The 7 Day Challenge: Day 7 (TUESDAY)

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One of your family members calls you in a panic and says they need a treat for a party they are going to (they didn’t know about it, so don’t freak out at them!). You are stranded at home with no car, and can’t get to a store.

DEPENDING ON YOUR SCHEDULE… ONCE YOU MAKE THE TREAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY DONE! IF YOU WANT TO GO TO A RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE, OR EVEN JUST A STORE TO GRAB SOME STUFF YOU’RE FREE!

Sorry it’s an easy day! We’re TIRED!

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  • For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants (until your treat is made).
  • You have run out of fresh butter (you can use shelf stable alternatives)
  • You have run out of eggs milk (you can use powdered)
  • You have run out of fresh milk (you can use powdered)
  • Make a delicious dessert
  • Once the dessert is ready, YOU ARE DONE!

ADVANCED “FOLKS” (for anyone who feels up to it)

  • Try it with no perishables or pre-made mixes at all


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  • peggypace

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipes — have seen that I need to collect more recipes for my storage food supply and hadn't even thought of war time ideas. Jodi & Julie, you have been such a blessing to help everyone think about the different possibilities — thank you for your efforts.

  • peggypace

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipes — have seen that I need to collect more recipes for my storage food supply and hadn't even thought of war time ideas. Jodi & Julie, you have been such a blessing to help everyone think about the different possibilities — thank you for your efforts.

  • kathybeachy

    Well, here are a couple of my favorites:

    Cheap Meat Loaf

    1/2 lb ground beef (I have also used ground turkey)
    1 cup cooked & mashed beans (any type)
    1/4 cup oatmeal
    3 Tbls mayo
    1/4 of a large onion chopped fine
    1/4 of a green bell pepper chopped fine
    2 stalks of celery chopped fine
    2 large carrots – grated fine
    Mix all together with hands until well combined.  Shape in bread pan.
    Bake 350 for about 45 mins.  Pour about 1/2 cup tomato sauce over
    top & put back in oven for another 30 mins or until done.  Let cool in
    pan 15 mins before removing.  If it falls apart, mix with gravy and pour
    over mashed potatoes & tell your family you made it that way!
    (Grandma used to tell me this was the best way to use up leftover
    vegies too.  She used to put corn, peas, green beans, broccoli; well chopped or pureed- whatever was left in fridge)

    1 Egg Cake

    1 3/4 cup flour
    2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    1/4 cup shortening (original recipe called for Lard)
    1 cup sugar (I've used Splenda with great success, Grandma used to use honey, just add more flour)
    1 egg – unbeaten
    1 tsp Vanilla
    2/3 cup Milk
    1 Tbls Applesauce (I've used pumpkin and pear sauce too)

    Cream shortening till soft, add sugar gradually blending well.  Beat in egg & vanilla & applesauce.  Sift all dry ingredients together then add, alternating with milk.  Beat smooth after each addition.  Pour batter into greased & floured pans.  Bake 350 for 25 mins or until done.
    Frost or leave plain. 

    Sister Virginia's Daily Loaf

    Makes 4 loaves of bread!

    1 pk dry yeast
    1/4 c warm water (105-115 degrees)
    2 cups scalded milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    4 tsp salt
    8 Tbls lard or shortening (scant 1/2 cup)
    2 cups water
    12 cups flour
    1 T melted butter (to brush on tops)

    Dissolve yeast in warm water-whip briskly to hasten action-set aside in warm place.  Scald milk in large pan, remove from eat, add sugar, salt & lard.  When lard has melted, add water & allow mixture to cool to lukewarm.  Pour yeast mixture & stir well with wooden spoon.  Mix in 4 cups of the flour & beat 100 strong strokes, until batter is smooth.  Continue adding flour, working in well.  Dough will form ruff ball.  Turn dough onto well floured board & knead for 8 to 10 mins.  Return dough to well greased bowl, turn the dough over in the bowl so all sides are greased, cover with clean towel & let rise in warm place 1 hour until doubled in size.  Punch down & if time allows, let rise one more time.  After punching down, divide into 4 parts & shape into balls.  Cover & let rest for 15 mins.  Use this time to grease 4 pans.  Flatten 1 ball at a time in to rough rectangle & fold lengthwise.  Stretch dough & fold into thirds, the ends
    overlapping.  Flatten out & roll up like a jelly roll.  It should be about the length of the pan.  Place it in the pan, seam down.  Repeat with each ball.  Brush top with melted butter.  Cover & let rise in warm place until slightly higher than pan.  Cook 350 for 35 mins.  Turn out onto racks as soon as it comes out of the oven & allow to cool before cutting.

    I have used powdered milk & powdered eggs as substitutes with success.  Grandma lived on a farm during the depression between WWI and WWII, so she never had any problem having eggs or milk for her family. And they even had plenty of honey because there were lots of wild bees & they cleaned out their honey at least twice a year.   As a matter of fact, I still have several of her ration books that she never used because she never needed them. 
    Hope you can use these recipes.  Thanks for asking.
    Kathy

  • kathybeachy

    Well, here are a couple of my favorites:

    Cheap Meat Loaf

    1/2 lb ground beef (I have also used ground turkey)
    1 cup cooked & mashed beans (any type)
    1/4 cup oatmeal
    3 Tbls mayo
    1/4 of a large onion chopped fine
    1/4 of a green bell pepper chopped fine
    2 stalks of celery chopped fine
    2 large carrots – grated fine
    Mix all together with hands until well combined.  Shape in bread pan.
    Bake 350 for about 45 mins.  Pour about 1/2 cup tomato sauce over
    top & put back in oven for another 30 mins or until done.  Let cool in
    pan 15 mins before removing.  If it falls apart, mix with gravy and pour
    over mashed potatoes & tell your family you made it that way!
    (Grandma used to tell me this was the best way to use up leftover
    vegies too.  She used to put corn, peas, green beans, broccoli; well chopped or pureed- whatever was left in fridge)

    1 Egg Cake

    1 3/4 cup flour
    2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    1/4 cup shortening (original recipe called for Lard)
    1 cup sugar (I've used Splenda with great success, Grandma used to use honey, just add more flour)
    1 egg – unbeaten
    1 tsp Vanilla
    2/3 cup Milk
    1 Tbls Applesauce (I've used pumpkin and pear sauce too)

    Cream shortening till soft, add sugar gradually blending well.  Beat in egg & vanilla & applesauce.  Sift all dry ingredients together then add, alternating with milk.  Beat smooth after each addition.  Pour batter into greased & floured pans.  Bake 350 for 25 mins or until done.
    Frost or leave plain. 

    Sister Virginia's Daily Loaf

    Makes 4 loaves of bread!

