One of the things people always recommend when getting your family to start eating food storage is adding new foods to meals and not telling your family since they may not give it a fair chance. Well my husband works from home and knows how and what I’m cooking so I haven’t been able to use that trick.
Tonight I hosted a little dinner party at my house and decided I would sneakily use tons of food storage in my dinner and dessert. I definitely recommend it, it was fun having a little secret… hehe.
Anyways, I made a great tortilla casserole recipe, (added black beans) and even made the tortillas from scratch using all fresh ground whole wheat! I even replaced the cream of chicken soup with BEAN FLOUR cream of chicken, my favorite!
For dessert I made my EMERGENCY, I don’t feel like baking, icing or dirtying a pan dessert with POWDERED MILK! Everytime I have to bring a dessert to a dinner and don’t have the time or energy to pick up fresh ingredients, I make a quick and easy pudding pie. I always have at least one tub of cool whip in my freezer for this special dessert.
Box of Chocolate Pudding
Graham cracker crust
Prepare pudding according to package directions for pie. Pour into graham cracker crust, chill for an hour or so. Top with Cool Whip. Optional, add strawberries, crushed skor bar or any crushed cookie.
I love this dessert because it is SO easy to bring places. The graham cracker crust container has a lid with it (you don’t have to remember to get your pan when you are going home). You don’t have to dirty dishes except the pudding bowl, but you can lick that. It’s a dessert that uses POWDERED milk and no one knows it. You don’t have to turn your oven on in the hot summer, its great!
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder