From Teresa J.
My friend, Teresa, first introduced me to this version of stone soup. She hosted a kids’ activity at her home where we read the book Stone Soup and then made our own soup using a combination of fresh and canned veggies the kids brought to share. Since then, my kids have enjoyed making stone soup on a regular basis. We simply chop up whatever veggies we have in the fridge and supplement with tomatoes and whatever else looks good from the pantry. I’ve adapted it below specifically for shelf-stable food storage, but it’s much tastier with fresh, in my opinion. –Mellyn
Freeze Dried Asparagus. I have tried many ways to hydrate and serve to my family. This recipe is by far the best! Actually, this recipe is good enough to make it to my final 19! Continue reading
The flour in this soup gives it a creamy texture without the additional calories of cream, and the oregano and basil give it an Italian flavor that my family finds irresistible! The Hobbit (our curly-haired youngest with the appetite of a hobbit!) eats 2 or 3 bowls of this every time I serve it! –Mellyn Continue reading
Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
A friend shared this awesome crockpot pork roast recipe (see link above). We liked it so much, we had to find a way to make it food storageable. Drum roll, please…If you’re short on time or pork roast, you can now get the same tasty sauce in a skillet meal that cooks up in minutes. –Mellyn Continue reading
This sauce is jam packed with protein and flavor. The ingredients are so basic that it is easy to always have the things I need on hand to make a quick and delicious meal. Continue reading
This quick dish is a great way to use leftover rice. Serve it warm or cold — as a side or a main course. The light flavor is mild enough that even my picky kids really enjoyed it…unlike the first version that was filled with curry and red pepper! We liked the sweet of the mandarin oranges with it, as well. –Mellyn Continue reading
This beefy noodle bowl is quick to whip up in just a few minutes and tastes like it took a lot longer. If you’re not into canned beef, you could also make it with leftover roast or stew meat. It was deemed yummy by my panel of picky eaters! –Mellyn Continue reading
When I open a can of freeze dried vegetables I like to use them within about 3-6 months — just because they look best and taste best in this time frame. This recipe is an awesome way to make dinner and help use whatever is left of the freeze dried veggies in the house. Talk about win-win! Continue reading
There is no Marsala in this recipe, but the flavors are inspired from a sauce that contained Marsala Wine and this is where I got its name. “Chicken and Sauce” was just too boring for me to use. Continue reading
– From Kara K.
Kara whipped up this yummy bruschetta for lunch one day out of ingredients we had on hand. It was so tasty, we had to make a second batch! I don’t store this recipe as a meal in my 19×19, but I use it to help rotate my storage. If I find myself with a lot of tomatoes that are approaching expiration (okay — and a lot of times just because I like it), we treat ourselves to Bruschetta for lunch.
I also love to keep the tomato mixture made up in the fridge…it’s good in omelets, along with some cheese and fresh spinach, and delicious as a sandwich filling –just spoon it over your turkey and avocado. Mmmm! –Mellyn