Monday, May 23, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

June 2011

June Preparedness:

Free or Under $1: Take one or both of the following challenges with your family: (1) The 10 Minute Challenge: A firefighter comes to your door and tell you that you need to be out of your house in 10 minutes! (2) For one day (24 hours) live on one gallon of water per family member.

$5-$20: Buy a fun preparedness cookbook (Food Storage For the Clueless, Dinner in a Jar, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, I Dare You to Eat It)

More Expensive: Build shelves for your storage, a base with wheels for under your 55-gallon water drums, invest in some organization items to help you store your items, even some bins to pre-pack items for a quick evacuation.

Food for Thought: In 1987, Ezra Taft Benson said, “The council to store food may be as essential to your temporal welfare as boarding the ark was in the days of Noah.” This is revelation to us from the Lord through his prophet? What are we waiting for? I know that if we seek out the Lord in this matter, He will give each of us personal revelation in the ways that we need to accomplish this principle.

Cannery: Upcoming Dates: Wed, July 13, 6-8pm/Tues, Sept. 20, 6-8pm/Sat., Oct. 15, 9-11 am. If you need help getting there or are unable to make the scheduled dates and would like us to pick up items for you, please call Sister Ranck. Also, if you can’t make these dates, you and your family may call to schedule a canning time at the Cannery (631-2438).

Did You Know: Spam and Hormel chili are two items with indefinite shelf life. If that doesn’t excite you…according to the Utah State University Cooperative Extension website: – commercial canned foods in metal or glass jars are safe as long as the seal has not been broken. Check it out! I emailed them a question last week and got an answer within just a couple of hours…on a weekend! Think outside the box!

Buckets: I have (20) 5 gallon food grade buckets with lids for $5.25, first come first serve, no reservations; or you may contact Lee Lloyd at or 568-6088. Lee’s are $5.50 each with a pop on lid. Great for storing your bulk purchases from the cannery for long-term storage. (Also, can be used as a potty, 72 hr Emergency Kit, Emergency Car Kit, and more…)

Recipe of the Month: Dutch Oven Bisquick Cobbler

2 T. butter (use canned butter or shortening)
1 c. Bisquick,
1/2 c. sugar,
1/2 c. powdered milk,
1/2 c. water,
1 pt. canned fruit

Directions: Heat 16 or 21 briquettes, depending on Dutch Oven size (16 for 8, 21 for 10). Melt butter or shortening in dutch oven. Mix Bisquick, sugar, milk powder, and water in a bowl. Pour over melted butter. Pour canned fruit over Bisquick mixture. Cover with Dutch Oven lid. Set over 5 or 7 hot charcoal briquettes. Put 11 or 14 hot briquettes on the lid. Let cook for 20 – 30 minutes.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

May 2011

May Preparedness:

Free or Under $1: Have a fire drill, learn where your water and gas shut off valves are

$5-$20: Foodsaver jar sealers and hose attachment, flint starter, butane lighter, weatherproof matches, flashlights, batteries

More Expensive: Foodsaver, Propane stove

Food for Thought: There have been rumors that the government is buying up $1 BILLION in dehydrated food in the event of attacks on domestic targets in the US. One of the largest suppliers is letting go of their dealers and distributors because they are using every bit of manufacturing capacity they have to fulfill massive new government contracts. This is also coming on the heels of one of the largest terror drills performed by the US Navy on American soil. Terrorist alerts have been raised by FEMA in the past months, and this new special order of dehydrated food, at the magnitude of $1 billion dollars in taxpayer money, should be a call for everyone to prepare on your own for any potential crisis. If this is a rumor, great--then we may be fortunate enough have more time to prepare…if it is not, we, of all the peoples of the land, have been warned! Remember…do all that you can…if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.

Upcoming Events

Cannery: Wed. May 17, 6-8 pm. Price sheets available on the Preparedness Wall in RS. Check out the new prices…you will find they are still the best prices for most all your basic needs! Get serious! Get smart! Get started!

Preparedness Fireside: May 22, 6:30 pm. at our ward building. Topics:

So. Highlands Emergency Plan, Communication During an Emergency, Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness Tips, Emergency Radio Displays, Shelf Stable Recipes, and Refreshments.

