Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Spanish Rice

    1 cup white rice 2 Tbsp. Tomato Bouillon (1 Tbsp Tomato Powder + 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon) 1 - 12 oz. package mixed vegetables (may adjust to desired amount)   or ¼ cup freeze dried green beans, ¼ cup freeze dried sweet corn, ¼ cup freeze dried garden peas (or use your favorite freeze dried vegetables) 2 cups water (for every...
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  8. The Honorable Game of Golf

    Contributed by RL While two of our boys were on vacation with us one year; we were actually visiting one of the boys, they decided to go and play a round of golf. Seeing that I had never played golf before I told them so and thought that I would remove myself from the friendly competition which I knew was...
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  9. Is The Wild Calling?

    Contributed by RL 2 person 72 hour kit As I was out running the other morning with the moon hiding behind the inbound clouds, the air was crisp and the road crunching loudly under my feet, life is good. Suddenly the cry of a dog that was out scouting the area for adventure, who was scared into alertness at the...
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  10. Freeze Dried Food: A Simple Solution to America's Food Problem

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash The NRDC reports that Americans waste 40% of all food - that’s the equivalent of practically throwing almost half of all purchased food straight into the garbage. With this growing trend of food waste, many are seeking timely ways in which they can preserve food in a meaningful way and save...
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