but my husband still thinks that if a treat is going to be made, it has to be chocolate chip cookies or the world is coming to an end...)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vegetable Garden Time!

These are the types/varieties we planted last year (in Lehi, UT) and we will plant again this year because they worked well for us:

Spinach - Brand: Ferry Morse, Spinach (Bloomsdale, Long Standing)
Pumpkins - Brand: Ferry Morse, Pumpkin (Jack O'Lantern)
Lettuce - Brand: Burpee, Lettuce (Green Ice)
Broccoli -Brand: Ferry Morse, Broccoli (De Cicco Earth Gems)
Winter Squash - Brand: Burpee, Winter Squash, (Buttercup)
Squash - Brand: Lilly Miller, Squash (Vegetable Spaghetti)*this is so cool - it really comes apart like spaghetti noodles and we loved eating in place of pasta! Very fun! :)
Zucchini - Brand: Lilly Miller, Zucchini (Italian Striped)
Corn - Brand: Mountain Valley Seed, Corn (se) Ambrosia Hybrid
Peas - Brand: Mountain Valley Seed, Pea, Snap Sugar Snap

The following did not do well for us (maybe it was our fault... :)
Cantaloupe - Brand: Lilly Miller, Cantaloupe (Hearts O' Gold)
Watermelon - Brand: Ferry Morse, Watermelon (Crimson Sweet)
Green Onions - Brand: Ferry Morse, Onion (Evergreen Bunching)
Carrots - Brand: Ferry Morse, Carrot (Red Cored Chantenay 7317b)

We also bought tomatoes and bell peppers as "starts" (tiny plant instead of seeds) and will do so again, but I don't recall what varieties we bought! :( We always go to the nursery and have a look around and decide what starts to buy. We planted all of these things on the Saturday before Mother's Day and that's what we're going to do again this year.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

72 Hour Emergency Kits

I'm including links for the following:
1. Suggested items for 72 hour kits
2. Food items we put into our kits
3. Spreadsheet of cost breakdown to purchase food items from Costco

Just Starting!

It's been on my mind to start a public blog that includes tips/recipes for provident living. So here we go! Please leave comments and/or suggestions of ways I can improve this blog so that it is beneficial to all of us! :)