Did You Know: Pepper spray vs. wasp spray. Police recommend wasp spray for protection over pepper spray as it can shoot up to 20 feet and is a lot more accurate. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote.

Recipe of the Month: Peanut Butter Bread

 2 1/2 c flour,
3 tsp baking powder,
1/2 t salt,
2/3 c sugar,
1/3 c instant nonfat dry milk,
1 egg beaten (or 2 T whole egg powder, add 3T of water to mixture),

1 T grated orange rind (or 1 t orange flavoring),
3/4 c water,
1/2 c peanut butter

(or 1/4 c peanut butter powder and 1/4 c water).

Directions: Mix flour, baking powder, salt sugar, dry milk, and peanut butter into a bowl. Add the orange rind. In a separate bowl combine the egg and water. Then add to the flour mixture. Stir until just mixed. Pour into a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. It can also be made in a bread maker. Just dump everything in and it still comes out great! It may take a bit longer.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

April 2011

April Preparedness:

Free or Under $1: whistle, sewing kit, toothbrush, compass, hand warmers, take a CPR class

$5-$20: multi-function tool, knife, rope, duct tape, gloves, 1 pkg-3600 calorie Mainstay bars (72 hrs of nutrition)

More Expensive: dutch oven, generator (gas, propane, diesel, or solar)

Food for Thought: For those of you who may not be very excited about TVP (textured vegetable protein) for your meat substitute in your food storage, you might want to consider bottling your meats. I, for one, am very excited about learning to do this. Bottled meats means REAL meat in your food storage with a shelf life of at least 3 years. You can bottle chicken, turkey, beef, hamburger, fish, ham…even wild game! The meat is tender, juicy, ready to eat and needs no freezing or refrigeration! Think of it like canned tuna from the store. If you are interested in learning more about this, please contact Sis. Ranck at 269-1807. If there is enough interest, perhaps we can put together a class. I also have the Wendy DeWitt video that can be checked out. She does an excellent job showing how to bottle meats along with many great storage tips.

Cannery: Wed. May 17, 6-8 pm – Please note that there are no more mylar bags. All canning items will be available in #10 cans or in bulk.

Did You Know: Honey is one food storage item as good as gold! It has no shelf life. No germs can live in it. It is a healer, hair rinse for dry brittle hair and scalp, face scrub for acne, a salve for wounds and burns and great for colds and sore throats. Medicals studies show that 1 t. honey/day helps avoid colds.

Just a Reminder: If you can squeeze any money out of your tax return or should any unexpected money come your way…you won’t lose it by putting it into your emergency preparedness or food storage. We never know when we may need it and it will be more valuable than money in the bank! With all the world-wide disasters that have taken place over the past year, even though they may not be at your back door, we are beginning to feel the effects of them from far off nations across the ocean! Do something! Do it now!

Recipe of the Month:

Sweet and Sour Chicken-Emergency Preparedness Style

1 pint chicken, 1 1/3 c. rice, 1 can pineapple, 2/3 c. vinegar, 1 1/3 c. sugar,

4 T. cornstarch, 4 T. soy sauce, 1 t. molasses, 1 T. dried onion, (opt. ½ c. sliced almonds, ¼ c. dehydrated celery)

Heat the rice and water in separate jars. When hot, combine and cook until done. Heat bottled chicken at the same time. Put the pineapple juice, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, soy, and molasses into a qt jar. Shake well and cook in solar oven shaking repeatedly until thickened or put in pan and heat stirring until thickened. On the bed of cooked rice place the heated chicken, almonds, pineapple, and hydrated celery. Pour sauce over the top. Serves 7-8 cups.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

March 2011

March Preparedness:

Free or Under $1: Take photos, make inventory of personal items, gather important documents

$5-$20: purchase a case of water bottles for each member of the family, potable water tablets, water filter straws, first aid kit

More Expensive: Make 72 hour backpack, add one years supply of an item to food storage

Food for Thought: It’s tax time…if you are one of the lucky ones getting a return…how about putting it toward your preparedness goals. We have done this for the past 3 years and have been able to find comfort in knowing we are better prepared.

