5 Cost Saving Tips for a Corona Ready Kitchen

5 Cost Saving Tips for a Corona Kitchen

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Corona Virus Readiness

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Mother and Child Preparing Dinner


The corona virus has brought unprecedented times to us and has affected lives all across the world.  In what seemed like moments it seems to have brought us to a place that wejust aren't prepared for or used to.  It has closed businesses and put people out of work.  Even more alarming are the people that have become seriously ill.

The corona virus has caused us to take a hard like this that you take a hard look at everything.  Your life, your finances and what drives them.  I wanted to offer some helpful thoughts and ideas that could be a benefit to you in these times.

These times are unique in that it has forced us all to be at home.  No sports, no scouts, no youth group, no church, camps or so many things that you would normally do that would make it so that you are home together .  You can't turn the tv, radio, or social media on without hearing of the corona pandemic.

Kitchen Readiness

One thing that you may be faced with is your food budget.  There are some things that you can do to help yourself.  I was just at Sams Club, which is similar to BJ's, and Costco.

It made me think of some things that can be done to save money.  

  1. Shop Wisely - look for deals and savings that can translate to money not spent.  Buy things to cook not as many prepared foods
  2. Look for deals - compare shop stores with the same items and find the best deals.  Over time you will come to recognize where the best deals are.
  3. Plan your meals - the best priced groceries  uncooked and spoiled which means they are thrown away.  This ends up costing you money. You know you will be home, plan the meals get into a routine
  4. Plan for snacks- while you don't need elaborate snacks it is important thaving foods to nibble on.  They can be crackers, popcorn, chips, carrots, broccoli, celery, grapes, strawberries
  5. Cook - You will save money if you shop for deals, plan your meals and cook foods from scratch.  thechefscookingschool.com has a full arsenal to prepare you for menu planning and learning to cook through its courses.  There is a book called kitchen cents available in ebook or paperback that is a resource to work through this exact topic.

Holy Week

There is really no better way to be prepared for this Corona Virus than to celebrate the empty tomb of Jesus Christ.  

Happy Easter Everyone

Today is called Good Friday in the Christian community all over the world.  One might wonder why you call a Friday good that represents someone dying.

Well it truly is good because it marks the fact in retrospect that Jesus died on the cross yes.  However it doesn't end there like we think of death.

His body was buried in a tomb, or the equivalent of a cave with a huge stone in front of it as to protect the contents. He truly died.

No Good Friday is good because on the 3rd day He had new life.  He physically was no longer dead.

What this means, if you study the bible, is that God always required a perfect sacrifice to pay the penalty of sin and wrongdoing.  

While the Old Testament used burnt offerings supplied by the high priest on behalf of the people, as compensation for their sins.  Now Jesus, who lived a perfect life became that sacrifice.  His perfect life gave way to being able to pay the penalty for us as sinners.

The Bible says in Romans 10: 8 - 10

In fact, it says, “The message is very close at hand;it is on your lips and in your heart.”

And that message is the very message about faith that we preach: If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 

For this reason, the death of Jesus on Friday followed by his resurection on Sunday makes Fridays news, GOOD.

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playing games

Games

Whether putting puzzles together or video games you have much time together.  We discoverd jackbox.tv  and this week only you can get it for free.  While they have other games drawful is a game where you draw on your smartphone with your finger and people guess the results.  Points are awarded for votes for your drawing and for the names of that drawing. 

We got toghether with a small group of people, keeping social distancing of course, had a fire and toasted hot dogs and samoas. You could also do a scavenger hunt. It is fun and you will be bonding with your group, family.

My son has introduced us to the Marvel series.  While I have never seen much of these movies, we have thoroughly enjoyed this series.  We watch one or 2 a night depending on the days activity.

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Corona Advise


CDC

CDC

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued the following aids.  Please click on the link for more information

Know How it Spreads

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  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
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world health organization

The WHO - World Health Organization has issued some advice that you will see here below.  Click the link for more advise. 

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell

Don't

Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has given some clear direction on what social distancing is and what it isn't.  See the graph below.

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social distancing

Michael Davis

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