Seriously, people! When things go south (more so than they already are) I intend to hunker down with my chocolate.
Yes this is a "prepare" post and not a house post, but if you read the description on my blog you read its about our new life in regards to homesteading....well....is there anything more "homesteady" than preparing? With that in mind, here we go....
CHOCOLATE - I have been storing items and the like, making my list of items and realized either I have to buy a TON of chewy chocolate chip granola bars or figure something else out. First, I dont want to pay for them and second, they arent that easy to store, they dont stack (boxes to narrow) and there really isnt that much in those pesky boxes, so that go me thinking....
What would Prepared Woman do? Prepared Woman is my new made up super hero....
Well, Prepared Woman (heretofore referred to as "PW") would make her own...so off to the computer I went. The thought also came to me as I was saving a great recipe on my "faves" - what if you cant get to your computer, Missy, (I hear my mom's voice in my head calling my Missy) OR what if you dont have Internet? So, I printed out a copy as PW would do. Turns out I have all the fixins in my pantry as is!
So off I go to figure out what else I could make:
- ice cream (make sure your recipe uses sweetened condensed milk and not cream you would have to keep fresh)
You get the idea...
YOU NAME IT....there are sites that tell you how to make anything you can buy at the store...GOOGLE IT - (google is a prepared woman's best source!)
Mostly, it means making sure you have chocolate chips, cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate squares. Have your 2 kinds of canned milk.
It also means having the right small kitchen appliances - ice cream maker and a food saver (the one that sucks air out of the plastic so it keeps or you can freeze for longer periods of time) at least these are the ones for me :)
I want everyone to be prepared and sustenance is the first priority, but quality of life is a HUGE consideration also - therefore, if things go down, I will go down with CHOCOLATE!!