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Honey Bread Rolls

I used some of my long-term food storage to bake honey bread rolls. This recipe is from Augason Farms Honey White Bread & Roll can. I generally followed the small recipe off the back of the Augason can.

Augason Bread Rolls

Here are my preparation notes for making the Augason bread rolls:

Used ½ cup of water to proof 1-1/2 tsp of dry yeast with small amount of sugar
Used 2 tb-spoons of olive oil
Used 2 cups of flour from can plus a more flour added as needed
Added more water, probably another ¼ cup to bring up to ¾ cups+ total
Kneaded dough for 5 mins approx (by hand)
Divided into 9 balls and placed in well greased 12×12 baking pan
Put in oven with light on and covered with tea towel
I let dough rise for 1.5 hours before baking
Bake at 400 degrees for approx 13-14 minutes until light brown. Top with a little butter
Yield: 9 small rolls

Here is a photo of the nine bread rolls prepared and ready to rise before baking. Continue Reading →


Potato Bacon Soup from Home Food Storage

I have been enjoying potato bacon soup that I make from my home storage food reserves. I thought I’d post about using Augason creamy potato soup mix. I have a few #10 cans of this soup mix and love using it to make my potato bacon soup. This is not a paid review for Augason’s but rather just my unsolicited opinion of the product.

They say you should use and perfect your cooking with home storage foods and that’s just how I discovered my version of this potato bacon soup.

I use 1-1/3 cups of the soup mix, along with the recommended 4-1/2 cups of water. But then I add several dashes of Worcestershire sauce, several dashes of pepper, at least a cup of cut-up potatoes, and finally about 4-5 slices of cooked bacon.

Chopped up the bacon into small bits as shown.

I throw it all in my crockpot and cook on high for about 4 hours and then just on low until ready to eat.

Results are outstanding and makes enough homemade soup for at least 2 meals for hubby and I.


Empty Shelves After a Storm

After several of the recent winter storms, I saw many photos like this one with the shelves emptied at local grocery stores. So many people rushed the stores to stock up on supplies such as bread, milk, meat, water, and other necessities leaving the shelves nearly bare.

Empty Shelves after a Storm
Photo Source: Pinterest

Scenes like this are scary to see. Especially if you are witnessing them first hand and are in need of the items normally found on the shelves. This is why it is so important to be prepared.

Stock on the things you need in advance and don’t wait until there is an emergency to go to the grocery store to purchase them. Do you have enough bread and milk in the house if you couldn’t get to the store for a few days? How about a week?

Here are a few things you want to have on hand.

Pet Food
Peanut Butter
Granola/Protein Bars

This is a very short and basic list. Continue Reading →


Mountain House Sale

It is the last week for the 20-25% off sale of Mountain House canned foods at Emergency Essentials. Storing of dehydrated and freeze-dried foods such as Mountain House is an outstanding way to prep and have foods on hand should you not be able to go to the store and buy it.

These cans are ideal for use in home storage or emergency preparedness. Did you know that they can have a shelf life of up to 25 years? So why not buy some today while they are still on sale and put up a few extra items in your long-term home food pantry. Remember you never know when you may be faced with a situation where you will have to rely on your pantry to feed you and your family. It’s always wise to be prepared.


Food Storage Tool

Here is a handy tool I came across at Emergency Essentials.  It is a free food storage analyzer to help you determine the amount of food you and your family need to have on hand. It will help you organize, analyze, customize, and easily plan for future food storage needs.

Simply check out Emergency Essentials blog for this tool and other great ideas on food storage and planning. I found the tool very easy to use with nice graphics that just requires you to click on images to use. You enter the number of people you are planning for, their ages and if male or female, then you submit the details to get the results for your specific needs. I especially like that you can track the foods you already have on hand and be shown what additional supplies are needed to meet your food storage requirements.

So whether you are planning for your family’s current food needs or prepping for future long-term food storage, I hope you find this site as helpful as I did.