I was talking to a friend last night. She mentioned her parents had given each of their children (and their spouses) a couple buckets of wheat for Christmas. Way to go mom and dad! The problem she and her husband are now facing is what to do with it.
So many of us are doing what we've been told by putting food away for unexpected emergencies. Good for us! Now, are you wondering what to do with it? This has sparked a desire in me to create a new segment on THRIVE With The Basics called, "I've stored it...Now what?"
My hope is for all of us to learn some basic recipes and skills for using the products we are so diligently putting aside. Since my friend's question was regarding wheat, I've decided that should be the focus of our first installment of "I've stored it...Now what".
Shelf Reliance offers two kinds of wheat; Hard Red Wheat and Hard White Winter Wheat. What's the difference? Aside from cost (white wheat is slightly cheaper), hard white wheat resembles hard red wheat in all characteristics with the exception of missing genes that create the red bran coloring. This results in a wheat that is sweeter and more mild than red wheat flour, which some find to be slightly bitter.
Storing wheat is essential to making it through a long-term emergency-type situation. However, you must make sure you have the means to use the wheat you've stored. A wheat grinder is absolutely essential. I would recommend buying two; an electric grinder for everyday use and a hand-crank grinder for when there is no power.
If there was no power to bake bread from your wheat, what would you do with it? Hard wheat can be cooked as a hot cereal; Cracked Wheat Cereal (which is delicious).
At "Food Storage Made Easy", Jodi and Julie have come up with 7 ways to use wheat without a wheat grinder.
Autumn Christiansen Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance 435-723-0977 email@example.com