Can someone give me a step by step receipe to make yogurt out of milk that is about to date expire?
Every time I cook I use at least one food storage item and once a week I make a food storage meal. One of our favorites has become.
1 box Vermicelli
2 cups rice
1/4 c freeze dried Bell Peppers
4 cups Hot Water with 4 chicken or beef bouillon cubes disolved.
1/4 dried onion flakes
In frying pan with 1/4 cup olive oil, brown vermicelli and rice. Dump in the rest of the ingrediants. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Even better if you cook up some pinto beans and place on top at serving time.
I wish I would have seen this earlier! I would have loved to enter. I like using the various freeze dries for camping since they are easy to go ahead and put in to ziplock bags and you can actually have 3 weeks worth of food in a back pack for 4 people. this is great for if you need to vacate an area when a disater hits. you can be ready for anything! ziplock baggies are the way to go! sharpies mark what's inside and when it was put in there. when rotating, you can even have a great backyard camping dinner as a treat and to get your family used to the freeze dried foods.
I believe we are going to be prepared not only for us but for others thanks to your company.
I'm new when it comes to food storage. But I have always kept a supply of dried onion and bell pepper on hand to use in spaghetti sauce. And I use dried potato flakes as a side and for thickening soups and stews.
I'm new to food storage, but have long used dried onion and other veggies in soups and stews.
dried strawberry and banana are great in jello molds, too!
I'm semi-new to food storage, too but I use powdered milk for hot chocolate mix.
I have some basics, and some grain but I need to & would love to expand what I have.
I love the shredded cheddar cheese; hydrate it and it makes a great mac and cheese, and goes well in homemade breads and yeast rolls. They dehydrated onions go in everything; eggs, breads, gravies, barbq sauces. Not too sharp and no tears from shredding my fingers on the grater for the cheese or onions! The dehydrated fruits make great pancakes and breads – if I can keep hubby out of them; he likes them for snacks straight from the can!
Haven't found anything yet from beprepared.com that DOESN'T taste good, have high quality, real value – and longevity. I use a permanent magic marker to ID the bottoms of the cans when they arrive, as to date and contents, just to keep records and usage straight.
I like to use the fruits in cereals and some of the veggies in soups.
I love Emergency Essentials. I have ordered several different freeze dried veggies. I use them for everything. They taste great and are much easier to store than canned or frozen.
If I'm making something with chicken, I use a small can of chicken and then lots of chicken TVP. It helps to keep the chickeny flavor in the TVP. I also really like using the TVP to make soups with and it's way cheaper than buying chicken from the store!
I love all of the products I have tried from Emergency Essentials so far, although my husband and I have not known about your site for very long.
I've bought preparedness goods from many companies. Emergency Essentials is head and shoulders above the rest.
The MRE's from our 72 hour kits make great camping/hiking food, especially lunch. Quick and easy to prepare and everyone can choose what they want.
We have used powered milk in the past when out of rice milk. This was when we were doing a yeast free diet but our coop order hadnt come in yet. Now we are getting trained for disaster relief and all this preparedness stuff is taking us back to the coop days!
I am new to food storage; however, I plan to use my Instant Fat Free Powdered Milk as a back-up whenever we run out of milk (power outages, storms & blizzards, waiting for payday), as well as in baking and in casseroles.
I've been trying to use my food storage more and more in my every day cooking and find the powdered eggs and powdered milk are 2 great ways to start.
best mountaineering food. we really like the freeze dried powdered milk for granola – MUCH lighter to carry on long expeditions and less risk of spillage. good stuff
I love this website. It is helping our family prepare for the troubled times ahead. Not all disasters and natural— some are manmade. :)
I have only just found this site and I am amazed and the product I can get.
I like to dehydrate my own food from the Farmer's Market. If you go at the end of the market, many venders will give you a discount on the food they have left. Dehydrated vegatatbles can then be added to any soup. I love to use dehydrated tomatoes. I run them through a coffee grinder that I only use for spices and foods and use as tomatoe paste or as a thickener. Great way to make things last.
I make homemade soup every Sunday for dinner. I use a mixture of some fresh and some freeze-dried and/or dehydrated vegetables.
Fruit dices in oatmeal gives my kids a great flavor without extra sugar.
I increased my Food Storage Today by 6 super pails and added an Emergency Radio. What have you done to prepare today?
A few of us from church have started a group using different dried essentials along with the Mix a Meal cookbook. The hot roll mix with powdered butter and powdered milk made an excellent pizza crust. It was so easy to make.
When putting away groceries, I write the month and year "best by" date with a Sharpie. If it's within 1 year, I mark with a red Sharpie. Takes a little time, but makes "first in – first out" rotation easier.
I love using my powdered eggs and powdered buttermilk and powdered sour cream when I bake. And I couldnt live without my dried onions. They are so easy to add to my casseroles and they rehydrate wonderfully. And I now love dried refried beans instead of the canned ones. They mix up so easily and are a fabulous dip for a quick snack!
I use my powdered milk when I make rolls
My storage is increasing and like minded friends are jealous.
Powdered milk can be added to bread machine recipes. :)
Riboflavin and Vitamins A and D are almost entirely depleted by light in milk, so I buy our milk in opaque or paperboard cartons. I mix a half-gallon of our store-bought whole milk with a half gallon of mixed powdered milk to make 2% that tastes almost entirely like the store-bought. I had a hard time finding an opaque container in which to keep my own mixed milk, so I bought orange juice that came in a white plastic gallon-size jug and reuse that. I also use a funnel when I pour the milks into the jug…just easier. Thanks!!
I use common ingredients when I cook whenever possible
My kids take emergency kits to school to have on hand – just in case. I pack it full of freeze-dried fruits and veggies. They love to eat them dry and actually hope there IS an emergency.
I also use powdered milk in all my baking.
A couple years ago for Christmas I bought everyone in our family their own personal insulated thermos. (Our family has a lot of allergies.) Because the thermos retain heat and moisture so well, we've used them to "prepare" dinner for us on the road. Toss some freshly cooked noodles, freeze-dried chicken, some freeze-dried veggies (like broccoli), maybe some freeze-dried cheese, spices, and maybe a little extra hot water – let it rehydrate a bit. And you have dinner! Guess you could do the same with quick oats and freeze-dried fruit for breakfast….
We eat granola in a bowl with mill for breakfast, mixed with dried fruit for snacks, and sprinkled over fruit for dessert. That is our favorite!
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Gave my powered milk to my Daughter when her husband was laid off, good to be able to share.
Need to restock
Food Storage Rotation
My plan to keep food storage fresh is to incorporate the freeze dried meals into our regular routine so in the event of an emergency the kids(and my husband) are not stressed additionally by eating foods that are different than they are used to. This will also help with my busy schedule since prep is a snap and I am a working mom.
well I use powdered milk , powdered eggs, powdered buttermilk, powder shortening, powder butter to make A LOT of my mixes like: sweet condensed milk, waffle mix, bisuit mix and more I love it because we can eat healthier and cheaper doing it and it is very quick to do it.
I use the whole powdered eggs in baking. You can't tell a difference.
Powdered, dried eggs provide a convenient alternative to fresh eggs and add quality and consistent performance to the list of attributes….plus, with like 90 eggs to a can, you just can't beat that!
I am getting ready to open a can of milk from 25 years ago. We will see how it is."
I'll be looking forward to your report!
I add a little peanut butter powder to my homemade instant oatmeal mix before cooking. Makes it taste like a peanut butter cookie only healthier.
I am getting ready to open a can of milk from 25 years ago. We will see how it is.
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This is how we rotate.
I have an emergency supply of meals I make less often and a large supply of regular food we eat on a regular basis. When I get to about half the amount of a food, I replenish. For example, I have 12 boxes of speghetti, when I get down to 6, I buy 6-12 at the store.
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Store what you use, use what you store. In addition to dry pack and freeze dried foods, many wet pack and dry goods at the grocery store have a shelf life of a year or more. Take a look at the label of things you buy regularly and purchase a supply of how long it will store for.
Try Yoder's bacon and stored beans to make bean and bacon soup.
As for beans, I'd like to suggest that EE start carrying Anasazi beans. They're a little pricier, but cook up faster than most beans and don't require pre-soaking, so can save on water and fuel resources under emergency conditions.
I like to mix some freeze dried strawberries in my homemade yogurt. Let it sit for a few minutes to plump up the fruit, and voila – strawberry yogurt! This is really good with any of the freeze dried fruits. Peaches, mangoes, etc.
I always love using dried onions from my food storage in spaghetti and chili and other places where I would normally have to cry cutting a fresh onion. :)
I use the egg powder in all our baking. Woek great.
I used powdered milk to make my own homemade cocoa mixes. Who knows what chemicals they use in the premade stuff??? Homemade is the best!