Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Preparedness Projects - It's Christmas in August!

Are you ready for Christmas . . . in AUGUST?!?
Here are a few
EASY and INEXPENSIVE
Food Storage Neighborhood Gifts
for you to make ahead of time.

Can you imagine a stress-free December?
HERE'S THE 1ST IDEA
You Will Need:
1 Quart-Sized Canning Jar
Pasta
(Christmas Pasta is fun, but any pasta will do!)
2/3 cup Magic Mix
Here's the Recipe:
2 1/3 cups Dry Powdered Milk
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, at room temperature
Instructions:
Combine dry milk, flour or cornstarch,
and butter into a large bowl.
Mix with electric hand mixer until it looks like cornmeal.
Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator
for up to 8 months.
Yield: 5 Cups!
To Make Alfredo Sauce:
2/3 cup Magic Mix
1 cup Water
In saucepan, combine Magic Mix and water.
Stir rapidly with a wire whisk over medium heat until
mixture starts to bubble and thicken.
Season with a little garlic salt and you have the perfect dinner
for after a long day of Christmas Shopping!
Yield: 1 Cup Sauce
Some Ribbon
and
A Copy of the Tag
(Front)

(Back)

HERE'S THE 2ND IDEA
You Will Need:
A Small Potted Plant
1 Package of Garden or Herb Seeds
1 Wooden Skewer
Some Ribbon
and
A Copy of the Tag

HERE'S THE 3RD IDEA
You Will Need:
Charcoal Briquettes
A Clear Cellophane Bag
Some Ribbon
and
A Copy of the Tag
HERE'S THE 4TH IDEA
You Will Need:
1 Small Sewing Kit
(You can find some cute inexpensive ones at Target!)
Some Ribbon
and
A Copy of the Tag
HERE'S THE 5TH IDEA
You Will Need:
A Clear Cellophane Bag
Graham Crackers
Hershey's Chocolate Bars
Marshmallows
1 Quart-Sized Paint Can
A Paint Can Opener
1 Small Box of Matches
1 Roll of Toilet Paper
1 Bottle of Alcohol
Some Ribbon
and
A Copy of the Tag
Here's the Link to the Stove Instructions:
Just follow the last part of the tutorial with the
quart-sized can, the toilet paper, and the alcohol!
Check Back Tomorrow for 5 More Ideas!
Here's is the PDF:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tricia,
These are really fun ideas. I appreciate you posting such amazing and fun ideas.

Natalie said...

What fun ideas. Thanks as always for sharing! Hope all is well with your family. You HAVE had quite the August!

Loves Blue said...

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gift ideas--so useful too. Love the creativity!

Robyn said...

I don't get the s'more one...what exactly do you do with the alcohol? Are you supposed to pour it over the toilet paper so that it burns but the TP doesn't? Sorry, I just can't quite figure it out, but I like the idea.

Tricia Smith said...

I added the link to the bottom of the post.
Hope that helps!
Trish

Robyn said...

Yes, that cleared it all up. Thanks!