Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Preparedness Challenge January 26, 2010

How was your last week for prepping efforts? Here's a preparedness challenge, tell us what you are doing to prepare. This will give each of us ideas on what we can do to prepare.

Preparedness Challenge January 26, 2010
* Garden work:
* Preserve something:
* Work on food storage:
* Other preparedness tasks:
* Try a new recipe or a new variation:
* Financial preparedness:
* Work on local food systems:
* Learn something new:
* Serve someone:

Here are mine:

Preparedness Challenge January 26, 2010
* Garden work: Planning my garden. Ordering and trading seeds for the coming season.
* Preserve something: Canned items we picked up at the LDS Home Storage Center. Also put some items in buckets.
* Work on food storage: Went to the LDS Home Storage Center and picked up bulk items (at a cheaper price than I can get them at the grocery) for myself and members of my church.
* Other preparedness tasks: Dried, froze and preserved apples, pineapples and oranges I found on sale last week.
* Try a new recipe or a new variation: Tried a new pineapple chicken recipe. Really didn't care too much for it. Does anyone have a good tried and true recipe for pineapple chicken?
* Financial preparedness: Paying tithing and fast offerings. Going to donate to Haiti (We don't have much to work with, so this will be a small amount, but every little bit helps.) Since we don't have much to work with, there isn't any savings, but we only purchase with cash and don't use credit cards. I do have a few I could use, but choose not to get myself in more debt.
* Work on local food systems: Planning a garden and getting seeds is my work on local food systems.
* Learn something new: Learning to use a dehydrator.
* Serve someone: Went to the LDS Home Storage Center and picked up items for church members. Although it was hard work, we helped the members can their items. We worked all last week doing this. We only canned 13 cans of milk, 3 cans of candy and a can of home dehydrated apples and helped others can over 300 cans of items.

How was last week for your prepping efforts? Leave a comment or blog it and leave a link so we can all see how things went for you!


  1. What I toss together for *pineapple chicken*
    One cut up chicken
    1 can pineapple tidbits (not the itty-bitty can, the larger one)
    1/2 green pepper, julienned
    1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
    1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon ground ginger (depends on taste)
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup orange juice (optional)
    Juice from can of pineapple tidbits

    I basically toss everything together and bake as usual. I take the drippings from the roasting pan, pour it in a skillet and reduce until it is thick and more *sauce-y*, add a pat of butter to finish and dribble a bit on the chicken.

  2. That sounds really simple and easy. I think I will give it a try. Thanks~MJ

  3. Glad to see you participating in the Preparedness Challenge!

    Good for you for not using those credit cards! :-) Keep up the great preps!

  4. Thanks. I tried to reply and post it on the list, but it didn't go through. So, I will try and again and link it like you did. :)

  5. How funny - I saw your link on the digest and thought - hey, I know that blog! LOL And we even have the same first name.... too funny. ;-)