Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Honey, The Perfect Food

I normally don't like to post about the same topic twice in a row, but I am going to make an exception this week.  Honey is an excellent food to keep in your food storage program.  In fact, I am going to go so far as to say it is critical.

Honey has many uses.  Some of the more common ones are to put it in hot drinks where it can sooth a sore throat, drizzle it on oatmeal, drizzle it on graham crackers or my personal favorite - use it when making homemade bread or other goodies. I love it on oatmeal and graham crackers too!

I know some people who store a five gallon bucket of honey. I don't have that much, but I do have about 15 lbs. I also store 7 lbs of molasses. For the purposes of this post, I will lump honey and molasses together. I use molasses in my bread recipes too. And besides, it is critical for those yummy gingerbread cookies at Christmas time!

I found a few websites that offer some additional advice on what you can do with all that honey. 

If you don't have any honey in your food storage program, I strongly encourage you to add at least a small bottle.  It lasts practically forever in the original package.  If it does ever crystallize, you can heat it in the microwave or place the container in a pan of hot water until it is re-melted. You can also use it in the crystallized state.  On many occasions, I have used it that way in my bread recipes.

Even if you never eat it, honey has so many other uses that it makes it an important item to store. Consider adding a bottle (or two) of honey to your food storage program!

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