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Using Your Food Storage......Recipes and Ideas

 
The Provident Homemaker
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Nine's and all,

I'm afraid that the costs have changed fairly significantly since I typed that up. My goal is to refigure it within a week from now. Maybe over the weekend.

I'm grateful that the information has been helpful; that's the goal. Another thing that may be useful is the photo-album cookbook; it's on my main page, [link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com] scroll down until you see "cookbook". It's made so that when you print the cards (pages), they'll fit in the sleeves of any small photo album(4x6 format). They are basic, cheap recipes, the ones I fall back on all the time, designed for even those who haven't learned to cook much. I've been putting together books and giving them as gifts to high school grads and similar.
A nice link that has documents such as the quantity and cost for a years supply of food, recipes in a google docs format that can be printed. They have no copyright with the exception of he gluten-free storage list and steam juicer recipes and she encourages people to share freely.
[link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com]


Clicking the link to "favorite resources," will take you to a page on home storage and organization, many food storage links, as well as emergency preparedness, self reliance, cooking and recipes, preserving food and much, much more. It's such a good link that I'll post it in case you miss it.
[link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com]

Many thanks to the Provident Homemaker
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Nine's and all,

I'm afraid that the costs have changed fairly significantly since I typed that up. My goal is to refigure it within a week from now. Maybe over the weekend.

I'm grateful that the information has been helpful; that's the goal. Another thing that may be useful is the photo-album cookbook; it's on my main page, [link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com] scroll down until you see "cookbook". It's made so that when you print the cards (pages), they'll fit in the sleeves of any small photo album(4x6 format). They are basic, cheap recipes, the ones I fall back on all the time, designed for even those who haven't learned to cook much. I've been putting together books and giving them as gifts to high school grads and similar.
A nice link that has documents such as the quantity and cost for a years supply of food, recipes in a google docs format that can be printed. They have no copyright with the exception of he gluten-free storage list and steam juicer recipes and she encourages people to share freely.
[link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com]


Clicking the link to "favorite resources," will take you to a page on home storage and organization, many food storage links, as well as emergency preparedness, self reliance, cooking and recipes, preserving food and much, much more. It's such a good link that I'll post it in case you miss it.
[link to www.theprovidenthomemaker.com]

Many thanks to the Provident Homemaker
 Quoting: Nine's

 Quoting: The Provident Homemaker 1494544

Well bless your dear, sweet heart. Thank you so much. The way the economy is going, it won't do much good to re-do the prices, because the following week they'll be higher anyway. chuckle

You offer so many valuable resources to people and ask nothing for it. I'm sure there are many people who are very grateful to you. Thank you for your kindness, knowledge, and your post. May you be richly blessed for sharing your wealth of knowledge.
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Wheat Thins
3 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
¾ teaspoon salt

Blend water, oil, and salt. Pour immediately into the flour and stir until all is moistened, but knead as little as possible.

Roll dough as thin as possible onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Mark with knife into small cracker shapes (diamond shapes or squares), and then prick each cracker a few times with a fork. Sprinkle lightly with salt or onion salt.

Bake 30-35 minutes at 350°F, until crisp and brown. When cool, break apart.



CHEDDAR GARLIC CRACKERS

2 c. flour 1 c. cheese powder
1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. baking soda 3/4 c. cold water
1/3 c. oil

Cut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and oil with a fork or pastry cutter until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese powder and garlic salt. Mix well. Add water. Mix well. Place dough in the center of a greased cookie sheet. Cover entire cookie sheet with plastic wrap. Roll out dough under the plastic wrap to desired thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Score dough into squares with a pizza cutter and prick squares with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10–12 minutes. Let cool. Remove crackers from pan and break them apart at the score line. Store in an airtight container.


GRAHAM CRACKERS

3 c. whole wheat flour 2/3 c. brown sugar
3/4 t. baking soda 3 T. oil
1 t. baking powder 1/2 c. honey or molasses
1/2 t. salt 1/2 c. sour cream
3 T. soft butter 1 t. vanilla

Stir together the first four ingredients and set aside. Cream together butter, sugar, oil, and honey. Then blend in sour cream and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Roll between wax paper to 1/ 8 inch thick. Pull of top paper and invert onto well-floured cookie sheet. Peel off paper and mark into squares with knife. Prick squares with fork. Bake at 375 degrees about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and separate while warm.



