Right now I am using powdered milk daily, several times daily. Putting myself on rations has been good for me. I am finding out where I have stored way too much and where I am perhaps short.
Other good information I have gained, is that. as short as we feel we are financially, we are doing better than we were 25 - 32 years ago. Back then I wouldn't have cut a hot dog up in our omelet this morning and I would have used re-hydrated TVP that had been saute'ed in bacon grease.
I always go looking for new information when I return to using my supplies. It's impossible to have too much information, at least in this department!
Today I am gleaning all I can from this website on EHow.COM . Check it out HERE.
Little Side Note - - I have always mixed my non-instant powdered milk in blender. I bought this little gem to make baby food and other small blending jobs. Since it had a smallish traditional blender top, I sent my big top over to my single daughter and her roomies. Little did I know that this top would allow milk to slosh everywhere! I really don't need any help in the messy dept.
Yesterday I decided to try the way that my mom always blended flour and milk or water for gravy.
I put half the water in a gallon jug, added all the powder needed to make a gallon of milk and shook it for a while. Let it sit to allow any lingering lumps to get soggier. Shook it a little more and its the best blending job I've had. No powder sticking to the sides or lid. Definitely the way to go for me from now on!
For over fifty years, I have seemed to spend a lot of my time in the kitchen. First, it was the usual “helping Mommy” whether it was everyday meals or canning. Mom wasn’t really into cooking, so I had to create my own kitchen adventures. As the years went by, I enjoyed it more and more. Fortunately, my family have been pretty good sports about my experiments!
Canning fruit in Utah led to huge gardens as a wife and mother, canning meat when it was too good of a price to pass up . . . Oops! No freezer . . . DUH! Finding that these activities have blessed my family repeatedly led me to this point.
Life experiences, working in a church cannery for three years and serving as cannery specialist two times have brought me to the point of sharing what I have learned. The most important lesson being, keep an open mind and always be ready to learn from others. Be sure to check out the links I have in the side bar of the blog!!!