Saturday, November 8, 2008

Food Storage

The the left there is a button to link to a really cool website on food storage. It is awesome and I think you all need to check this website out.

Also, with everything going on I have been researching a little more on preparing my food storage. I have a few roadstops. One problem that I have is that Jonah and I live in an apartment. We cannot store propane in our apartments. So I posted my question on asking about other sources of fuel. This was a really big issue for some when Hurricane Ike decided to grace us with his presence. It was enough proof that any weird thing could happen no matter where you live. Generators were hard to find for some. I believe that I mentioned in an earlier post that some lost power for over a week. Luckily fast food restaurants were open! That may not be the case next time.

So when I posted on the question I received several good ideas. I will try to list the responses in the next few weeks.

The first one I read was about the petromax lantern. This is really worth looking into. I am sure I can store some of these in my food storage. I wonder how that would look if I had one shelf of food storage and another shelf of pure drinking alcohol? That would be funny! :)

Another issue I have is drinking water. This will be something I will have to look into soon. I love the idea about the 55lb drinking water tank but it would not fit into my apartment. This is one thing that I will have to work on since you will have to use a lot more water if you are storing freeze-dried and dehydrated food. When I get more information on water, I will post things that I find.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New SpringWidget

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ooooooooohhhhh! Banana Pancakes!

Tonight I was planning on having leftover "Harvest Moon" Macaroni and Cheese. But as I listened (salivated actually) to my mom discuss her decision for pancakes to feed the missionaries, bananas popped into my mind. I don't even know how bananas came into it since I only remembered how I complained about my box pancake mix. It just is not sweet enough. She suggested to add sugar. But then the bananas started invading my mind! And so I went onling to find bananas and pancake mixes. Here is a divine recipe for banana bread pancakes.

Banana Bread Pancakes
2 medium firm-ripe bananas, peeled, sliced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups Aunt Jemima® Buttermilk Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix
1 cup water
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Aunt Jemima® Syrup, warmed
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted if desired
Combine sliced bananas and sugar in small bowl; set aside.

For pancakes, combine pancake mix, water, mashed bananas and cinnamon in medium bowl; stir with wire whisk until large lumps disappear.

For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot lightly greased griddle; top with 3 to 4 banana slices.

Turn when pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden brown.

Serve topped with warm Aunt Jemima® Syrup and pecans.

Chopped pecans can be found in the baking section. To toast, place in single layer on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, until fragrant, stirring once.
Recipe Yield: 16 Pancakes

Serving Size: 2 pancakes

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 340, Calories from Fat: 60, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 380mg, Total Carbohydrates: 66g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 42g, Protein: 5g

It is from the Aunt Jemima website and so worth making it. So tonight's dinner with Jonah (a.k.a. Mr. Picky Pants) was a hit as he was singing "Mommy's great for making me Banana Pancakes!" (Do you all remember 'Bill Cosby Himself'?)