Monday, April 27, 2009

2 Things

1. We have spent the last week or so doing sleep training (Which, is why I have not blogged - I have been sooooo tired - lots of rough nights). And, now I am am thrilled to tell you that James sleeps 9-10 hours a night, and takes full naps in his crib!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. It feels really good to say that.

2. I am teaching a class on Cooking with Food Storage, and I am going to share all of the information here on my blog. It's going to be a combination of cooking skills, cooking on a budget, cooking with food storage items, and general information about Wheat, Rice, Pasta, Corn, Sugar, Honey, Legumes, Milk, storage info, vendor information etc. It's really cool stuff - I promise.

The class, called "Be Prepared", is taught in a series. Every week I will put up new information, tips, and recipes. This week will focus on the purpose of building food storage, and some fun ways to use it for your family. I will also post 3 food storage recipes this week - Tomato Basil Soup, Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad, and Chocolate Mousse.

If you're wondering why I'm doing this - it's because I love food, and I believe in being prepared for whatever emergency may arrive. Also, I took this class from a group of women who have been teaching it for years, and have incredible knowledge on all things food. Seriously, these women know everything. And they have very generously allowed those who take their class to share what they have learned with whomever they wish.

I will put all posts relating to food storage in a new "food storage" category, so you can have it all organized in order.

This is going to be fun.

12 comments:

Haydee said...

This is very cool! I've been thinking lots about this lately..I was just thinking of doing a post about a program my friend created. www.trackmyfoodstorage.com I think I'll post and link to you too..k?
check out my blog..
http://haydee-everythinginitsplace.blogspot.com/

P.S...I don't remember how I found your blog but later noticed you were from Potomac where my friend Rachel K. is from..small world. She and I are were friends back when we were all newlyweds in the avenues.

Steve and Dayna said...

looking forward to it!

Suzanna H. said...

Doesn't a good night of sleep feel good after all that sleep deprivation? You wonder how you did without it.

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

Good job Lauren! We're starting sleep training with Chloe next week and I'm NOT looking forward to it. I'm excited for your food storage posts, we are such slackers on that front. I'll be glad to know more about it!

Shane D. said...

My wife is a Babe!

Candice said...

I am so excited for the information. I have really been working on my food storage, and I am pumped for advice and recipes.

kellymccaleb said...

you did it!! yay!

Haydee said...

http://haydee-everythinginitsplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/food-storage.html

that's the post up there..if you want to look. I linked to you and several other resources.

Good luck.

oh and happy sleeping.

The Short Mom said...

I'll be looking forward to all of the information you post.

Ben and Summer said...

Yay! I'm so excited for the food storage class! Congrats on the sleeping, that's awesome:)

lindsay barlow said...

yay!! I cant wait to read all the posts!! How educational :) Congratulations on little James!

Salem said...

I follow your blog and am SO excited about your new "food storage class" :) Like you, I love food...and would love to learn any information I can about food storage, etc. So thanks!!! And if you get around to it...I wouldn't mind hearing your tips on getting a new baby to sleep through the night. :)