This week’s race was a close one! Barbara ended up taking it with Amanda only 8 points behind. We’ll talk about some of the things each of them made this week but first… it’s prize time!
Courtesy of Emergency Essentials, you’ve won a $50 package!
1 #10 can of Provident Pantry’s Freeze Dried Onion Flakes
1 #10 can of Shortening Powder
1 (12 oz.) can of Red Feather Canned Butter
1 Swing-a-way crank turn handle can opener
What Barbara did this week:
Probably her biggest point boost this week came because she practiced making bread in her Wonder Oven FIVE times this week!! It’s a skill recipe (meaning it’s okay in the rule book to be repeated as many times as desired) and she took advantage of it! Additionally, she’d ground her own wheat for the bread (adding non-electric recipe prepping points) as well as used her Wonder Oven for the baking which added bonus non-electric cooking points.
Besides bread, she also practiced making yogurt from scratch (making it twice this week) and then she used the yogurt she’d made in some of her recipes which called for sour cream. Again, this meant lots of points for her while also gaining some great practice!
Yet another recipe she made (used later in a subsequent recipe for extra points) was the Ritz Crackers recipe here on the blog. She said she had a lot of fun making these. In a subsequent recipe she used these crackers to then crumble on top.
Great job, Barbara!!
Our Water Pure Technologies random drawing…
It appears Paula just can’t help herself from winning (she’s now four weeks in a row in prize winnings, although she’s never won the water treatment kit prize until now. This, after a light week of cooking for her! (It has me laughing actually– completely random and she still won out of 77 entries!)
We’ve gotta get more entries in here, people — Paula is taking a haul of it!!
If you don’t mind I’ll share a little about this prize, since we constantly have new people following along and joining in. H20 ResQ is a water treatment solution sold by Water Pure Technologies which uses copper and silver ions to eliminate and prevent waterborne pathogens. It’s been thoroughly tested over the last 10 + years, proving itself to be one of the most (if not the most) effective water treatment system available. This being said, it’s only very recently become available to the public to buy.
A $40 treatment kit such as this one, is able to treat water both affordably (only approximately 6 cents per gallon) and effectively. And beyond that, water treated with H20 ResQ has been tested to be safe for drinking even years (yes, that’s an “s” on the end) later! The reason is that it actually works to prohibit the growth of future bacteria in addition to making the water suitable for drinking. ( Read this testimonial for more information on this amazing new product!)
The kit also includes a separate “test” solution to use at any time in testing your water’s safety.
You can WIN this same kit by planning out some 100% food storage recipes of your own, having “LIKED” my facebook page, and by pinning, tweeting, etc. Here’s the link for Week #6’s drawing! Once you enter your information you’ll be able to see all the options which will gain you entries!!
A few highlights from what Amanda did this week:
With the race being so close this week, I’m sure you’re wondering what Amanda did to get her own 100+ point score! Again, she planned a number of “made from scratch foods” into her week which she then used within other recipes, boosting her points on those second recipes.
Her biggest feat this week (at least in my mind) was that she made butter –from scratch– using Gossner’s shelf stable heavy cream. Btw, the tutorial she followed on this was seen over in this post, in case you’re interested. Amanda later used that butter to make cookies (x 2), but wow, when I read that she’d done this I wasn’t too surprised to read the next statement when she said it was a lot more labor intensive than she’d thought it would be. For real, it’s seriously a lot of work!
I tried doing this myself, without a mixer though (don’t ask me why) back in this post and it was such a job I promised myself “never again!”. The heavy cream powder I used didn’t cooperate as nicely as real cream would have (which didn’t help) but seriously, labor intensive is an understatement. Because of this, canned butter (btw, something Barbara won this week from Emergency Essentials) is one of those “extra nice” food storage items I look at differently at now 😉
Besides all of her recipes, this week she even managed to get her husband in on helping with grinding some wheat. How’s that for love?!
Looking on into Week #6
We’re half way through our contest!! I can’t even believe how fast the time has flown by. This week’s prize has a value of $92.00 and is being offered by Grandma’s Country Foods. It includes:
1 #10 can Country Cream Milk
1 #10 can Egg Mix Powder and
1 #10 can of Everest Mountain’s Beef and Sour Cream with Pasta