What’s for breakfast? This month I’m helping the Relief Society sisters in my ward gather shelf-stable food storage ingredients to make breakfast. And we’re also focusing on gathering some emergency communications equipment. You are welcome to print my handout for ideas for your ward.
One of the easiest meals to make with food storage is breakfast. You could eat breakfast for every meal of the day if you had to! And the ingredients are inexpensive. Sometimes it takes time to prepare, but I love cooking oatmeal, watching it boil and smelling the cinnamon and raisins!
Some of the best breakfast chefs in our family are my daughter Elisabeth and daughter-in-laws, Melissa and Kailey. They are whole-foods women, and I love watching them make culinary masterpieces like waffles, pancakes, crepes and german pancakes. They tell me there are some good recipes at 100-Days Real Food.
I’m so excited that this month the LDS Quick Oats and Pancake Mix are on sale at the LDS Home Storage Centers in the U.S. How did they know I was focusing on breakfast foods this month? 🙂 Go here for a location near you.
And if you’re one of those people that hides your food storage in the basement, get out your can opener and use it! The First Commandment of LDS Preppers is “use it or lose it.” Don’t be afraid to use your food storage or the day may come when you have to use it and don’t know how.
Also this month, purchase an emergency radio. If the power went out and you couldn’t watch the news or use your cell phone, you will want to hear it on a radio. So be prepared. Lots of people like the Kaito KA500. Personally, I have an inexpensive Dynamo sitting in my window soaking up the sun. Whatever you choose, I’m sure it will be fine.
Also, copy important documents to put in a grab and go binder for evacuation. Or give a copy of that binder to a trusted family member in another state.
I hope you find something yummy to store for breakfast. Get out those can openers.
Faith, not fear makes all things possible. You CAN do it!
Valerie Albrechtsen, The Food Storage Organizer