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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Provident Living Challenges

Do one of these by the Morrisville Ward July evening Relief Society meeting and get a prize!  (If you are in another ward, you have my permission to use these challenges in your ward.)

  1. Buy all the ingredients to make a spaghetti dinner once a week for 3 months.  
First: Cook dinner, leaving all the ingredients out on the counter.  
Second: Make a list of everything you used. 
(Example for one meal: I’m just guessing here, it will be different depending on your favorite recipe and how many people in your family.)
2 oz. of uncooked spaghetti per person.
1 can spaghetti sauce
a few tablespoons oil
a few tablespoons Parmesan cheese powder
1 can green beans or 1 can corn (or other side dish)
A dessert, if you want.
Third:  Multiply what you used by 13, which would give you enough ingredients to make this meal every week for three months.  (If you only want to eat it every other week, buy enough for 6 meals or 7 meals.)
Fourth:  Buy the ingredients and put them on your shelf.  Notice that all these ingredients are “shelf-stable”, that means they don’t need refrigeration.  This is important, because usually in a disaster we won’t have any electricity, and you don’t want your food to spoil! 
Fifth:  Feel satisfied that you are on your way to getting your 3 months supply!
  1. Plan a way to cook without electricity and make sure you have the means to do so.  Acquire a propane campstove or a charcoal grill if you don’t have one.  Charcoal is on sale at many stores before Independence Day, so buy some charcoal if you don’t have any.  Refill your propane tanks.
During our last hurricane (Hurricane Fran, in 1996) some people in Cary had no power for NINE DAYS.  We all need to prepare for that same situation to possibly happen again.

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