Week #9 (including all recipes!)

13 Apr

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!

Kelly Kettle USA

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Preparedness Plus Products, LLC

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Wonder Mill

Wondermill ad

Sun Oven International

Sun Oven ad

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!   * week #4

Also, this week our Rafflecopter water kit winner goes to Karen Hall!


week 4 water kit winner

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!

Week #9

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. Paula 1-3

1 –  Applesauce cookies 

2-  Homemade Bread Crumbs

3-  No Bake Chewy Granola Bars 


Paula 4-5-6

4 BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

5– Posole (Pork and Hominy Stew)

6–  Easy Bread Recipe French Loaf


Paula 7-9

7–  Chicken and Dressing Casserole

8–Blueberry Drop Muffins

9–NC BBQ Chicken Sauce


Paula 10-12

10–  Beef & Sour Cream

11–  Mayonnaise

12–  Baked Beans Western Style


Paula 13-15

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!)


Paula 16-18

16–  Easy Beef Stroganoff  

17–  Double Coconut Granola

18–  Cornbread


Paula 19-21

19–  Peach Cobbler 

20–  Chicken & Dumplings

21–  Loaded Baked Potato Salad


Paula 22-24

22– Hillbilly Breakfast

23–  Hamburger Buns

24–  Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes

25–  Morning Fruit Salad 


Paula 25  

Super job, Paula!!  Your recipes this week look great!

Next, in second place this week, it’s Amanda!  Here’s what she made:

Amanda 1-3 

1–  Almost Stroganoff

2–  Bacon Cheeseburger Pinwheels

3–  Alfredo Lasagna Rolls



Amanda 4-6

4–  Buttermilk Pancakes

5– BBQ Sauce

6–  Butter from shelf stable cream


Amanda 7-9

7–  Cherry Yogurt Bread

8–  Creamy Wild Rice and Veggies

9–  Chicken Rotini Pasta  *Replaced canned chicken for sausage and rotini instead of penne.


Amanda 10-12

10–  Dreamwhip

11–  French Bread

12–  Five Minute Mayo



Amanda 13-15

13–  Hamburger Buns

14–  Sloppy Joes

15–  Nachos


Amanda 16-18

16–  Panini Bread

17–  Ricotta Cheese

18–  Pineapple Angelfood Cake


Amanda 19-21

19–  Sausage and Cheddar Muffins

20–  Strawberry Muffins

21–  Santa Fe Breakfast Casserole


Amanda 22-24

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


Amanda 25

Amazing week, Amanda!

Feeling hungry yet?  Here’s our next participant this week, Barbara!

Barbara 1-3

1–  Bourbon Chicken (she writes along with this recipe: “Very yummy. My family loved this!”)

2–  Homemade Butter and Buttermilk

3–  Apple Crisp — Used rehydrated apple slices and cooked it in my sun oven. I also used my homemade butter.

4– Homemade Bread made in a Sun Oven

5– Rice made using a Wonder Oven


Barbara 4-5

And next, Brittney!

Brittney 1-3

1–  Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

2–  Coconut Curry Chicken

3–  Fudge Brownies (recipe in notes)  She writes: “These were the best fudge brownies I’ve ever had. Better than the box mixes!”


Brittney 4-5

4– Pantry Cheese

5–  Creamy Chicken Parmesan


Brittney 6-8

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


Brittney 9-10

Angalee made Applesauce Cake this week, (which she says was good)!


Angalee collage

And finally, Billie Nicholson made Tuna Casserole using her Sun Oven!




Recipe Notes:

From Paula:

Peach Cobbler

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.

Breakfast Burritos

(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.

From Amanda:

Wild Rice and Veggie side dish
 just a hodgepodge of stuff I threw together.  Basically rice with veggies in cream of mushroom soup.
Home made tortillas fried in oil (darker because they were whole wheat tortillas) and the cheese sauce from the Thrive cookbook:
1 1/2 cups instant milk (used powdered milk here)
1/2 cup cheese blend powder
I also added one can of cheddar cheese soup to make it more cheddary.
 Lasagna Alfredo Rolls using Ricotta cheese 
Self recipe- Just boiled lasagna noodles and filled with ricotta cheese, freeze dried spinach, and mushrooms and topped with alfredo sauce.
Sausage and Cheddar Muffins w/Gravy
Source: “It’s in the Bag” by Michelle Snow
Tuna Salad
Used home made mayonnaise noted above.  Other than that, no recipe necessary just tuna, relish and mayo.
From Brittney
(I’m only including the recipes she said they liked)
Fudge Brownies
Make the Mix 2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Flour 2/3 Cup Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 cup shortening powder 4 tablespoons powdered whole eggs   Mix all these ingredients together with a whisk and dump them into a Ziploc bag.  Remove any excess air from the bag and seal.  Be sure to add the cooking instructions to the bag. Brownie Mix should stay fresh in your pantry for up to 6 months, or in the freezer for up to 1 year.
To Make the Brownies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup water 1 teaspoon Vanilla.   Spray a 9 by 13 inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine brownie mix and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Mix well.  Spread the brownie batter evenly in the pan. For gooier brownies bake brownies 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. For chewier brownies bake brownies at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Powdered Milk Cheese
¾ C powdered milk
1 ½ C cold water
1 T vinegar or lemon juice
Mix together the powdered milk with the water in a cooking pot. Stir until dissolved. Stir milk over a medium-low to medium temperature until it becomes hot to the touch but not scalding (140 ish). Maintaining the same temperature, stir in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. You should immediately begin to see the cuds separating from the whey. Continue cooking to allow the curds to separate from the whey. After a few minutes there should be large globs of curds in an amber pool of whey. If it’s still too milky, add another T of vinegar, stir and cook it on medium to medium-low heat until the curds completely separate from the whey. Pour the curds and whey into a colander lined with a clean cloth, cotton t-shirt or cheesecloth to drain off the whey. Taking the cloth or cheesecloth, squeeze the curds to press out any remaining whey. Rinse the curds under cool water and eat fresh or store in the fridge. (At this point, I added a sprinkle of pepper, basil, and oregano, and ate it on ritz crackers.)
Sloppy Joe Buns
2 T active dry yeast
1 C plus 2 T warm water
1/3 C vegetable oil
¼ C sugar
1 egg (or egg powder)
1 t salt
3 to 3 ½ C flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.   Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.   Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
2 C flour
1 ½ C water
¼ C oil
2 eggs (2 T egg powder)
½ C dried apples
1 tsp cinnamon
Rehydrate apple slices. Mix ingredients together until dry ingredients are moistened. Bake on hot griddle or lightly greased skillet.
Tootsie Rolls Trial #1
(*these didn’t set up but they liked them anyway and better than a 2nd recipe she tried.)
1 C honey
½ C cocoa
1 C non-instant powdered milk
1 tsp vanilla
Cook honey to 255 (hard ball stage). Do not overcook. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla. Mix cocoa and powdered milk well and stir into honey. Pull like taffy until gloss is gone and roll into rolls. Wrap in waxed paper.
Pumpkin Whole Wheat Blender Waffles
1 Cup Milk (3 T. Powdered Milk and 1 C. Water)
1 Cup + 2 Tbs Wheat Kernels, whole & uncooked
2 Eggs (2 T. Powdered Eggs and 1/4 C. Water)
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 Cup Oil
1/2 Cup Pureed, Cooked Pumpkin
1-1/2 t. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tbs. Sugar
Put milk and wheat kernels in blender. Blend on highest speed for 4 or 5 minutes or until batter is smooth. Add eggs, oil, baking powder, salt, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and honey or sugar to above batter. Blend on low. Pour batter into hot prepared waffle iron from the actual blender jar (only one thing to wash!) We sprinkled chocolate chips in them too. MMmm!
Oven Bake Oatmeal
1 1/3 C Powdered Milk and 3 ¾ C water
3 ½ C regular oats
1/3 C brown sugar
2 T olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 1 C applesauce ¾ C dried fruit (craisins)
1 tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350. Mix powdered milk and water together, then combine all ingredients in an oven safe 9×13 pan. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Stir and bake for 30 more minutes uncovered.

From Angalee:

Applesauce Cake

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



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

 From Billie:

Tuna Casserole (made in a Sun Oven)
3 – 5 oz White tuna canned in water
1 – 12 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
2 – 15 oz cans of baby peas
16 oz. macaroni or wide egg noodles, pre-boiled
2 TBS capers
1 – 4 oz. jar pimentos
15 oz. mayonaise
White pepper to taste
Place in a greased casserole dish and top with Italian bread crumbs. Bake in the Sun Oven for two hours ’til hot and bubbly. These ingredients will make two 9×12″ casseroles. Cook one today and save the other.


3 Responses to “Week #9 (including all recipes!)”

  1. Amanda April 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    I am loving your graphics! Thank you for the hard work!

    • Megan April 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      🙂 I’ve been having fun with picmonkey lately.

      • Amanda April 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

        PicMonkey is great- I have been doing alot of food photography research and picmonkey is recommended for some of the editing actions. I have a high tech camera- but keep using my ipad because its just easier. LOL. One of my goals this year is to take better pictures for my blog and do more videos when my kitchen gets redone. That comes after my f/s room and two bedrooms, so maybe this fall.

        This 9 weeks has gone by so fast it seems. We put our garden in this weekend! Ready to do some canning blogging. I am loving canning too!

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