Instant vs. Regular: Instant oatmeal is just regular oatmeal that's been broken up so it will cook faster. All grains store better and longer if they're kept intact, so regular oatmeal is best for food storage and often cheaper. If you want instant oatmeal, just put regular oatmeal in the blender and pulse it a few times.

CANNERY: Wed. Mar. 23, 6-8 pm

Did You Know: If you cut mylar bags in quarters, edges can be carefully sealed w/a flat iron for hair. Into each now-resized mylar bag put the the dry ingredients + an oxygen absorber. Sealed them up w/ the flat iron, add sticky labels to the front w/ recipe name or item, ingredients to be added at time of making, and instructions.

Recipe of the Month:


This recipe for Italian flat bread (focaccia) is remarkably versatile and easy to make.


1 1/2 C flour

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp of rosemary, basil, red pepper, or any seasoning you like -- or combine seasonings!

To make the flatbread:

Combine the mix with 1/2 C water & 1/8 C oil. Mix til it forms a ball. Pat it out on a small cookie sheet or pizza pan and let rise 1/2 hr. Bake in 425 oven for 15 minutes.

Variations: This is good with parmesan or grated cheddar cheese on top. Try tomato sauce and cheese, and you've got pizza. You can try other toppings, too. Add an additional 3 T sugar (1/4 C total) & omit savory spices for sweet bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon, raisins, dates, icing, anything you like.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

January 2011

SENSIBLE FOOD STORAGE BY WENDY DEWITT- Come hear her sensible and entertaining approach to the right way to do your food storage. Her system is easy, affordable, and broken down into simple steps. She has traveled from coast to coast, teaching classes on food storage for over twenty years. Her brand new DVD is selling out everywhere. Come enjoy and hour of invaluable tips, a step by step walk through her “system,” and pick up a copy of her booklet, “Everything Under the Sun,” (a guide that goes with her talk and is chalked full of recipes and additional information to help you put the foods you love into your food storage).

You won’t want to miss this!

WHEN: Thursday, January 20th at 7pm

WHERE: June Ranck’s home, 5057 Gable Crest Ct., Cortona Hills

Food for Thought: Check out the book One Second After. It is a realistic look at EMPs (Electromagnetic Pulse) and the ability this weapon has to shatter our nation, literally within seconds. It’s a riveting story with thought provoking lessons on being prepared. PG-13 (some language)

Upcoming Cannery Dates for 2011: Sat 2/5, 9-11 am; Wed 3/23, 7-9 pm; Tues 5/17, 5-7 pm; 7/13, 5-7 pm; 9/20, 7-9 pm; Sat 10/15, 9-11 am

Did You Know: Many foods with high oil or high sugar contents cannot be stored in #10 cans because of the interaction with the metal, like chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins. You can significantly increase the shelf life of these foods by placing them in mason jars and using a Food Saver and a Jar Sealer attachment to vacuum the air out of the jars. Shelf life should be 3 years or more if you keep the foods cool.

Recipe of the Month: Minestrone Soup (makes lots!)

1 can green beans

1 can corn

1 can garbanzo beans

1 can kidney beans Combine ingredients in large soup pan

1 small pkg macaroni and cook until macaroni and carrots are

1 lb hamburger, cooked & drained done.

handful of chopped carrots (optional)

1 quart water

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1 tsp beef bouillon

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

November 2010

NOVEMBER PREPAREDNESS - First Aid and Equipment:

First Aid Kits come in all sizes, types, and prices. Find one that is right for your family. Be sure to have one for home, car, and your 72 Hr. Kit and include Celox for bleeding and Water Jel for burns.

Equipment to start gathering: Tube Tent, Emerg. Sleeping Bag, 5 in 1 Survival Whistle, N95 Respiratory Mask, Sewing Kit, Multifunction Tool, Pocket Knife, Duct Tape, Nylon Rope, Hand Warmers, Garden Gloves. These can all be found locally or for under $30 at Emergency Essentials not including the First Aid Kit.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Have you checked your fire extinguishers lately? Do you even know where they are? Some are refillable but most only are guaranteed for 5-10 yrs. To unpack the chemical, spin extinguisher. Do not shake. Check the gauge but do not test. If in doubt, replace it.

Did You Know:

· T Text messaging usually works when cell phones are down.

· NNever mix Windex (Ammonia) and Bleach. It makes a gas similar to mustard gas.

