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    Dry Pre Measured Food Storage Meals In Jar Recipes – Big List

    I quite the collection of pre measured dry meals & cookies in a jars in my pantry.

    I also print out the recipes in small print and attach to the side of the jars.

    They are great to give as last minute gifts, to sick friends (with their promise to return my jar,lol) or if my family needs a quick meal before running off to an event.

    I use my Foodsaver to vacuum seal dry meals to make my own MRE’S for food pantry, Bug Out Bag and a few even in my vehicle.


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    Simple Bites website shares how to make Mozzarella cheese within thirty minutes in your own kitchen.

    It is so simple and easy to do that you will never buy it in the supermarket again. You can save money with a time and effort and having the comfort of knowing how the cheese you are feeding your was made and the ingredients that went into it.

    Each project ( skill ) we learn gets us back closer to our homesteading dreams of self sufficiency…. this is how we make them a reality.

    Click here to read the recipe: http://www.simplebites.net/the-best-...te-mozzarella/


    The following is a guest post from Andrew Wilder of Eating Rules. Welcome, Andrew!

    A couple of years ago at a Fourth of July party, I pulled off one of my best party tricks ever.

    Showing up with a gallon of milk in hand, I asked my friends if I could borrow their kitchen. Spying the other items in my bag — a bunch of fresh basil and cherry tomatoes — they knew I had something good in store. They eagerly let me take over.

    Half an hour later, I emerged victorious from the kitchen with a platter of fresh caprese, made with still-warm mozzarella.

    I’ve been using this “30-minute Mozzarella” recipe, from Ricki Carroll’s book, Home Cheese Making, for a few years now. I’ll admit, it comes out slightly different each time (the type of milk, how quickly you heat it, and how much you stretch it will affect both the flavor and texture), but it’s always been a big hit.

    Homemade Mozzarella Tips & Tricks

    1. This is a great recipe to make with kids. They’ll be completely mesmerized watching the milk curdle and turn into cheese — and it happens quickly enough to hold their attention. The last few steps can get pretty hot, so please do be careful when making this with children.

    2. Do not use “Ultra-Pasteurized” milk for this recipe — it won’t curdle properly. If it says just “Pasteurized” on the container, you’re probably fine. Of course, you can also use raw milk instead, if that’s your thing (I’m not going to get into the pros and cons of raw vs. pasteurized milk — just remember that Ultra-Pasteurized is a dealbreaker.)

    3. Depending on the fat percentage of your milk, you’ll get a very different cheese at the end. Whole milk produces a very rich, soft mozzarella, whereas 1% will make a harder, more string-cheese-like cheese. Fat free can get a bit too rubbery, so I don’t recommend it. I usually use 2%, which is what’s shown in the pictures here.

    I’ve also made this recipe with goat’s milk, and it should work fine with sheep’s milk as well.

    4. This recipe is a “shortcut” to mozzarella, since it uses a microwave to speed things along. If you don’t have a microwave, you can use a pot of very hot water and float a bowl in it instead. The goal is to get the curds hot so that they melt together and become stretchy like taffy. Also, the curds will get quite hot — it’s really helpful to have a pair of clean kitchen gloves to protect your hands.
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    SALT WATER TAFFY

    1 c. sugar
    2/3 c. water
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 tsp. flavoring-Vanilla extract
    3/4 c. light corn syrup
    1 tbsp. cornstarch
    1 tsp. salt
    Food coloring of your choice

    Grease a square 8x8x2 inch pan with butter. Mix together in a saucepan the sugar, water, corn syrup, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until candy thermometer reads 256 degrees. Remove from heat at once. Stir in desired flavoring and salt; pour into a well-buttered pan. Allow candy to cool. When candy is just cool enough so that you are able to hold it in your hands, pull taffy until it is light in color and stiff. Add food coloring if you like, now. Continue pulling until the candy is cool and is difficult to stretch. Pull into 2-inch strips, cut and wrap in strips of waxed paper, twisting ends in different directions.

    Makes 1 pound candy.
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    Crock Pot Apple Butter

    Here's what you are going to need:

    5 1/2 pounds Gala Apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
    1 cup of white sugar
    1 cup of packed brown sugar
    3 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon Allspice
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Here's what you need to do:

    Peel, core and thinly slice 5 1/2 pounds of Gala Apples. You can certainly use any kind or any combination of apples you like...there aren't any rules but you may need to adjust the sugar depending upon how tart your apples are.

