Monday, September 10, 2007

Cooking with Basic Food Storage: Powdered Milk

All of the following recipes can be made with powdered milk

1 C Water
1/3 C Powdered Milk

1 C Water
2/3 C Powdered Milk

1 C Evaporated Milk
2 tsp lemon juice
Whip at high speed until desired consistency is achieved. Store in refrigerator.

1 C Hot Water
4 C Powdered Milk
2 C Sugar
1/4 C Butter
Blend in Blender Well

1 C Water
1 Tbsp Vinegar or lemon juice
1/3 C Powdered Milk

To improve the flavor of powdered milk, mix it half and half with whole or 2% milk. Another suggestion would be to try adding a little sugar or vanilla to enhance the flavor. Let it chill several hours before drinking.

Makes enough for 10 qts. or 40 1-Cup servings
15 C Instant Dry Milk
1 C Cocoa
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
To use: Mix 1/2 C Mix with 1 C Hot Water

Makes (3) 6 oz. servings
2 C Orange Juice
1/2 C Powdered Milk
1/2 C Crushed Ice
2 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 Tsp vanilla
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until ice is totally crushed.

2/3 C Powdered Milk
2 C Water
2 Eggs (do not use dry eggs)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp honey or sugar
Blend together. Top with spice and serve.

2 C Bottled/Canned Fruit with juice
3/4 C Nonfat powdered milk (4 tbsp nonfat dry milk to 3/4 C water)
1 to 2 drops almond flavoring or 1 tbsp lemon juice
Put in blender and blend ntil smooth. Add 1/2 tray ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Variation: To use fresh fruit, use one cup of fruit and 1 cup water and sweeten to taste. (Use almond flavoring with cherries and large stone fruits, lemon juice with berries.)

1 qt. lukewarm water
2 Tbsp plain yogurt or dry yogurt starter
2 C Powdered Milk
Mix all ingredients together. Pour into thermos bottle and let stand overnight.To serve as a dessert, add sugar to taste.

YOGURT: Arizona Dairy Council
Add 1/2 C Instant Non-Fat dry milk to 1 qt. fresh milk and shake in a covered container or mix with an electric mixer. Heat mixture until hot, but don't let the milk boil. Into hot milk (test with drop on hand,) should feel hot but not burn. Stir in 3 Tbsp. ready made yogurt. Pour into double boiler or other container and place over water maintained at an even temperature about 110 - 115 degrees F. Cover with a cloth as you would when allowing dough to rise. After 5 hours, you'll have a quart of delicious fortified yogurt. Place in refrigerator to cool and eat with your favorite fruit, granola or even plain.

COTTAGE CHEESE: Arizona Dairy Council
Mix instant non-fat dry milk, or use skim milk. Allow to sour naturally (about 30 hours at room temperature). Stir thoroughly. Heat curd to 100 degrees for 30 minutes to expel the whey and give curd a firm texture. Drain the curd until the whey ceases to flow in a steady stream. Strain curd through cheese cloth for several hours. Salt to taste. One gallon of milk makes 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cheese.

Hang the finished yogurt in a cheesecloth bag overnight. Add salt to taste.

Add salt and seasonings to yogurt.

Makes 5 C Magic Mix
4 C instant (2 1/3 non instant) dry milk
1 C flour or 1/2 C Cornstarch
1 C (2 sticks) Butter or Margarine
Combine dry milk, flour and butter into a large bowl and mix until it looks like cornmeal. Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator.

NOTE: Magic Mix can be used in many recipes to make food preparation easy & economical. Try a few of the following recipes.

Serves 4
4 C Water
1 Cube or 1 tsp bouillon granules
Add one or more of the following:3 cooked carrots, mashed
3 potatoes, cooked and chopped and 1 Tbsp chopped onion
1 can chopped clams
1 pkg. chopped spinach, cooked
1 can cream style corn and 1 tbsp chopped onion
Combine water, Magic Mix and bouillon in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until slightly thick. Add desired ingredients. Heat thoroughly.

2/3 C Magic Mix
1 C Water
In saucepan combine Magic Mix and water. Stir rapidly over medium heat until it starts to bubble.NOTE: Use Magic Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce. Makes 1 Cup.

1 C White sauce from Magic Mix
1 C Uncooked Macaroni
4 - 5 oz. Grated Cheese
1/2 - 1 tsp salt or garlic salt (optional)
Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender. Drain. Combine macaroni in boiling water until tender. Drain. Combine macaroni, white sauce, cheese and seasoning. Heat. Serves 4.

Makes (4) 1/2 C Servings
1/2 C Sugar
1 C Magic Mix
1 tsp Vanilla
2 - 3 Tbsp Cocoa (Optional)
2 C Water
Combine Magic Mix, sugar and cocoa in saucepan and mix well. Add water, stir over medium heat until pudding bubbles. Add vanilla and beat. Cover and cool.

