Author Topic: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?  (Read 2779 times)

Offline Smurf Hunter

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My wife is out with a friend this evening, and I'm at home with kiddos.
While I could easily do the lazy dad thing and order a pizza or make some pasta dish, I'm wondering if this could be an opportunity to be creative and make a meal from LTS items.

I've got the usual stuff.  Lots of rice, canned meats and veggies.  Dried pasta.  Freeze dried #10 cans.

Weather outside is very wet, so while I enjoy grilling, not ideal conditions for outdoor cooking methods.

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »
Well Smurf Hunter you been talking about roux, I bet you have flour and fat. Whomp up some gumbo with that rice, meat and veggies you got.

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 10:05:44 AM »
Good reminder ;)

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 10:06:54 AM »
Immediately thought salad nicoise. But you could also throw together a great pasta salad. New Orleans red beans and rice would work as would a split pea soup if you have some smoked meat. I also enjoy canned veggies (if good) in Thai green curry.

So many options...

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 10:12:41 AM »
Immediately thought salad nicoise. But you could also throw together a great pasta salad. New Orleans red beans and rice would work as would a split pea soup if you have some smoked meat. I also enjoy canned veggies (if good) in Thai green curry.

So many options...

I saved the ham bone with a good amount of meat from the inlaws easter dinner.  It's in the freezer.  That could be a base for split pea soup!
Pair that with some crusty bread...

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 10:20:39 AM »
With the cold and rain, I would go for a nice thick stew or soup, to either serve over rice or make bread or flat bread to dip in it.

 For desert, rehydrate some fruit, stir some flour/milk/baking powder to make cobbler topping, or just crumble topping ( rolled oats,a bit of flour, some oil and sugar)

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 05:02:55 PM »
Split pea with a nice bread sounds awesome.

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 05:37:15 PM »
I saved the ham bone with a good amount of meat from the inlaws easter dinner.  It's in the freezer.  That could be a base for split pea soup!
Pair that with some crusty bread...

One of our favorites. I keep ham hocks in the freezer and (like any good cook) have the onions, celery, and carrots always on hand.

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Re: Exercise: what should I cook for dinner from my food storage preps?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 07:08:13 PM »
Well a quick look at the canning jars shows a jar of beef roast ,a jar of carrots ,a jar of onions , ajar of potatoes and a jar of celery. So do we do a nice beef roast or beef stew? Of course I could just take down some of the homemade pastrami that's hanging. Slice some off, steam it and do sandwiches .