Saturday, December 18, 2010

More 3-Month Recipes

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How is all of your Christmas and holiday baking going?  I love this time of year and baking in the kitchen with my children.  We make gingerbread houses, cookies, pumpkin bread and sometimes candy.  I thought I would add a couple more recipes to the blog so you could expand your 3-month menu. These recipes are from some of my favorite food storage cookbooks. (don't think of food storage cookbooks to be only used on food storage.  They are wonderful, easy and delicious recipes!)

Easy Spanish Rice  (from "The Everyday Gourmet:  Cooking With Long Term Food Storage)
1-2 T oil
2 cups cooked rice
8 T Italian tomato sauce
3 t dried peppers (soaked in hot water and drained)
3t dried chopped onions (soaked in hot water and drained)
1/8t chili powder
dash of cayenne to turn up the heat

In a heavy skillet pour the oil and toss in cooked rice.  Stir well to coat rice.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.  Once the tomato sauce has absorbed, it is ready to serve.

Chicken Capri (from "100 Day Pantry" by Jan Jackson)
1 can chicken, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato juice
1 can mushrooms, undrained
1 can chicken broth
1 C couscous
1/2 C dried bell pepper
1/2 C dried onion
1 T garlic flakes
1/2 t rosemary
salt and pepper
Cook couscous in broth according to the directions on the package.  Combine the remaining ingredients and heat through.  Serve over couscous.
(for everyday cooking replace the dried veggies with double the amount of fresh.  Omit tomato juice)

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (from "The Essential Food Storage Cookbook")
2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 C mashed banana
2/3 C brown sugar
2 large eggs (can use powdered eggs!)
1/4 C oil
1 t vanilla
1/2 C chocolate chips
Preheat oven th 400 degrees.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl.  In a small bowl, mix bananas (can use applesauce to make up the difference if you don't have enough bananas) oil, eggs, and vanilla.  Add wet to dry and mix.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake 15 minutes.  Makes 12 muffins.

Salsa Chicken and Rice  (not sure where I found this recipe)
1 lb chicken cubed and dipped in taco seasoning
1 T oil
1/4 t salt & pepper
1 can broth
1 8oz jar salsa
2 C instant rice
8 oz. cheddar
Optional:  add one can black beans and corn
Brown the chicken in oil and salt and pepper it.  Add the broth, salsa, and boil.  Turn off the heat and stir in rice.  Sprinkle cheese on top.  Cover and let sit 5 minutes.  Serve with tortillas.

December Goals:

1.This month we are storing FLOUR (75lbs per person) and SUGAR/HONEY (60lbs per person). Make sure to include brown sugar and powdered sugar, molasses, flavored gelatin, corn syrup, etc. in your supply. These are longer term storage items and the amount needed reflects the need for a year supply. Purchase enough for 3 months and then work your way to a year supply.

2.The non-food goal for December is to have a good stock of BATTERIES. There will be many deals this month with all the Christmas gifts that require batteries. Watch for sales and stock the size of batteries that you use. Place extra batteries by all flashlights, in 72-hour kits and make sure to buy 9-v batteries for your smoke detectors!

Enjoy the journey!

Enjoy the blessings!

Feel the peace!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!  I will post in 2 weeks.

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