Saturday, March 09, 2013
Saturday Pantry Suggestions
Today's Saturday Post is a little different. I'm sharing a dream I had a few weeks ago. If you are not interested, scroll down to some good links right now.
The dream rattled me, in all it's Technicolor splendor. One of those dreams that upon waking, I felt I was leaving reality and waking to the dream. I soon became completely awake but the images left me shaken for days.
I was standing in the kitchen of a house when there was a boom and a bright light outside. I knew something catastrophic had occurred so I got everyone together and herded them quickly downstairs to the basement.
After everyone was in the basement, someone began calling up to me to send down all the food I had in the house to feed them. I began throwing down granola bars, cereal, peanut butter, and a couple other items... ending with a half open bag of Lay's potato chips, closed with one of the Chip Clips I keep in a drawer in the kitchen.
The voice came back to me, shouting the question, "Is that all you have?" They then started shouting up the stairs that people will die if there is no more. At the same time, it was as if God Himself was whispering in my ear, "I told you to stock up on food requiring no cooking".
Just after the Godly reprimand, I looked out the window and it was if I were floating in the air, looking at an airliner as it was trying to make it to an airport in time before "something" would overtake it. But as I watched in horror, a cloud of some substance overtook it and cut off the engines so that it lost all power.
I woke up...
That was a little over two weeks ago and I still think of it. Was it something I ate before going to bed or was God trying to tell me something? I am not certain. I do know since the dream, the desire to deepen the pantry has been more intense.
At least two Saturdays passed since then and I didn't share the dream because I didn't want to come across as someone on the other side of loopy. So... I'm throwing it out to you all now and letting it fall wherever it lands (hoping you continue to read even if you think weird dreams are... weird).
Some really good links...
Down to Earth - The third part of Rhonda's series on Reducing the Cost of Living... here. Lot of excellent ideas here.
7 Tips to Help You Prepare for Hard Times - These ideas are very practical, some things we should be doing anyway... like learning to use less energy in our homes. You can find it... here.
Making Homemade Butter - Someone had once asked in the comments about making butter at home. This post shows an easy way to do so in a mixer... here.
I remember when we were actively homeschooling, there was an activity one could do by putting heavy cream in a container and having the kids roll it back and forth as one would roll a beach ball. Don't know if it worked, Christopher wasn't at all interested...