Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters
Highland 12th Ward Sisters

Monday, September 14, 2015

Workshop...Dutch Oven Cooking!

Dutch Oven Cooking!
What better way to enjoy autumn...or be better prepared?

Workshop and Demonstration
  • Wednesday evening  September 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Highland Central Stake Center Picnic Pavilion (if weather permits...if not, will be held indoors.)
  • Taught by Larry and Jeanie Walker...authors of several books on Dutch Oven Cooking and long time Highland residents.
  • Helpful instruction, live cooking demonstration, recipes and yummy samples.
  • Adults 12 and over please.
Every month members of the Stake Preparedness Committee get together to plan and discuss ways to help our ward members be more prepared in all aspects of their lives.  This workshop is open to all members of the stake and whoever else might be interested.  The Walkers have been doing this for many years and are expert Dutch oven specialists.  They were at the Preparedness Expo this past weekend.

One of the books they have published.

Preparedness Blog and Calendar

The Highland Central Stake has an official preparedness blog  Y Prepare?  Mike Parry is the administrator.  He and his contributors have prepared links to resources to help us with our preparedness goals.  It's very important that each of us visit this blog and sign up on the right-hand side for email updates.  That way any time the blog is updated, you will know and be able to access the new information.

Across the top of the blog are links to subjects like food storage, 72 hour kits, gardening, health, etc.  One of the links is Events Calendar.  The calendar will list classes, workshops and other upcoming events pertaining to preparedness.  If you haven't been to the blog, please take a minute to look at it.  I know you will be glad to be able to access the resources they have put together for us.

  • Case Lot Sales are going on right now.  Macy's ends this Saturday.  Smith's ends tomorrow.  I love these sales.  They're perfect for filling up my rotating can organizer in the pantry.  The lower price per can makes it easy to store the suggested 90 days of "food my family will eat."
  • Today I began to update and rotate the food in my 72 hour kit back packs.  I am at a bit of a dilemma.  My 72 hour "bug out" kit is getting unwieldy.  It may take several trips to load the stuff into the car.  So I decided to change the contents of the back packs so that we can just grab them if there is little to no time to dally.  If time allows, then we can go back for the duffle of tools and emergency stuff, the sleeping bags and the backpack of freeze dried entrees.
  • It's very important to rotate the food every 6 General Conference time is a good rule of thumb.  I hadn't done it for over a year and the saltines and little cartons of Goldfish crackers were positively rancid.  I store a package of saltines inside a Pringle's can.  I don't know if I'll ever get the weird smell out of the!
This was just a quick post to let you know about the Dutch Oven class.  I hope you can make it!


  1. My husband would love attending this . . . He enjoys dutch oven cooking and likes cooking on the campfire when we go camping. I like it , too! Not the dutch oven cooking, but the food and not having to cook, LOL

    1. I'm glad to see you comment here, Connie! I get the feeling you're quite a character. I think I would really like you.


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