The Bedroom Evacuation Test: Blindfold family member, spin them until dizzy, then have them try to get out of the house in 30 seconds. This is what it is like waking up suddenly in the dark and being disoriented by tiredness, fear, and smoke.

Recipes of the Month:

Pan Spray

To make your own homemade pan spray, fill a spray bottle with 5 oz oil and 1 oz vodka. Shake well and spray. This costs about a fifth as much as regular Pam. (Note: regular Pam contains alcohol, but if using the vodka bothers you, try it with just plain oil.)

Homemade Vanilla

Fill a pretty jar full of the vodka and add a vanilla bean. Let it marinate for a week or so and you have homemade vanilla for a fraction of what store-bought costs.

Ice Pack

Combine a 1/2 cup of alcohol and a 1/2 cup of water in a freezer bag. When frozen, will make a reusable ice pack for aches, pains or black eyes.

You can stretch the recipe with 1/2 cup alcohol and 1 cup of water.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

October 2010

OCTOBER PREPAREDNESS: Lights and Communication: Light sticks, Headlamps, Flashlights, Crank Lights/Radios, Weather Radio. Check out the

RS Bulletin Board for some inexpensive finds to get you started.

Communication is not only about being able to reach family members but having a plan. Our new Communication Specialist, Rob Soelberg will be sharing a great Family Emergency Plan with us in the near future. Be sure to watch for it!

Did you try the 10 Minute Evacuation Challenge posted on the RS Bulletin Board? If you want to see just how important it is, go to: (an EXCELLENT RESOURCE WEBSITE) and click on 72 hour kits on the right hand column under categories. Watch the “Evacuation: 10 Minute Challenge.” A plan can make all the difference.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Getting an emergency kit is just the beginning. Just as important to physical preparation is the need to get your children mentally and emotionally prepared. The first step to accomplishing this is to include them in your emergency plan. The more prepared they are personally the easier it’ll be for them to handle the real thing. FEMA has an incredible resource for getting kids ready for an emergency. In fact, they’ve devoted a section of their site for helping children get ready. It’s interactive, including different activities that help children take a hands approach to helping the family get ready. You can check it out here:


· LAST CANNERY DATE FOR THE YEAR: Wed., Oct. 6, 6 pm – 8 pm

· Hygiene Kits, Make Your Own Laundry Soap for Pennies, Learn How to Make Rolls From Scratch at the Oct. 27th Enrichment

Did You Know: October General Conference is a great time to sit down and go through your 72-hour packs and replace expired medicines and out grown clothes, add something new, or just get started with a backpack. At the April Conference, consider allowing your family to enjoy their 72-hour Food Kits and then make it a family activity to replenish them. Your children will love being a part of this learning event and will look forward to them each Conference.

CERT Training Tips: CELOX (stops bleeding in 30 seconds), Water Jel (takes burn pain away and even helps severe burns begin to heal), Weather Radio (a must), Kitty Litter (a safe toxic clean up material), Duct Tape (invaluable), Flats of Bottled Water (more practical for grab and go-1 flat of bottles/person).

Recipe of the Month: Soup for the Spirit

Watch all 4 Sessions of Conference to nourish your soul and renew your spirit! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

September 2010


Hygiene Kits: This month I will be taking pre-orders for hygiene kits that we will assemble during our October Enrichment Night, Oct. 27th. You may also purchase them for donation to Safe Nest. The $3.00 kits will include:

1 Toilet Paper 1 toothbrush 1 toothpaste .60 oz.

1 Deodorant Soap 1.5 oz. 1 Standard Comb 5” ! Roll-on Deodorant 1.5 oz.

3 Shampoo/Cond. Packets 1 Moist. Hand Sanitizer 4 oz. 1 Hand/Body Lotion 2 oz.

Twin Blade Razor 3 Single Use Shave Cream Emery Board

Lip Balm SPF 30 1 Body Wash, Trial Size 1 Wash Cloth

1 Hand Towel 1 zip-lock baggie

Important Documents and Money: (Place in a waterproof container)

Legal Documents (Birth, Marriage, Wills, Trusts, Passports, Contracts)

Patriarchal Blessing, Genealogy Records, Scriptures, Hymn Bk, Consecrated Oil

Phone Numbers, Addresses of Relatives, Photos, Vaccination Papers

Insurance Policies, Credit Card Info, Pre-Paid Phone Cards, Cash (small bills,coins)

Medical Information, Emergency Plan

Be sure to pick up a Keep It With You Medical Form and an Emergency Plan Form in the Relief Society Room if you have did not yet get one.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: What would you like to can this month? Think about it and let me know. Let’s make this worth your time and money! Check out the items in the binder or on the Information Board in RS.


