Food Storage Cookbook / Planning Tool
If you have been following my blog for any time, you know my goal is to create a book full of recipes that use 100% shelf stable ingredients. Having these recipes (and the ingredients for them) would help if for any reason (job loss, natural disaster, long term power outage) you weren’t able to get to the grocery store for an extended period of time.
But it is also helpful on crazy nights when you’ve got dance and piano, 2 different soccer games and forgot to thaw out the meat! (sound familiar?) Cooking with shelf stable (and especially freeze dried) ingredients takes less time b/c there is little prep work like washing, peeling, chopping, browning and shredding. Plus, freeze dried produce is actually far more nutritious than what you’d buy at the grocery store. It has the same nutrients that freshly picked food from your back yard garden would have!
Plus, the ingredients I use are high quality, non-GMO and have few if any preservatives or additives and they taste great! Having “Simple Family Preparedness” full of fantastic shelf stable foods is wonderful! It saves time, money and a lot of effort in the kitchen.
But before I can create the recipe book, the first thing I have to do is to make all the recipes! As I make the recipes, I post some of them here on the blog (I will save a few just for the recipe book).
My goal is to have a selection of dinners, breakfasts, lunches, breads, sides, snacks and drinks that can all be made with 100% shelf stable items: no fridge or freezer foods. Then, I’ll create a list of what you’d need for a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 mo supply of those recipes. I feel this is a much better way to build a food storage (as opposed to just having enough calories). It makes it easier to rotate and will also allow for a much easier transition to eating 100% food storage should you need to.
But for now, take your pick of the following recipes made with 100% shelf stable ingredients:
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