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A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom. – F.A. Hayek
Make your own instant hot chocolate-Fat & Sugar-free too!
Before the winter set in we ran across a bargain on 70 count boxes of Nestle’s Instant Hot Chocolate mix at only $5 a box. With this winter being the worst I can recall (especially after living in AZ for so many years) we’ve enjoyed a lot of hot chocolate.
As we finished off the first box I happened to read the ingredient label and was surprised that it contained corn syrup and other goodies I had never heard of. We also add whipped cream to our cups for even more flavor. But it got me to thinking: a) I should read more food labels and b) It might be cheaper to make it myself…or at the very least, more healthful. Here’s one recipe you can try and you can substitute other non-caloric sweeteners if you like.
With Valentine’s Day approaching some folks might perk up a bit of romance by adding a little Bailey’s and sipping a mug in front of a roaring fire on Friday night! Keep in mind that If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.
Recipe makes 15 cups, or about 45 servings…
10 cups dry milk powder
4 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk powder, confectioner's sugar, cocoa powder, and creamer. Stir till thoroughly combined. Store cocoa mixture in an airtight container. Makes about 15 cups mix, or enough for about 45 servings.
2. For 1 serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mixture in a coffee cup or mug, and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Top with dollop of whipped cream or a few marshmallows, if desired.
The Best Hot Chocolate Ever - No Sugar or Fat Recipe
I know many of us are still being blasted by winter, but it is time to starting thinking about spring!
Free Gardening Resources…Dozens including:
· Composting guide
· Sustainable landscaping
· Peak Water Report
· Create a Cash Garden guide
Know what you want to grow this year? Use my new planting planner to map out what needs to be planted each month.
Forget Mothballs, Natural Ways to Store your Clothes
How to naturally store your clothes
Let the sun shine in. Take your woolens outside on a sunny day, give them a good shake, and put them on your lawn or over some outdoor furniture. The shaking will knock off most of the larvae and the sun will chase the remaining moths away.
Wash your wools. Do not store your clothes dirty- wash them before putting them away.
Pack your clothes in air-tight containers with cedar blocks or cedar oil.
How can I find out what is in my household chemical products?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a Household Products Database with health and safety information on household products and specific ingredients. Products are searchable by brand name, category, and manufacturer. The database is accessible through: http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm.
Manufacturers are also required to develop a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for any potentially hazardous products. Though a product's MSDS is not always available to the general public, many manufacturers and retailers will provide a copy upon request. An MSDS will list all of the properties for a particular product, including toxicity, health concerns, and appropriate storage and disposal techniques.
Grab a free copy of Toxic Free Living
Plus our other useful reports at our ‘homemade’ page
The Prepping Basics Intro to Prepping 101
Until the next revolution,
Bruce ‘the Poor Man’
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