If any sister has something they would like me to add to the blog, PLEASE email Jesse at billjesse17@gmail.com or send me a text until a permanent blogger has been decided.

Really this blog is only as good as the information I have to add to it. Sometimes I miss some of the announcments and need you to help me out if I don't remember to add them.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Thanks so much to our super enrichment committee and all others who helped make our Christmas Dinner a huge success. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Visiting Teaching Challenge

A challenge t0 visiting teachers - please make sure that every sister in our ward is contacted before Christmas.

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Please come the our Relief Society Enrichment Dinner this Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner and a short program. There will be a children's class available.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Thanks, everyone, for making Super Saturday
a HUGE success!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Visiting Teaching Video

Regardless of personal circumstances, we all need to know that we are loved and that someone cares. Visiting teaching is not just a lesson or a phone call. It is concerned, deep interest in the lives of others. It is about giving what the other person needs, not necessarily what we want to give. More than anything else, visiting teaching is a way for us to help each other feel the Savior's love in our lives. October 2008 Ensign - Name Withheld

Please pause the "playlist" at the end of the blog before playing video.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Remember - Super Saturday is coming soon!!! Mark October 25th on your calendar. Come and work on a project; help tie a quilt; work on humantarian project; or just come and have lunch and enjoy some great company.

See you there!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


The dry pack canner should be shipped this week!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

October Canning Schedule

FAMILY CANNING (Wet-Pack ) Idaho Falls ID Cannery, 770 W. Anderson, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Date: October 3, 2008 (Friday) Product: Pears (27 oz Cans) Price: $12.24/Case (12 Cans/Case)
2 Shifts: 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon
12:00 Noon – 4 pm

Date: October 30, 2008 (Thursday) Product: Applesauce (14 ½ oz cans) Price: $16.08/Case (24 Cans/Case)
1 Shift: 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm

As most everyone is aware, the Church has suspended the canning of all meat products. We will be conducting a test run on October 10th, with a new set of procedures that must be followed. It is critical that anyone wishing to participate in the canning of meat products review thoroughly the attached documents. (Documents available from R.S. Presidency Sunday.) A signed copy of the “Note of Ownership (Bill of Sale)” must be received by October 3, 2008, in order to participate in this canning session. (This can either be a faxed copy of the document [Fax: 529-9956], or a signed original document.) Any questions can be directed to the cannery. Calling in to sign up will not be complete nor secure you a place in this family canning activity until we have the signed “Note of Ownership (Bill of Sale)” in our possession. If someone fails to show up on the canning date, the product cannot be sold to anyone else, nor given away. The only alternative the cannery will have will be to throw the product away.

This test run will assist the Church in evaluating the feasibility of offering meat products for family canning in the future. Your cooperation, patience and understanding is appreciated.

October 10, 2008 (Thursday) Chicken Chunks (14 ½ oz cans) $41.76/Case (24 Cans/Case)
(White Only)
1 Shift
8:00 am to Approximately 1:00 pm

It is Church policy that you work at the cannery for the items you wish to purchase. If you wish to place an order, call: 529-2201
We will start taking names on September 8, 2008. Case Limit per Person is 5, if you would like more cases, bring more people)
All shifts start as noted above.
Checks or Cash (Exact Change Please)

Due to a remodeling of the electrical wiring in the cannery during November and December, this family canning will be the last we will do this year. The next opportunity will be during the March time frame of 2009. Also depending upon the challenges we experience with the meat product will determine if it will be offered in the future.

Domestic Kitchen Group

The Domestic Kitchen group will meet this Thursday, September 4, at 1:00 p.m. at Nikkie Stevens' home. We will have a jam making demonstration and a planning meeting for the rest of the year's activities. Contact Nikkie if you have any questions or need directions to her house - 787-9292.

Monday, August 18, 2008

August Enrichment Reminder-Humanitarian Project

Victor 3rd Ward August Enrichment will be Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. We will be making File Folder Activities for children for use at orphanages. We will also finish tying a quilt. Hope to see you there!! We'll have refreshments also.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hygiene Kits/General Relief Society Broadcast

What can $3.60 buy? In conjunction with the General Relief Society Broadcast in September the Stake Relief Society is putting together Hygiene Kits for the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City. For $3.60 you can sponsor one kit and help someone in need. Please sponsor as many kits as you would like to. Turn your money into the Bishopric in a donation envelope and write in "Ward Hygiene Kits" on the donation slip. Our goal as a ward is to sponsor 100 kits. Thanks for your generosity.

