Chicken Riggies

Print the recipe page!  chicken riggies

Forgive me if I’d never heard of “riggies” before, but apparently those of you in Utica, New York have where this dish even has it’s own festival!

This particular recipe is based off a Cook’s Country take on it.  (Btw, I’m guessing the name “riggies” is short for rigatoni?)  Anyway, thanks be to the “riggies”!  It cooperates perfectly as a shelf stable meal and makes a very flavorful dish.

Serves 6-8

Read more

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas

Print the recipe!  

full recipe as shared here==>bbq chicken and pineapple quesadilla

insert your own favorite tortilla recipe ==>bbq quesadillas

tortilla recipe alone==>flour tortillas #2



Time to jazz things up with a little something different!  There’s not much to say about the quesadillas themselves outside of “they’re good” (you got that, right?), but as for the new flour tortilla recipe I feel like I need to confess to someone.  I’ve been pulled to the dark side of ingredients… thanks to Pioneer Woman’s tortilla recipe.

These tortillas turned out really good.  They were easy to roll out (a lot easier than my last flour tortillas) and they’re soft, just like the fresh ones found at the grocery store.  Well, okay…maybe not where you live but here in Texas we have this awesome grocery store called HEB, they have the best fresh flour tortillas; miles and miles better than the packaged ones on the shelves. Those are what I’m talking about (which, most likely, are made with the very same ingredients).  So back to my confession.  The tortillas turned out great but the secret is the fat they’re made with.  We’ll call it “the fat that shall not be named”.  What to do, what to do…now that my family has tasted these tortillas I find myself in a “wanna-be-a-healthy-mom” vs. “it really tastes good” quandary.

Read more

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Print the recipe page!  mexican tortilla lasagna

Many crock pot recipes work well in a wonder oven and this former crock pot recipe does exactly that.  It follows the same idea as Wonder Oven Lasagna that I posted a year ago, if any of you remember.   Also, if you don’t have a wonder oven, don’t worry, it can still be baked (the changes are in the notes section).

Again, this is a meal that takes longer to make due to the homemade tortillas (which in timing it, this step took an extra 30 min.) but the reward is that you end up with a family friendly meal that doesn’t taste like food storage. Read more

Curried Coconut Chicken

Print the recipe card!  curried coconut chicken

This is a fantastic recipe!  It’s easy to make (since most of it’s ingredients are shelf stable in the first place) so it works as a food storage meal without a problem.   It was adapted from this Curried Coconut Chicken recipe from Allrecipes.

Due to it’s extended simmering time, it’s perfectly suited for cooking in a Wonder oven or thermal cooker.  On the other hand, it really isn’t reasonable to make (as far as fuel storage goes) without one.  Also, as a side note, we prefer the stewed tomatoes coarsely pureed rather than left in chunks, (that’s the way I’ve made it here) but you can make it any way you want to.

My husband, usually not a fan of curry, is a fan of this recipe.  That fact alone is enough for me to believe that a majority of you out there will like it too.  Enjoy! Read more

Chicken Burgers

Print the recipe! chicken burgers

I began this recipe (originally from Food Network) encouraged by the great reviews but still a bit hesitant.  If it worked like it said it did with ground white meat chicken, ground canned chicken should work too.  Still though the chicken mixture itself, as warned in the original recipe, was really wet and I worried whether it would hold together.  “Forge ahead” the first recipe said. I did and canned chicken or not, it worked!  The only “food storage” adjustment I had to make in cooking was to keep the patties thin since the ending texture was better that way.  To go along with them I found a new homemade bun recipe that everyone liked.

These burgers were a {HUGE} hit, right up there with pizza for how “normal food” tasting they were.  I’m excited to try other ideas by which to build on them!

Read more

Bourbon Chicken

Print the recipe card!  bourbon chicken

The great thing about this recipe as a long term food storage meal is how fast and easy it is.  By the time the rice is cooked it’s ready to go!

Funny thing, while preparing this post I was trying to find the blog I found this recipe on once upon a time (without luck) when I came across the exact same sauce recipe on  Apparently it’s a popular one out there!  As a normal meal (or stored in your 3 month supply) you might choose to make it using frozen chicken and in that case you can check the recipe in the link …either way I think you’ll enjoy this simple meal.

Prep time: 5 minutes Read more

Creamy Chicken Parmesan

Print the recipe card!  creamy chicken parmesan

Today’s recipe is another that was inspired by Karen at and highly successful at our dinner table.  Enjoy!

Note:  This recipe makes a hearty 8 – 10 servings.  In my food storage plan I plan for leftovers on purpose (to use for lunch the next day) but depending on your family size you might want to cut it in half.

Prep time:  15-20 minutes

Read more

Chicken and Veggie Filled Biscuits

Print the recipe card!  chicken and veggie filled biscuits

If you’re looking for a meal to please the kids (or anyone else for that matter) this is definitely a recipe to try.  It comes from the book “The Everyday Gourmet” and it’s great!  For the biscuit recipe, rather than using a mix, I use the “Backcountry Biscuits” recipe from the same book and it works out perfectly while also helping to rotate some of the long term ingredients I store.

Makes 12 biscuits

Prep time:  30-40 minutes Read more