1 Pudding recipe (see above)
1/2 C Milk
Prepare pudding according to directions. Stir in milk and beat until smooth. Pour mixture into ice cube trays or small plastic cups. Insert plastic spoon and freeze until solid.

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Preparedness Quotes

"When faced with the choice to buy, consume, or engage in worldly things and activities, we all need to learn to say to one another, 'We can’t afford it, even though we want it!' or 'We can afford it, but we don’t need it—and we really don’t even want it!'" - Elder Robert D. Hales, April 2009 General Conference

"Many areas of the world have experienced difficult economic times. Businesses have failed, jobs have been lost, and investments have been jeopardized. We must make certain that those for whom we share responsibility do not go hungry or unclothed or unsheltered. When the priesthood of this Church works together as one in meeting these vexing conditions, near miracles take place.

"We urge all Latter-day Saints to be prudent in their planning, to be conservative in their living, and to avoid excessive or unnecessary debt."
- President Thomas S. Monson, October 2008 Priesthood Session, General Conference

"Avoid the philosophy that yesterday's luxuries have become today's necessities. They aren't necessities until we make them so. Many enter into long-term debt only to find that changes occur; people become ill or incapacitated, companies fail or downsize, jobs are lost, natural disasters befall us. For many reasons, payments on large amounts of debt can no longer be made. Our debt becomes as a Damocles sword hanging over our heads and threatening to destroy us."
- President Thomas S. Monson, April 2006 General Conference

“We have built grain storage and storehouses and stocked them with the necessities of life in the event of a disaster. But the real storehouse is the family storeroom. In words of revelation the Lord has said, ‘Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing’ (D&C 109:8.)”
President Gordon B. Hinckley

"We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming. And the preparation most likely to be neglected is the one less visible and more difficult--the spiritual. A 72-hour kit of temporal supplies may prove valuable for earthly challenges, but, as the foolish virgins learned to their sorrow, a 24-hour kit of spiritual preparation is of greater and more enduring value.

"We are living in the prophesied time 'when peace shall be taken from the earth' (D&C 1:35,) when 'all things shall be in commotion' and 'men's hearts shall fail them' (D&C 88:91.) There are many temporal causes of commotion, including wars and natural disasters, but an even greater cause of current 'commotion' is spiritual." Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“Every father and mother are the family’s store keepers. They should store whatever their family would like to have in case of an emergency…(and) God will sustain us through our trials.” President James E. Faust

“We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end.”- Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1995

"Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food. . . and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food free." President Thomas S. Monson

"Just as it is important to prepare ourselves spiritually, we must also prepare ourselves for our temporal needs. … We have been instructed for years to follow at least four requirements in preparing for that which is to come.

“First, gain an adequate education. Learn a trade or a profession to enable you to obtain steady employment that will provide remuneration sufficient to care for yourself and your family. …

“Second, live strictly within your income and save something for a rainy day. Incorporate in your lives the discipline of budgeting that which the Lord has blessed you with. As regularly as you pay your tithing, set aside an amount needed for future family requirements. …

“Third, avoid excessive debt. Necessary debt should be incurred only after careful, thoughtful prayer and after obtaining the best possible advice. We need the discipline to stay well within our ability to pay. …

“Fourth, acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life [if local laws permit such storage]. Obtain clothing and build a savings account on a sensible, well-planned basis that can serve well in times of emergency. As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.” - Elder L. Tom Perry, October 1995 General Conference

“Maintain a year's supply. The Lord has urged that his people save for the rainy days, prepare for the difficult times, and put away for emergencies, a year's supply or more of bare necessities so that when comes the flood, the earthquake, the famine, the hurricane, the storms of life, our families can be sustained through the dark days. How many of us have complied with this? We strive with the Lord, finding many excuses: We do not have room for storage. The food spoils. We do not have the funds to do it. We do not like these common foods. It is not needed -- there will always be someone to help in trouble. The government will come to the rescue. And some intend to obey but procrastinate.” - The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.375

“All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress” - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Be prepared in all things against the day when tribulations and desolations are sent forth upon the wicked." D&C 29:8

"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not aquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them." President Ezra Taft Benson

"Fear not little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail. . .Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." D&C 6:34, 36

"I believe that the Ten Virgins represent the people of the Church of Jesus Christ. . . They (five foolish) had the saving, exalting gospel, but it had not been made the center of their lives. They knew the way but gave only a small measure of loyalty and devotion.

"The foolish asked the others to share their oil, but spiritual preparedness cannot be shared in an instant. . . . This was not selfishness or unkindness. The kind of oil that is needed to illuminate the way and light up the darkness is not shareable. . . . In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living." - President Spencer W. Kimball

“We encourage families to have on hand this year’s supply; we say it over and over and over and repeat over and over the scripture of the Lord where he says, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say?” How empty it is as they put their spirituality, so-called, into action and call him by his important names, but fail to do the things which he says." - President Spencer W. Kimball"/>


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