Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cake for a Picnic

This looks wonderful!!! RR

Monumental Movie

What’s wrong with America, and how can we make it right? This is the question Kirk Cameron asks as he retraces the footsteps of our forefathers in the hope of rediscovering America’s true “national treasure.” What made us one of the most exceptional nations the world has ever seen? How did we stray from such a great beginning? Journey with Kirk throughout America and Europe as he explores the foundational doctrines and governing principles on which America was founded. In the end, he realizes that the key to restoring our country is it is not a grand, top-down program that begins in the Oval Office. It begins with our families, around our dinner tables as we seek to renew our nation from the bottom up. This looks like a great movie. And I am looking forward to watching it. RR

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rehydration Drink - Keep the Water Clean

I have shared some recipes in the past but wanted to share again.  These items are important to have on hand..

Homemade Sports Drink
1 envelope unsweetened powdered drink mix
5/8 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon lite salt (or 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon lite salt for less potassium)
2 quarts water

Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) (substitute for Pedialyte, Lytren or Resol)
1 quart water
1 scant teaspoon lite salt
10 teaspoons sugar (3-1/3 tablespoons)
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
Small amount of flavored sugar free gelatin for flavor (optional)   I would use less sugar above and use regular jello mix.  I'm not big on sugar substitutes.

I need to buy some lite salt. This just isn't something I normally have on hand. I have read that you can use molasses as the potassium replacement but I'm not sure how that would taste. And I have personally discovered taste of these drinks is important!!

If you don't have the above the simple recipe below works!

We are so very blessed to live with clean water and plumbing.  Even though, thankfully, this is the case the below information is good to know.   In days gone by there were outbreaks of Cholera because the privies were too close to the water source.

(P.S. this is a bit graphic.  It isn't meant to disgust but to inform.  I thought the boil time and chlorine info was very helpful.)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daylight Savings

Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.

Fall back - spring ahead.
This is the harder one of the two.  We loose an hour of sleep tonight.  So I guess I better head to bed. 


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