For our Summer Crash Course we have been revamping all of the BabyStep pages and last week we updated the Step 9: Comfort Foods page. On that page we give a great list of ideas for comfort foods but we wanted to give you this bonus handout of fun recipes you can make all with shelf-stable foods and with minimal cooking required (could use a fire pit or barbecue grill in a pinch). Here are the recipes included in the handout.
Recipe 2: Homemade Popcorn
Put a few tablespoons of oil (any kind will do) in the bottom of a 4-quart pan. Pour in 1/2 c. of popcorn kernels (we buy ours in bulk #10 cans to use to make corn meal as well) and put the lid on the pan. Heat stove to medium/medium high heat. Allow the kernels to cook, shaking the pan occasionally to avoid burning. When there are a few seconds in between pops, remove from heat and pour into a bowl (be careful as lid may be hot). Coat with your favorite toppings!
Recipe 3: No Bake Oatmeal Cookies (As found on AllRecipes.com)
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar and cocoa. With clean hands, mix in the water, vanilla and butter to form a dough. Wash hands, then roll the dough into balls 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Roll balls in confectioners’ sugar until thickly coated (or they will become crusty). Chill 20 minutes before serving.
Click here to download the pdf version of this handout. If you have already purchased one of our Food Storage Made Easy Binders this is a perfect addition to the Step 9 section or recipes appendix. Enjoy!
If you have any good comfort food recipe ideas share them in the comments below and we will compile another handout with your suggestions!
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder