Monday, August 24, 2009

Dry Pack Canning

Federal Way Stake's next scheduled dry-pack canning session is the week of September 21-26
Specific days assignment are as follows:
Sept. 23rd, Wednesday10:00 AM anyone
6:00 PM priority to: Jovita Creek, Hylebos, Lakota Creek Wards , Mirror Lake Branch, Mt Rainier Branch(Korean)
Sept. 25 Friday10:00 AM anyone
6:00 PM priority to: Redondo, Silverlake, Star Lake, Dolloff Lake, Dash Point and Federal Way Wards.

Click on Cannery Price Sheet on the right side of the site to go right to that page. As usual this form is the only acceptable order form for dry pack canning, as well as bulk purchases. Make sure to use the current form, as prices have changed, mostly reduced!

The order form can be filled out using your personal computer. As you enter the desired quantities, the form automatically updates your costs. The form can then be printed (wise move to keep a personal copy) The form is best viewed using ADOBE READER version 7.0 or higher.

The same order form is also still available at

Just a reminder that bulk items may be purchased at the Home Storage Center only on Tuesdays - 10 am to 8 pm

The "Starter Kit" on the order form includes 2 cans hard red wheat, 2 cans white rice, 1 can pinto beans, 1 can rolled oats.

Orders need to be to Sister Spader by Sept. 6th 5pm.

Bath & Body Works Coupon

Bath & Body Works has a new coupon out. You can get a FREE Home Fragrance or Signature Collection Body Care item with any $15.00 purchase. Your free item can be up to a $12.50 value. The coupon expires September, 13th. You can print your coupon HERE.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to Freeze Vegetables

Garden-good vegetables all year round–so wonderfully tasty, and so easy to freeze! Save money on groceries by stocking up now on fresh produce–the quality and prices can’t be beat when vegetables are in season (better yet if you grow your own!).

Here is a link for a great article and a chart for freezing different vegetables.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How To Freeze Fruit

Buying fruits in bulk when they are in season and then freezing them is a great way to save money on groceries (when they’re at their lowest price), this also lets you enjoy your favorite fruits year round. Freezing fruits is a method of food preservation that is much quicker than canning and no fancy or expensive kitchen gadgets are required. The majority of fruits freeze satisfactorily and it’s a simple task to accomplish.

Here’s a guide for freezing fruits, lots of tips, charts and information provided (including how to freeze many different varieties of fruit).

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Powdered Milk

Do you have powdered milk in your food storage? Here is a conversion chart that will help you to be able to use it everyday in small amounts in your recipies.

Remember - we must use what we store!!!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Grocery Smarts Website
This website is great for making your shopping list. It is set up for Utah shoppers but works for us with Albertsons and Walgreens. You need a "passport" to access. Use abc4. Once you add it to your favorites you don't need the passport again. I like this because it makes it really easy to to make your list and print coupons.

Fun With Food Storage (there is a button link on the sidebar)

This web site includes how to plan, buy, and eat your food storage. A very informative site - and you can then go the any of the three sites below to find more info.