    1 pk dry yeast
    1/4 c warm water (105-115 degrees)
    2 cups scalded milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    4 tsp salt
    8 Tbls lard or shortening (scant 1/2 cup)
    2 cups water
    12 cups flour
    1 T melted butter (to brush on tops)

    Dissolve yeast in warm water-whip briskly to hasten action-set aside in warm place.  Scald milk in large pan, remove from eat, add sugar, salt & lard.  When lard has melted, add water & allow mixture to cool to lukewarm.  Pour yeast mixture & stir well with wooden spoon.  Mix in 4 cups of the flour & beat 100 strong strokes, until batter is smooth.  Continue adding flour, working in well.  Dough will form ruff ball.  Turn dough onto well floured board & knead for 8 to 10 mins.  Return dough to well greased bowl, turn the dough over in the bowl so all sides are greased, cover with clean towel & let rise in warm place 1 hour until doubled in size.  Punch down & if time allows, let rise one more time.  After punching down, divide into 4 parts & shape into balls.  Cover & let rest for 15 mins.  Use this time to grease 4 pans.  Flatten 1 ball at a time in to rough rectangle & fold lengthwise.  Stretch dough & fold into thirds, the ends
    overlapping.  Flatten out & roll up like a jelly roll.  It should be about the length of the pan.  Place it in the pan, seam down.  Repeat with each ball.  Brush top with melted butter.  Cover & let rise in warm place until slightly higher than pan.  Cook 350 for 35 mins.  Turn out onto racks as soon as it comes out of the oven & allow to cool before cutting.

    I have used powdered milk & powdered eggs as substitutes with success.  Grandma lived on a farm during the depression between WWI and WWII, so she never had any problem having eggs or milk for her family. And they even had plenty of honey because there were lots of wild bees & they cleaned out their honey at least twice a year.   As a matter of fact, I still have several of her ration books that she never used because she never needed them. 
    Hope you can use these recipes.  Thanks for asking.
    Kathy

  • Anonymous

    Hi Julie and Jodie;

    Did I miss the last of your emails? I understood we were suppose to get one today but I haven’t seen one. Hope I didn’t miss it.
    Dorothy

  • dorothysandaker

    Sure wish you would share some of the WWII recepies. They had to substitute a lot because of the rationing but they figured out how to do it. I would like to know some of those tricks myself.

  • dorothysandaker

    Hi Julie and Jodie;

    Did I miss the last of your emails? I understood we were suppose to get one today but I haven't seen one. Hope I didn't miss it.
    Dorothy

  • I figured that most like pie and chocolate so I made a chocolate pudding pie. With a store bought graham cracker pie crust stored all I had to do was make the pudding and my powdered milk came into play there. This was fun, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    This entire challenge was great. I shared it with a group of ladies at church and they were all interested in seeing if they could have survived this kind of a challenge.

  • I was sure I couldn’t do this challenge, because I had to work at the election today (I was gone for 16 1/2 hours). But it turned out that I had made a dessert/snack, homemade granola bars, to take to the election. I used all food storage items, so I think that counts.

  • Anna Hansen

    This has been one of the best challenges I have ever seen! You girls outdid yourselves, and we are all giving you a standing ovation. All the thought and hard work you put into this challenge, your dedication, has ended with a huge success. We all congratulate you!

    The greatest thing I am taking away from this, besides the obvious, is the caring and understanding and support we give to each other during times of crisis. The spirit of the whole event is evident in everyone’s posts to this website and Facebook. Everyone was so positive and upbeat, and just by sharing ideas, and looking outside the box, we all learned so much. Thank you again.

  • I figured that most like pie and chocolate so I made a chocolate pudding pie. With a store bought graham cracker pie crust stored all I had to do was make the pudding and my powdered milk came into play there. This was fun, thanks!

  • RoxAtkinson

    This entire challenge was great. I shared it with a group of ladies at church and they were all interested in seeing if they could have survived this kind of a challenge.

  • KimL

    Hello Kaytee! Would you mind sharing the amounts of the ingredients in the recipe for the coconut pudding, or do you just go by texture and taste? Sounds good and I’m not even a big coconut fan!

  • I was sure I couldn't do this challenge, because I had to work at the election today (I was gone for 16 1/2 hours). But it turned out that I had made a dessert/snack, homemade granola bars, to take to the election. I used all food storage items, so I think that counts.

  • For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants (until your treat is made).
    OK

    You have run out of fresh butter (you can use shelf stable alternatives)
    You have run out of eggs milk (you can use powdered)
    You have run out of fresh milk (you can use powdered)
    Don’t need any of these!

    Make a delicious dessert
    Haupia– “coconut pudding”: coconut milk (canned– part of my 3 mo storage), corn starch, sugar; small amount of toasted coconut.

    Once the dessert is ready, YOU ARE DONE!

  • Anna Hansen

    This has been one of the best challenges I have ever seen! You girls outdid yourselves, and we are all giving you a standing ovation. All the thought and hard work you put into this challenge, your dedication, has ended with a huge success. We all congratulate you!

    The greatest thing I am taking away from this, besides the obvious, is the caring and understanding and support we give to each other during times of crisis. The spirit of the whole event is evident in everyone's posts to this website and Facebook. Everyone was so positive and upbeat, and just by sharing ideas, and looking outside the box, we all learned so much. Thank you again.

  • KimL

    Hello Kaytee! Would you mind sharing the amounts of the ingredients in the recipe for the coconut pudding, or do you just go by texture and taste? Sounds good and I'm not even a big coconut fan!

  • melissa flowers

    hello, this was fun…

  • For this day, and ALL days of the challenge: no spending money, no going to stores, and no restaurants (until your treat is made).
    OK

    You have run out of fresh butter (you can use shelf stable alternatives)
    You have run out of eggs milk (you can use powdered)
    You have run out of fresh milk (you can use powdered)
    Don't need any of these!

    Make a delicious dessert
    Haupia– “coconut pudding”: coconut milk (canned– part of my 3 mo storage), corn starch, sugar; small amount of toasted coconut.

    Once the dessert is ready, YOU ARE DONE!

  • Anonymous

    This has been a great week to see how unprepared I was even for simple things such as today. We just started and so I don’t have p. eggs or butter sub. This week has been encouraging- knowing that the work I put into becoming prepared will be well worth it in many different aspects of life. Thanks Jodi and Julie for all of your hard work. It was so important, and so appreciated. May this next week be a well earned relaxing week for you ladies.

