Friday, March 25, 2011
acquiring preparedness skills - #3 cooking from scratch
photo credit - Library of Congress
This post is part 3 of our series on acquiring preparedness skills. What I did was adapt handouts I had created for our ward (congregation) preparedness fair last year and re-write them into blog posts. I've tried to make the information more general than our local community, but international readers will still find that it's probably localized to the US.
These posts won't be comprehensive as that isn't the intent. I hope, though, that you are able to begin your journeys toward acquiring skills that allow you and your families to be more prepared and self-reliant.
Where to Learn How to Cook from Scratch:
1. Cookin' with Home Storage by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate
2. The Lost Art of Scratch Cooking by Curtis Parker
3. Keep It Simple: 30-Minute Meals from Scratch by Marian Burros
4. Cooking from Scratch by Lulu Grimes
5. More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre
6. Simply in Season by Cathleen Hockman-Wert
7. Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients by Jesse Ziff Cool
1. Work with an individual experienced in cooking from scratch
2. Check your local technical college or high school for a culinary arts program or classes
3. 4-H Home and Family Project
1. Nourished Kitchen
2. Great Depression Cooking with Clara
3. Real Simple
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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