September 7, 2019 at 8:09 am #22316
Since it’s a weekend, today’s challenge will be a little more time-consuming. I got up early to post today’s challenge so you’d have time to get it done. If you don’t have time. you can catch up on the other meals tomorrow.
If your pantry is well-stocked and truly ready for an emergency, this should be a breeze.
Today, make all 3 meals completely from shelf-stable foods.
Here are a few ideas for each meal.
Crackers with peanut butter and some canned fruit
Cereal with powdered milk
Or go hardcore with scrambled eggs with sausage crumbles and hash browns, all made from dehydrated foods
Tuna and crackers
Pasta salad with canned chicken and Italian spices
Boxed macaroni and cheese made with powdered milk (I use Amy’s Organic)
Veggies from the garden or farmer’s market as a delicious platter of freshness (not shelf stable, but in season so it’s possible you’d have this in an emergency
A freeze-dried emergency meal from one of your buckets
Soup made with various canned goods
Homemade pizza with dough from scratch, canned sauce, and freeze-dried cheese.
For more shelf-stable recipe ideas, check out my cookbook, The Stockpile Cafe. All the recipes are made with non-perishable foods.
Let us know what you’re eating today!
Share your day’s menu in the comments and tell us how it was. Did you have the supplies you needed to get you through one tasty day? Were the kids on board with eating the food? Was everything tasty? And what changes will you make to your stockpile.
If you cannot do this today because you have other commitments, try it a different day, but please give this one a shot. It’s important.
September 7, 2019 at 9:25 am #22321
I was just getting ready to make breakfast. Glad I stopped to read today’s post.
For breakfast, I am having one of my Mountain Home meals, scrambled eggs with ham and peppers. I added some picante sauce (from individual packet) and spices from my pantry to add more flavor. The breakfast was very tasty. I have these meals in both pouches and #10 cans. The shelf life is 30 years.
Midmorning activities, so I will post later on my lunch and dinner menu.
September 7, 2019 at 9:54 am #22335
Eating leftovers from last nights dinner.
Lunch is usually a plate of fresh fruit.
September 7, 2019 at 10:03 am #22337
Lunch: garden veggies and can soup
Dinner: rice and can soup
September 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm #22340
Breakfast: Kippers and crackers, canned apples
Lunch: Salmon patties, green beans
Dinner: Spaghetti with home made marinara, garden salad
September 7, 2019 at 12:25 pm #22342
Breakfast: oatmeal with the shelf stable milk
Lunch: leftover pizza and fresh veggies with dip
Dinner: Salad from the garden, ground beef that I have previously canned, Hamburger helper
September 7, 2019 at 2:44 pm #22346
Breakfast: breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs with onions, bacon crumbles and canned potatoes in tortillas with habanero sauce(hurrah for laying hens!)
Lunch: peanut butter sandwiches
Dinner: pasta with can of chicken, jar of artichoke salad, diced onion, garlic, fresh tomatoes, peas, bell peppers, and spices to taste
September 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm #22347
Breakfast: I just washed up a couple dozen eggs from our own ducks so… egg and last night’s rice, fried. We have cans of dehydrated egg also….if the poultry aren’t laying mid-winter and we run out of “water-glassed” eggs.
Lunch: PB on crackers. Canned fruit.
Last nite we had canned ravioli. Yeah, blech. But it was strictly survival from exhaustion. I could barely walk. Not tasty, mind you. But got ‘er done. I’ll see if I can concoct something better tonite.
Been trying to make pancakes from scratch using our duck eggs and wild currants I recently harvested. IF my energy is there to stand at the stove, I might do that.
September 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm #22349
Did someone say exhaustion? I hear ya.
Ok, I dont eat 3 meals a day, so its breakfast and a late lunch.
Breakfast. Oatmeal with dried cranberries, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg
Lunch: A can of soup with crackers.
September 7, 2019 at 3:48 pm #22350
It is my weekend to work, so my husband and son went to my mother in laws for the day. I will do this challenge Monday. I already have my menu prepared!
September 7, 2019 at 3:52 pm #22351
Breakfast will be instant oatmeal, instant grits, and PB and crackers.
