A friend emailed me this article from the Associated Press this weekend: High Wheat Prices Raise Grocery Costs.

For our family of 7, we need 1050 lbs. of wheat for one year. You can buy a 25 lb bag of red wheat for $4.75 from your Family Home Storage Center. $6.25 a bag for white wheat. That's about $200 for red wheat, plus the price of buckets. For a year's supply.

"This is not an event," said Jeff Newey, manager of training and evaluation for Bishops Storehouse Services. "It is a process." The important thing is "to get word out to members encouraging them to prepare for adversity," he said.

So, we've got wheat, what do we do with it?

Whole Wheat Cookbook - this blog is AWESOME!

The Country Living Grain Mill Whole Wheat Recipes

Wheat Grass - just in time for Easter

Bread - my advice...buy a good bread machine.

Read about it - wheat 101, simple info.

Here's a recipe we like:

Fried Whole Wheat
2 Tbsp oil
1 cup green pepper, diced
2 cups cooked whole kernel wheat
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs
2 cups coarsely chopped onion
2 cups left-over meat (ham, bacon, chicken, etc)
1/2 tsp salt

In a large skillet, saute onion & green pepper in oil. Then add meat & whole wheat. Add 2 eggs, beaten lightly, soy sauce, & salt. Stir until eggs are cooked.

to cook your whole kernel wheat:

Boil 1 cup water & 1/2 tsp salt. Add 1/2 cup wheat.
Bring back to a good rolling boil. Cover & turn heat to low.
Let sit for, well, a good long time. Like 4-6 hours.
You can cook a big amount in your crockpot (2 1/2 cups water to 1 cup wheat, on low for 6-8 hours).
Store what you don't use in the fridge.

I like wheat salads for lunch. Just add some chilled wheat to
chopped veggies with some Thousand Island Dressing.

Okay, I'm done with my wheat rant, again. I'm just learning, myself.


corrie said...

608 hours! Um...That's a long time.

cally said...

okay, i fixed it. you don't cook the wheat for 608 hours. thanks, cor.

Lori said...

Thanks for the good links.