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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Japanese Chicken & Ham Fried Rice

This is one of my family's favorite meals.  Everyone eats it.  Which is rare in my house.  Satisfying 6 people at the same time is hard work.  But this meal is awesome.  I even had a friends children over and they ate it.  Probably some of the pickiest kids ever.  They loved it.  I was so proud and there mama was thrilled! So I thought I would share it with the blog world.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wonder box

Have you ever heard of a Wonder Box??  I met a lovely lady at a Emergency Preparedness class.  She was talking about Sanitation (I will post on that a little later).  I felt inspired to talk with her.  After a lengthy talk I discovered we had a lot in common.  When I mentioned I enjoyed sewing she brought out the wonder box.  She had many people that wanted one, but didn't sew.  After looking at hers.  I added a few improvements. 
She handed me the cookbook and history behind the Wonder box and away I went to make my own.

So here is a little History on Retained heat cooking.

One of the stories I came across was about how they used hay boxes in WWII.  They would get there food boiling during certain times of the day. When they were allowed to cook. (Certain times were not allowed due to aircraft over head bombing the area.  Smoke from a fire would alert enemy planes to the area.) They would place there food into the hay box and eat a few hours later or even the next morning.  Allowing the families to have a hot meal.

So now to the wonder box.  They first began in South Africa.  A Pamphlet was published by "Compassion".
Here is the Google Document with the information.  The information was retyped and a few recipes and other information has been added.

So here is my Wonder Box Diy. 

I love my Wonder Box.  I use it all the time.  Its great for Cooking, Keeping thinks cold and even camping when you want a hot shower at night or hot water to wash dishes. 

Here are a few I have made.  I like the simplicity of the design.  No pattern pieces to cut.  Just 4 large circles and 2 long strips.  Sew them fill them and you are ready to go.



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