Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. Rain Drops Keep Falling

    Contributed by RL As I look out the window I watch as these little rain drops ripple in the puddles just outside. In the gloom of damp which engulfs us today I am drawn back to when the grandchildren were visiting last week. A grand time was had by all in this transition time of winter to spring. Snow to...
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  2. Meal Budgeting Tips For New Graduates

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Mike from Pexels Every year nearly 5 million students graduate from colleges around the USA, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. One of the hardest parts about flying the nest and fending for yourself is learning to cook independently. Not only can preparing appetizing, nutritious meals be harrowing for someone who has never had to...
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  3. Let Go!

    Contributed by RL 2 person 72 hour kit It’s starting to melt!   There is even some lawn showing in the yard and if I am not mistaken there is a hint of green on the borders by the house of that lawn. The sun comes out and the birds sing.  There’s mud.  You can hear the geese as they flock...
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  4. The Ritual of a Haircut

    Contributed by RL It’s funny how we are all different in our own ways.  When one is at the barber, while waiting your turn, if you are not reading a magazine you are watching those who come into the shop who also want to get a haircut.  Lots of times those who come in are people you know and it...
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  5. Wash Your Hands!

    Contributed by RL I don’t know about you but I heard this expression a lot when I was a kid growing up.   I believe this admonition has been around since time began by mothers who tried hard to raise us, their children, to be clean and germ free.   Moms always seem to have a sixth sense about what we have...
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  6. Pizza/Spaghetti Sauce

    Basic Recipe: 2 cups water 5 Tbsp. Tomato Powder 1 Tbsp. sugar (white or brown) 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning (or basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme to equal 1 Tbsp.) (*may also use Rainy Day Foods’ Spaghetti Seasoning) 1 tsp. granulated garlic 1 Tbsp. dried onion 2 tsp. cornstarch or clear jel (hot) Pinch salt Combine ingredients and bring to...
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  7. Spring Forward

    Contributed by RL It happened again this last week on Sunday. That time of the year when we have to turn our clocks ahead one hour. We awaken and head to the kitchen to start breakfast so everyone will not be late for church. Why is it so dark we wonder?  (https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/03/11/origins-daylight-saving-time/) We start the crock pot for lunch today...
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  8. Treasure Hunting!

    Contributed by RL Maybe it’s because I have been watching a little too much of the old pirate movies that I am thinking of treasure.  You know the bounty that was liberated from sailing ships in days of yore whose treasures of gold and jewels just seemed to disappear without a trace.  Rumors abound of a secret Island and X...
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  9. Remember Show and Tell

    Contributed by RL Those were the days! Excitement abounded as that special day in school arrived and we boxed up that most wonderful of all items to show our teacher and friends.  Remember how we could hardly contain the enthusiasm as we jumped for joy at being able to show everyone our little treasure. (https://kreativeinlife.com/10-creative-show-and-tell-ideas-for-kids/) There were dolls, model airplanes...
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  10. Food Storage through the Years

    Contributed by RL Since Adam and Eve, there has been a constant effort to make life better and richer here on this earth for our children.  One of the first things that made life better was to preserve food for later use. This helped us to have food year round not just in the plenty of harvest or when one...
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