Thursday, September 17, 2020

Here is the Truth Food Bank Lines Miles Long

People standing in mile long lines to get food from Food Banks. Cars as far as the eye can see. They are packed with families in lines that go for miles. Waiting for their turn to get much needed food for their homes. Many are ashamed and unwilling to go to these places. Some unable to even leave their home from a disability. 

Our government cannot relate to the struggles of the average American. Many Americans refuse to acknowledge the problem themselves.... those that are lucky enough to still have a jobs. States are stacking food to the roofs of warehouses waiting for the impending rush when no food will be found in the stores. If there is no problem... why are States filling up warehouses of food. Competing with other states for the same products. The Department of Agriculture knows so does our President, Senate, and Congress. The untouchables. They would not go hungry while their constituents suffer. 

We need to prepare our homes to the best of our ability. Get a little here and there to build up food reserves and buy seeds. Buy the seeds for foods that your family would enjoy eating. Study the growing times in your state/area. There are lists available by states of the best plants to grow and when. Do a simple online search for your state. Lastly, become pro-active it won't happen magically over night. Everything takes time from food growing along with pantry prepping. If your working towards it your ahead of the pack. The average American family only has 1-3 days of food in their home.

Senior Officials Sound Alarm over Food Insecurity, Warning of Potentially ‘Biblical’ Famine, in Briefings to Security Council   April 21, 2020

Wisconsin Food Bank Warns: "We're Not Going Back To Normal Anytime Soon

‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.  April 22, 2020

Deadly wildfires rage in California, Oregon and Washington September 10, 2020

US West Coast wildfires: Nearly 100 fires run rampant September 10, 2020

Monday's derecho damaged 10M acres of crops in Iowa; 600K still without power in Midwest    August 12, 2020

Dry Soup Mixes Staples for your Pantry

These are some options for those that have a tight space in their pantries. Dry Soup mixes are a great way to go. If you make them and store them in glass jars they can last up to 1 year. The dry soup mixes with fats do not last as long. If you place your mixes in glass jars and remove the oxygen. It can last much longer. You can change the flavors by adding your favorite herbs. 

Cream of Soup Recipe
2    Cups of Nonfat Dry Milk
3/4 Cup Starch
1/4  Cup reduced sodium chicken bouillon
1    teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried pepper

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

For 1-1/2 cups soup:  Whisk 1/3 cup mix and 1-1/2 cups water in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Potato Soup Dry Mix

1 3/4 Cup Instant Mashed Potatoes    1 1/2 Cup Dry Milk Powder               
2 Tablespoons Chicken Granules/Bullion    2 Teaspoons Minced Onion 
1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley
1/4 Teaspoon White or Black Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/8 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
1 2/2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt


Instructions Checklist
  • Place 1/2 cup of soup mix into pot. Then 1 cup of boiling water and stir until smooth.