  • Anonymous

    thanks for a great and challenging week! I have really learned alot about what my family will and won’t eat and where I need to work to be more prepared.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect Emergency for my day. I was hosting an afternoon playdate and planning on making a desert. At first looking over the limitations I thought OM I will be looking at cookbooks for the next hour but after reading over the comments I read jello. What could have been more perfect for an afternoon childrens playdate that wasn’t loaded with sugar.

  • Anonymous

    We had peanut butter cookies made with butter flavored Crisco that I have had on the shelf for awhile. Powdered milk and powdered eggs worked great. Recipe used both wheat and white flour. Shared with friends and no one knew that they had substitutes in them.
    Thanks for the Challenge it really put us to the test and helped us think about how prepared we are. We have set some goals for improvement. Thanks for all your hard work also.

  • alaina

    I made rice pudding. I was able to substitute the eggs with flaxseed meal. First time I made the recipe and it was incredible. Of course, now I’ll have to try powdered eggs with it’s rave reviews. Thanks Jodi and Julie for the challenges and easy access to such great ideas.

  • melissa flowers

    hello, this was fun…

  • mel6

    This has been a great week to see how unprepared I was even for simple things such as today. We just started and so I don't have p. eggs or butter sub. This week has been encouraging- knowing that the work I put into becoming prepared will be well worth it in many different aspects of life. Thanks Jodi and Julie for all of your hard work. It was so important, and so appreciated. May this next week be a well earned relaxing week for you ladies.

  • sharonhaynie

    thanks for a great and challenging week! I have really learned alot about what my family will and won't eat and where I need to work to be more prepared.

  • hannafam

    Perfect Emergency for my day. I was hosting an afternoon playdate and planning on making a desert. At first looking over the limitations I thought OM I will be looking at cookbooks for the next hour but after reading over the comments I read jello. What could have been more perfect for an afternoon childrens playdate that wasn't loaded with sugar.

  • Sheila Shepardson

    I had many things available to do with my supplies; but, plumber was here and so jello was the thing to have. I had freeze dried fruit to use, etc.

    I think this is a great idea to at least mentally see if you can do this! Will there be any more like this?

    Thanks

  • ashley

    Goodness, I’m going to learn to use the computer better – I thought I posted this before, but never could find it.

    For those who are interested, I wanted to pass on this Popular Mechanics link on survival and disaster preparedness: http://www.popularmechanics.com/survival/

  • Whitney Kenney

    I’m sooooo grateful for powdered whole eggs!!! My husband thought I was silly to order them, but after today I am really grateful that I have them. They store really easy and they work just as great. They even taste better. I read on the Honeyville website that many commercial bakers use them because they are easy to store, easy to clean up, have less of a bacterial hazzard. AWESOME!! Definitely a must for every household!!

    • Nancy

      Where did you get your powdered eggs from?

      • Michelle

        If you are in Utah they sell powdered eggs in wal-mart. If you live out of UT then order online from blue chip group. They have good prices and ship to your home.
        http://www.bluechipgroup.net/default.asp

  • Whitney Kenney

    That was a really fun challenge. Thanks Jodi and Julie for putting this together. Today I went to lunch with my husband and some of his co-workers. They are not LDS and haven’t ever thought about storing food or water. One of his co-workers mentioned that the US Army does something similar so that they aren’t reliant on the US economy. They all thought that it was amazing that we were so prepared. They thought that a year supply of food was crazy, and that 6 months worth of food was pleanty. They seemed more open to the idea after talking to them about the “what if…” questions.

  • lbrewer

    We had peanut butter cookies made with butter flavored Crisco that I have had on the shelf for awhile. Powdered milk and powdered eggs worked great. Recipe used both wheat and white flour. Shared with friends and no one knew that they had substitutes in them.
    Thanks for the Challenge it really put us to the test and helped us think about how prepared we are. We have set some goals for improvement. Thanks for all your hard work also.

  • alaina

    I made rice pudding. I was able to substitute the eggs with flaxseed meal. First time I made the recipe and it was incredible. Of course, now I'll have to try powdered eggs with it's rave reviews. Thanks Jodi and Julie for the challenges and easy access to such great ideas.

  • Stephen Schaefer

    Could have made all types of desserts. We canned our own blackberries in May. All else we have in storage. I have been survivalist for many years and my wife is the food storage specialist for our Ward. Enjoyed the week.

  • Nancy

    Where did you get your powdered eggs from?

  • This one is easy – I have a favorite cake recipe that requires no butter, milk or eggs. And it’s made with stuff I almost always have on hand. That’s why it’s called crazy cake.

    3 cups flour
    2 cups sugar
    6 tablespoons cocoa
    2 tsp soda
    1 tsp salt
    3/4 cup oil
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups cold water

    Blend dry ingredients and then mix in wet. Bake at 350 for 40 min. Our favorite birthday cake! Enjoy!

  • Sheila Shepardson

    I had many things available to do with my supplies; but, plumber was here and so jello was the thing to have. I had freeze dried fruit to use, etc.

    I think this is a great idea to at least mentally see if you can do this! Will there be any more like this?

    Thanks

  • Whitney Kenney

    I'm sooooo grateful for powdered whole eggs!!! My husband thought I was silly to order them, but after today I am really grateful that I have them. They store really easy and they work just as great. They even taste better. I read on the Honeyville website that many commercial bakers use them because they are easy to store, easy to clean up, have less of a bacterial hazzard. AWESOME!! Definitely a must for every household!!

  • Whitney Kenney

    That was a really fun challenge. Thanks Jodi and Julie for putting this together. Today I went to lunch with my husband and some of his co-workers. They are not LDS and haven't ever thought about storing food or water. One of his co-workers mentioned that the US Army does something similar so that they aren't reliant on the US economy. They all thought that it was amazing that we were so prepared. They thought that a year supply of food was crazy, and that 6 months worth of food was pleanty. They seemed more open to the idea after talking to them about the “what if…” questions.

  • Stephen Schaefer

    Could have made all types of desserts. We canned our own blackberries in May. All else we have in storage. I have been survivalist for many years and my wife is the food storage specialist for our Ward. Enjoyed the week.

  • This one is easy – I have a favorite cake recipe that requires no butter, milk or eggs. And it's made with stuff I almost always have on hand. That's why it's called crazy cake.

    3 cups flour
    2 cups sugar
    6 tablespoons cocoa
    2 tsp soda
    1 tsp salt
    3/4 cup oil
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups cold water

    Blend dry ingredients and then mix in wet. Bake at 350 for 40 min. Our favorite birthday cake! Enjoy!

  • Jeanna

    I feel like I cheated, but I hope not! I used marshmallows and 2 bags of Chex Mix to make “Chex Mix Treats” instead of Rice Krispie treats. My original thought was to send the bags of chex mix and a bowl to dump them in, but that really felt like cheating so we poured melted marshmallows (no butter) over them and made it into bars.

