The 7 Parts of Food Storage Recipe Planner

We all want to work on our food storage but some of us are not even sure what to store.  The whole idea of food storage can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start!  Then there are those of us who have some of the basics such as rice, wheat, pasta, etc. but we don’t know what to do with it.  It just sits on our shelf in the basement waiting for a disaster.  Don’t get me wrong – at least you have it!  However, there are a lot of books out there that give really good advice on how to use food storage.  One of our favorites is “I Dare You to Eat It” by Liesa Card.  In this book Liesa shares recipes that will help you rotate and actually use your food storage.  

The seven areas of long-term food storage are:
Red Wheat
White Wheat
Rice
Beans/Legumes
Pasta
Potatoes
Oats

We are going to start with wheat this week and go down the list with great ideas on how to use what is in your food storage.  Here is a basic recipe for wheat berries which can be used in recipes that call for wheat.
Basic Cooked Wheat Berries
4 c. raw whole wheat
10 c. water
1 T. salt
Oil a large (4 quart or larger) slow cooker and fill with wheat, water, and salt.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Cooked wheat may be bagged and stored in the refrigerator for a least a week or in the freezer for months.
 
Now that you have the Basic Cooked Wheat Berry Recipe, here is a great way to use it in a recipe.
“S-Wheat” Sloppy Joes
1 lb. ground beef
2 cups. cooked wheat berries
1 can Tomato soup
1 jar Homemade brand chili sauce (12 oz.)
Brown the ground beef and drain fat.  Stir in wheat, undiliuted tomato soup, and chili sauce.  Serve on toasted hamburger buns, with melted cheese if you like.
 
This recipe is completely shelf-stable!  The hamburger can be replaced with freeze dried cooked ground beef, ground beef from the freezer, or bottled ground beef.  The buns can be homemade, or from the freezer, and the rest is easy!
 
Try it out and let us know what you think!  Be sure to check back each week for more ideas and good recipes.  Next week will be all about rice.

Posted on June 3, 2009, in Food Storage, Food Storage & Emergency Preparedness, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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