The most basic food storage for emergency purposes is the six gallon buckets of multi-grain cereals, mixed beans, milk, sugar and salt. This is the best place for beginners and gardeners to start.
White Rice – 5 Gallon Bucket
Pinto Beans are the most popular being used in chili, ham and bean soup, pureed for refried beans, and ground for flour.
Potato Slices work great with Au Gratin, as scalloped potatoes, in casseroles and many other side dishes.
Quick oats make that fast hot breakfast in the mornings when you are in a rush. Quick oats can be used as a binder for your meatloaf and meatballs and are terrific in cookies, cakes, and other desserts.
Brown Rice has a rich nutty flavor and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It does not store as long but can be used in any recipe calling for white rice.
Hard White Wheat is a great flour for working with yeast. Cook whole and use as a rice or barley substitute. Sprout to add to salads.
Dehydrated Vegetable Stew Blend can be served by itself as a side dish or to enhance stew, soup, casseroles, and much more when bouillon, meat, and tomato are added.
Lentils do not require soaking as do other legumes and they are easier to digest. They are easy to grind up to make meatless patties and they take on spices and other flavorings that you add to them. They can also be sprouted for stir-fry or to eat fresh.
Potato Flakes are a staple in home food storage because of the multitude of uses, Add to soups and gravy as a thickener, added to baked goods or pancakes and ,of course, mashed potatoes.
Regular Oats are great for breakfast and can be added to casseroles, meat loafs, and granola.
Small Red Beans can be used in any recipe calling for beans. They are best known for the popular ‘Red Beans and Rice’.
Kidney Beans are great for salads, soups, chili, meatless patties and humus. Requires soaking. Has a long shelf life making them perfect for long term storage.
Non-GMO and chemical free, Natural Black Turtle Beans are delicious, nutritious, versatile and ideal for long term storage.
Cornmeal is great for breading meats. It is also used for making polenta and grits. It’s most commonly used in making cornbread, hush puppies, tortillas, fritters and corndogs. Cornmeal is great for those that may be gluten intolerant.
White sugar is the crystallized sucrose that is extracted from either sugar cane or sugar beets used in baking, cooking and to sweeten drinks and other foods.
16 Bean Mix is a blend of a variety of beans-pinto, small red, small white, great northern, large lima, baby lima, kidney, black turtle, pink, yellow split and green split peas, lentils, and black eye beans. Simply add meat stock along with various seasonings and you will have a great meal to simmer in the crock pot all day.
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