In a survival situation, using up stored foods will give your family a bit of a different eating experience. They may be eating foods their palette isn’t necessarily used to, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be delicious. There are a ton of great food storage recipes you can use to take stored foods and make really fulfilling meals out of them, and we want to outline 3 great food storage recipes to create a full day’s worth of balanced and delicious meals: • Breakfast – For breakfast, cinnamon, almond, and granola buttermilk pancakes are a delicious and energy boosting option. First, mix 2 cups of cinnamon almond granola with 2 cups of either fresh buttermilk or buttermilk created with buttermilk powder, and allow to sit for a few hours to chill. While the chilling step isn’t mandatory, it is recommended. Next, beat 3 eggs and whisk into the eggs a ½ cup of flower and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, adding in the granola and buttermilk mixture last. The mixture can then be poured onto a hot griddle to create delicious breakfast pancakes!
• Lunch – A great lunch option is Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, and this delicious treat can provide nutrients, energy, and a great bit of flavor. First, take 3 cups of freeze dried cauliflower and rehydrate using water, draining after the cauliflower has been reconstituted. Place the cauliflower into a small bowl, and drizzle with a bit of olive oil or other desired oil, and sprinkle in ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Place the mixture evenly on a baking tray, and bake until florets are brown and tender.
• Dinner – Dinner can be delicious using stored foods, too, and Cajun red beans and rice is a great place to start. First, cook 2 cups of red or kidney beans, and add salt to taste. Meat, if available, may also be added along with the kidney beans as well if desired. While the beans are cooking, work to prepare 6 to 8 servings of white rice, mixing in a little salt if necessary. Dried vegetables like celery, onion, or green pepper can then be reconstituted, drained, and sautéed with a little butter, or similar, and Cajun seasoning. Save some of the bean liquid and add together the beans, white rice, liquid, and vegetables along with a little additional Cajun seasoning to taste.
Cooking with stored foods can be a really great and flavorful experience, and starting with simple recipes can show you how you can turn your stored foods into entire daily meals. Using these 3 recipes, you can see how a day’s worth of food can come from your stores, and how good it can taste once it’s done!