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  • I just tried the Mountain House freeze dried cottage cheese and I'm in love. You heard me correctly. Mountain House freeze dries cottage cheese! It’s pretty impressive. 

    In the past, dehydrated and freeze dried milk products have gotten a bad rap. (Except Emergency Essentials' dehydrated milk products, of course. They get rave reviews.) So I set the bar really low for what I thought would be some freeze dried cottage cheese malarkey. 

    It’s no malarkey folks! Freeze dried cottage cheese is… well, good! 

    It’s easy to get excited about this Mountain House product. When the freeze dried cottage cheese is rehydrated it looks like cottage cheese (not some pulpy mess) and it feels like cottage cheese (not a glop of white stuff). 

    The texture and flavor are both spot on. Individual curds stand on their own and are firm and chewy, just like curds ought to be. The saltiness of cottage cheese comes through, too. I followed the instructions on the can; after 15 minutes I added a little more water because I like a little more liquid in my cottage cheese. 

    You might not have considered adding cottage cheese to your food storage because it seems like such a luxury item, but now you can! Plus, if you buy 6 or more cans of this freeze dried Mountain House food storage you’ll get 25% off your purchase (sale ends today). 

    Little Miss Muffet couldn’t be more pleased than I am. Now, if only I could find a tuffet to sit on… 

    ~ Steph

    Here are 10 ways to eat your freeze dried cottage cheese: 

    1. Plain

    2. With fruit

    3. Add herbs or seasonings and eat with crackers.

    4. Add to salad dressing

    5. Add to an omelet

    6. Mix into smoothies for a protein boost (with fruit!).

    7 & 8. Pair it with Pasta

    • a. Stuff pasta shells – use your long and short term food storage! Mix with tomato powder, pasta shells, and cottage cheese.
    • Toss with spaghetti, onions or garlic, and pepper.

    9. Make a vegetarian taco (thanks for the idea www.Daisy.com) – Mix cottage cheese with pico de gallo, add avocado, and eat in a warm corn or flour tortilla.

    10. Use in a dessert. Layer it with granola and berries to make a parfait.

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: recipes, mountain house, dehydrated, freeze dried, Emergency Essentials, Milk, cottage cheese, Little Miss Muffet

  • Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce is a customer favorite that combines tomato sauce, pasta, beef, and cheeses. It’s freeze dried and packed for long-term storage, generally 25 years. But just because it’s packed for long-term food storage doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate it into your everyday meal plan. 

    The aroma when opening the package is like taking a fresh home made lasagna out of the oven. Some of us have been taste-testing for lunch at work, and this is the unanimous favorite for flavor. Use a little less boiling water than instructed, then add a little more at the end if you need it. Don't make it too loose. ~ Dave T., California 

    Each #10 can of Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce contains around ten servings. I think the serving size is generous, especially when you pair this entrée with sides like bread and a salad or vegetables. I also liked the heartiness and felt like I was eating a substantial meal that would keep me satisfied for a while. 

    The regular price of the Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce is $34.49; right now it’s on 20% off until March 21. And if you buy it with 5+ other #10 cans of your choice, you’ll get it for 25% off. 

    Happy shopping! 

     

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, sale, storage, food, freeze dried, lasagna with meat sauce, #10 cans, Emergency Essentials, entree, meal, long-term

  • Freeze dried foods get fancy! As part of our sale on Mountain House #10 cans, you can get Blueberry Cheesecake for 20% off the regular price. If you buy six or more cans you’ll get a discount of 25%.  

    Here’s what Matthew in Texas has to say about Mountain House’s Blueberry Cheesecake,

    A fantastic dessert! If you are preparing for a food shortage or camping supplies, this dessert is a must have.  In the case of a food shortage, this dessert will keep morale up. 

    Matthew’s making a great point. When your family is tired, anxious, and working hard to stay alive, a tasty treat can make a big difference. 

    One can makes approximately 12 servings, and one serving contains 200 calories. That’s a relatively low calorie count; if you bought a ready-made cheesecake it would probably contain around 370 calories per serving. 

    You’re probably wondering how cheesecake is freeze dried… that’s a great question. The Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake is actually a kit. The crust, cream filling, and fruit topping come in separate pouches, and you put the ingredients together yourself (the cream filling is the only part that actually needs to be rehydrated). 

