Saturday, July 10, 2010
Have you ever heard about Mormons and their wheat?
Well, we are encouraged to store wheat, among other things, for times of adversity. It's less about thinking "doomsday" thoughts, and more about what we like to call provident living and self-reliance. Living and using your resources in a wise way so that if adversity strikes--whether it be a natural disaster or a lost job--that you are still able to meet you own needs for a while. Really it equates with independence.
I love having a well-stocked pantry. I love being able to feed my family--even when I haven't been to the grocery store in a week. And the more I learn about food manufacturing, the more I am interested in just making it all from scratch. Starting with the most basic whole ingredients and making whatever I want from there.
So come back next week, starting Monday, for a week of preservative-free cooking a week of self-reliance recipes. Starting with something easy on Monday and the most daring recipe for Friday. So join me in my quest to be self reliant-- and get the preservatives out of my family's food. Try the recipes and tell me what you think.