Archive | May, 2013

Creole Salmon with Rice

30 May

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It doesn’t get much simpler than this!  From start to finish, 20 minutes is all it takes for this great go-to emergency meal.  It’ll cover the bases even if your only emergency is that you haven’t gotten to the store for a while! Continue reading

Savory Beef with Mushroom Gravy

26 May

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You’ll think you’ve died and gone to food storage heaven with this one!!  Really, IMO it’s an amazing find.  I knew it was magic when I heard two of my kids {NOT mushroom eaters} raving about it at dinner and telling me this was one of the best food storage meals I’ve made.  (Say what?!)  Seriously, it’s that good.  The complexity of flavors will make you think you’re enjoying the gravy from Mom’s Sunday pot roast while in reality it takes just 20 minutes to make (besides also being a lot less fattening).

I took cues from this Mel’s Kitchen recipe to come up with it, adding in a few dried shiitake mushrooms on my own to deepen the flavor.  Served over rice or bread, this is one meal that you’ll look forward to storing for.

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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

23 May

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I saw this recipe pop up recently over at Pioneer Woman.  I decided to try it out a la food storage (which wasn’t too hard to do) and everyone who tried it really liked it!  Speaking for myself, I personally LOVE anything having to do with roasted red peppers.  Making a red pepper sauce to toss with pasta seemed like a great idea!     Continue reading

“Soup in a Bag” week: Corn Potato Cheddar Chowder

17 May

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Last, but certainly not least, we have LeGay who tested out the book “Soup in a Bag” for us.  I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to all three of our testers this week!!  I know I’ve got some new soup recipes I’m looking forward to trying out.  You guys have been great!!

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My name is LeGay Burrell. I am a stay-at-home Mom to three children ages 17, 10, and 8.  I currently live in Kentucky but I am an Arizona girl, born and raised.  I have this silly obsession with Mason jars.  I love how they look on a shelf, the popping sound they make when they seal… so the idea of meals in a jar is very appealing to me.  Moving to Kentucky, where tornado warnings are not uncommon, has helped me to realize how important it is that I become more organized and prepared to feed my family in an emergency.

I was so excited to receive the Soup in a Bag cookbook! I liked it so much, that I immediately ordered both Bread in a Bag cookbooks to go with it.  I love soups but my three children aren’t big fans.  So, I’ve begun the search for a recipe that will please them.  So far, I’ve managed to try 8 out of the 30 recipes. (My dehydrator has been working overtime.)  Now, instead of the usual, “What’s for dinner?” my kids are asking, “Are we having soup again?” Continue reading

“Soup in a Bag” week: Split Pea Soup

15 May

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Today I’m featuring our second tester, Kat’s review of the book “Soup in a Bag” by Pam Emick.  Enjoy!  In other happenings, I thought I’d let you know I was thrilled to be invited to contribute over on Deseret Book’s Time Out for Women’s blog today!!  Fingers crossed that it snags some new readers to get excited about cooking with their food storage!

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Hi, my name is Kat.  I’m the grandma in a three generation household in the Pacific Northwest.  I’ve been putting together our food storage a little bit at a time for quite a while as it’s recommended to do by my church.  It just seems like a great idea, especially with the state of the world today.  I work full time for an accounting firm and have a Stampin’ Up!  business (you’ll find me here), so I actually do very little cooking, but I do try to test a food storage recipe for our family food storage cookbook at least once a week. Continue reading

“Soup in a Bag” week: Potato Cheese Soup

13 May

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It’s “Soup in a Bag” week!!  You’ll remember our search for reviewers of the book “Soup in a Bag” by Pam Emick back in April.  Well, they’ve now tested it out for us, testing a total of 14 recipes!  They did a fabulous job!!  Also, thanks to the book’s author for allowing us to share each tester’s favorite here.

Without further ado, here’s our first reviewer, Julene (you’ll find the other reviews posted on Wed. and Fri).   Julene is also the author of Prepare Today Newsletter.  You can pay her a visit there to find out more of her tips and favorites on the subject of food storage and preparedness!

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Grocery Ingredient Taste Test Winners

11 May

I can’t think of any more important reason than food storage to take time to study out the brands you plan to buy (ahead of buying in bulk), making sure you’re buying the best tasting ingredients you can.  Even if you already have some favorite brands, you might give some of these ones a try to see if you like them even better! In this post I’ve looked at:

Olive Oil

Tomato Soup

Lite Coconut Milk/ Regular Coconut Milk 

Unsweetened Cocoa

Canned Tomatoes (diced and whole)

Canned Crab Meat

Jarred Pasta Sauce

Chicken Stock

Pepperoni Stick

Applesauce

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