FREE Shelf Stable Recipe Book

Shelf Stable Recipes
Have you heard the term "Shelf Stable" and wondered exactly what it means? Different people have different opinions on that, but today we are going to give you OUR definition and then we have a great free gift for you to download too! What does shelf stable mean? We consider a shelf stable recipe to be one that can be made completely with items that can be found in your pantry (not refrigerated). The purpose is to have meals that you can make should your power go out and you lose the foods that you have in your fridge and freezer. Traditional shelf stable recipes Most people thing of things like homemade bread, chili, spaghetti, etc. when they think of a shelf stable meal. Items that don't have meats, dairy,…
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Salsa, Chicken, and Black Bean Soup Recipe

Bean Recipes, Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
So here is my confession, I LOVE the concept of using a crockpot so dinner time is not crazy around here. However, the reality is ... mornings aren't really any LESS crazy. After I get the big kids off to school and the little kids fed, bathed, dressed, hit the gym, and get the house tidied up a bit it seems like the morning is over and I have missed my timeframe to throw something in the crockpot. Right after school we have to get our piano practicing done, and depending on my kids' behavior this can really cut right into my dinner prep time. So what is a girl to do? Does this sound like anyone else out there? Enter a few of my favorite things to save time…
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Food Storage Blackberry Pie

Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
My husband is pretty much obsessed with blackberries. If I ever make a recipe that has blackberries in it he goes crazy for it. Well of course, being me, I always have to try to turn everything shelf stable so I can see if we could still have that recipe in a powerless situation. Tonight's Easter Dinner blackberry pie was no exception ... and I have to say the results were great! Food Storage Blackberry Pie Pie Crust 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 3/4 cups butter flavored shortening 1 T. egg powder 3/4 cups cold water Combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly. Combine the egg powder and water. Add to the flour mix and stir until dough is formed. This makes a…
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Shelf Stable Poppyseed Chicken Recipe

Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
I have a confession to make ... I have a lot of recipes that call for sour cream. In my defense I try to use "light" sour cream at least :) There is something about the creamy yummy deliciousness that draws me to sour creamy recipes and they soon become family favorites. One of the staples around my house is Poppyseed Chicken. I always have most of the ingredients on hand, but the one thing that is a kicker is the sour cream. Whenever I go to the grocery store I try to grab a tub or two of sour cream, but considering I try to avoid going to the grocery store as much as possible, this never lasts for very many meals. The other day I really wanted to…
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Delicious Ritzy Potatoes

Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
Do people ever act like you are a bit "crazy" for being interested in food storage and preparedness? We have a lot of readers who love our Facebook community because they feel like they can connect with others who understand their need and desire to help their families be more prepared. While many people first get started with food storage thinking about a natural disaster type of situation, it quickly becomes apparent that there are a TON of other reasons to store food. We did a little series on this that you can check out by clicking below: Well this week I wanted to share a silly reason why I am so grateful to have my food storage. On Saturday I had to bring "funeral potatoes" to a funeral for…
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Shelf Stable Saturdays?

Shelf Stable Recipes
You may remember from a while back we did a call for help to collect 100 recipes for our Shelf Stable Saturdays project. Well we have the BEST readers, you guys totally outdid yourselves and we got over 200 recipes, all shelf stable. Our plan was to post one each Saturday over two years and to also add a printable version of them as a bonus to our Food Storage Made Easy Binder eBook. However, we changed our minds and decided to give it to EVERYONE as a fun gift during our April Surprise Party. Since everyone has access to the recipes all already, we aren't going to post them on Saturdays any longer since it is a bit repetitive. Don't worry though, we will still be posting lots of…
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4th of July Patriotic Jello

4th of July Patriotic Jello

Comfort Foods, Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
This patriotic jello is completely a "shelf stable" recipe if you use freeze-dried fruits in it. It also works perfectly fine with regular fruit and cool-whip. It's fun to know that you can make a creative and delicious treat for your family even if you are living completely off of food storage! Patriotic Jello Ingredients: 2 3-oz packages blue jello 2 3-oz packages strawberry jello 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand) 14-oz can Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk Optional Ingredients: Freeze Dried Strawberries (I used Thrive brand) Freeze Dried Blueberries (I used Thrive brand) Spiff-E-Whip (I found this at Wal-Mart but you can get it online at that link) Directions: Gather all of your ingredients. Make your blue layer of jello. Mix 2 packages of blue jello with 2 cups of…
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Shelf Stable Recipes: Food Storage Cornbread

Cornmeal Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
Submitted by: Donna B. From: Copperas Cove, TX Food Storage Cornbread Ingredients: 1 c. wheat flour (freshly ground or bag) 1 c. cornmeal (freshly ground or bag) 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. instant milk 3 T. powdered creamer 4 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. salt 2 T. powdered eggs 1 c. water 1/4 c. oil Directions: Stir together all dry ingredients. Mix in water and oil. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes. OR spoon batter into cupcake papers inserted in a muffin tin, filling 2/3 full. Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes. You may now download ALL the Shelf Stable Saturday recipes for free. Click here for details.
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Shelf Stable Saturday: Swedish Beef and Rice

Rice Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
Submitted by: Megan S. From: Sacramento, CASwedish Beef and Rice Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups water 1 can Golden Mushroom Soup 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 4 TBS canned butter (or powdered butter equivalent) 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk (I make using powdered milk) 1/4 cup flour 1 can roast beef, drained 2 cups rice Directions: In a saucepan combine golden mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, butter and evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Add flour with remaining water, stirring until smooth. Add flour mixture to mushroom soup sauce and stir until it begins to bubble. Add roast beef and cook just until heated through. Spoon Swedish beef sauce over cooked rice. Special Notes: To make evaporated milk using powdered milk - mix 1 1/2 cups of water with a heaping 1/2…
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Texas Caviar … aka Black Bean Salsa

Texas Caviar … aka Black Bean Salsa

Bean Recipes, Legume Recipes, Shelf Stable Recipes
If you are on our Facebook page you may have seen us posting about a delicious black bean salsa that we tasted at a church class we were doing a few weeks ago. The nice lady who made it gave us the recipe (which is made completely out of shelf stable ingredients) and taught us a few things about food storage too. She was awesome. Anyway, we knew we had to share it with all of you so here ya go! Texas Caviar (Black Bean Salsa) Mix: ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper ¼ C. olive oil ¾ C. Vinegar 1/3 C sugar Rinse and Drain: 1 can each: black eyed peas, pinto and black beans (can also use dry beans) 1 C. corn (reserve liquid) or freeze-dried corn…
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