Sunday, February 19, 2012

Doomsday Prepper or Miss Minimalist? and some Rye Bread...

So I'm cleaning out a closet trying to balance being a Doomsday Prepper  and a Minimalist.  I've clearly been watching too much Nat Geo and reading too many feng shui e-books...   

Doomsday Prepper Minimalist food supply:  Dried beans; check.  Rice; check.  Water; enough for a few days and stuff that will hopefully purify the Hudson River; check.  Lots of things to flavor the beans & rice; check.  Yeah, I guess I can live off that for awhile if the *bleep* hits the fan.  The ninja wants weapons.  I'll take care of the food.  I don't plan on eating squirrel.

Next step is to redo the Vegan Unplugged pantry supply box.  My brilliant idea to keep it fresh is to donate the whole thing for the holiday food drive (complete with a can opener and a copy of Vegan Unplugged) and then replenish annually.  Good thing we didn't get a blizzard this year, since I've been without the supply box for 2 months.  I had lots of fun with this during hurricane Irene last August even though we didn't even lose power.    

Now onto the rye bread.  A bread machine embodies the opposite of a both a doomsday prepper and minimalist, but I do love this darn thing.  I've had it for at least 12 years, and lost the manual ages ago, but I just found it online (yay!) and was inspired to make the rye bread with rye flour from King Arthur Flour that has been languishing in the pantry.      

Nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning...toasts nicely.   

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