Alphabet Potluck

Lots and lots of delicious food, a beautiful setting, and good company -
thanks to all who came!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Alphabet Potluck

Remember the Alphabet Potluck this Thursday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. in Cheryl Hastings' yard -
A-J Salad
K-R Main Dish
S- Z Dessert

Monday, June 30, 2008

Hygiene Kits and Dry Pack Canner

Here are two opportunities to donate to a worthy cause:

Dry Pack Canner - if you would like to donate toward the purchase of the dry pack canner that the ward is buying, you can do so by marking other on your donation slip and writing in "ward dry pack canner."

Hygiene Kits - in conjunction with the General Relief Society Broadcast in September our stake will be assembling hygiene kits like we did last year. You can "sponsor" hygiene kits by donating $3.60 for each kit you want to sponsor. Mark other on your donation slip and write in "ward hygiene kits."

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flour & Sugar & Oats, Oh, My!

Cans & Lids & Fun, Oh, My!

-Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz - only the sisters of the Victor 3rd Ward weren't surrounded by lions and tigers and bears, just cans & lids, & flour & sugar &&&&&&&. And our adventure didn't start in Kansas. It started at the LDS Cannery in Idaho Falls where Amber, Jill , and Amber's kids picked up 500 cans, lids, and oxygen absorption packets.

From there, our yellow brick road led us to Chris Johnson's garage in Brookside where we set up tables and dry pack canners and went to work. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a break at noon for a delicious lunch, we canned and laughed and canned some more. Here's what our day looked like:

Bishop Kunz has given the ok to purchase a dry pack canner for our ward. If you would like to contribute toward the purchase price, you can do so by marking "other" on your donataion slip and writing in "ward dry pack canner."

Recipes from May and June Enrichment will be available on Sunday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June Enrichment

Remember!!! Dry Pack Canning this Saturday, June 21 at Chris Johnson's - 60 Trout Bend in Brookside. Even if you aren't canning, please come for lunch at 12:00 noon. See you there!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dry Pack Canning Conversion Table

To help you know how many cans to order if you are dry pack canning:

50 lbs wheat............................9 cans
10 lbs. cocoa............................1.5 cans
50 lbs. rolled oats..................20 cans
25 lbs. rolled oats..................10 cans
25 lbs. cornmeal...................5.5 cans
50 lbs. all-purpose flour.......12.5 cans
25 lbs. pinto beans................9.5 cans
6 lbs. gelatin.........................1 can
25 lbs white sugar................4 cans
50 lbs. powdered milk........12.5 cans
25 lbs. powdered milk.........6.25 cans
10 lbs. brown sugar.............2 cans
l lb. almonds.........................1 can
10 lbs. egg noodles..............6 cans
5 lbs. baking powder..........1 can
10 lbs. hashbrown potatoes....6 cans
10 lbs. baking soda.............1.5 cans
10 lbs. salt...........................1.25 cans
10 lbs. beef bouillon...........1.5 cans

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dry Pack Dinner

A big thanks to our super enrichment committee for the May "Dry Pack Dinner" Enrichment.
Jani Rasmussen & Ronda Moss gave lots of good information about storage and reminded us that our prophet today, as well as past prophets, have counciled us to be prepared. Susan was very entertaining as she demonstrated and let us sample wheat fruit salad, blender wheat pancakes, wheat thins, and wheat chili.
Nikkie showed us how to make wheat & white tortillas which we sampled with dry pack refried beans.
Becky explained how to make granola.
Rachel told how to make apple crisp.
Melanie explained how to make "bean" fudge. We all had a taste and it was very delicious!!
Listening to Susan - very funny!!!
We all had a great time. Thanks so much to all who helped and all who attended.
We will have a storage booklet with recipes and storage information available for all sisters .

Monday, May 19, 2008

"Hats Off" Visiting Teaching Conference Brunch

Here is the recipe for the yummy breakfast casserole which was served:

Breakfast Casserole
12 oz. sausage browned
3 cups cheese (colby or cheddar)
1 loaf white bread
1 dz. eggs
1 can evaporated milk
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt

Butter a 9x13 pan, cut crust off of bread, layer bottom of pan with bread; 2nd layer, cover with sausage and sprinkle 2 cups cheese over sausage, put another layer of bread on top. Beat together eggs, evaporated milk, salt, and pepper, pour over top, cover with foil, and refrigerate over night. In the morning put pan in oven while it pre-heats to 350 degrees. Bake with foil on for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle remaining cheese, and bake for another 30 minutes uncovered. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New RS Blog

This is the Victor 3rd Ward Relief Society blog. We will be posting our activities, VT messages and any other pertinent information. Thanks for looking.