Making whole grain into fast foods.

One thing that many people believe is that milling flour from grain and using it is far too time consumming.  This simply is not true at all.  By the time I have placed the grain in the mill and turned it on, then gathered the other ingredients needed, the mill has stopped and I'm ready to work.  No more time invested than if I had opened a bag of flour.

Making a variety of foods ahead of time also makes using fresh, whole grains seem like 'fast food'.  Make a double batch of waffles, muffins or tortillas - freeze the waffles to be toasted in the toaster (rivals Eggos) , store muffins in ziplocked baggies in the pantry for 3-5 more days, and the tortillas left over will either store in the refridgerator for up to a week (nice for wraps at lunch, or quick quesadillas for a fast supper) or freeze them for weeks until they are needed for taco night.

Just because milling grains is as 'scratch' food as it can get, doesn't mean that we are locked in the kitchen every day.  Even the bread machine is a convenience that allows us to go about the activities in between the kneeding and rising and just check on the bread until it's done!  The smell of fresh milled grains in fresh baked bread, is enough to make anyone appreciate what may 'seem' like all the extra effort.

 

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About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She has been a both guest and host on internet and broadcast radio talk-shows and in television interviews. She is the hostess of “Your Preparation Station” on Preparedness Radio Network. She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats for people to learn hands skills. She and her husband are the founders of Millers Grain House and, Your Preparation Station and are on the board of PREPARE Magazine. Joseph and Donna have been happily married for 27 years and have three adult children, and one daughter in-law.