It took me a long time to think of a name for these babies. I love them because they add carrots (and Vitamin A) into my food storage. The kids helped me with finding a name. We went from “Two Fuits and a Veggie,” to “Can I just have another?” Okay, the latter was not really a name suggestion, but an uninterested child. We finally picked one and decided as long as the muffin is good, who cares what the name is? Continue reading
Cool and refreshing! Great for a fancy summer party. I adapted this from an old tuna salad that my mom had. Yes, I know this sounds “different,” but if you like salmon and lemon together, you should try this. The salmon flavor is so mild and the lemon shines. I was very pleased with the sweet meal it made. Continue reading
These began in my kitchen one day when I realized my mornings were too crazy. I decided to plan ahead and made up several jars of pre-measured ingredients for our morning oatmeal. Then in the morning I just bring my water to a boil and pour in the rest! It makes breakfast so easy I can do it with a baby in my arms, and one hanging hungrily on each leg too!
Weeks later I discovered that if I made pretty layers in my jars, they make a great gift for a new mommy or someone not feeling well. I used to just take dinner to families in need. Now I can add breakfast! Continue reading
These little babies are perfect for small hands. My kids will gobble them up any time of the year and with dehydrated apples they can be available year round. Continue reading
This casserole is simple, yet it tastes like you spent all day preparing your best Thanksgiving feast. It can be made with leftovers from that great day or you may easily taste the joys of the season year round, by having canned turkey in your storage to fill the unexpected craving.
This pie is a cross between a pie and a crisp. It’s so good, I couldn’t even get the picture taken before a slice was gone! Don’t be put off by the GIGANTIC list of ingredients. With an oatmeal crust you can press into the pan, this dessert comes together really quickly. Even my father-in-law, who’s not a big pie fan, enjoyed it! –Mellyn
Going without cheese is no option for our family. My grandfather loved cheese so much he would put it in his morning oatmeal. I guess you could say grandpa was the inspiration for these muffins. They are full of apples, but the cheese makes them awesome and adds variety to the kinds of things my food storage brings to my breakfast table. Yes, I spend the extra money on freeze-dried cheeses, but I shop the sales and stock up when I find it for $15-$20 a #10 can. I also feel $40 a can is too much, but when things are on sale, I can justify a lot.
Dried apples go quickly in our house. My kids will eat them by the handfuls. If I have a chance I love to make this for breakfast. It has simple ingredients and it disappears almost as fast as the apples by themselves.
Sometimes I get caught up in planning dinner and I overlook lunch. But when noon rolls around, lunch never seems to get overlooked by the toddlers in our house. They know before anyone that lunch must come and SOON. Planning a lunch recipe might seem silly when slapping PB&J on bread is a natural reaction to the toddler tug on the pant leg, but having the recipe in your plan ensures that you will have enough in your storage when the need is there.
This skillet meal is full of variety in ingredients and taste. Along with the apples and chicken promised by the title, this dish also features mushrooms, cranberries and onion. It is a sweet and salty combo that we enjoy. Continue reading
Don’t let the long list of ingredients keep you from trying these. They are inspired by a family recipe given to me from my mother-in-law. We can’t live without these special pancakes so I was just determined to make them out of shelf stable ingredients. They do not disappoint. Continue reading
Need a slick use for leftover canned pumpkin after cooking or baking?
This recipe is for the littlest ones. Continue reading