Ritz Crackers

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp + another 1/2 tsp salt for topping
6 tbsp cold unsalted butter + 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, and 1/2 tsp of salt in the bowl or food processor.

Combine to mix.

Add cold butter a few small pats at a time, and pulse to combine, or use fork if doing by hand.

Add vegetable oil. Pulse to combine.

Add water a little bit at a time. Pulse to combine after each addition. The dough should start to form a ball.

Roll dough out as thin as you can.

Use cookie cutters to cut the dough.

Bake until golden. Brush with butter, sprinkle with salt.
General Troll, US Shillitary

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Great thread OP! hf
"What you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Very simple, tasty recipe that can be adapted for any bird you might snare.

Amish Fried Chicken Recipe

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
10 pieces of chicken


1. Place oil and butter in a shallow cooking pan and place in 375F oven to melt butter, set aside.
2. In a large paper sack, combine dry ingredients.
3. Roll the chicken pieces, 3 at a time, in butter and oil then drop into a sack and shake to cover.
4. Place on a plate until all pieces are coated.
5. Leave any excess butter and oil in pan.
6. Place chicken in the pan skin side down (or its just as good if you remove all the skin first).
7. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes.
8. Turn chicken pieces over and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until crust begins to bubble.
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day


3 cups lukewarm water (about 100°F or less)
1-1/2 tablespoons yeast (any kind works)
1-1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

See the video for instructions.

I've made several batches already. Good stuff. The book is worthwhile for variations on this master recipe but you don't need it to get started.

Thanks OP... Good topic!
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Rice seems to be mentioned a lot.

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Here is one that is quick and easy.

When I cook regular rice, I add the spices and butter and
also a floret of broccoli. [I'm sure other veggies also work.]
No need to cut it up. In the 15-20 minutes it takes to cook
the rice, the broccoli will be thoroughly cooked and you can
break it up in the rice after it all cooks.

Also, I have cans of cream of chicken soup on hand to serve
over [or mix in] with the rice. Don't add water to the soup.
Just heat the content of the can before mixing with the cooked
rice.


yummm



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It's been said before, but I'll say it again.

Store what you already eat and eat what you store. Rotate your stock of food to always have a fresh supply on hand and you can very easily get a year (more if you want it) stock of food on hand at all times.

The good parts about this are that: (1) you already eat this so your stomach won't be going through a massive diet change, (2) you already cook with this stuff so you already have recipes that use it - AND - you probably have those recipes memorized.

Go ahead and stock up on rice and beans and whatever, but be sure to move them into your normal food rotation. That means start cooking with them now if you haven't already.
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Great thread OP! hf
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Thank you, General. hf
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day


3 cups lukewarm water (about 100°F or less)
1-1/2 tablespoons yeast (any kind works)
1-1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

See the video for instructions.

I've made several batches already. Good stuff. The book is worthwhile for variations on this master recipe but you don't need it to get started.

Thanks OP... Good topic!
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VERY nice. Quick and easy. Thank you for sharing!
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Rice seems to be mentioned a lot.

 Quoting: Nine's




Here is one that is quick and easy.

When I cook regular rice, I add the spices and butter and
also a floret of broccoli. [I'm sure other veggies also work.]
No need to cut it up. In the 15-20 minutes it takes to cook
the rice, the broccoli will be thoroughly cooked and you can
break it up in the rice after it all cooks.

Also, I have cans of cream of chicken soup on hand to serve
over [or mix in] with the rice. Don't add water to the soup.
Just heat the content of the can before mixing with the cooked
rice.


yummm



.
 Quoting: AlasBabylon


That's a complete meal by itself and sounds delicious. It has the added benefit of having the vitamins from the broccoli in the rice water. Some day the vitamins we pour down the drain will be treasured. Thank you!
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It's been said before, but I'll say it again.

Store what you already eat and eat what you store. Rotate your stock of food to always have a fresh supply on hand and you can very easily get a year (more if you want it) stock of food on hand at all times.

The good parts about this are that: (1) you already eat this so your stomach won't be going through a massive diet change, (2) you already cook with this stuff so you already have recipes that use it - AND - you probably have those recipes memorized.

Go ahead and stock up on rice and beans and whatever, but be sure to move them into your normal food rotation. That means start cooking with them now if you haven't already.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1495637


Very well said. Thank you very much. There will be a rude awakening for those who don't become accustomed to those foods now. Also a rude awakening for those who never had the time or desire to learn to cook.

It's easy to learn to cook, but takes time to be able to put together your own ingredients, know what to substitute if you don't have a particular ingredient, and make them turn out tasty and nutritious.
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This recipe tastes good, keeps a long time, provides quick energy, and is great for camping, hiking, or as a breakfast bar. Nuts and fruits may be added.

Energy Bars

3 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups dry milk powder
1 cup sugar
small pack lemon jello
3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons honey

Mix oatmeal, sugar and dry milk.

Combine honey and water. Bring to a boil. Dissolve half a small pack of jello in this.

Combine mixtures. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Add additional water a Tablespoon at a time until mixture can be formed into two bars.

Dry in the oven, wrap in foil to store. Each bar is 1000 calories. May be eaten as is or cooked in a pint of water. (I use dehydrator instead of oven)
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Well bless your dear, sweet heart. Thank you so much. The way the economy is going, it won't do much good to re-do the prices, because the following week they'll be higher anyway. chuckle

 Quoting: Nine's


The prices have been updated. For now.... chuckle
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And, thank you.

Your recipes look great, by the way.

I second the reminder that these basic foods need to be in your diet now- besides helping you avoid severe dietary adjustments, it's a heck of a lot easier to learn to cook with them now, than when you're in the middle of major life changes!
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Well bless your dear, sweet heart. Thank you so much. The way the economy is going, it won't do much good to re-do the prices, because the following week they'll be higher anyway. chuckle

 Quoting: Nine's


The prices have been updated. For now.... chuckle
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And, thank you.

Your recipes look great, by the way.

I second the reminder that these basic foods need to be in your diet now- besides helping you avoid severe dietary adjustments, it's a heck of a lot easier to learn to cook with them now, than when you're in the middle of major life changes!
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For sure, and thank you again! hf
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Anyone who has been blessed or cursed by having this starter passed on to them, knows how it breeds and multiplies. After the freezer if filled, you've eaten all you can eat, and the starter is still going strong, it loses it's appeal. That's what sent me on the search to find some other recipes the starter could be used in. It tastes good, is easy, filling, and economical. After the starter is ready to use, the recipe is quick and easy.

Because the bread calls for instant pudding, and people may not have it on hand or may prefer making their own to save money, a recipe to make your own is added after the bread recipe. It can be used in the bread as an instant pudding, or cooked on the stove for a dessert. It makes a huge amount. I usually cut it in half.

Amish Friendship Bread Starter and Recipes


Friendship Bread Starter

1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 cups white sugar, divided
3 cups milk

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes. In a 2 quart container glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added.

Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.

On days 2 thru 4; stir starter with a spoon. Day 5; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 thru 9; stir only.

Day 10; stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe.

Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).

Amish Friendship Bread
1 cup starter
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
In a separate bowl combine the following dry ingredients and mix well:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 - (5.1 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup nuts
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix and pour into two well greased and sugared bread pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Vanilla Pudding Mix
3 c. nonfat dry milk
4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
3 c. cornstarch
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To prepare, mix 1/2 c. of mix to 2 c. milk. Heat and stir constantly while boiling. Cool, then add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.

Amish Cornbread

1 cup Amish batter
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. milk
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup flour
1-1/2 c. cornmeal
Combine in large bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Add:
1/4 cup oil
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Mix well. Pour in well-greased 9" pan. Bake at 425 degrees F 25-30 minutes.


Pancakes

Combine in large bowl:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Combine in smaller bowl:
2 TBS oil
2 cups Amish batter
1/2 cup milk (plus/minus 1/4 cup)
1 egg
Add ingredients of smaller bowl to ingredients of large bowl and mix on medium speed.
Spoon batter onto greased griddle.
Waffles

Prepare batter for pancakes except increase oil to 1/4 cup.

Amish Cinnamon Rolls

2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup Amish batter
Combine and let set at room temperature overnight or 10-12 hours. Stir down.
Combine:
3 t. sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Add into small bowl all at once to stir down. Pour dough out on well-floured board. Knead until no longer sticky. Roll out to 1/2" thickness in a rectangle shape. Brush dough with soft butter.
Combine:
1/4 cup sugar
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed nuts
Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over dough. Beginning at wide side, roll up, and seal seam.
Cut 1" slices. Place on well-greased cookie sheet. Let rise 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F 30-35 minutes.
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Love it added it to my personal pins for later


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One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedence of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's the substitution of artificial therapy over natural, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." Dr. Royal Lee, 1935
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Love it added it to my personal pins for later


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Thank you!
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.

Last Edited by ajk on 08/13/2011 06:32 PM
No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

"If anyone wants to know how God feels, it's a warm light as if the sun is poking through dark clouds and lifting your spirits with pure joy."
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
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Great tip! hf

Also, I would add bullion to your stores. It's cheap and lasts a long time.
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
 Quoting: ajk


Great tip! hf

Also, I would add bullion to your stores. It's cheap and lasts a long time.
 Quoting: General Troll, US Shillitary


I've thought about that before, could do that too. I only recently thought to save the broths from boiled meats though, never had done it before. Did it for the first time with some chicken sausage I bought, was good. I don't think I'm gonna go back to canned anymore, this is much better and healthier.

Sort of getting into saving meat grease for gravy too a bit, that may be next. We really waste a lot that we shouldn't be don't we?

Last Edited by ajk on 08/13/2011 09:25 PM
No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

"If anyone wants to know how God feels, it's a warm light as if the sun is poking through dark clouds and lifting your spirits with pure joy."
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
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That's a great idea and a frugal one too. What impresses me is that you cook. So many don't know how and don't want to learn. It's going to be the downfall of many people when the frozen dinners and box foods aren't available.

You're making good use of your vitamins that would be poured down the drain. I make my own broth, but it's hard to get enough to bother canning unless it's a turkey. With that, I use the bones and some of the skin, adding a carrot and some celery. Then I cook it, strain it, and can it.

Enough broth can come from a chicken to make a nice soup, dumplings, gravy, etc. On the first page of this thread is an instant bean soup recipe. I bet your broth would be excellent with that. Thanks for contributing!
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
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Great tip! hf

Also, I would add bullion to your stores. It's cheap and lasts a long time.
 Quoting: General Troll, US Shillitary


Indeed. Makes anything taste better and is good by itself to sip a hot cup when you're not feeling well. Sometimes works better than anything when you feel bad. The day will come when a person will be real happy to have stored some.
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okay here's my secret RAMEN NOODLE DELIGHT!

2 1/2 - 3 cups of water (aha! not 2 cups as you regular ramen eaters are used too)

plop in a bouillon cube (beef or chicken whichever)

salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, to taste

once boil drop in crap noodles

let noodles boild 2x as long (6 mins).

serve as regular

result: fancy noodle soup that you'd pay 9$ at a restaurant, with 2x the broth protein as a regular ramen packet
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
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That's a great idea and a frugal one too. What impresses me is that you cook. So many don't know how and don't want to learn. It's going to be the downfall of many people when the frozen dinners and box foods aren't available.

You're making good use of your vitamins that would be poured down the drain. I make my own broth, but it's hard to get enough to bother canning unless it's a turkey. With that, I use the bones and some of the skin, adding a carrot and some celery. Then I cook it, strain it, and can it.

Enough broth can come from a chicken to make a nice soup, dumplings, gravy, etc. On the first page of this thread is an instant bean soup recipe. I bet your broth would be excellent with that. Thanks for contributing!
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Oh I know, I shake my head watching my mom and grandma rely on all the processed stuff all the time or how much money is spent going out to eat in a given week. When my mom's boyfriend stayed over here last weekend and into this week past, I counted at LEAST 7 different times within 4-5 days where a meal either they ate or all of us ate came from either a restaurant or takeout food. It was insane you know? Probably spent a good $100 on all those meals combined, and that's in less than a week!

Don't get me wrong I don't mind going out from time to time and I do it semi-regularly at a few small places around here, but when you're consistently doing it day in and day out in some fashion, that's going to add up you know? That's to say nothing of the costs of all the canned and boxed goods you buy that you use once, and when it's gone you have to get another to compensate, vs. something like the broth thing where you can get 2 or 3 meals out of one item. It's amazing how much we tend to waste or overlook really, I always like to try and extend leftovers like that where I can.

