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.
Potato Slices work great with Au Gratin, as scalloped potatoes, in casseroles and many other side dishes.
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.
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.
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.
Pinto Beans are the most popular being used in chili, ham and bean soup, pureed for refried beans, and ground for flour.
White Rice – 5 Gallon Bucket
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.
Black Turtle Beans are ideal to grind to use as a flour for those that are gluten intolerant. These beans can be used in soups, salads, burritos, casseroles and, of course, with rice. They are high in fiber and magnesium and have a very long shelf life.
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.
Dehydrated Banana Slices to eat plain or added to trail mix. Fantastic when rehydrated for use in recipes calling for bananas.
Popcorn is not only a great healthy snack that can be flavored many ways but it can also be ground into cornmeal.
Par Boiled Rice cooks quickly and fluffs up perfectly. Instead of storing boxes of flavored rice, store parboiled rice and make your own meals by adding a variety of flavors.
Made with enriched durum semolina. This can be used in soups, cold pasta salads, casseroles and macaroni and cheese. A must have for your long term food storage.
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.
6 Grain Rolled Cereal is great for breakfast, added to granola, apple crisp or baked into cookies.
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