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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Food Storage Recipes: Corn Cakes

Cornmeal Recipes, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
Do you ever have a favorite meal at a restaurant that gets discontinued? I spend a summer being a waitress at IHOP and ate their corn pancakes almost every night that I worked. I seriously was a little obsessed. Well after I stopped working there, we went to eat there one time and I was so excited to get my corn cakes. Well I was soooo sad to find out that they were no longer in the menu. It was one of those cases where I wanted to yell at the server but I knew it wasn't their fault so I just quietly moped to myself. I made a goal to recreate the recipe and when I got one of those restaurant copycat books that had an IHOP Country Griddle…
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Food Storage Recipes: Buttermilk Cornbread

Cornmeal Recipes, Powdered Eggs Recipes, Recipes
In doing our research to prepare the page for BabyStep 5: Grains, we realized that there were several grains on the long term food storage list (see BabyStep 4) that we didn't really know how to use. We decided to try to find good recipes for those ingredients before we actually start purchasing them. Jodi found this cornbread recipe and tried it for Sunday dinner and loved it so much we decided to post it for you so you can start to get excited about your grains too! Buttermilk Cornbread Serving Size: 9 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup white sugar 2 eggs (or 2 T. powdered eggs 1/4 C. Water) 1 cup buttermilk (I make my own with 1 T.…
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