· LAST CALL FOR CERT TRAINING: Contact June Ranck at 269-1807.

· CANNERY: TUESDAY, SEPT 21, 6-8 PM (Make it a date! Make it fun!)

· LAST CANNERY DATE FOR THE YEAR: Wed., Oct. 6, 6 pm – 8 pm

Did You Know: A conventional oven cooks from the bottom up. A sun oven cooks from the top down. To make sure that your bread, muffins, or pizza isn't too moist on the bottom, preheat a heat sink in your solar cooker, for an hour or so, before you plan to bake. A heat sink is a brick, a tile, or a flat rock that is painted black. The heat sink gets hot in the cooker so you have a hot surface to later place your baking.

Homemade Solar Cooker: EZ-3 Solar Cooker:

Recipe of the Month: Sun Oven Brownies

Makes 1-8x8 pan or 4 pint jars

1 c shortening, 2 c sugar, 2 c white flour, 1 tsp vanilla, 4 eggs, 2/3 c baking cocoa,

1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
optional: 1 c chopped walnuts

Mix shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs and mix. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder,

salt, and vanilla and mix. Bake in 8x8 pan (or jars) about 45 min or until done.

6 Tb shortening, 6 Tb cocoa, 2 Tb corn syrup, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 c powdered

sugar, 2-4 Tb milk

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

August 2010

AUGUST PREPAREDNESS: BACKPACKS AND CLOTHING. While you are out picking up your school supplies, be sure to take advantage of the backpack sales. Now is the time to get your backpack or whatever you choose for your 72-hour container. You will need a backpack/duffle bag with wheels/or container to continue to put together your 72 Hour pack as we continue to prepare during this year. Also, as you may be shopping for new clothes for the coming year, put aside some older but wearable items for your pack. Consider: change of clothing including undergarments, extra shoes, extra socks, glasses or contacts, sunglasses, rain poncho, jacket, diapers, wipes, etc. Emergency Essentials also carries backpacks at

Food for Thought: Did you get your minimum of 3 gallons of water per person to go with your 72 Hour food kits? Remember…the body can only go 3 days without water and some times only 24 if the water is contaminated.

Upcoming Preparedness Events:

Cannery: Only 2 more Cannery dates left this year! Mark your calendar!

Tues., Sept. 21, 6 pm – 8 pm / Wed., Oct. 6, 6 pm – 8 pm

CERT TRAINING: Sat., Sept. 11 and 18, 6am-2pm. I have called all those who previously signed up and now I’m ready to take a few more names for some open spots. If you are interested or have questions as to what CERT Training is, please call June Ranck at 269-1807. Must be able to attend both days. Don’t miss out on this free and valuable training!

Did You Know: What is better than paper towels and a lot less expensive? Coffee filters .... Who knew! You can buy 1000 coffee filters at the dollar stores for almost nothing, even the large ones.

Recipe of the Month: Emergency Survival Bar

* 3 C. cereal (oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat flakes)

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 3 T. honey

* 2 1/2 C. powdered milk

* 1 C. sugar

* 3 ounce box Jello (optional)

* 1/4 C. water

* optional - raisins or other dried fruit (nuts/seeds shorten shelf life)

Place all dry ingredients except Jello in a bowl. Bring water, honey, and Jello to a boil. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add water a little at a time until mixture is just moist enough to mold. Place two molded bars on a cookie sheet and dry in the oven under very low heat for an hour or two. Wrap and store. This will make 2 bars, each containing approximately 1000 calories or enough food for one day. These will store for a long time if they are cooked until quite dry, and are excellent for emergency packs, etc. Eat dry or cooked in about 3/4 C. water. You can vary the Jello and dried fruit with the type of cereal or use maple syrup or add spices to get different effects in flavor. HINT: The more water you add, the easier it is to shape the bars, BUT then the longer it takes to dry them, and the bars will be harder after a longer drying time. Adding the prescribed amount of water will sometimes give you a granola effect, which you may prefer.

