My Food Storage Deals: April 2009

Super easy and delicious macaroons

>> Thursday, April 30, 2009

If you love macaroons as much as I do, this recipe couldn't get any easier! After I made them I realized that these cookies are a food storage recipe. Who wouldn't want a year supply of macaroons? I would!

Here is this awesome recipe! You may need to double the recipe if you love them, ours were gone within a few minutes!

Easy Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
8 oz. chocolate chips, melted in microwave until smooth
12 oz. sweetened coconut flakes
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 T. vanilla
¼ t. salt
2 T. flour

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler (or in the microwave) until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients until well mixed. Drop by tablespoons onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and up half way into chocolate. Let drip on a cooling rack. Makes 18.


Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Cookies

>> Thursday, April 9, 2009

Here is one of my favorite EASY cookie recipes. These cookies couldn't get easier, they have only THREE ingredients...canned pumpkin, chocolate chips (optional), and 1 spice cake mix. To make these cookies just mix the dry cake mix together with the canned pumpkin (1/2 of a large can of pumpkin), throw in the chocolate chips, put spoonfuls of the dough on a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes (or until cake-like texture) and enjoy!

These are also a great 'food storage' treat to have on hand. Comfort foods are important to have in your storage--especially if we had to eat solely out of our food storage for awhile. Each of these ingredients can be stored long term, so stock up when they are on sale! Who doesn't want chocolate in your storage? I have also heard this recipe is a Weight Watchers favorite--without the chocolate chips these cookies are VERY low fat. It helps you feel better about eating cookies :) If you are not worried about calories (I should be!), these are also great with cream cheese frosting. YOu can sandwich the frosting in between two cookies and boy are they good!


Food for thought

>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I was sent an email from a friend that showed what a ONE year supply of the basic necessities looked like. They had put this together for an Enrichment night to show how little a one year supply really is. I thought it was worth sharing. As I go around and teach classes on food storage I have found, just as these sisters have found in their wards, that people can come up with ALL sorts of excuses to why they can't get their year supply. In this email they talked about the common reasons why people put off getting their food storage (I taught a class last night and these comments were EXACTLY what the women mentioned!).."I don't have anywhere to store the food. What would I do with ALL that food. I won't store a year supply, I just want to store a few extras and that will do. I don't have extra money to buy food storage. I will do it someday, but not now. I don't have time. I don't like wheat and I wouldn't know what to do with wheat. I will get my food storage when I have the right shelves. And so on, and so on!"

Yes, some of these concerns will need to be dealt with, but I am here to tell you that they can be overcome! Here is the picture that was sent with this email to show just how LITTLE and easy it is to orgaanize and obtain your year supply.


A year supply of food does sound like a lot of food. However, this picture shows how LITTLE you would be able to eat with your 'one year supply' of food. It sure wouldn't hurt to have a little extra :)

**They did figure you would store yeast to use for making bread. Homemade bread uses all of the basic food storage ingredients (oil, flour (wheat), sugar, salt, water). Yeast can be bought at Costco for very inexpensive and if you store it in the freezer it can last over a year. (SAF instant yeast is my favorite brand)


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