- Food Storage Recipes
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Our family's food storage consists of freeze dried, dehydrated, canned, and frozen foods — all varieties. It gives me peace of mind to look at the rows of cans, bottles, and buckets and know they're there if and when we need them.
But over the years of collecting the food, I have not used any of it (except the canned and frozen) in my everyday recipes.
It occurred to me that I just might not know how to use this stored food. I don't even know if it tastes good. Yes, I have tasted some of it at an emergency preparedness expo. The food I tasted was really good!
But, looking at the various recipes that I use daily or weekly, I wondered if I could substitute some (or all) of the ingredients using just my storage food. After all, if the time comes when we REALLY need to rely on that food, would I know what to do with it?
So I began collecting and converting recipes. I will add them here as I convert or try a recipe. So if this is you, this is the place to come if you want or need to learn how to use food storage recipes in your daily menus.
Maybe you're wondering (as I am) . . .
- Can I put together dehydrated, freeze dried, and canned foods and make a full meal?
- How do I incorporate powdered butter, milk, cheese, and sauces into recipes, and in what proportions?
- What can I do with all the wheat I have stored — besides make bread?
- What substitutions can I use if a certain recipe ingredient is not available during a crisis?
- What spices are best to give a bland meal that "fine dining" touch? (In other words, delicious!)
- What dried foods can be used in every-day cooking?
Cooking From Scratch - Don't Panic!
As you know, cooking with food storage most likely means cooking from scratch - sort of. Some might panic at the thought of scratch cooking, but believe me, using freeze dried and dehydrated foods makes it SO much easier. For starters, there is much less preparation:
- no cutting up veggies
- no washing and cutting up fruit
- no cooking the meat first.
All that is done for you, right out of the can or package!
So this is the place to find recipes that work for your family and, hopefully, we'll share some favorite recipes (share below).
Food Storage Recipe Basics
Powdered milk is one of the staples of food storage and is a basic ingredient for so many recipes. Never run out of milk with powdered milk in your storage.
Delicious Recipes Using Your Stored Powdered Milk
Whole powdered eggs can be used in recipes where whole eggs are called for. One of my favorite things about powdered eggs is that you always have eggs when you're ready to cook.
Cooking with whole wheat will help your family get used to eating whole wheat and help you rotate your food storage.
(Many more to come!)
Recipes: Lunch or Dinner
Beefy Taco Soup Recipe made from food storage products.
Pasta Primavera recipe with shelf stable foods.
Cast Iron Chicken Pot Pie
Recipes: Breads and Desserts
Baking bread is not only delicious, but is an essential skill to learn if wheat is included in your food storage plan.
Let's explore the myths, nutritional value, costs, and serving sizes of freeze dried and dehydrated foods.
Should I buy complete freeze dried, pre-made meals or individual cans of fruits, vegetables and meats? Why or why not?
Advanced prepper or beginner, you may be wondering how to integrate your freeze-dried, dehydrated, bottled and canned foods into your daily menus.
During a crisis, there will be no trips to the store. Substitutions for fresh foods will enable us to cook with whatever is in our pantry or storage.
Recipe ingredients that you will use on a daily basis as you prepare meals from scratch.
What do you think?
I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments.
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