I’ve been trying to decide the most helpful format in which to archive our participant’s experiences since many of you have been asking how you can get a list of their recipes. For me, one of the best parts of this contest has been the additional ideas and resources discovered through our contestants and I don’t want this information to get buried as just another contest. Instead I see it as a collection of experiments that can become a useful part of the blog. So this new format is what I’ve come up with.
So this is how it’ll go from now on… I’ll be updating each of our past weeks in the same way you see here. My goal is to have everything done and ready for you in this way by the end of May. However, if you want to know the information on any specific recipe you’ve seen sooner than that — (for example, if you’re participating and you want to try one of these recipes for yourself) just sent me an email and I’ll be glad to help you out.
Alright then, to get started, let’s see where our participants stand in placement overall as well as what they’ve earned in points!
The Race is ON!
Great job (seriously) to all of you!! These silly stacked up soup cans represent a LOT of work and experience gained. It’s fabulous for me knowing you! Also, I hope if there’s anyone out there who’s considered trying out cooking with food storage, that you’ll see that there’s still room for more at the party! Just three weeks left before our over all prizes are given out. And speaking of overall prizes…it’s about time we take a lovin’ minute for our sponsors who have offered them to us!
A BIG thank you to each of them for their generous donations!!
We love these companies!!
Week #9’s Contest
For this week’s points, (as you’ll see me do from now on as well as archiving back with past weeks) here are each of our participants and their submissions for the week! Our weekly points winner was Paula, coming in with 249 points! Amanda was a close second with 223 points. Compliments of Emergency Essentials, Paula gets a great package of products worth $50 in value! *
Also, this week our Rafflecopter water kit winner goes to Karen Hall!
Currently there have been some hiccups for me internally in setting up next week’s Rafflecopter contest, so I’ll (hopefully) be able to post that portion of the contest along with announcing the prizes on Monday. I’ll let you know all about it then!
As I mentioned, our top cook this week was Paula! Let’s see what she made and then run down the line! You’ll notice all of the recipes which have links are highlighted. About this I should mention that many recipes (from all of the participants) have been converted to be food storage recipes originally from a normal recipe. Also, the pictures (which you’ll want to click on to see in greater detail) should give you a good idea on how these recipes were made using shelf stable items. If there’s a recipe that needs to be written, those will be found at the very end of the post, in my “notes” area.
7– Chicken and Dressing Casserole
13– Breakfast Burritos
14– Brunch Egg Bake (this is the recipe that won the facebook contest this week, btw!)
15– Butter (Btw Paula, I can’t believe you did this even after I told everyone in the post how long it takes, lol!)
19– Peach Cobbler
20– Chicken & Dumplings
21– Loaded Baked Potato Salad
23– Hamburger Buns
Super job, Paula!! Your recipes this week look great!
Next, in second place this week, it’s Amanda! Here’s what she made:
1– Almost Stroganoff
3– Alfredo Lasagna Rolls
5– BBQ Sauce
8– Creamy Wild Rice and Veggies
9– Chicken Rotini Pasta *Replaced canned chicken for sausage and rotini instead of penne.
11– French Bread
12– Five Minute Mayo
13– Hamburger Buns
14– Sloppy Joes
16– Panini Bread
17– Ricotta Cheese
19– Sausage and Cheddar Muffins
22– Yogurt (successful) *Amanda has found success by using directions both from the blog here as well as cheesemaking.com while using cultures also purchased from cheesemaking,com. Acidophilus tablets have not been successful recently in participant trials.
23– Tortellini Soup — using home canned sausage (5) and home made yogurt. Also subbed freeze dried for fresh and dried instead of refrigerated tortellinis. This was the favorite recipe she chose to feature in the facebook contest this week as well.
24– Tropical Fruit Dip — using home made yogurt.
25– Tuna Salad
Amazing week, Amanda!
Feeling hungry yet? Here’s our next participant this week, Barbara!
1– Bourbon Chicken (she writes along with this recipe: “Very yummy. My family loved this!”)
3– Apple Crisp — Used rehydrated apple slices and cooked it in my sun oven. I also used my homemade butter.
5– Rice made using a Wonder Oven
And next, Brittney!
1– Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
3– Fudge Brownies (recipe in notes) She writes: “These were the best fudge brownies I’ve ever had. Better than the box mixes!”
4– Pantry Cheese
6– Oven Baked Oatmeal She writes: “This was yummy! Another food storage success!”
7– Homemade Buns
8– Pumpkin Whole Wheat Waffles
9– Tootsie Rolls (setting up wasn’t successful but they tasted good.)
10– Homemade Bread
Angalee made Applesauce Cake this week, (which she says was good)!
And finally, Billie Nicholson made Tuna Casserole using her Sun Oven!
Mix I quart peaches with 1/4 c. white and 1/4 c. brown sugars, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, 2 tsp cornstarch and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Cook on stove for 10 minutes or until thick. Topping: Mix together 1/4 c. of brown and white sugar, 1tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 cup flour. Cut in 6 TBSP. Butter and just enough water to form dough. I substituted butter powder here. Place peach mix in a oven ready pan, add topping and bake till brown and bubbly.
Chicken N Dumplings
Mix together Chicken (I used a pint),1 can cream chicken soup with 2 cans water, I have added a can of chicken broth here due to using canned chicken the original recipe would use chicken stock from fresh cooked chicken, salt and pepper to taste. Cook this on the stove for about an 1hr., I brought to a boil, simmered for 5 min. then placed in the wonder oven for 1hr.. Place on the stove when ready to make dumplings, bring to a boil and mix together bread dough: 1cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, dash of salt, and enough milk to form dough. I then coat with flour and drop into boiling soup. Simmer about 15 minutes until biscuits are done. Dish up and enjoy.
(our family recipe) tortillas, sausage (any meat) and scrambled eggs. I usually add cheese.
Loaded Potato Salad
Start with boiling potatoes ( I used the Wonder Oven (2pts). In a skillet fry some bacon and add onions and salt and pepper to taste. When potatoes are done chop into small pieces and mix with bacon mixture. Add in cheese, sour cream and mayo., garnish with chives ( I mix mine into the salad. serve hot or cold your choice. I used home canned potatoes and homemade sour cream.
Chicken & Dressing Casserole
This is a family favorite recipe: Chicken, bread crumbs, cream soup ( I used cream of mushroom ), chicken broth, and butter. Mix all ingredients and put into baking dish. Bake until brown about 30 minutes at 375. I used home canned chicken and homemade bread crumbs.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2 Tbsp molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan. In a medium bowl, sift your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together your sugar and shortening. Add the applesauce and molasses and mix together. Gradually add the dry mixture in, until mixed well. Fold in the raisins. Pour into your pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean). Cool for 10 minutes.
Glaze: 1 C. powdered sugar 1/8 C. hot water 1/2 t. butter powder