    In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples along with all of the spices.Pour into a large slow cooker.

    Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 10 hours.Use a stick blender to puree the apple butter. If you don't have a stick blender, you can use a blender but be careful because the mixture is HOT. If you use a blender, puree small amounts at a time until all of the mixture has been pureed and then return the mixture to the slow cooker. Continue cooking on low, uncovered for another 2 or 3 hours until the mixture reaches the desired thickness.

    **Makes about 4 pints depending upon how thick you like your apple butter.

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    I have a friend who makes PEAR BUTTER with the fruit from her tree that is too hard to eat fresh
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    Bean Recipes. Beans Are Healthy, Nutritious and Gluten Free
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    If you store a lot of beans or want to use beans to save money or to replace meat in your diet US Dry Beans has an entire site chock full of recipes for beans. They have a whole list of categories from appetizers to wraps and sammies. Beans are so much cheaper than meat and very nutritious, full of fiber,low in fat and cholesterol free. They are a great food source for celiacs as beans are gluten free. The site has info and just about everything you ever need to know about beans. Awesome source.

    Bean Recipes http://www.usdrybeans.com/recipes/

    Samples :

    Tuscan White Bean Hummus

    1 1/2 cup White Kidney Beans, Drained
    3 tablespoon Tahini Butter
    2 fluid ounce Lemon Juice
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    1/4 cup Basil, Chiffonade
    1 fluid ounce Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth

    ..

    Pinto Bean Applesauce Raisin Cookies

    Nutritional Information

    Calories: 79
    Total Fat: 3g
    Sodium: 47mg
    Total Carbs: 12g
    Fiber: 1g
    Protein: 2g

    Recipe courtesy of the Northarvest Bean Growers, www.northarvestbean.org
    Yummy! What more can we say?

    Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

    Ingredients1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup butter or shortening
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup pinto beans, cooked and pureed
    3/4 cup chunky applesauce
    2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 cup nuts
    1/2 cup golden raisins

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    In a food processor or blender put sugar and shortening and cream, add eggs and blend well. Add pureed pinto beans and applesauce, beat until fluffy.

    Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl; add to creamed mixture and mix until smooth. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet.

    Bake for 15 - 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on rack.
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    Keep reaching for a soda? Give the sugary drinks a rest with these 10 refreshing and healthy soda alternatives, including this tip: infuse water with fresh fruits for a healthy (and sweet!) drink http://www.everydayhealth.com/photog...EH_sf#/slide-2

    Flavored waters have been popping up all over the place, but many still contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. A healthier choice is natural flavoring: Just add slices of your favorite fruits and veggies — lemons, oranges, watermelon, cucumber, mint, or limes — to a pitcher of ice-cold water for a refreshing and flavorful drink. Another great option is to put chopped-up fruit in an ice cube tray, add water, and freeze. Place these colorful fruit cubes in your beverage for instant flavor and color!
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    20 Dandelion Cooking Recipes – Wine, Bread, Syrup, Soup, Pancakes and more
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    Untrained Housewife website share how to make herb butters.

    It is really easy to take fresh herbs from your garden and create a butter mixture to add layers of flavor to your culinary adventures.

    Five star restaurants commonly add herbed butter as a side condiment…. why not eat as well at home ?

    Click here to read the recipe:

    http://www.untrainedhousewife.com/ho...e-herb-butters
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    11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce
    June 14, 2013


    Design Mom website shares elven tips to properly freezing fruits and vegetables. This is one option to preserving our garden harvest or amazing sales we find at our local supermarket, farm stand or farmer’s market. Personally, I find that if I am going to freeze anything – I use a Foodsaver machine because it removes 95% of the oxygen therefore saving nutritional value, stopping freezer burn and keeping the delicious flavor.

