We have a new THRIVE product available just in time for the holidays: Mashed Potatoes! These flakes make delicious homemade-tasting mashed potatoes in minutes and are the perfect addition to any holiday meal. Plus, two of our seasonal favorites are back: Cranberries and Gourmet Hot Cocoa! Order now to get everything you need for quick and easy holiday cooking with THRIVE!
I can't begin to express how much FUN I am having creating these Thrive meals in a jar! The feeling of satisfaction that I have a meal ready to add to boiling water and not have to fuss or think or prepare- stupdendous!
The first part of the fun is when my order arrives and I get to unpack the supplies~!
This is what it looks like in the jar- if I were to add anything more than the recipe calls for in size of ingredients or added ingredients they would not fit in the 2 quart jar!
The Chef's blend spice in the top added last- I may add it down by the potatos and ham next time for color.
I then add an oxygen absorber put on the lid and ring and it's good on the shelf for 15 years unopened! I still have to create the cooking labels and I will use My Digital Studio for that- I will create a circle for the top of the lid and add the directions, date and name and print them on a sheet of sticker paper. I have a Stampin Up punch that will punch them out and then I can just stick them to the lid and store on the shelf until I need them!
This makes me VERY VERY happy! When winter comes and we have unexpected guests or are to tired to worry about whats for lunch or dinner I can open a jar add to water and cook and tah dah- done!
The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States and we can feel the panic level starting to rise. This is not a time for panic, it's time to prepare.When you have a plan and all of the supplies you need, there's no reason to panic. A strong plan allows you to avoid the grocery store or other places that could be overrun by those who did not think ahead. I urge to you to review your preparedness plan today and make sure you have the essentials: food and a way to get and store clean water.
If you're ready to add to your emergency food stores, or your emergency preparedness items like water storage containers, then you need to check out our preparedness items at www.thrivelife.com/kay
So many things have been going on this week here- last night our well pump died we were told it would be $1,856.00 to replace the pump. GASP but by the Grace of a loving Father in Heaven, it was only a shorted out wire and it only cost $75.00 to fix it and we have our water again!
I was reminded of WHY we store water. In case of emergency- this was an emergency! What would we have done without water to flush with during the night? And if they could not have come after all how long would we have had to use our stored water? I am blessed we didn't have to find out today but we used the water during the night for flushing (very important).
Being prepared is vital in these days. I am glad we prepare ourselves!
I hope you will take a few minutes to check out these foods and preparedness items. The foods are shelf stable for up to 30 years. The prep items are essential to everyday living in case of electrical outage, or loss of heat.
I am happy to answer any questions you have. You don't have to do it all at once, just join the monthy Q in the amount YOU want to spend each month and you will get a DISCOUNT on your purchases. But you really should be doing "something". Even the government is telling people to prepare with food and water in their homes!
have a wonderful week we have an extremely busy weekend coming up. So busy it makes me tired right now just to think about it! lol
Oh my goodness! It's been a whirlwind and time has flown by! I am sorry I missed posting for a few days. I have been so busy it totally slipped my mind
Here is a Halloween Project that Lois and I created while she was here last week for a couple days its 3 small SU boxes adhered together and that cute candy corn paper is a strip all the way around and on the top layerd on some black cardstock. The pumpkins and ghosts are from the Holiday catalog bundle: Fall fest with the coordinating framelit dies.
So easy to create with a bundle- no hand cutting! #137622 bundle order number- page 46 of the Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog.
And here is what I have done today- Monday
I am pouring votive candles- this batch is almost set so I can remove them add wicks and pour another batch- the scent is an apple scent and not very strong. These are emergency candles or to use when I run out of my yankee candles and can't get to town for more! lol
I have also made 12 Taco Soup Meals in a jar. Just add this to boiling water let simmer 30 min and dinner is served! I even used 1 jar for lunch today to prove to hubby (home sick) how good it really is!
I am offering this locally as a class- bring your own jar there will be a fee for contents and they can make as many as they want. It will be the first week of November, 2014 details with exact date and cost will be posted later this week and emailed out as well as posted on facebookand twitter.
I already have had to add a 2nd date as the first filled up immediately upon posting the photo on FB today!
these are NOT all of the ingredients I used either! I was so excited I just snapped a shot before it was all assembled- lol
I reconstituted my Thrive sour cream and put a dollup in the soup and it was delicious! in 1 hour I opened all my new cans shown in the photo, assembled them in order added measuring cups, teaspoons etc and in an hour I had 12 jars done and 4 phone calls !
I will be making more of these EASY fast types of meals for our pantry and I just finished the printed label for the top of the jar- oxy packet included makes this soup "shelf stable" for 15 years! you can order Thrive HERE
I used MDS to create the lid label-
I printed them directly from my computer to printer on full label sheet and I will punch them out our use my circle cutter and stick them to the top of each jar! Now that I have this file, I can just change the dates (or leave them off to be hand written) and re-use for meal in a jar classes and my own future use. As delicious as this soup was for lunch today I know I will be making more to add to our pantry for winter!
If you didn't already guess, I am a prepper. I learned it from my mom as a kid and I love it! I hope you are having a productive day also!
24 single serving Apple Pie Oatmeal breakfasts for our winter pantry
Saturday's projects along with Pearsauce (just like applesauce only with pears)
I had 6 jars made and thought- hey we better try this before I make more. I had 3 guinea pigs -oops victims- oh wait TASTE TESTERS out working in the garden. 2 missionaries and my hubby Kay. 3 men- who can be harsher tasters than that? oh and dont forget me!
I put some in paper cups and took it out- they LOVED it! So I made 24 jars! I will use raisins next week and make 24 more. At 2 servings in one week (1 for Kay and 2 for me) we have 3 months of breakfasts with 24 jars so adding a set with raisins will give us 6 months.
I typed up the cooking directions - that is what is adhered on the tops of the jars. They wouldn't stick to the glass and I didnt want to use my labels you never get them washed off the glass. So I ran a line of snail on the jar lid and stuck the directions on. I didnt put them inside the jar due to possibility of germs from the ink and the paper and my hands.
you MUST add one oxygen absorber PER jar for storage. these will now be good for up to 5 years!
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