I am on a mission. To cook and use what I have in my pantry. For years I’ve had a pantry and always used it– rotated, etc– but I want to practice using it EXCLUSIVELY– making full meals from JUST the pantry–and noting my families favorites!This helps me plan better, buy with purpose, and serve my family wisely.
All too often folks will buy 47 cans of whatever, toss it in a closet and never eat it, citing their mantra…” It’s for an emergency”. Well, while that is all well and good, I would NOT want to be eating 47 cans of corn as my only ‘emergency’ food. I like to USE my pantry to its full potential. That includes cooking with the food I store, rotating it and creating meals and recipes for the foods I have on hand. I have a relative that touts her preparedness and pantry prowess with the statement on how she bought some pails of flour, wheat berries and some beans about 20 years ago and ‘we’ll live off that’– wow? really? what ARE you going to cook up with that? Considering she doesn’t own a wheat grinder, and can’t recall what type of beans those are out in her garage…I hope that’s not all she’s depending on in the event of unemployment, disaster, etc– lol.
I love being able to go to my pantry to whip up something totally delicious for my family all from my food storage! I made a big batch of these waffles for dinner the other night and froze a bunch too–for easy, quick and healthy breakfasts–all made from scratch and what I had in my pantry, the bulk from my Thrive Food Storage and the berries (we used Blueberries) are so good–!!
1 3/4 C Whole Wheat/White Flour (for my Gluten free version I will substitute Jules flour mixture or Pamela’s Baking Mix)
2 TB Thrive Sugar
1 TB Thrive Baking Powder
2 Thrive Powdered Whole Eggs
1 3/4 C Thrive Milk (or half milk/half water)
1/2 C of Oil or you can do 1/4 C Thrive applesauce / 1/4 C Oil
Mix it all up in a large mixing bowl, drop onto waffle iron and I even sprinkle in some of my Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries (or strawberries, or raspberries, or blackberries!) I absolutely LOVE having all my families favorite berries available ANY time of year, and that I have NOT a bit of waste either. These waffles were delicious– the berries were a treat– and all from the pantry. WooHOO!
Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 @ 10:31 am
Categories: Homestead Kitchen, Homestead Simplicity!, Lessons Learned at the Homestead, Musings from our Homestead to yours!, The Homestead Pantry.
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