    THANK YOU Jodi & Julie for all you have done with this 7 Day Challenge!! You ladies are awesome! My family is a little more on board now with the whole emergency preparadness idea. It’s funny how fast flipping the main breaker can change minds on what to do with no electricity. I only left it off about 30 minutes, just long enough for the kids to realize that if there is no electricity, the TV doesn’t work, or the radio, or the computer, or the bathroom light. I think in today’s world, we take too much for granted. My kids didn’t stop to think what No Electricity would really mean in the normal everyday things they do.

    The funniest example is when the garage door opener wouldn’t work and my 7 yo daughter couldn’t get her bike out of the garage. It never, ever occured to her to just lift the door open. LOL But, to her credit, we have never had to manually open the door, we just push the button in either the garage or the car so she has never had the chance to learn that you can manually lift the door and open it. That scenario struck me as funny, until now, as I type about it I realize that it’s really not funny. She should have been taught that long ago because, well just because!

    I’m thankful for the Challenge and I’m thankful it’s over. Well, it’s not really over…I have quite an impressive list of things to work on in order to be better prepared in case a “Real” disaster should ever occur. I agree with many others…we should do this again in 6 months or a year! Jodi & Julie??? Are you up to it??? Thanks again girls for all you’ve done and for waking me up to the many holes in my emergency preparedness plan.

  • denisesmith

    Just happened this week . . . a gentleman we know from our church, suddenly had a heart attack and passed away. As soon as we found out we packed up paper plates, utensils, food and drinks and brought them over to their house. We knew that it would possibly be the next day before organized meals from church members could be brought over and that the family was in a whirlwind of emotion and getting in touch with extended family members. Because these items were in our stores, we were able to quickly assess the situation and come to their aid. Yes, I would consider this an emergency and thankfully, we were prepared. Imagine the blessings you can offer others through your own storehouse 🙂

  • Wow! Rice Krispies don’t taste quite the same without butter, but they are still yummy. Thanks for all your hard work with this challenge. I have learned loads and can’t wait to get my ward doing something like this.

  • I need egg and butter substitutes have milk but need more I was lucky enough to find cans of mixed fruit and made fruit kabobs on fancy tooth picks quick and easy. We have made it through a disasterious week in one piece and a lot smarter Thanks Jodi and Julie!

  • Jeanna

    I feel like I cheated, but I hope not! I used marshmallows and 2 bags of Chex Mix to make “Chex Mix Treats” instead of Rice Krispie treats. My original thought was to send the bags of chex mix and a bowl to dump them in, but that really felt like cheating so we poured melted marshmallows (no butter) over them and made it into bars.

    THANK YOU Jodi & Julie for all you have done with this 7 Day Challenge!! You ladies are awesome! My family is a little more on board now with the whole emergency preparadness idea. It's funny how fast flipping the main breaker can change minds on what to do with no electricity. I only left it off about 30 minutes, just long enough for the kids to realize that if there is no electricity, the TV doesn't work, or the radio, or the computer, or the bathroom light. I think in today's world, we take too much for granted. My kids didn't stop to think what No Electricity would really mean in the normal everyday things they do.

    The funniest example is when the garage door opener wouldn't work and my 7 yo daughter couldn't get her bike out of the garage. It never, ever occured to her to just lift the door open. LOL But, to her credit, we have never had to manually open the door, we just push the button in either the garage or the car so she has never had the chance to learn that you can manually lift the door and open it. That scenario struck me as funny, until now, as I type about it I realize that it's really not funny. She should have been taught that long ago because, well just because!

    I'm thankful for the Challenge and I'm thankful it's over. Well, it's not really over…I have quite an impressive list of things to work on in order to be better prepared in case a “Real” disaster should ever occur. I agree with many others…we should do this again in 6 months or a year! Jodi & Julie??? Are you up to it??? Thanks again girls for all you've done and for waking me up to the many holes in my emergency preparedness plan.

  • Anonymous

    Jodi and Julie I forgot to say how much I appreciate all the work you put into this to help us all out. I am the preparedness specialist in our ward and I am going to talk to our Bishop too. There is so much to be learned here and you girls done such a fantastic job. Thanks a bunch
    Dorothy

  • Anonymous

    This one was easy, I just finished making 2 of them last night. One soft for my hubby and mine with apples and celery. Used Orange jello for his with pears from my shelves downstairs and fresh apples and celery in lemon jello for me. Yummy. My family member can take their pick 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I have this happen to me a lot. I have decided to make mixes ahead of time and store them in air tight jars. Just add eggs and water and you are sent. A treat in no time. I live in a small town so it is easy to walk to most of the areas that I would ever need to go. Like a friends house. This was fun and very eye opening. Thanks for doing it. I have saved the challenges to see if my friends could do them.

  • Eunice Robertson

    I did a fruit crumble for dessert, with canned fruit and a topping made of oats, flour, sugar and a small quantity of margarine. I have enjoyed the 7-day challenge and learnt a lot through the week. Thanks to the two of you for helping us to evaluate our stocks and our mindsets as far as foodstorage goes. I hope you will do this again.

  • This is a great idea to think about when it comes to food storage, but this type of energency would only help me if it were a non-school function treat. All schools in my area require store purchased treats. When thinking this through, I decided that it would be a good idea to have treats on hand that I could also send to school when the child remembers late at night the day before. Thank ladies for making me think differently this past week.

  • Anonymous

    I was out of town for the last 5 days, so saved those challenges to do later on my own. I did mentally work through each of them, and feel real good that only a few areas need definite attention (most of them involve non-participating family member). This one was a quick one. Thanks for all you ladies have done to get me on the road to preparedness. God bless you!

  • Name

    I actually think this is a good food prep emergency. I can’t count how many time my kids have told me at 10:00 at night they need a treat for school, scouts, whatever. I usually end up running to the store, but it would be great if I had some things on hand that I could make. Rice krispy treats come to mind. They don’t HAVE to have butter. I want to be prepared for ALL kinds of emergencies, not just natural disasters. Thank you!!

  • Thank you Julie and Jodi for these challenges.
    I appreciate today’s challenge. Too many people have learned to rely on going to the store to pick up their food – fresh, frozen or boxed. Just like bread making, it’s a skill to be able to cook from scratch. Especially when you have to improvise. I’m on several cooking blogs and people constantly write in asking what they can do because they don’t have a simple ingredient. They don’t understand that if you don’t have or don’t like, say, parsnips, you can just leave it out! Too many people don’t know what you can substitute for what in a recipe and still have it taste good. People also post about how that when they want to make a posted recipe, they have to run to the store and buy the ingredients! For ONE meal. And they do this EACH time they want to make a recipe.

