Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. Whole Wheat Spaghetti

    I have to admit something. I have always been afraid to try whole wheat foods. So when my husband brought home some whole wheat spaghetti from Rainy Day Foods, I was not very interested in cooking it. After a lot of discussion, I finally gave in and let our family try it. First of all, it has a darker color...
  2. Top 10 items to store (final list)

    water filter system As I promised, I had one more list from the preparedness meeting I attended to share with you. This contains the top 10 other items you should store. Once again I would suggest you look it over and consider what items you need to add to your personal storage program.   1. First aid kit and...
  3. Celebrate with Carrot Cake

    June already? Wow! Time sure flies by when you’re havin’ fun! May was a full month of celebration for our family! Between the special occasions (including our youngest sister receiving some awards in school, our youngest brother getting engaged, and the arrival of our newest nephew!!), the holidays, and the birthdays, we have had lots of opportunities to bring out...
  4. Homemade Crockpot Chili

    On cold days like this, there’s nothin’ better than a hot meal! A delicious and very filling meal is homemade crockpot chili. This mildly spicy soup is great for a one-time big family meal or several meals for those who enjoy leftovers, although I would recommend eating it within 4 days. With a little prepping the day before, this homemade...
  5. Sugar Surprise Cookies

    I don’t know very many women who don’t love a good surprise! For mother’s day yesterday, it was the perfect opportunity to surprise both of our mothers with this very sweet treat that sure brought a smile to their faces. These Sugar Surprise Cookies are just that—sugar cookies with a hidden brownie inside!! Mouth-watering, ooey-gooey, and very rich, these cookies...
  6. Top 10 Food Items to Store

    As I said in my last blog, a few weeks ago I attended a very interesting preparedness meeting that had a lot of great ideas. They gave some top ten lists that I thought were really good. The first list was the top 10 non-food items to store that I wrote about last time. This time I wanted to share...
  7. Top 10 Non-Food Items to Store

    Deluxe 2 person 72 hour emergency kit A few weeks ago I attended a very interesting preparedness meeting. This meeting had a lot of great ideas. I especially enjoyed their top ten lists, so I thought I would share those. The first list is the top 10 non-food items to store. Here it is: 1. Toilet paper—aside from the...
  8. Make Every Day Earth Day

    “We rarely stop to examine the effects on the environment unless we are hit by a natural disaster…The natural balance of the world is shifting dangerously away from us and we should take care of our environment before it is too late.”1 When was the last time you stopped and smelled the roses? How about the last time you took...
  9. Celebrate Banana Day with Frosted Banana Cake!

    Happy Banana Day! Today is banana day! A terrific fruit that is excellent anytime! Bananas offer so many health benefits for everyone to enjoy! A banana is loaded with potassium, which can help increase alertness1. Bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.1 Eating bananas have...
  10. Warm Up From the Inside

    We usually have snow here at home this time of year, but it has decided to warm up enough to turn the snow to rain. Even though it’s a little warmer than usual, the weather still puts a chill on the bones, especially in the evenings. The quickest way to warm up is to start from the inside, and what...

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