Wednesday, November 2, 2011
November Ward Provident Living Challenge
November 2011 Provident Living Challenges
Do one of these by the December Relief Society meeting and get a prize!
Challenge one: Buy three months' worth of dishwashing liquid, bars of soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste and shampoo.
In July I challenged you to mark your dishwashing liquid, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc. with a line across the bottle, and to write the date on it, so you could see how fast you used it. Now, it has been 4 months, and you ought to be able to look at those containers and get an idea of how much you need to buy to get a three months supply. Imagine if there was a natural disaster or economic disaster which closed all the stores. How much of those items do you want to have stored in your house? We have been taught to get a three months supply FIRST, and then get longer term storage.
Challenge two. Use wheat without a wheat grinder, and learn to make Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes
. Here is a delicious recipe for Blender Pancakes. You put regular wheat kernels (not ground up) in the blender with the other ingredients, and blend it on high for 4 minutes, and the wheat gets pulverized into wheat flour in the batter while it is blending. To qualify for the prize, make Blender Pancakes at least once, and buy three month's supply of all the ingredients to make this for your family for breakfast once a week for 13 weeks (this equals 3 months.)
Whole Wheat Blender Pancakes
makes 4 servings.
1 cup milk (or 1 cup water and 3 Tablespoons powdered milk)
¾ cup wheat kernels
2 whole eggs (or 2 Tablespoons powdered eggs and 4 Tablespoons water)
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
Blend the milk and wheat kernels on high speed of blender for 4 minutes. (Wheat should not be ground ahead of time!) Turn to a lower speed and add the remaining ingredients.
Make small pancakes on a hot griddle.
This is a great way to use wheat if you do not own a wheat grinder.