What would people do if they didn’t have power to charge up computer and cell phone batteries? If you flipped the switch and nothing happened, what would 99% of the population do? PANIC!! That is exactly what would happen. Everyone says “preppers” are crazy nut jobs that don’t know what they are talking about.
The state this world is in at this point in time, it could happen any day. We depend so much on that switch flipping and we have electricity at our fingertips. What happens if someday that switch is flipped and nothing happens? We have coastlines on three sides of our country (tsunami) and a super volcano (lava and death) in the middle. Momma Said, “I don’t want to preach gloom and doom but the question “What if” has to resonate in the back of your mind.”
I don’t think the population today could handle not being able to text, tweet, game, and whatever else they do on their phones all day long. Do you think any of them could write a letter to a friend? All of us have gotten so dependant on electricity that it would be total chaos if something did happen. I hope it never does and I know computers have improved life for everyone, but there has to be a point when we say enough is enough.
Companies are producing new and improved everything everyday. You buy something today and a month from now it is obsolete. Everything is mass produced and it seems as if it is quantity over quality. It is made to use and throwaway. Momma Said, “Why can’t we make stuff that lasts like it used to.”
ALMOND POUND CAKE
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons water
1 cup flour
1 cup blanched ground almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Butter and flour a loaf pan or small square pan (8″x8″).
Cream the butter and sugar.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Beat in the almond extract and the water.
Stir together the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
Stir this into the wet ingredients.
Pour evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes for a loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes in the square pan, or in either case until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.