Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Food Storage Sale!

My favorite food storage website is having a black friday/cyber Monday sale on my favorite wheat grinders, can organizers, sun oven, and more. If you are looking to get one of these items, they RARELY go on sale so check them out.

They also are having a sale at Emergency Essentials during the same time period. It's a GREAT time to give your family the gift of preparedness.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spreadable Powdered Butter - FINALLY!

I know I have fallen off the radar. Sorry. But great news! On the advice of some friends, I tried out a new brand of powdered butter, and got a new food storage book. Both are MUST HAVES!

The butter powder is from Shelf Reliance. They even sell it in a small mylar bag if you want to just try it out first. That is what I bought and I put it on my bagel for breakfast this morning. For me, that is the ultimate test. If I can eat it on toast, then it will definitely be fine for everything else. It was far and away the best that I have tried so far. Definitely edible on toast, however, I did not follow the package directions when make it. Rather, I mix it like this to make spreadable butter:

1 TBLS butter powder
1 scant tsp water
1 scant tsp veggie oil
pinch of salt or sugar (depending on which you prefer)

I actually tried one piece of toast made with the salt, and one made with the sugar. The difference was very slight but I personally did prefer the sugar.

The new book that I love is "The Everyday Gourmet Cooking with Long Term food Storage" by Shari Haag. It's not easy to find but there are places online you can get it. Believe me it's worth it. Lots of great recipes that use only food storage items.

I finally got my pressure canner gauge calibrated so that I can try canning meat. Yea! Guess I'll have to make a giant meat purchase at Costco next month :)