Print the recipe page! cajun red beans n rice
If you’ve read much here on the blog, you know that one of the websites that inspired me most initially was Karen Wilkinson’s kneadfulthingsnow.com. So I was alarmed to receive an email this week that one of my links to her website wasn’t responding. I tried it myself and sure enough it wasn’t. I’m trying to contact Karen to see if I can find out where her site has gone, but in the meantime this brings me to share a word with you about the worth of recipes and the frailty of the internet.
It wasn’t all too long ago (my grandmother’s era) that recipes were guarded, prized and generally kept to oneself or strictly within a family. There are some funny stories my grandmother used to tell about women in the town she grew up in who either outright refused to share certain recipes or gave out bogus “altered” ones to keep their true recipes safe. Owning a copy of a good recipe was a big deal back then.
Today, we see the opposite: recipes are everywhere. Good ones, bad ones, and everything in between. This is great but with so much saturation we risk taking them for granted. As far as emergency preparedness goes (in my opinion) a recipe that uses your preps, that your family will eat, could mean the difference between surviving and staring at a wall of food storage not knowing what to make.
Bottom line: if there’s a recipe you think you might want to include in your food storage preps, don’t wait — get it printed out. You can always toss it later but on the other hand, you might be really glad you’ve copied it; you just never know. Remember, all the recipes here on the blog can be printed as a simple recipe card and are found at the top of each post.
Which brings us to our recipe, brought back to you from being “lost”… Continue reading