Two unlikely ingredients make this thick and hearty corn chowder a great food storage recipe! Warning: by revealing these ingredients you’re likely to read on and think I’ve lost it…(news flash, I lost it a loong time ago )…either that or you’ll forge ahead and try it anyway. I hope you will. Get ready… and try to keep a straight face!
I’ve had this type of question come up at least half a dozen times now so I thought I’d post the answer in case there are any others of you who are wondering the same thing.
Q: How do you rotate your pantry meals and other food storage food? Do you just add in one pantry meal per week to your regular menu plan?
With a busy family, pantry meals work easily into a weekly menu because they’re fast and convenient to make. Honestly, I don’t put much thought into “planning” them into our menu, they work themselves into it due to necessity. To demonstrate, our usual week looks like this… Continue reading
It’s tough to find a boxed pancake mix that doesn’t turn out pancakes that are heavy and dense and bordering on flavorless. This recipe is one you can mix yourself from shelf stable ingredients, has a “made from scratch” taste and makes a lighter pancake. The flavor boosting “secret” ingredient is malted milk, not something you’d think to add into your pancake mix, but believe me you’ll like it!
The tricky eventuality of having food storage is that you actually have to find a place to store the food, as well as have some sort of functional system to keep it accessible and rotated. Living in Texas added some challenges for us with the heat and humidity, not to mention the bugs. The houses here aren’t built with basements and the garage, due to the heat (outside of housing a spare freezer) is entirely off limits for storage. Our food storage is stored inside the house, along with the seven people who live here and I try to keep it from being overly noticeable.
While my ideas here won’t work for some, they work for me. My choice to have food storage has a price (beyond the money I paid for it) requiring nearly a “whole house effort” to store it. I’ve decided it’s worth the trade of having a magazine perfect house in exchange for the security and independence of being able to feed my family on my own if needed.
That said, you can still have a cute house and have your food storage too! Continue reading
I’ve been intrigued with the idea of trying out a seitan (aka wheat meat) styled “roast” ever since my wheat meat post last spring. So when I saw this recipe from Susan Voisen, which looked so amazingly good, I knew I had to try it! Her seitan recipe (using powdered vital wheat gluten) is so much simpler to make than my last go at it, and the results are remarkably delicious. I can easily imagine ordering this “un-meat” at a vegan restaurant and loving it, even including the food storage substitutions! My mother in law enjoys eating at those kind of places so I’m definitely going to have to make this dish for her at some point, I think she’ll really like it.
I did change up the stuffing recipe, I liked the idea of using wild rice rather than bread, but you can fiddle with the stuffing and make it the way you prefer. Continue reading
Happy New Year!! Today I thought I’d share the 12 most visited recipes of 2012, according to you– my wonderful preparedness minded readers. Some that made the cut surprised me while others didn’t. I decided to follow it up with a list of my own favorites, not including the recipes that already made “your” list. It wasn’t easy narrowing it to twelve, it was pretty hard actually, but in my list are my “Tip – top 12″ recipes from last year’s postings, ones that my own family loves and uses a lot. Continue reading