A nutritional analysis of the above recipe's contents using rolled oats and powdered milk fortified with vitamin A. He found this to indeed be a very nutritious bar. One bar contains only half of the nutrients of the whole recipe and therefore you may wish to set aside two bars per day to get the following:



Food energy 74%

Protein 135%

Total lipid (fat) 12%

Carbohydrate, by diff. 93%

Total saturated fat 8%

Cholesterol 10%

Sodium 441%

Total dietary fiber 60%

Vitamin A 121% (If Vit A fortified powdered milk is used.)

Ascorbic acid 16%

Thiamin 154%

Riboflavin 191%

Niacin 16%

Vitamin B6 38%

Folacin 113%

Vitamin B12 114%

Potassium 177%

Calcium 218%

Phosphorus 308%

Magnesium 116%

Iron 80%

Zinc 90%

Pantothenic acid 75%

Copper 55%

Manganese 212%

Linoleic acid (18:2/n6) 122%

Linolenic acid(18:3/n3) 9%

Histidine 234%

Isoleucine 491%

Leucine 615%

Lysine 610%

Methionine+Cystine 396%

Phenylalanine+Tyrosine 630%

Threonine 563%

Tryptophan 503%

Valine 488%

Probably the biggest problem is the low vitamin C. However, in a pinch, a person could live a long time off these bars alone. They are also a bit short in the calorie department, but are excellent in protein, over half of the B vitamins, and excellent in the minerals category. These bars, no doubt, nutritionally beat many of the expensive bars you can purchase from the different companies, and properly sealed would probably last as long.

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

July 2010

Food for Thought: The Home Storage Center (Cannery) will eventually be doing away with self-canning. They are already discouraging mylar bags and will be discontinuing them soon as some of the bags are not sealing properly and because a simple pin-prick will store the food as if in the open air and be totally useless. These changes will allow better quality control and deal with some of the health issues that have come to the forefront. It will take some time to change over, however they are already in the process of bringing in prepackaged items in cases. This means we will only be able to purchase cases of items or buy in bulk and can ourselves. So as inconvenient as it is to go across town to the HSC now, perhaps we should try and take advantage of this great facility so that we can store the amounts we want cheaper. I’m only guessing that some of the rates may go up a little for packaging and shipping. It’s so much easier to can there than all over your kitchen, especially if you have little ones around.

Upcoming Preparedness Events:

Cannery: Only 3 more Cannery dates left this year! Stock up now!

Wed., July 14 6 pm – 8 pm / Tues., Sept. 21 6 pm – 8 pm / Wed., Oct. 6 6 pm – 8 pm

New Date for CERT TRAINING: Sat., Sept. 11 and 18, 6am-2pm.

Call June Ranck at 269-1807 to sign up for our new reserved dates. Must be able to attend both days. Don’t miss out!

Did You Know: For radiation exposure, put 2 cups baking soda and 2 cups salt in warm water tub. Soak for 20 minutes. This draws out and neutralizes radioactive material. Cranberries kill flu virus because of quinine. Must use unprocessed fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried cranberries. Stimulate heart and open pores with a ginger bath of 3-4 tablespoons of ground ginger in bath water. Cayenne pepper is the #1 first aid herb: stops the effects of shock, stops internal and external bleeding, stabilizes heart attack victim until help arrives. Take 1/8-1/4 teaspoon internally, put on wounds, or on chest or back.

Helpful Hint: For better flavor, always serve prepared powdered milk ice cold. Store in a glass container to keep colder.

Recipe of the Month:

Sweet Potato Pancakes

1/2 c. sweet potato puree } per 1 c. pancake mix

¼ t. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (optional) }

Add puree and spice to your favorite pancake mix to sneek in some extra nutrition for those who don’t eat their vegetables. Make ahead and store in the frige so it’s ready for breakfast in the morning. Hint: Puree leftover vegetables (like cauliflower) and freeze. Add to your favorite recipes. Kids won’t even know.