Lunch a can of green beans and spaghetti
Supper we are trying a meal from a new 72 hour kit I just bought
September 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm #22345
Breakfast: GD#6 who spent the night with me made pancakes from box mix only requiring water; syrup and bottled apple juice from shelf
Lunch: from my Mountain Home dried soup stash – cream of chicken soup; added some left over chunks of chicken breast in frig…drinking pre-mix tea…crackers from Dollar Tree I keep on hand for youngest GD – a 4 year old who visited yesterday and wanted his special crackers and peanut butter…making a memory with this little one…
Supper: need to finish off baked tilapia with veggie mix from last night’s supper….or may finish off canned tuna fish casserole from Thurs…could easily do an entire meal from my shelf pantry (thanks to being on this forum for nine months) but really need to eat up leftovers which is what I typically do on the weekends…
September 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm #22355
Nancy E Griffith GriffithParticipant
Two meals a day here. So for brunch I had Canned Chicken with To0matoes from my garden and tea. Dinner will be Scrambled eggs from my chickens and pork from our pig were had killed last year. I could get the same from my storage but had fresh already planned.
September 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm #22356
Breakfast: Oatmeal and canned peaches
Lunch: Clam Chowder soup and crackers
Dinner: Mac and Cheese, Spam and baked beans
September 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm #22357
Pretty much a normal breakfast here. Peanut butter on toast, with raisins; tea and fruit juice.
Lunch was more creative. Hubby wanted a tuna sandwich, so he used his homemade bread, with 1/2 can of tuna, and some Miracle Whip. I had a tuna salad. To my half can I added 1/2 an apple, chopped, lemon juice, and pecans. We both added fresh chives, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and lamb’s quarter leaves from the garden.
We usually just eat one large meal in the late afternoon, “Lupper” my son called it, and water (or tea) is our beverage of choice. The “third” meal is more like a snack; not enough exercise/activity for these oldsters to need three full meals. So, for “supper”, I will probably get out a homemade dip that is in the refrigerator and have it with crackers. I made it with navy beans, sun-dried tomatoes in oil, thyme, parsley, fried onion and garlic.
I wanted pizza for supper, but that will need to wait, I guess, until tomorrow. Unless Daisy has other ideas for dinner…
September 7, 2019 at 8:18 pm #22358
Okay, we ate breakfast before I saw this, but breakfast consisted of eggs, which we gathered from our own chickens, and blueberry muffins, which were gathered from our blueberry bush, and I have in my storage stash powdered milk (which I always keep on hand, as milk goes bad before we can use it all); flour, baking powder (lots of it, special kind WITHOUT SALT); and canned butter. I did NOT dip into my stores for this, but I know I have them for when I need them. Lunch was leftovers from dinner last night. Mostly what we had left was rice, so I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich with the last of a loaf of bread. We had already got out lamb chops last night for tonights dinner. Tomorrow night, we will have salmon patties, using canned salmon, and a jar of lima beans.
September 7, 2019 at 8:57 pm #22359
Oatmealfor breakfast, canned chili for lunch, home canned beefsteak for dinner with homemade bread. Typical meals and stuff everyone eats normally so not a big difference.
September 7, 2019 at 11:02 pm #22362
I will check back in tomorrow with what I prepared.
September 8, 2019 at 11:47 am #22388
Cheated a little
Hashbrowns, eggs from my poultry, gravy mix
September 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm #22395
Breakfast: coffee ( just added a French press to my preps yesterday), instant oatmeal, green shake & protein shake (from organic powdered mixes I stock).
Lunch: canned tuna, crackers, vegetables from my garden
Snack: trail mix & red shake ( also from powder mix)
Dinner: entree from one of my MRE buckets, glass of red wine, almond butter on crackers for dessert
September 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm #22397
I didn’t use shelf stable foods this week end unless you count the Spam I used for lunch, we had to clean up the left overs.
Breakfast was Raisin toast with cream cheese
Lunch for me was a Spam sandwich with cheddar and mayo DH had left over beer stew. I make beef stew and put a can of dark beer in crock pot with the spices, potatoes and baby carrots.
Dinner was left over pork loin roast from Thursday with frozen green beans and boiled potatoes.
September 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm #22408
Actually CHALLENGE 7: breakfast: almond butter on crackers with tea/coffee
Lunch: canned tuna with greens from garden, canned applesauce, protein bar, water
Supper: (always light) reconstituted Tang, canned soup, nuts and craisins
September 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm #22466
Kind of late at posting this but I’d probably do oatmeal for breakfast, tuna casserole for lunch and fresh or canned fruit, supper- home canned soup with homemade bread
September 13, 2019 at 8:32 pm #22650
Breakfast – oatmeal with home canned peaches.
Lunch – Clam Chowder (Bear Creek Potato Soup with added canned clams) and crackers.
Dinner – Home canned pork cubes with grilled garden vegetables.
September 16, 2019 at 8:23 am #22746
We tried this yesterday for breakfast and lunch. We could have done dinner too, but we went out for our anniversary instead.
Breakfast- oatmeal with walnuts, raisins, and shelf stable almond milk.
Lunch- It was on the run and small since we ate breakfast late- a pack of Belvita’s each.
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