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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Make you own long term storage foods

Buying premade longterm storable foods is fine, but making them yourself is much more rewarding and cost effective.

Split Pea Soup


3 c. dried split peas

1 c. instant potato flakes

1/4 c. dried minced onion

2 t. chicken bouillon granules

2 t. powdered lemonade mix with sugar

1 t. dried minced garlic

1 t. salt

2 T. dried parsley flakes

2 t. dried thyme leaves

1 t. celery flakes

2 (5 oz.) cans ham - optional

Put the following dry ingredients in a quart sized jar and then when you need it just add the wet ingredients. Place the place all ingredients in a large soup pot except for ham. Add 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Puree soup if desired. Add ham and then hit through.




Make Your Own Taco Seasoning Mix

Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix

1/3 cup instant minced onion

1 tablespoon crushed dried red pepper

3 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon instant minced garlic

1 tablespoon curry powder

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons oregano

Combine all ingredients. Store in a jar and cover tightly. To use, measure 2 tablespoons to equal a package. Makes 8 packages or 1 cup mix.





Making Your Own Self-Rising Flour

1/2 C Baking powder

1/4 C Baking soda

1/4 C Salt

5 Lb Flour

Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to flour. Using 2 large bowls, sift the mixture 3 to 4 times. Store at room temperature and use in any recipe that calls for self-rising flour.

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