We all know that baking soda helps remove odors from the fridge. And that it reduces flatulence when added to the cooking process of dried beans. And for easing the pain of bee stings when mixed in a paste with water and applied to the sting.
But what other amazing things can you do with this ingredient? Read our Ready or Not #125: The Wonders of Baking Soda to find out.
The incredible, edible egg. Good scrambled — but even better in an angel food cake. Simply divine!
Many people have been asking, “How do I freeze eggs?” Good question. Our Ready or Not #55: Freezing Eggs tells it all. (Armed with this information, you’ll be able to have some egg whites in your freezer to on-the-spur-of-the-moment whip up an angel food cake for unexpected company.
Eggs. Aren’t they pretty much perfect? You can boil them, fry them, poach them or bake them. They make a wonderful breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. I love eating eggs; easy over is the best. Even when the fad was to avoid them like the plague because somebody linked them with high cholesterol, I stuck with them – and I was proven right; eggs are once again healthy for us.
Now that they are back on the approved eating list, you’ll want to consider adding them to your storage. I can hear you asking: just HOW do I store eggs. I’m so glad you asked! Read our Ready or Not #54: Eggs to find out the easiest of all ways to store eggs.
In building an effective food storage, it is imperative that you make it accessible. I started thinking about this when I asked one of my kids to go downstairs and fill the counter-top salt container. They groaned. Oh brother. I have 50 lbs. of salt in a container downstairs, so what is the big deal?
Read our Ready or Not #53: Storage and Accessibility to find out what the big deal is — and to learn what you should do about it.
Think that it’s a good idea to keep a chocolate bar (or M&Ms for that matter) in your 72-hour kit? No, no, no! Read our Ready or Not #52: Using Your 72-Hour Kit to find out why not. You’ll also find out just exactly when to use your kit (in case you don’t truly understand).
I had no idea what a proverbial can of worms I opened when I wrote about Shepherd’s pie. Everybody has their favorite way of making it and even different names for it. (Hamburger Plop? What kind if name is that?!) Everybody is quite ready to defend his or her favorite recipe. Well, if you think that is controversial (if a casserole can be controversial), then just wait until we talk about this weeks subject – Funeral Potato Casserole. Please don’t get in fisticuffs. Just take a moment to read our Ready or Not #51: Funeral Potatoes.