Blasts from the Past: How I Fell in Love with Cornmeal

Corn, Cornmeal Recipes, Events, Grains, Jodi's Progress, Long Term Food Storage
When we first made our Food Storage Calculator, we promised ourselves we wouldn't store any of the recommended foods unless we knew how we were going to use them. Since I didn't have a wheat grinder (or even knew what wheat looked like yet) I decided to tackle cornmeal as my first "grain". I remembered I had some in my cupboard so it seemed like a good item to start with. Problem - My cornmeal was 3 years past expiration so I had to go buy a new canister before I could even get started. That goes to show you just HOW little I actually used it. Confession - The first two recipes I tried were really delicious. My kids absolutely LOVED them and I thought they were great and…
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Food Storage Recipes: Corndog Muffins

Corn, Cornmeal Recipes, Jodi's Progress, Powdered Eggs Recipes, Recipes, Sugar Recipes, Wheat Recipes
So here is my confession. I really wanted to learn how to make homemade corndogs as a follow up on Thursday's cornmeal post. (Yes you really CAN use corn/cornmeal in a LOT of different foods!) However, I got a little intimidated by the whole deep frying thing and I chickened out. But as I was looking at the corndog recipes I discovered that you can make corndog muffins and just bake them in the oven! So we had these for dinner and they were actually super easy and delicious! Corndog Muffin Recipe: Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. cornmeal (about 1 c. fresh ground popcorn) 2 1/2 c. flour (about 2 c. fresh ground wheat) 1/2 c. white sugar 1/4 c. brown sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs…
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Let’s Talk About Corn/Cornmeal

Corn, Grains
In BabyStep 5: Grains we give you a list of grains which can/should be part of your long term food storage. Jodi started her grain storage with cornmeal because she didn't have a wheat grinder yet and it seemed easy and non-intimidating, although she now prefers to store regular popping corn and grind it into fresh cornmeal. Here is a little more info on cornmeal and popping corn to help you decide if it's a grain you want to include in your food storage. Types of Cornmeal: Steel ground: The most common type of cornmeal, it has the husk and germ almost all removed. Because of this, steel ground cornmeal has less flavor and nutrients but does have a very long shelf life. This is the type you will typically…
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