Yet I'm looked at as the weird one, when I could be saving them money if they'd actually take some of what I say to heart more, to say nothing of making them healthier especially my mom. It gets a little frustrating, they just don't seem to care enough to change anything beyond what they know. I'm the only one that bothers to try and do things, even if they don't work at least I try.

I've really taken a huge interest into cooking my own stuff more in the last year or two, or at the very least eating a lot less processed goods in favor of things that I know what goes into them by and large, and staying away from big chain restaurants. It's really been good for me, I eat less now than I once did, generally a couple meals a day and a sweet or two. Very little snacking if any, though I notice when my grandma is snacking a lot more now at night. Like she'll eat something and then like an hour or so later maybe less, she's munching on something else. Funny how you tend to pick up on that more when you're not doing it yourself.

I've lost a considerable amount of weight as I've made this change, was over 200 some time ago, in fact was probably around there yet when you had visited the one time down here a year or so back now. Now at last count I'm at 165, so it's really made a big difference, and that's without exercising anymore than I usually do, which generally consists of just walking to places nearby if I go out somewhere. Just shows you how much extra weight we are putting into ourselves with this processed stuff you know?

Thanks for the tip on the soup recipe, will take a look at that. I've only done this broth thing once, but I quite liked it. May try adding something the next time I try it for the hell of it.

In the past if I was gonna need a broth or something for a mixture I'd have to use the canned stuff, same with gravies. That was the one processed good if I have had to, that I've still used sometimes. If I could cut it out too it'd be great.

Sort of wanna start experimenting with gravies too, and saving meat drippings and such for other uses. I tried it a little tonight with hamburger meat to warm an egg roll, but was more a test than anything. But that's the next thing I think now.

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Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

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So I decided to do some searching around for organic buillion since the idea was mentioned, and I stopped and thought: "You know what, I bet I could make this myself too if I wanted to pretty easily", did a quick search and came out with this:

[link to www.ehow.com]

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No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

"If anyone wants to know how God feels, it's a warm light as if the sun is poking through dark clouds and lifting your spirits with pure joy."
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So I decided to do some searching around for organic buillion since the idea was mentioned, and I stopped and thought: "You know what, I bet I could make this myself too if I wanted to pretty easily", did a quick search and came out with this:

[link to www.ehow.com]
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That's a great idea, but if you don't have the capabilities to freeze your bullion (SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, etc.) the cubes might spoil soon. I guess that's the trade off for eating healthy. Maybe if you could dehydrate the bullion mixture yourself it would still work? Of course without preservatives it would still have a shorter shelf life.
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So I decided to do some searching around for organic buillion since the idea was mentioned, and I stopped and thought: "You know what, I bet I could make this myself too if I wanted to pretty easily", did a quick search and came out with this:

[link to www.ehow.com]
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That's a great idea, but if you don't have the capabilities to freeze your bullion (SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, etc.) the cubes might spoil soon. I guess that's the trade off for eating healthy. Maybe if you could dehydrate the bullion mixture yourself it would still work? Of course without preservatives it would still have a shorter shelf life.
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Yeah, but you could add salt, that might help. On the topic of dry buillions though.....there's a few links:

[link to www.ehow.com]

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No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

"If anyone wants to know how God feels, it's a warm light as if the sun is poking through dark clouds and lifting your spirits with pure joy."
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I don't know if this is food storage related necessarily, but one thing I've found that can be a money saver, is when you boil any meat, be it sausages or chicken, save the water you boil it in. It makes a simple broth for soups and other things. Very very easy, nothing really required apart from the initial boiling as all the juices from the meat permeate into the water as it cooks.
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That's a great idea and a frugal one too. What impresses me is that you cook. So many don't know how and don't want to learn. It's going to be the downfall of many people when the frozen dinners and box foods aren't available.

You're making good use of your vitamins that would be poured down the drain. I make my own broth, but it's hard to get enough to bother canning unless it's a turkey. With that, I use the bones and some of the skin, adding a carrot and some celery. Then I cook it, strain it, and can it.

