Thursday, July 5, 2018

Great Depression Recipe,Living, and Survival in Todays World

These were sad times where the landscape of America changed. I believe that learning from our past is vital. As history has a way of repeating itself. I give myself scenarios of "What If". What if I could not get food for my family.... all the stores are empty,no electricity, no gas for my car, no medicine, no water, no phone, no Internet, no heat (cold winter), no cooking (alternative means), no money available at ATM. 

What if we experienced an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) that could take down our electrical grid for months or years. Here is a link from Washington Times:
 I just recently learned from the Weather Channel that the East Coast has a rock that effect us greatly in a Solar Storm here is the link:
What if we had a natural disaster or weather event that could effect our lives for months or years.
Look at the recent and past hurricanes (Maria and Katrina), snow storms, flooding rain. All these are reality and very difficult to recover from. Lastly, new information has come out on Yellowstone the U.S. Super Volcano that maybe of great importance its recharging at a rapid rate than previously known. Here is a link from Newsweek:

What are some of the steps you could take to ensure your family is in a better position. Think about what your daily needs. Begin there.. I previously listed my pantry categories as a helpful tool.  What else could you do be frugal, re-use, recycle, and re-use again. Make old things new. Learn new skills like sewing, crochet, cooking, baking, preserving, clothing repair, shoe repair, wood making, soap making, herbal tinctures,and gardening (food). 

Having a good selection of recipes to chose from with little amount of ingredients is important.
I have began searching and writing down recipes with 5 ingredients or less. I thought of the great depression and how they had to make meals with little to nothing. I will also be looking at newer recipes as well. My pantry will be re-assessed for important main ingredients that can have long shelf life or used with my food saver for longevity. 

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2 to 3 med. potatoes
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. flour
1 egg

Grate potatoes, add remaining ingredients and mix. Place in piles in frying pan in 1/4" oil and press thin. Fry until crisp and golden brown turning once.Sprinkle with table sugar (cane) and serve hot.
Makes 6 to 10 pancakes.

 here is the link for the recipes above: