Pizza Casserole (Food Storage Style)

Pasta Recipes
I don't know about you, but some days I just see the same recipes going around Facebook and/or Pinterest over and over again. It's like a conspiracy to try to get me to make something naughty. A couple of weeks ago this delicious looking pizza casserole was making the rounds: I thought it looked easy and yummy but I was missing a few of the ingredients for it ... so I decided to make an adventure of it and try making a food storage version. I have to say I was pretty thrilled with the results, and it was a winner with my kiddos. That doesn't often happen when I'm trying new recipes. So here is MY version of the pizza casserole. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 16 ounce package rotini pasta…
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The Potluck Problem

Pasta Recipes, Recipes
We had a fun pot luck in my neighborhood today, and of course, I forgot it was even going to happen. About 25 minutes before it was going to start, my friend called me up and asked if I was coming. FOOD STORAGE to the rescue. I decided to do the whole, "sneak" food storage into a dish trick. Remember I did this a long time ago with a dessert? I still feel sneaky about that one. The theme of the pot luck was salads, so I decided to make a pasta salad. I've been using my freeze-dried chicken a lot lately. I admit, it's a little bit due to how busy I've been. Having chicken cooked, and cut all ready to go, has saved my eating out budget a…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Tarragon Chicken Casserole

Pasta Recipes, Recipes
Submitted by: Vie K From: Texas TARRAGON CHICKEN CASSEROLE Ingredients: 2 cans low fat cream of chicken soup Undiluted 2 cups evaporated skim milk 4 teaspoons tarragon Pepper to taste 1 13 oz box bowtie pasta, cooked* 2 10 oz cans chicken, drained 1 14 oz can peas, drained** Paprika 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese*** (Optional) Directions: Mix soups and milk together. Add tarragon and pepper to taste. Mix pasta with chicken and peas. Pour soup mixture over pasta mixture. Mix well. Place in casserole dish. Sprinkle paprika over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through. *Or any pasta shape you have on hand **You can use any vegetable you have on hand that your family likes. ***If you have access to cheese, add on…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Chicken Tortellini Soup

Pasta Recipes, Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
Today is our first post as part of our new and exciting series: We are still accepting submissions through the end of this month, so if you want YOUR recipe to be featured, click here to find out more about how to join in the fun. We are still processing all of the amazing recipes from you guys so today you get to sample one of my own favorite recipes. My mom (Grandma Lori) makes the BEST Chicken Tortellini Soup ever. I started making it but I hated having to have celery on hand for it, so I started using my dehydrated celery (LOVE LOVE LOVE). Over time I started shifting more and more of the ingredients to shelf stable items purely because of the convenience of it. But the…
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RECIPE: Beach Street Lemon Chicken Linguine

Pasta Recipes
You know that recipe you use, when you want to impress, but don't feel like going to the store. The fail proof recipe, you forget about, then get a little excited about when you remember it. Well mine is this AMAZING recipe I got from Shandra at Deals to Meals! After the Seven Day Challenge, I went to town on restocking my food storage. It's amazing, how you can get complacent and put off restocking, but thanks to Deals to Meals, I was able to restock my shelves and get great deals in the process! (to learn more about how we use this system, go to our Deals To Meals page) Anyways, back to Shandra's recipe I LOVE. This is copied from her blog, and for more pictures, visit her…
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Food Storage Recipes: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Bean Recipes, Comfort Food Ideas, Lima Beans Recipes, Pasta Recipes, White Flour Recipes
Using fresh ground bean flour is one of my FAVORITE ways to eat healthy and save on fat and calories. I've always loved my mom's homemade macaroni and cheese and now I have learned how to tweak this recipe to use different food storage items in two different versions: Homemade Mac 'N' Cheese (w/ grains and powdered milk) Ingredients: 1 lb macaroni noodles 1/4 c. butter 1/4 c. flour 1 c. milk (or 1 c. water, 3 T. powdered milk) 1 tsp. seasoned salt cheese cubes (optional) ham cubes (optional) Directions: Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly stir in milk until well mixed in. Add seasoned salt. Let cook for a little while until…
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Food Storage Recipes: Homemade Rice-A-Roni

Jodi's Progress, Pasta Recipes, Rice Recipes
If you are anything like me, you may have wondered how come rice and pasta are some of the cheapest foods, and yet those little boxes of Rice-A-Roni or Pasta-Roni are so darn expensive. Now occasionally you may be able to use some creative couponing to get these boxed foods at drop-dead prices, but when your supplies run low, this cheap and easy alternative may be just the trick. As a side benefit, if you store your bulk items like rice and pasta properly, your shelf life on this will be much longer than a box of Rice-A-Roni. Homemade Rice-A-Roni Recipefrom The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczy Ingredients: 2 c. rice 1 c. angel hair, vermicelli or spaghettini pasta, broken into very small pieces ¼ c. parsley 6 Tbsp.…
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Recipe: Mexican Casserole – Food Storage Style

Bean Recipes, Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Powdered Cheese Recipes
This recipe is a family favorite of my husbands- they call it Cowboy Delight. He asked me to make it one day, but I had no Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. A few weeks ago, I had bought some powdered cheese blend in a #10 can to give a try one day and had forgotten about it. Well - I figured this would definitely be a good recipe to try the cheese in since it was mixed with so many other things. It turned out fabulously. Cowboy Delight - Mexican Casserole Ingredients: 1 family size package Kraft macaroni and cheese (I used 3 C macaroni, 1/2 C powdered cheese, 6 tsp butter, 6 tsp of powdered milk) ½ lb. lean hamburger browned (use freeze-dried ground beef) ½ onion, chopped (can use…
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