Enough broth can come from a chicken to make a nice soup, dumplings, gravy, etc. On the first page of this thread is an instant bean soup recipe. I bet your broth would be excellent with that. Thanks for contributing!
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Oh I know, I shake my head watching my mom and grandma rely on all the processed stuff all the time or how much money is spent going out to eat in a given week. When my mom's boyfriend stayed over here last weekend and into this week past, I counted at LEAST 7 different times within 4-5 days where a meal either they ate or all of us ate came from either a restaurant or takeout food. It was insane you know? Probably spent a good $100 on all those meals combined, and that's in less than a week!

Don't get me wrong I don't mind going out from time to time and I do it semi-regularly at a few small places around here, but when you're consistently doing it day in and day out in some fashion, that's going to add up you know? That's to say nothing of the costs of all the canned and boxed goods you buy that you use once, and when it's gone you have to get another to compensate, vs. something like the broth thing where you can get 2 or 3 meals out of one item. It's amazing how much we tend to waste or overlook really, I always like to try and extend leftovers like that where I can.

Yet I'm looked at as the weird one, when I could be saving them money if they'd actually take some of what I say to heart more, to say nothing of making them healthier especially my mom. It gets a little frustrating, they just don't seem to care enough to change anything beyond what they know. I'm the only one that bothers to try and do things, even if they don't work at least I try.

I've really taken a huge interest into cooking my own stuff more in the last year or two, or at the very least eating a lot less processed goods in favor of things that I know what goes into them by and large, and staying away from big chain restaurants. It's really been good for me, I eat less now than I once did, generally a couple meals a day and a sweet or two. Very little snacking if any, though I notice when my grandma is snacking a lot more now at night. Like she'll eat something and then like an hour or so later maybe less, she's munching on something else. Funny how you tend to pick up on that more when you're not doing it yourself.

I've lost a considerable amount of weight as I've made this change, was over 200 some time ago, in fact was probably around there yet when you had visited the one time down here a year or so back now. Now at last count I'm at 165, so it's really made a big difference, and that's without exercising anymore than I usually do, which generally consists of just walking to places nearby if I go out somewhere. Just shows you how much extra weight we are putting into ourselves with this processed stuff you know?

Thanks for the tip on the soup recipe, will take a look at that. I've only done this broth thing once, but I quite liked it. May try adding something the next time I try it for the hell of it.

In the past if I was gonna need a broth or something for a mixture I'd have to use the canned stuff, same with gravies. That was the one processed good if I have had to, that I've still used sometimes. If I could cut it out too it'd be great.

Sort of wanna start experimenting with gravies too, and saving meat drippings and such for other uses. I tried it a little tonight with hamburger meat to warm an egg roll, but was more a test than anything. But that's the next thing I think now.
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It's great you've taken an interest in cooking and you may be the one to save the day when times get hard and the carry out or dine in food is either gone or not in the price range of the average person.

Can't imagine how they feel eating out all the time, but it seems like many people do it. It seems that it doesn't really satisfy a person and a couple hrs. after eating, you're starving again. Though it has to be frustrating for you, your Mom is probably pretty tired after getting off work, and wants to relax on her time off.

There's a real easy chicken recipe in this link. It tastes delicious and is easy to make an excellent gravy after the chicken is removed. Your Mom and Grandma might be pleased if you fixed it one evening for them.

Maybe they'll notice your efforts and how healthy you're looking. You must be really thin now, because you weren't heavy the last I saw you. Keep on keepin' on and don't give up just because someone around you doesn't do it your way. Still sad, though.

My internet is ultra slow today and the ehow links won't open. Will try it again later. Looks interesting. Thanks again, for contributing.
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okay here's my secret RAMEN NOODLE DELIGHT!

2 1/2 - 3 cups of water (aha! not 2 cups as you regular ramen eaters are used too)

plop in a bouillon cube (beef or chicken whichever)

salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, to taste

once boil drop in crap noodles

let noodles boild 2x as long (6 mins).

serve as regular

result: fancy noodle soup that you'd pay 9$ at a restaurant, with 2x the broth protein as a regular ramen packet
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Thank you! That would be an awesome camping recipe or if a person wanted to hit the trail and have a quick, easy meal.
Once again, that bouillon comes in. Glad you posted this. Many people don't routinely stock bouillon, but will be glad they did if they ever need it.

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