With the unemployment rate up again and home sales still awful it really doesn’t look as though we are going to get out of this inflationary period any time soon. I continue to believe food storage really is the wise way to invest our money right now. I love the fact that I only have to purchase foods that are on sale because my General Store is well stocked and thus I just shop in my closet and replenish only at sale time. I love that feeling and if you have not experienced it yet let me help you to conquer your fears and become self reliant!
Today we will talk about a few tips for rotating and add a couple of recipes.
First: Canned fruits are great in smoothies and you probably already know that. Drain your fruit and place it on a cookie sheet in the freezer. For even more added flavor freeze juice in ice cube trays and add to smoothies or use to cook your oatmeal, no other sweeteners needed! When the fruit is frozen place in freezer bags and you are ready to go any time you need a treat. These fruits are also perfect to use in ice cream both homemade and store bought. Before placing your fruit on a cookie sheet cut it into small pieces and you are now ready to add to a freezer of homemade ice cream or to add to a box of store bought. Simply let the ice cream soften a little and fold in the desired amount of fruit. Place ice cream back in the freezer to refreeze. Now you can have peach ice cream year round not just during the summer months. Try this with diced pineapple and add a little coconut extract to the softened ice cream, then fold in the pineapple…pina colada ice cream! yummy
Next use your canned milk in homemade ice cream, hot cocoa, or add to your powdered milk. Evaporated milk makes everything taste creamy and rich. Not storing evaporated milk? See Food Storage Lesson Four next Monday to discover why you should be. Evaporated milk is also perfect to make your own creamed soups for eating or use as an ingredient.
Canned chicken makes great chicken salad. Don’t be afraid to use your canned meats cold. They are completely cooked and safe to be eaten right out of the can. Canned beef makes great hash. Recipe below. Canned meats are also perfect in soups and casseroles. Don’t forget to include them in your meals. When you head to the freezer ask yourself, would my canned meats work in place of the frozen? At least once a week use a canned variety and you will rotate through with no problem.
I love canned potatoes. I use them many ways but my favorite is for home fries. Recipe follows. It’s just really nice to have more variety in your storage and a fun break from instant potatoes, speaking of which…instant potatoes make a great potato soup and they are perfect to reconstitute and use in a potato bread recipe. Potato breads and rolls are so soft and so yummy!
1 can potatoes
1 onion diced
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 Tbsp. Oil
1. Drain and slice potatoes.
2.Saute onion in butter and oil until lightly browned.
3. Sprinkle with a little paprika for an added dimension of flavor and also to add in browning.
4. Salt and pepper to taste. Personally I don’t add either.
1 can beef chucks
1 medium onion
1 can potatoes
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. oil
1. Dice onion and saute in oil and butter until lightly browned. Cook slowly and do no over cook.
2. Drain and dice beef chunks
3. Drain and dice potatoes.
4. Add beef and potatoes to onions and cook without stirring until lightly crusted.
5. Flip and continue cooking until second side is lightly crusted.
6. Salt and pepper to taste.
I love to serve these with poached eggs on top.
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