DIY Electrolyte Drink (Gatorade, Pedialyte)
1 quart water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Lite salt
6 to 10 tsp. granulated sugar
Optional Ingredient: Package of Kool-Aid for color and flavoring.
Mix well. Replaces lost electrolytes due to dehydration (diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating, etc.).
DIY Baby Formula (8 ounce bottle)
6 tbsp. nonfat dry milk
2 tsp. olive or vegetable oil
1 cup water (safe or boiled)
1 tsp. sugar
Mix will. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed. Test a small drop on your wrist before feeding to the baby.
If there are no baby bottles available, feed baby using a spoon or a sterile eye-dropper or a sterile medicine-dropper.
CAUTION: Do NOT use corn syrup or honey instead of the sugar. They both contain potential bacteria which can kill a young baby who does not have a fully developed immune system.
DIY Self-Rising Flour
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tbsp. baking powder
May be used in any recipe that specifies self-rising flour.
DIY Smooth Peanut Butter
1 cup roasted shelled peanuts
1.5 tsp. oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Note: Omit the salt if you are using salted peanuts.
Note: The oil may be peanut oil, or olive oil, or vegetable oil. The flavor of the oil will be present in the finished peanut butter.
Note: If you have fresh unroasted peanuts, then remove the peanuts from their shells, rub off and discard the paper thin pink skins, place peanuts on a cookie sheet and roast in an oven at 300Â°F for 12 minutes. Allow the peanuts to cool before using.
Directions: Place the roasted peanuts, the oil, and the salt in a blender and secure the lid. Blend until the mixture becomes spreadable. If necessary, add a few more drops of oil. If necessary, stop the blender and scrape the mixture off the sides of the blender to the bottom of the blender, and then continue blending. Use the peanut butter immediately or store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. If the oil separates during storage and rises to the top of the mixture then stir it back into the peanut butter before using.
Option: For crunchy peanut butter, stir in 1/8 cup of chopped roasted peanuts after blending.
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