    Fill up that shopping cart and stock your food storage shelves with food you know your family will eat. 

    Happy rehydrating! 

     

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, sale, food, freeze dried, Emergency Essentials, blueberry cheesecake

  • “I've recently begun some serious RV camping and decided to include FD (freeze dried) foods for emergencies.  I have had experience with MREs and have never been overly impressed with their flavor.  These crackers may not be Ritz or Keebler but they definitely beat out any generic brand I've ever tasted.  And compared to the baked pumice passed off as bread in an MRE kit, it's like a piece of heaven.  They are about twice the size of a normal Ritz and hold together very well.” – Jon, Virginia

     

    Thanks for the feedback Jon! We want to let you know that you can get Pilot Crackers as part of the Mountain House sale on #10 cans. All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off, so the Pilot Crackers cost $16.23. If you buy six or more cans of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    Pilot Crackers descend from hardtack, that infamous staple of adventurers on land and sea. The modern pilot cracker is a great deal tastier (and easier to bite into) but still has its ancestor’s characteristics. It’s hearty, sturdy, and versatile. We’ve used Pilot Crackers to highlight our Super Bowl dips, as the crust for our Peanut Butter Pie, and as a side with our Pearled Barley and Ground Beef Soup.

    Each #10 can contains approximately 70 crackers and one cracker is one serving.

    Pick up a few cans of Pilot Crackers during our current sale. You’ll be glad you did!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: food storage, mountain house, sale, dehydrated, freeze dried, Emergency Essentials, pilot crackers, hardtack

  • Mountain House Travel Tip

    Ok, I mentioned a great travel tip in Friday’s post about our sale on Mountain House’s freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. I love the idea SO much that I’m expanding on it today…

    First though, I should give credit where it’s due. This tip came from Grant in Utah, via Sarah here at Emergency Essentials. He took his family of eight to Disneyland for a week and took two #10 cans of Mountain House entrees.

    Here are three benefits that we see to taking freeze dried food on your vacation:

    1 – The #10 cans are light. That means you can pack them and they won’t push your luggage over the weight limit. Unless of course you’re taking your Yeti with you just in case the Pirates of the Caribbean ride shuts down. (Like it did when I went in 7th grade. Sigh.)

    2- Save on money. According to Grant’s calculations, even if his family ate on the cheaper end of the spectrum, like McDonalds’ Dollar Menu, they would still end up spending around $50. So, deciding to save their moolah for those cute little Mickey Mouse ears, they brought along Mountain House Mac n’ Cheese (regular price, $28.99) and Beef Stroganoff (regular price, $28.29).

    3 - Save on time. Here’s what Grant had to say about it,

    At the end of a long day at Disneyland, we were tired, hungry, and some of us were a little cranky. The last thing you want to do is go find somewhere to eat that will make everyone happy. 

    Great point, Grant. Thanks for the helpful travel trip!

    To prepare freeze-dried and dehydrated entrees all you have to do is boil water (which you can easily do in the coffee maker in your room), add it to the contents of your #10 can, and wait 10-15 minutes. You won’t have to suffer through clean up either since there won’t be any pots and pans to wash up! 

    All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off through March 21, 2013. If you buy six or more of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    If you’ve used freeze-dried or dehydrated foods on your family vacation we want to hear about it! Comment below and let us know how you used your food storage.

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, sale, family, #10 cans, Travel Tip, save money, save time, freeze dried food, dehydrated food, vacation, Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Do you like green eggs and ham? Do you like them Sam I am?

    Would you like them in a storm? Would you like them nice and warm?

    Would you eat green eggs and ham?

    Would you eat them from a can?

    Eat them! Eat them!

    Here they are!

    Okay, okay… So Mountain House doesn’t actually sell green eggs and ham, and you’ve probably got a green St. Patrick’s Day breakfast to take care of, so let’s just get down to business, eh?

    Mountain House® Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Red & Green Peppers - 19.4 oz. makes approximately 17 servings. That’s enough for your whole family and then some!

    Here's what Dave in Iowa has to say about the MH Scrambled Eggs and Ham with Red and Green Peppers:

    Eggs/ham/green peppers is a winner!!! Now, frankly, eggs are only so good as a freeze dried item, but I find this mix more than adequate. Very flavorful.

    Get yours before our sale on Mountain House #10 cans ends. Each can is 20% off, unless you buy six or more of the same item in which case you’ll get 25% percent off.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, sale, freeze dried, Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss, green peppers, red peppers, scrambled eggs, St. Patrick's Day

  • Emergency Essentials is holding another great sale, but it ends on March 21. All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off. If you buy six or more of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    To kick off our sale, here’s a featurette of a Mountain House product you may not have previously considered: Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf.

    The Mountain House® Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf is a delicately seasoned blend of white, brown, and wild rice; mushrooms; broccoli; green beans; sweet red peppers; and parmesan cheese.

    First of all, who knew you could get gourmet sides into your food storage? Doesn’t it sound delicious? Secondly, this is great food storage option for vegetarians. And thirdly, considering that you’ll get approximately ten 1-cup servings per can for for $24.39 , I’d say that it’s a great deal.

    Here’s what one Emergency Essentials customer had to say:

    “Yummy! A friend recommended freeze dried food as the ER food that tastes the most "real." She was right. The long grain rice & wild rice pilaf is very good. I will know to keep it on hand for quick dinners at home.” – Terry, California

     

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: food storage, mountain house, sale, dehydrated, freeze dried, wild rice, long grain rice, pilaf, long grain and wild rice pilaf, Emergency Essentials

  • Emergency Essentials is rolling out another great sale starting today, March 15th, and ending March 21st. All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off. If you buy six or more cans, of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    As long as it comes in a #10 can, you can pick from any Mountain House product. You can mix-and-match your favorites, or try out a few new entrees. If you’re totally new to freeze-dried and dehydrated foods, read about them here, and check out our best-sellers:

     Beef Stew

    Beef Stroganoff

    Turkey Tetrazzini

    Lasagna with Meat Sauce

    Chicken a la King with Noodles

    Mountain House entrees could be a pillar in your food storage supply. They have a 25-year shelf life and provide life-sustaining nutritional value for even longer.  Here are some ways to use the Mountain House entrées even when it’s not an emergency:

    -          Put individual portions in zip-top bags (or other compact containers) and take them with you on your next backpacking trip.

    -          Make a quick meal at home when you’re busy or have surprise visitors.

    -          Consider stocking up if you’re taking a family vacation and want to save money and time on meals.

    We’ll be highlighting a different Mountain House #10 canned item every day until the sale ends. You’ll get more information on popular entrees and on some surprising additions to the freeze-dried food line up. I can’t let the cat out of the bag but you’re not gonna believe what they’re freeze-drying at Mountain House…

     

     

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, dehydrated, freeze dried, lasagna with meat sauce, turkey tetrazzini, chicken a la king with noodles, beef stew, beef stroganoff, #10 cans, mix-and-match

  • November Mountain House Sale

    It’s that time again! Time to get all the Mountain House products you’ve been eyeing… because they’re on sale for 20-32% off through the end of November.

    I’ve had my eye on the Rice Pilaf (it’s de-li-cious), and I don’t know if I can resist buying the Chili Mac, Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, and Chicken Stew since they’re 32% off.
    What about you? Are you planning to buy some Mountain House items while they’re on sale this month?
    --Sarah

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, monthly sales

  • November 3rd through the 30th we have all Mountain House #10 Cans on sale for at least 20% off with select entrées a monster 32%off! This sale only happens twice a year, so don’t miss out. And we’re so excited we’re giving away three cans—one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. If you win you’ll get:

    ·         1 #10 can of Scrambled Eggs and Bacon (approx. 16 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    ·         1 #10 can of Chicken Stew (approx. 10 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    ·         1 #10 can of Chili Mac (approx. 10 servings, on sale for 32% off)
    Mountain House Chili Mac
    Here’s how you enter:
    Leave a comment below to let us know your experience with Mountain House: Have you ever tried it? What flavor is your favorite? Planning to stock up this month?Be sure to include your email address in your comment so we can contact you if you're the winner.
    That’s it! Also check out the rest of our Mountain House Sale at BePrepared.com.
    New to Mountain House? Check out these blog posts to learn more about freeze-dried foods:

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: giveaway, mountain house

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