Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March food storage meals.

Before the month ends,I thought I better get the next 3 food storage meals out. Sorry for the delay, I can't believe it is already the 11Th! These are all simple and concocted to use little heat and to use ingredients that don't have to be refrigerated. Hopefully we will be able to add fresh ingredients to these meals, but....just in case... we all need to prepare for the worse. Here are my next three worse case scenario meals.

Bow Tie Pasta with Pesto, Chicken and Sun dried Tomatoes

1 Bag of bow tie pasta
1 Jar of Pesto, small,I like Fresh n Easy brand!
1 Jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes, small
1 Pint of canned chicken, homemade pressure cooked kind. Meatless is also fine.

Cook pasta and toss altogether and heat till warm. Serve with some warm french bread and if we are lucky, a great salad.

Fried Rice with veggies and bacon

4 cups cooked rice
1/2 to 1 lb carrots, fresh or equivalent dried
1 yellow onion, chopped or 1/2 cup dried
6 cloves garlic (minced garlic in jars store for quite a while)
1 lb bacon or bacon bits
3 tsp beef bullion
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 to 1/2 cup soy sauce
Garlic powder
onion powder
eggs, fresh or whole eggs dried

Cook rice. In pan, heat some oil, add cooked bacon or bacon bits and add 1/2 tsp onion powder/ 1/2 tsp garlic powder/ 1/4 tsp black pepper. Saute to release flavors. Add veggies and cook until soft. If using dehydrated veggies, reconstitute first and cook just until tender. Add same amount of seasonings again. Add cooked rice. Add soy sauce. Scramble eggs in separate pan, as many as wanted and season with 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp pepper. Chop eggs in pan and add to rice. You can add peas also if desired.

BBQ Pizza Chicken

Pizza dough recipe

4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tsp yeast in 1/4 cup warm water
1 T. olive oil

Mix yeast in measuring cup with 1/4 cups warm water. Let yeast get foamy. Put 3 cups of flour in bowl with salt. Mix and stir in 1 1/2 cups water, oil and yeast mixture. Mix with spoon until sticky. Add more flour until the dough is only slightly sticky. Let rest for 8 minutes. Knead again until dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise for 4 hours.
Can also be made with half the flour whole grain.

BBQ sauce
Canned Chicken
Dried Bell Peppers/red peppers

Roll out dough, spread BBQ sauce on top, chopped chicken, veggies that have been reconstituted. If you have fresh veggies and cheese, layer it on top. If not, this is a cheesless pizza but still tasty. Bake on 400 until golden brown and done on the bottom.

*** I had an email wanting the hamburger bun recipe to go with the BBQ beef sandwiches. Here you go:

Hamburger Buns

preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place in Bosch with dough hook , or whatever you have:

4 cups warm water
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup gluten
8 cups whole wheat flour or grain mixture (add more later)
3 T. yeast

Mix until moistened. Let rise until it reaches to the top of the bowl.

Add: 1 T. Salt

Add enough flour until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Add back in 2-3 T. water. Knead for 5 minutes. Form large balls, 6 per cookie sheet on parchment paper if you have it. Let rise for 45 minutes. Bake for 25 minutes at 400 until golden brown. Brush with butter while still hot.

(form Healthy Recipes Cookbook)

I also had a request for a recipe for a healthy cream of mushroom soup. I personally do not ever use it so I don't have one but they are all over the web. I prefer recipes that make their own sauces, not ones you make before hand. But, there are some decent versions out there, I just have never tried one to recommend one. If someone has one out there, post a comment for our readers please.



Shanen said...

Thanks for the hamburger recipe. I might have to switch one of my 90day meals out for this. I love new recipes

Mary said...

I miss your food storage menu's! I know your busy with your cookbook which i'm sure will have great recipes for the year supply. Can't wait!!! no really though, you have motivated more than you will ever know! Thanks for all you do for your followers!

KP said...

I use Pacific Natural Foods organic mushroom soup, I buy it at Sprouts & make a rue. After combining equal parts softened butter & flour, whisk in while the liquid is boiling. If it needs to be creamy add milk or a little cream cheese. The beef & chicken broths are great too.

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