emergency meal challenge

Emergency Meal Challenge
Essential foods to stock in your Prepper's pantry

Take the plunge and gather your favorite prepper recipes. The "Emergency Meal
Challenge" from Homestead Revival provides inspiration to gather a few shelf-stable
ingredients to plan a meal for emergency preparedness. Happy Preppers took the
challenge and gathered some easy recipes of seven ingredients or less. Bon

Every day pantry dinners
The convenience of having food in the pantry for emergency preparedness means
that you have something to serve your family for dinner in a pinch. Below you'll find
prepper recipes and suggested prepper food menus for items for dinner that have a
long shelf life:

  • Beef Tacos. Hard Taco shells (organic, non-GMO) + Yoder's canned taco filling,
    (made with grass fed beef) + beans (refried or your favorite pinto or black
    beans) + olives + dehydrated cheese (or private reserve of waxed hard
    cheese grated).

  • Cowboy stew. Yoder's canned taco filling + 1 can corn drained + 1 can pinto
    beans in sauce + 1 can kidney beans + 1 can diced tomatoes + one cup water
    + 1 cup uncooked wagon wheel pasta (the stew will cook the pasta) + top
    with dehydrated cheese.
  • Recipe: Simmer all ingredients as a stew for 10-15 minutes and serve with
    cheese garnish. Tabasco sauce to taste.

  • Salmon Alfredo. Hot smoked salmon (flaky salmon found during the holiday
    season, also available online right, it lasts three years) + fettuccine noodles +
    Alfredo pasta sauce + dehydrated parsley for garnish.

  • Salsa chicken. Two cans chicken (flaked) + jar artichoke hearts (sliced) +
    small jar green salsa + small jar picante sauce or red salsa + spiral pasta.
  • Recipe: flake the can of chicken and simmer with salsas and artichoke hearts.
    Pour over prepared spiral pasta.

  • Tuna Linguine. Linguine noodles + can tuna + can olives + can capers parsley.
  • Recipe: Dump olives and capers on a cutting board and chop them with handful of
    parsley (if you are lucky enough to have fresh parsley growing in your garden),
    allow chopped mix to marinade in 1/2 cup olive oil for 1/2 hour, then salt and
    pepper to taste. Prepare linguine noodles. Add can of tuna, flaked and tossed into

  • Crab pasta. Canned crab meat + Alfredo sauce + artichoke hearts jar (sliced
    and drained from the marinade) + egg noodles.

  • Tuna Mac and Cheese. A box of Annie's Mac and Cheese + can tuna flaked,
    makes an easy meal. High in protein, kids love it.

  • Another variety of this meal: substitute tuna can for chicken can.
  • Try also Cheeseburger Mac with Yoder's Canned Hamburger. Start with
    Yoder's canned hamburger, elbow macaroni and frieze dried cheddar
    cheese powder. Cook the macaroni and make the cheese sauce
    separately. To make the sauce. Start with 3/4 cup freeze dried cheddar
    cheese –or– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup instant powdered
    milk (reconstituted), add 1 tbs. butter powder, 2 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp.
    onion powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. sugar. Mix over
    the warm stove top where you cooked the macaroni.

Every day pantry lunches
Here are some emergency preparedness meal ideas for lunches:

  • Tuna lunch kit. Tuna can + pickle relish + small mayonnaise + crackers = a
    nice lunch. Add V-8 juice + trail mix packets. (Suggested by Homestead Revival

  • GoPicnic lunch kits. GoPicnic ready-to-eat meals will give you loads of ideas
    that go beyond tuna lunches (though they have a tasty one). With a long
    shelf life, GoPicnic will give your survival pantry a gourmet lift of high quality,
    tasty foods in a variety of flavor options. Just grab a drink, spread out your
    GoPicnic lunch, and let your taste buds come out and play. No refrigeration,
    preparation, or wicker basket required!

  • Lunch combo: Sausage slices, pepperoni sticks or beef jerky + applesauce +
    fruit sticks + pineapple juice.

Freeze Dried food Ideas
Here are more menu ideas for preppers who stash freeze dried foods:

  • Cheesy Chili Mac: Annies Macaroni & Cheese (or freeze dried) + ground beef
    (freeze dried) + can pinto beans + chili powder or taco seasoning = Cheesy
    Chili Mac, a prepper favorite. Garnish with freeze dried cheddar cheese.

  • Crab cakes: Canned crab meat + eggs (freeze dried and reconstituted) +
    bread crumbs (freeze dried). If you have them, add dehydrated celery and
    onion too. Serve with pasta noodles garnished with freeze dried cheese and a
    dash of olive oil. Substitutions: You can also make tuna cakes and use
    crushed buttery crackers for the bread crumbs.
  • Alternately, substitute the crab for salmon or tuna.

  • Clam Chowder: Creamy potato soup (freeze dried) + clam juice + clams =
    Manhattan Clam Chowder prepper style. If you have them, add dehydrated
    celery too! Instead of adding water, add the clam juice!

  • Potato skins appetizer: Potato slices (freeze dried) + bacon bits + cheddar
    cheese (freeze dried) = Prepper's Potato Skins. Bake them in a solar oven.
    Top with freeze dried sour cream! If you are lucky enough, garnish with chives
    from your herb garden.

  • Shepherd's Pie: Sloppy Joe Mix (freeze dried) + peas (canned or freeze dried)
    + carrots (freeze dried) + mashed potatoes (freeze dried potato gems) =
    Prepper's Shepherd's Pie. Incidentally, Future Essentials Sloppy Joe Mix is a
    wonderful way to add variety to your meals. It comes in a number 2.5 can (an
    everyday can size).

The preppers shopping list has
37 foods to store before crisis, which is every day
food storage. Borrowing on that list, here are the foods to stock in your long-term

Tell us your favorite emergency preparedness meal. We'd love to hear how you stock your
Prepper's Pantry. Let's hear your everyday food storage ideas. Get ready, get prep, go!

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Yoders taco beef filling case (lasts 10 years)
Taco shells have a long shelf life - these are organic, non-GMO
Freeze dried cheese
Wild salmon
Annies Mac and Cheese
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