Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekend Roundup: Give, Share, Serve

There are lots of good reads for this weekend!

I Dare You to Eat It has made what looks to be a delicious Apple Crisp from dehydrated apples. If you have loads of dried apples and don't know what to do with them, this recipe looks like a winner.

For those of you who have wheat allergies, Food Storage Made Easy has put up a post about wheat alternatives in food storage.

Have holiday parties on the menu? Hold off on the finger foods. Totally Ready has some tips on throwing holiday parties without passing on the germs.

The Self Reliant Sisters have scanned in the nutritional labels for all the food items available at Mormon canneries. If you aren't LDS you can go to a cannery with a Mormon friend, so buddy up.

Most importantly, Preparedness Brings Peace posted about donating canned goods that are nearing expiration dates to food banks during this holiday season. What a good way to share what you have with others.

This is also a good way to rotate through items you store, but don't care to eat. For example, if you store canned vegetables in the case of emergency, but prefer to eat fresh as often as you can, give some of the canned to those in need and restock your own supply.

You don't have to donate to a food bank either, there are families in your neighborhoods and areas who need help, ask around tactfully, and drop off an anonymous basket. Nothing will make you feel better than serving others this time of year.

Have a good weekend!


donnam said...

I want to take a moment to thank you for your blog. I was 'blog stalking' one day and found you. I have recently begun to get serious about food storage and have been trying to get a good working 72 hour kit for my family and your blog has been a tremendous help. Thank you for all your hard work and your great example to me and others.

CheerfulHeart2 said...

I too appreciate your blog. I like the recipees with pictures and comments about your experience with them. Today I was glad to find links to other blogs as well.
Thank you.

Diggity Dog said...

That's a great idea to donate canned foods that are close to expiring!