Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

We did it! Most cities around the US have Farmer’s Markets where you can go to purchase produce, meat, dairy, etc that is fresh and locally-grown. The prices are usually very reasonable and the items are fresh & delicious.  The only down-side is that the...
Food Storage

Food Storage

We did it! How Much? The LDS church recommends each family to have enough food for a whole year, but to at least start with a goal of 3 months. At about.com you’ll find a calculator to figure out how much food your family would need for a year.  If you’re just doing a...
Bread/Rolls

Bread/Rolls

We did it! Rolls Let the kids help from beginning to end so they learn how to add all of the ingredients, kneed the dough, and watch it rise.  They can help form it into balls for rolls as well. Be Creative Even little children have fun forming the dough into...
Finger Foods

Finger Foods

We did it! Get Creative Finger foods are fun to make, so why not get a little creative.  Let the kids make their own funny face fruit plates with blueberry eyes, melon ball noses, banana mouths or however they want to make them.  Then find your favorite fruit dip and...
Campfire Meals

Campfire Meals

We did it! Foil Dinners Simply choose some meat and veggies and wrap them in tin foil.  Then place them on the coals and a little while later you have a delicious meal. Dutch Oven Cooking If you mention a dutch oven at a boy scout meeting, the first thing you’re sure...
Cookies/Desserts

Cookies/Desserts

We did it! Cookies Whether you decide to make cookies with a mix or completely from scratch, the kids will love helping to stir the dough, roll it into balls or roll it flat and use cookie cutters. Brownies Kids like to help stir the batter, but most of all to...
Family Meals

Family Meals

We did it! Healthy Choices Having regular family meals can teach kids the importance of eating healthy and helps them avoiding snacking or eating out rather than eating a full nutritional meal. Teens Parents have a huge affect on their teens, believe it or not.  Don’t...
Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening

We did it! Start it off Right Well, this whole site is full of ideas you can use for Family Home Evening, so here’s just a few tips to get started on the right foot. Try to start each family home evening with a prayer, scripture, song, and lesson, and maybe some...
Service Meals

Service Meals

We did it! For Who? Families who… Just had a baby Have a family member who is sick, injured, or in the hospital Have had a recent death in the family May have a broken stove or are remodeling their kitchen What to Take It may be a good idea to call ahead and find out...
Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping

We did it! A trip to the store doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be “Mom’s job”. Bring the family and make a day of it. Let the kids pick out nutritious treats that they will actually eat. Teach the kids about compromising and cooperation. Before You Go...
Gardening

Gardening

We did it! Starting with Seeds First, you’ll want to find out which zone you are in by entering your zip code. Then look below the map for your last frost free date. You can search for any vegetable, herb, or annual or perennial flower seeds on there and it will have...
Hiking

Hiking

We did it! Preparation You’ll want to make sure you are prepared for pretty much anything when you go on a hike.  First things first, make sure you take plenty of water and don’t buy your hiking boots right before you go.  You’ll want well-worn in shoes that are less...