    So I think this is an EXCELLENT challenge!
    Thanks again.

  • mike

    I can only imagine the work that must have gone into preparing “the 7 Day Challenge.” Julie & Jodi – Thank you for all your hard work. I have learned that I am not prepared as I should be – and these challenges got me thinking in different ways. There are many different ways in which we can be prepared, and I think you girls touched on all of them. Thank you!! I can't believe that some people can be so rude! If you do not like it – you can choose not to participate – you don't have to be mean.

  • Anonymous

    I have some really great recepies from WWII that came in handy as they had to use what they had on hand due to rationing, but I could sub some of my powdered eggs and milk and freeze dried fruit. I really learned a lot here. Thank you so much for this challenge. Keep going.

    • Anonymous

      Sure wish you would share some of the WWII recepies. They had to substitute a lot because of the rationing but they figured out how to do it. I would like to know some of those tricks myself.

      • Anonymous

        Well, here are a couple of my favorites:

        Cheap Meat Loaf

        1/2 lb ground beef (I have also used ground turkey)
        1 cup cooked & mashed beans (any type)
        1/4 cup oatmeal
        3 Tbls mayo
        1/4 of a large onion chopped fine
        1/4 of a green bell pepper chopped fine
        2 stalks of celery chopped fine
        2 large carrots – grated fine
        Mix all together with hands until well combined.  Shape in bread pan.
        Bake 350 for about 45 mins.  Pour about 1/2 cup tomato sauce over
        top & put back in oven for another 30 mins or until done.  Let cool in
        pan 15 mins before removing.  If it falls apart, mix with gravy and pour
        over mashed potatoes & tell your family you made it that way!
        (Grandma used to tell me this was the best way to use up leftover
        vegies too.  She used to put corn, peas, green beans, broccoli; well chopped or pureed- whatever was left in fridge)

        1 Egg Cake

        1 3/4 cup flour
        2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
        1/2 Tsp Salt
        1/4 cup shortening (original recipe called for Lard)
        1 cup sugar (I’ve used Splenda with great success, Grandma used to use honey, just add more flour)
        1 egg – unbeaten
        1 tsp Vanilla
        2/3 cup Milk
        1 Tbls Applesauce (I’ve used pumpkin and pear sauce too)

        Cream shortening till soft, add sugar gradually blending well.  Beat in egg & vanilla & applesauce.  Sift all dry ingredients together then add, alternating with milk.  Beat smooth after each addition.  Pour batter into greased & floured pans.  Bake 350 for 25 mins or until done.
        Frost or leave plain. 

        Sister Virginia’s Daily Loaf

        Makes 4 loaves of bread!

        1 pk dry yeast
        1/4 c warm water (105-115 degrees)
        2 cups scalded milk
        1/4 cup sugar
        4 tsp salt
        8 Tbls lard or shortening (scant 1/2 cup)
        2 cups water
        12 cups flour
        1 T melted butter (to brush on tops)

        Dissolve yeast in warm water-whip briskly to hasten action-set aside in warm place.  Scald milk in large pan, remove from eat, add sugar, salt & lard.  When lard has melted, add water & allow mixture to cool to lukewarm.  Pour yeast mixture & stir well with wooden spoon.  Mix in 4 cups of the flour & beat 100 strong strokes, until batter is smooth.  Continue adding flour, working in well.  Dough will form ruff ball.  Turn dough onto well floured board & knead for 8 to 10 mins.  Return dough to well greased bowl, turn the dough over in the bowl so all sides are greased, cover with clean towel & let rise in warm place 1 hour until doubled in size.  Punch down & if time allows, let rise one more time.  After punching down, divide into 4 parts & shape into balls.  Cover & let rest for 15 mins.  Use this time to grease 4 pans.  Flatten 1 ball at a time in to rough rectangle & fold lengthwise.  Stretch dough & fold into thirds, the ends
        overlapping.  Flatten out & roll up like a jelly roll.  It should be about the length of the pan.  Place it in the pan, seam down.  Repeat with each ball.  Brush top with melted butter.  Cover & let rise in warm place until slightly higher than pan.  Cook 350 for 35 mins.  Turn out onto racks as soon as it comes out of the oven & allow to cool before cutting.

        I have used powdered milk & powdered eggs as substitutes with success.  Grandma lived on a farm during the depression between WWI and WWII, so she never had any problem having eggs or milk for her family. And they even had plenty of honey because there were lots of wild bees & they cleaned out their honey at least twice a year.   As a matter of fact, I still have several of her ration books that she never used because she never needed them. 
        Hope you can use these recipes.  Thanks for asking.
        Kathy

        • Anonymous

          Thanks so much for sharing the recipes — have seen that I need to collect more recipes for my storage food supply and hadn’t even thought of war time ideas. Jodi & Julie, you have been such a blessing to help everyone think about the different possibilities — thank you for your efforts.

      • Anonymous

        Well, here are a couple of my favorites:

        Cheap Meat Loaf

        1/2 lb ground beef (I have also used ground turkey)
        1 cup cooked & mashed beans (any type)
        1/4 cup oatmeal
        3 Tbls mayo
        1/4 of a large onion chopped fine
        1/4 of a green bell pepper chopped fine
        2 stalks of celery chopped fine
        2 large carrots – grated fine
        Mix all together with hands until well combined.  Shape in bread pan.
        Bake 350 for about 45 mins.  Pour about 1/2 cup tomato sauce over
        top & put back in oven for another 30 mins or until done.  Let cool in
        pan 15 mins before removing.  If it falls apart, mix with gravy and pour
        over mashed potatoes & tell your family you made it that way!
        (Grandma used to tell me this was the best way to use up leftover
        vegies too.  She used to put corn, peas, green beans, broccoli; well chopped or pureed- whatever was left in fridge)

        1 Egg Cake

        1 3/4 cup flour
        2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
        1/2 Tsp Salt
        1/4 cup shortening (original recipe called for Lard)
        1 cup sugar (I’ve used Splenda with great success, Grandma used to use honey, just add more flour)
        1 egg – unbeaten
        1 tsp Vanilla
        2/3 cup Milk
        1 Tbls Applesauce (I’ve used pumpkin and pear sauce too)

        Cream shortening till soft, add sugar gradually blending well.  Beat in egg & vanilla & applesauce.  Sift all dry ingredients together then add, alternating with milk.  Beat smooth after each addition.  Pour batter into greased & floured pans.  Bake 350 for 25 mins or until done.
        Frost or leave plain. 

        Sister Virginia’s Daily Loaf

        Makes 4 loaves of bread!

