Saturday, April 25, 2015

15 Meals 100% from Food Storage

Honestly, when I first started storing food, I was pretty intimidated by all those lists. I just couldn't wrap my mind around lists. So I started focusing around meals that we already ate. 
When I say recipes 100% from food storage, I really mean I have more than what is in my pantry. All these items I have from 1-3 years worth of the item stored. Here are the first 15 meals I have shared on Facebook on Make-It-Mondays.
I believe it is very important to actually cook from your food storage.

1) Chicken Pasta with Dehydrated mushrooms. All from storage: Canned butter, dehydrated mushrooms, pressure canned Zaycon Chicken, canned tomato sauce, canned milk, spaghetti noodles and Parmesan cheese. 

2) Canned Ravioli: Not everything I store is to make homemade. I have several just "cans" of food.  

 3) Navy Beans & Ham A down right good home cooked meal from the depression era. My dad's favorite meal.

4) Chicken Noodle Soup I make lots of chicken soup in the winter. It various every time. I just grab handfuls of whatever dehydrated veggie I want that day to add to the soup pot.

5) Chicken & Dumplings This would have to be my favorite meal. This day I brought everything over in a box to show my grand babies how to make one of their dad's favorite meals.

6) Corned Beef & Cabbage When you have canned the corned beef at St. Patrick's Day prices, you are able to have it ready in minutes at other times of the year.

 7) Feijoeda This is one of my favorite Brazilian dishes. Hearty, meaty black beans & rice.

 8) Sausage Gravy & Biscuits Believe it or not, I did not grow up in the south. But, I such have a lot of southern dishes in my stores. This happens to be one of Mr. Perky's favorites.

 9) Pasta with Hot Italian Sausages I like things spicy and creamy. I actually prefer a rose sauce over a straight tomato sauce. Pasta is another meal that you can just add various dehydrated veggies to change things up.

10) Tomato Soup Yep, just from the can with milk. 

11) Creamed Chipped Beef LOL. Another southern favorite. Also a depression meal. Chipped beef dehydrates & stores well. 

 12) Thai Peanut Chicken & Rice LOVE Thai peanut chicken sauce! This is one of the meals I have stored for 12 people for a year.

14) Pasta Carbonara Yep, I store pressure canned bacon. Another meal I took on the road. 

15) Hamburgers, Potato Salad & Baked Beans  I have even pressure canned hamburger patties for convenient meals.

That's the first 15 meals, now I am going to share several other things I make from food storage like desserts, before I continue with the other 16 meals on Make-It-Monday. At the end you will have 31 meals that we make from food storage. (33)


  1. I am in the process of looking for a dehydrator. Would you have any recommendations?
    Thanks for all the great info. I too store many things from getting premade boxed bargains.

    1. Peggy,
      I started with a 3 tray Oster. Which I actually burned out. Save your money up and just go big. I now use a nine tray Excalibur ($176.99) , which I LOVE & use all the time. I have an Amazon Associates store & if you choose; the link below enables you to purchase. I receive a small percentage for the referral and it cost the same to you. :D