    Click here to read the article: http://m.designmom.com/2013/05/livin...ezing-produce/
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    $50 Weekly Menus
    Grocery budget 101 shares a weekly menu for breakfast,lunch,dinner and snacks for her family of 4 and the kids friends. And she does it for about 50 dollars per week! I love the recipes she has and especially the copy cat ones like copycat Gatorade and copycat Arizona green iced tea. If you need ideas for meals and want to save some money on groceries bookmark this site so you can follow along. She puts it up weekly. She gives all the meals for the week and most of the items on the list have the recipes available to make it even easier to use her lists. Great site.

    http://www.grocerybudget101.com/content.php/8-menus?

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #26: This weeks menu plan is a "Camping Menu" where the majority of the meals are quick and easy to throw together on a campfire or grill.

    This week we purchased the following: chocolate bars, marshmallows, canned biscuits, cabbage, pepper jack cheese, provolone cheese, french dressing, miracle whip, mayo, burger buns, chips, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Apricot Jam, mango, strawberries, coffee, kielbasa, potatoes- total spent $44.12

    The following items included in this weeks menu plan were harvested from our small garden: Fresh radishes, tomatoes, jalapenos, Zucchini, Summer Squash, cucumbers, fresh beets, a few carrots, okra and green peppers.

    GroceryBudget101.com- - 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #26 | Menu Plan Monday http://www.grocerybudget101.com/cont...#ixzz2X9jB5tyt

    Breakfast Options for this week:
    Blueberry Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal
    Walkaway Breakfast Burritos (Cheese, eggs, diced onions/green peppers/ sausage/bacon/ diced tomatoes, etc)
    Raspberry Lemon Delight
    Cranberry Pecan Refrigerator Oatmeal
    Mandarin Orange Refrigerator Oatmeal
    Toasted English Muffins with Mock Raspberry Jam
    Mango Almond Refrigerator Oatmeal
    Griddle Pancakes, Breakfast Sausage
    Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Monday June 24th:
    Lunch: Cucumber Sandwiches & potato Salad
    Dinner: Campfire Pig Greens
    Tuesday June 25th
    Lunch: Chicken Spiedies & cucumber spears
    Dinner: Honey Dijon Marinated Grilled Chicken, Dilled Zucchini & Summer Squash
    Wednesday June 26th:
    Lunch: Cool Cucumber Soup, armadillo Eggs
    Dinner: Hearty Zucchini Casserole
    Dessert: Strawberry Eclair Cake
    Thursday June 27th:
    Lunch: Tailgaters Sticky Turkey Balls, potato Salad
    Dinner: Garden Bounty
    Summer Saute
    Friday June 28th:
    Lunch: Tuna Pasta Salad
    Dinner: FireCracker Burgers & macaroni salad
    Saturday June 29th:
    Lunch: Beanhole Beans & Hot Dogs (These are cooked in a cast iron pot that is buried in the ground over hot coals)
    Dinner: Italian Marinated Pepper Steaks,Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries (grilled)
    Sunday June 30th:
    Lunch: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (using leftover steak)
    Dinner: Campfire Sausage & Veggies& Leftover Bean Hole Beans

    Various Snacks:
    Fresh Fruit- Home-Canned Peaches, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, blackberries
    S'more Puffs
    Strawberry Jello Pie
    No Bake Nutella Dreams
    Campfire Cinnabursts


    Drinks Available: A note about our drink offerings, while we do always have coffee and tea in the house, coffee is usually with breakfast, hot tea is usually in the evening and for the most part our other drinks consist of Water. We don't "drink milk" at all, it is usually used in making homemade yogurt, or in cereals, baking, etc.
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea


    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    June Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends for the month of June, so you know what savings to expect

    The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month- a guide of how and where to cut grocery expenses to get spending under control while providing an eye-opening view of the dirty manipulation tactics retailers use to keep you spending.

    $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help across the USA- Do you find yourself struggling to reduce your grocery bill each month? Check out our Menu plan help across the USA to see if your area has been featured for more 1-on-1 help, if not, feel free to add your request to have your city/state featured.

    Making Fruits & Veggies Last: At the beginning of each week we prepare the vegetables and fruits to make meal preparation easier during the week and to save money by preventing waste. You can read more about that here.

    How Spending $25 Now can save you Hundreds Later - if you gain nothing else from this site, don't overlook this tip. It has been an EXTREME money-saver for our family. http://www.grocerybudget101.com/cont...-a-Jar-Savings
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