        1 pk dry yeast
        1/4 c warm water (105-115 degrees)
        2 cups scalded milk
        1/4 cup sugar
        4 tsp salt
        8 Tbls lard or shortening (scant 1/2 cup)
        2 cups water
        12 cups flour
        1 T melted butter (to brush on tops)

        Dissolve yeast in warm water-whip briskly to hasten action-set aside in warm place.  Scald milk in large pan, remove from eat, add sugar, salt & lard.  When lard has melted, add water & allow mixture to cool to lukewarm.  Pour yeast mixture & stir well with wooden spoon.  Mix in 4 cups of the flour & beat 100 strong strokes, until batter is smooth.  Continue adding flour, working in well.  Dough will form ruff ball.  Turn dough onto well floured board & knead for 8 to 10 mins.  Return dough to well greased bowl, turn the dough over in the bowl so all sides are greased, cover with clean towel & let rise in warm place 1 hour until doubled in size.  Punch down & if time allows, let rise one more time.  After punching down, divide into 4 parts & shape into balls.  Cover & let rest for 15 mins.  Use this time to grease 4 pans.  Flatten 1 ball at a time in to rough rectangle & fold lengthwise.  Stretch dough & fold into thirds, the ends
        overlapping.  Flatten out & roll up like a jelly roll.  It should be about the length of the pan.  Place it in the pan, seam down.  Repeat with each ball.  Brush top with melted butter.  Cover & let rise in warm place until slightly higher than pan.  Cook 350 for 35 mins.  Turn out onto racks as soon as it comes out of the oven & allow to cool before cutting.

        I have used powdered milk & powdered eggs as substitutes with success.  Grandma lived on a farm during the depression between WWI and WWII, so she never had any problem having eggs or milk for her family. And they even had plenty of honey because there were lots of wild bees & they cleaned out their honey at least twice a year.   As a matter of fact, I still have several of her ration books that she never used because she never needed them. 
        Hope you can use these recipes.  Thanks for asking.
        Kathy

  • Anonymous

    It would be great if everyone posted their recipes somewhere to share. While we did not actively do the challenges every day due to some unchangable pre-planned activities such as birthdays. I did seriously look at the situation as if we were doing it on the days we were comitted to other things and found that we are in pretty good shape for short term emergencies, but I feel that we just don’t have enough on hand to last very long. So, I am both pleased with where we are and can easily see what needs to be improved. Thanks Jodi & Julie for doing this for all of us.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I want to thank you both too! I have learned so much this week! There are several areas of my preparedness that need attention, and without this challenge I would have never known!

    I also realized that I spend far too much time (and money) grocery shopping. I can certainly cut that way back and save money and do a better job organizing our meals and food choices. (I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without shopping!!!)

    I also realized that I want to have a much larger garden. And figure our a fruit source that I can rely on. So, so much to think about! Thank you again!!!

  • Wow! Rice Krispies don't taste quite the same without butter, but they are still yummy. Thanks for all your hard work with this challenge. I have learned loads and can't wait to get my ward doing something like this.

  • Anonymous

    This is not a food prep emergency. I am appalled that you would use this as an exercise in using food storage and trivialize preparedness in this fashion.

    • Anonymous

      I have 5 children and this has certainly happened more times than I like to think about. It is very much an emergency to a child when they are expected to bring a treat and there is none to be had. I think people often think of food storage and preparedness as an earthquake or apocolypse only thing, but really it is for every day living. I’m sorry you feel the way you do. please don’t be offended by this response, I’m just trying to point out the other side of the argument. Have a great day.

      • Anonymous

        Just happened this week . . . a gentleman we know from our church, suddenly had a heart attack and passed away. As soon as we found out we packed up paper plates, utensils, food and drinks and brought them over to their house. We knew that it would possibly be the next day before organized meals from church members could be brought over and that the family was in a whirlwind of emotion and getting in touch with extended family members. Because these items were in our stores, we were able to quickly assess the situation and come to their aid. Yes, I would consider this an emergency and thankfully, we were prepared. Imagine the blessings you can offer others through your own storehouse 🙂

    • Eunice Robertson

      I’m sorry but I’m with gailvw. There are many times when you cannot get to a shop, and something is needed asap. Having foodstorage supplies on hand is what preparedness is all about and you need to thank these two ladies for keeping us on our toes in all situations. food storage stocks are for everyday living not only for disasters.

    • Anna Hansen

      I found this final exercise more of a wind-down to the whole event. Everyone is tired, looking at an empty fridge, car out of gas, laundry to the ceiling, and a 100 page list of changes to our Preparedness Binder. I was amazed how prepared, yet unprepared I was. Yet, it was a great exercise to get our brains in gear, and realize how quickly things can change in our lives in an instant. The real thing that hit me was the different needs everyone had, depending on what part of the country they lived in. Arid conditions, rainy conditions, forest conditions. Some are in the middle of harvesting and canning their gardens, different commitments, responsibilities, yet I was proud to see the great spirit in which everyone rallied. Thanks for this challenge.

    • mike

      I can only imagine the work that must have gone into preparing “the 7 Day Challenge.” Julie & Jodi – Thank you for all your hard work. I have learned that I am not prepared as I should be – and these challenges got me thinking in different ways. There are many different ways in which we can be prepared, and I think you girls touched on all of them. Thank you!! I can’t believe that some people can be so rude! If you do not like it – you can choose not to participate – you don’t have to be mean.

  • Anonymous

    A huge thanks for both you gals. I had the family involved all week, and many things were talked about. Preparedness is so much more that just food. The kids are getting it, finally. I was able to make pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers. And not use any of the powdered items, which I do have on hand. This just made me use up my bananas, and I have powdered pudding that calls for water only. I didn’t always get to fill out the survey, at the end of the day, but did participate in the challanges. Again, a huge thanks, are we doing this again????

  • I need egg and butter substitutes have milk but need more I was lucky enough to find cans of mixed fruit and made fruit kabobs on fancy tooth picks quick and easy. We have made it through a disasterious week in one piece and a lot smarter Thanks Jodi and Julie!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much for all the 7 day challenges!!! They were fun and a great way to see how prepared I am for different types of emergencies and situations. Today I am going to make homemade brownies. A great way for me to try to continue to cook from scratch and use items from my food storage. Thanks again you two!!!!!

  • dorothysandaker

    Jodi and Julie I forgot to say how much I appreciate all the work you put into this to help us all out. I am the preparedness specialist in our ward and I am going to talk to our Bishop too. There is so much to be learned here and you girls done such a fantastic job. Thanks a bunch
    Dorothy

  • dorothysandaker

    This one was easy, I just finished making 2 of them last night. One soft for my hubby and mine with apples and celery. Used Orange jello for his with pears from my shelves downstairs and fresh apples and celery in lemon jello for me. Yummy. My family member can take their pick 🙂

  • Anonymous

    thank you for the challenges. I have had a lot of fun and seeing where my weakness are. Also good to see we are pretty prepared !

  • Anonymous

    This has been so much fun!! Thanks for the eye opening experience. We have a lot to work on. Today I made apple pie for my dessert with the home canned apple pie filling I made a couple of weeks ago. I did have to cheat and look up a recipe for crust that did not use milk but I found one and will be adding it to my food storage recipes. Great fun, thanks again!!!

  • Anna Hansen

    Pop 8 quarts of popcorn. Sift out the unpopped kernals. Add to pan:
    1 cup light corn syrup
    1 cup sugar
    3 oz box of Jello

    Stir and cook over medium high heat just till boiling. Pour over the popcorn, mix until popcorn is coated, and shape into balls. Makes 12 big balls.

  • Anna Hansen

    I found this final exercise more of a wind-down to the whole event. Everyone is tired, looking at an empty fridge, car out of gas, laundry to the ceiling, and a 100 page list of changes to our Preparedness Binder. I was amazed how prepared, yet unprepared I was. Yet, it was a great exercise to get our brains in gear, and realize how quickly things can change in our lives in an instant. The real thing that hit me was the different needs everyone had, depending on what part of the country they lived in. Arid conditions, rainy conditions, forest conditions. Some are in the middle of harvesting and canning their gardens, different commitments, responsibilities, yet I was proud to see the great spirit in which everyone rallied. Thanks for this challenge.

  • Eunice Robertson

    I'm sorry but I'm with gailvw. There are many times when you cannot get to a shop, and something is needed asap. Having foodstorage supplies on hand is what preparedness is all about and you need to thank these two ladies for keeping us on our toes in all situations. food storage stocks are for everyday living not only for disasters.

  • krazedma

    I have this happen to me a lot. I have decided to make mixes ahead of time and store them in air tight jars. Just add eggs and water and you are sent. A treat in no time. I live in a small town so it is easy to walk to most of the areas that I would ever need to go. Like a friends house. This was fun and very eye opening. Thanks for doing it. I have saved the challenges to see if my friends could do them.

  • Eunice Robertson

    I did a fruit crumble for dessert, with canned fruit and a topping made of oats, flour, sugar and a small quantity of margarine. I have enjoyed the 7-day challenge and learnt a lot through the week. Thanks to the two of you for helping us to evaluate our stocks and our mindsets as far as foodstorage goes. I hope you will do this again.

  • This is a great idea to think about when it comes to food storage, but this type of energency would only help me if it were a non-school function treat. All schools in my area require store purchased treats. When thinking this through, I decided that it would be a good idea to have treats on hand that I could also send to school when the child remembers late at night the day before. Thank ladies for making me think differently this past week.

  • Anonymous

    This has been a great challenge and a great way for me to really see how prepared my family is. We have some work to do, but all in all i think we did pretty good.

  • Anonymous

    I wont be able to do this until I get home from work. I’ll see what I have.

  • kdonat

    I was out of town for the last 5 days, so saved those challenges to do later on my own. I did mentally work through each of them, and feel real good that only a few areas need definite attention (most of them involve non-participating family member). This one was a quick one. Thanks for all you ladies have done to get me on the road to preparedness. God bless you!

  • Name

    I actually think this is a good food prep emergency. I can't count how many time my kids have told me at 10:00 at night they need a treat for school, scouts, whatever. I usually end up running to the store, but it would be great if I had some things on hand that I could make. Rice krispy treats come to mind. They don't HAVE to have butter. I want to be prepared for ALL kinds of emergencies, not just natural disasters. Thank you!!

  • KimL

    This has been great! I’ve really enjoyed the challenges and have learned a lot, especially from the comments about what other people have made and are doing. I made seven-layer cookies using powered butter, not as yummy as with real butter but does the trick!
    Thanks again for presenting these challenges!

  • Thank you Julie and Jodi for these challenges.
    I appreciate today's challenge. Too many people have learned to rely on going to the store to pick up their food – fresh, frozen or boxed. Just like bread making, it's a skill to be able to cook from scratch. Especially when you have to improvise. I'm on several cooking blogs and people constantly write in asking what they can do because they don't have a simple ingredient. They don't understand that if you don't have or don't like, say, parsnips, you can just leave it out! Too many people don't know what you can substitute for what in a recipe and still have it taste good. People also post about how that when they want to make a posted recipe, they have to run to the store and buy the ingredients! For ONE meal. And they do this EACH time they want to make a recipe.

    So I think this is an EXCELLENT challenge!
    Thanks again.

  • gailvw

    I have 5 children and this has certainly happened more times than I like to think about. It is very much an emergency to a child when they are expected to bring a treat and there is none to be had. I think people often think of food storage and preparedness as an earthquake or apocolypse only thing, but really it is for every day living. I'm sorry you feel the way you do. please don't be offended by this response, I'm just trying to point out the other side of the argument. Have a great day.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to make granola!! at my house that is a snack we dont eat much sweets and its perfect!!

  • kathybeachy

    I have some really great recepies from WWII that came in handy as they had to use what they had on hand due to rationing, but I could sub some of my powdered eggs and milk and freeze dried fruit. I really learned a lot here. Thank you so much for this challenge. Keep going.

  • gailvw

    It would be great if everyone posted their recipes somewhere to share. While we did not actively do the challenges every day due to some unchangable pre-planned activities such as birthdays. I did seriously look at the situation as if we were doing it on the days we were comitted to other things and found that we are in pretty good shape for short term emergencies, but I feel that we just don't have enough on hand to last very long. So, I am both pleased with where we are and can easily see what needs to be improved. Thanks Jodi & Julie for doing this for all of us.

  • Kim

    This one was actually easy for me. Because my son has 13 food allergies, I keep a stash of “quick” mixes for those times when I need a dessert for him at the last minute. And a stash of all the baking additions needed, like egg replacer, xanthan gum, coconut milk or rice milk powder, etc.

  • barbarapak

    Yes, I want to thank you both too! I have learned so much this week! There are several areas of my preparedness that need attention, and without this challenge I would have never known!

    I also realized that I spend far too much time (and money) grocery shopping. I can certainly cut that way back and save money and do a better job organizing our meals and food choices. (I don't think I've ever gone this long without shopping!!!)

    I also realized that I want to have a much larger garden. And figure our a fruit source that I can rely on. So, so much to think about! Thank you again!!!

  • karenisaacson

    This is not a food prep emergency. I am appalled that you would use this as an exercise in using food storage and trivialize preparedness in this fashion.

