Monday, January 31, 2011


  1. Be Prepared
  2. Walton Feed
  3. Paula's Bread Best "Truck Load" prices for hard wheat, beans, TVP (bacon, sausage pepperoni) and popcorn. Products ordered from Walton Feed.
  4. Pleasant Hill Grain
  5. Natural Meals Best books.
  6. Disaster Necessities
  7. Grandma's Country Foods
  8. USA Emergency Supply's Best prices for Gamma Seal Lids. Don't know what shipping is though. BEST "Information Center".
  9. Honeyville Grain Best prices for freeze dried fruits, steel cut oats and Blue corn. Also cheapest shipping price...$4.49!
  10. Auguson Farms

#2.5 can= 2 1/2 cups or 20 oz.
#10 can = 10-12 cups or 96 oz.

Amanda picked up my electric grain/bean grinder (I found it on Craigslist for 1/2 price), now all I need is to order some wheat/bean seeds.
Are you ready for some home ground bread...Hot from the oven?


using my Kitchen Aid Mixer...
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 t. salt
  • 1/3 cup gluten ( you can substitute crushed vitamin C, 1/8 T per loaf)
  • 5 to 6 cups whole wheat flour, freshly
  • ground if possible (I use Hard White Wheat) 1 cup wheat berries makes approximately 1 1/2 cups ground flour.

In a stand up type mixer such as a Kitchen Aid combine water, yeast and honey. Let this sit for about 5 minutes or until the yeast is nice and bubbly. Add oil, salt, gluten flour and 3 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Knead this with your mixer and continue to add more flour until the dough does not stick to the side of the bowl and does not feel sticky to the touch. Knead for another 7 to 8 minutes.

When dough has finished kneading remove from mixer and divide the dough into 2 pieces and shape into loaves and put into bread pans that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Place in preheated 150* oven for 20 - 30 minutes to let rise, then increase temperature to 350* for approx. 30 minutes more or until golden brown.

I also have some homemade butter waiting.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bisquick meals...

EMERGENCY MEAL: Annette satisfies hungry grandchildren!
Oven Fried Ranch Chicken
Oven-Fried Ranch Chicken
Heat oven to 400°. Dip 1" boneless, skinless chicken cubes into beaten egg, then a mixture of Bisquick mix, grated Parmesan cheese, dry ranch dressing mix, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Using non-stick foil on a cookie sheet, drizzle olive oil and heat for 10 minutes; add chicken. Cook 7 minutes, flip and cook 5-7 minutes.
- Annette, a member from Tennessee

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Old Farmers Almanac...

While not as scientific, weather proverbs often contain a kernel of truth! Keep in mind:

Fog in January brings a wet spring.

If grass grows in January, it will grow badly the whole year.

He that drops a coat on a winter day, / Will gladly put it on in May.

Free e-book

Stone Soup has her free 5 ingredients in 10 minutes recipe book for free. very good recipes.
Check it out.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 Garden...

I promised myself I would be a better gardener this year...not a lazy gardener like last year.
So I read in Farmers Almanac that we could start planting onions now. So we have onions and I'm going to start my tomatoes and peppers in the house the first week of February. So we can get them in the garden the 1st week of April. I'll keep you posted.

very funny...

This two videos are very funny...

from and

have a happy day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm melting...

the icicle is twice as long as yesterday...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It snowed...

Sunday we got sleet, freezing rain then snow...7" of snow.

the sun is finally coming out today, but its supposed to get down to 17* tonight.

front view...
I worked Sunday and had to drive home that night, but it wasn't too bad.
Not a lot of traffic and it was snow packed. Also the Scion has non-skid.
It normally takes me 25 min. but Sunday it took 1 hr at 20 mph.

Its starting to melt...we have icles.