  • azjdk

    A huge thanks for both you gals. I had the family involved all week, and many things were talked about. Preparedness is so much more that just food. The kids are getting it, finally. I was able to make pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers. And not use any of the powdered items, which I do have on hand. This just made me use up my bananas, and I have powdered pudding that calls for water only. I didn't always get to fill out the survey, at the end of the day, but did participate in the challanges. Again, a huge thanks, are we doing this again????

  • tiffanygreen

    Thanks so much for all the 7 day challenges!!! They were fun and a great way to see how prepared I am for different types of emergencies and situations. Today I am going to make homemade brownies. A great way for me to try to continue to cook from scratch and use items from my food storage. Thanks again you two!!!!!

  • lauradean

    thank you for the challenges. I have had a lot of fun and seeing where my weakness are. Also good to see we are pretty prepared !

  • jocelynrobertson

    Sounds like something fun to do with the grandkids – how much of each do you use?

  • courtneyschloss

    This has been so much fun!! Thanks for the eye opening experience. We have a lot to work on. Today I made apple pie for my dessert with the home canned apple pie filling I made a couple of weeks ago. I did have to cheat and look up a recipe for crust that did not use milk but I found one and will be adding it to my food storage recipes. Great fun, thanks again!!!

  • amberbaer

    This has been a great challenge and a great way for me to really see how prepared my family is. We have some work to do, but all in all i think we did pretty good.

  • LGCS

    I wont be able to do this until I get home from work. I'll see what I have.

  • KimL

    This has been great! I've really enjoyed the challenges and have learned a lot, especially from the comments about what other people have made and are doing. I made seven-layer cookies using powered butter, not as yummy as with real butter but does the trick!
    Thanks again for presenting these challenges!

  • sarahmyers

    I'm going to make granola!! at my house that is a snack we dont eat much sweets and its perfect!!

  • Kim

    This one was actually easy for me. Because my son has 13 food allergies, I keep a stash of “quick” mixes for those times when I need a dessert for him at the last minute. And a stash of all the baking additions needed, like egg replacer, xanthan gum, coconut milk or rice milk powder, etc.

  • Michelle

    I will make rice crispie treats, with peanut butter instead of butter and with chocolate drizzled on top. I feel lucky I have all I need on hand, otherwise it would have been brownies, using mayonaise as an egg substitute since I do not have my powdered substitutes ordered yet. I have been working on getting produce put up over the summer, now that we are close to done on that, with the exception of canning applesauce, I can start looking at what I need to order. This has been fun, its nice to see I am actually in pretty good shape with my supplies. Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for all your hard work. I was feeling pretty proud of myself by signing up for the challenge – thinking we were prepared. What an eye opener! Not even close. I appreciate the wake up call! I just purchased the binder last week and will be pouring through it to get my family more prepared! Thank you again, it was well worth your effort not only for my family, but I am sure many more.
    Meet you at the restaurant tonight!

  • Anonymous

    I thought this was great, it got me to think about what I had and what I needed to add to my storage. I am sure there are things that I need to supplement but it was a good eye opener. Thanks for all your work.

  • Michelle

    I will make rice crispie treats, with peanut butter instead of butter and with chocolate drizzled on top. I feel lucky I have all I need on hand, otherwise it would have been brownies, using mayonaise as an egg substitute since I do not have my powdered substitutes ordered yet. I have been working on getting produce put up over the summer, now that we are close to done on that, with the exception of canning applesauce, I can start looking at what I need to order. This has been fun, its nice to see I am actually in pretty good shape with my supplies. Thank you!

  • kimfelix

    Thank you for all your hard work. I was feeling pretty proud of myself by signing up for the challenge – thinking we were prepared. What an eye opener! Not even close. I appreciate the wake up call! I just purchased the binder last week and will be pouring through it to get my family more prepared! Thank you again, it was well worth your effort not only for my family, but I am sure many more.
    Meet you at the restaurant tonight!

  • krisdavidson

    I thought this was great, it got me to think about what I had and what I needed to add to my storage. I am sure there are things that I need to supplement but it was a good eye opener. Thanks for all your work.

  • Anna Hansen

    We made Liahona Popcorn Balls. Just jello, sugar, corn syrup. Mix to boil, pour over popcorn, and shape. No butter on hands, just spray with Pam. The kids love it, and so easy. I make these for Halloween and Christmas. A great way to end the challenge! This has been wonderful!

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like something fun to do with the grandkids – how much of each do you use?

      • Anna Hansen

        Pop 8 quarts of popcorn. Sift out the unpopped kernals. Add to pan:
        1 cup light corn syrup
        1 cup sugar
        3 oz box of Jello

        Stir and cook over medium high heat just till boiling. Pour over the popcorn, mix until popcorn is coated, and shape into balls. Makes 12 big balls.

  • Anonymous

    ok, fruit filled gelatin coming right up!

  • Anonymous

    Confession – I am a night owl, so I have been checking out the challenges after midnight. I have a dessert I make – not original – to take to pot lucks that is fast, easy and never has left-overs. It only has 4 ingredients and I usually have them on hand. It uses 1 % cottage cheese, light dream whip, lite jello and fruit. I will have to use canned mandarin oranges for this because I ate the last of the fresh raspberries for breakfast yesterday.

    YEAH, I’M DONE!!!

    Thank you so much for all your work on these challenges. I have really enjoyed them and learned a lot. Last Sunday I asked the Bishop if we had a Preparedness Specialist because we need to be doing “stuff”, and he said he would check into it. I’d love to have us do this challenge as a ward.

    Thanks again.

  • Anna Hansen

    We made Liahona Popcorn Balls. Just jello, sugar, corn syrup. Mix to boil, pour over popcorn, and shape. No butter on hands, just spray with Pam. The kids love it, and so easy. I make these for Halloween and Christmas. A great way to end the challenge! This has been wonderful!

  • mgariley

    ok, fruit filled gelatin coming right up!

  • jocelynrobertson

    Confession – I am a night owl, so I have been checking out the challenges after midnight. I have a dessert I make – not original – to take to pot lucks that is fast, easy and never has left-overs. It only has 4 ingredients and I usually have them on hand. It uses 1 % cottage cheese, light dream whip, lite jello and fruit. I will have to use canned mandarin oranges for this because I ate the last of the fresh raspberries for breakfast yesterday.

    YEAH, I'M DONE!!!

    Thank you so much for all your work on these challenges. I have really enjoyed them and learned a lot. Last Sunday I asked the Bishop if we had a Preparedness Specialist because we need to be doing “stuff”, and he said he would check into it. I'd love to have us do this challenge as a ward.

    Thanks again.