Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pantry Recipes

The last two posts, Warm Bean Salad and Chili Rellenos Casserole, are part of my new effort to find creative ways to use my food storage and pantry.  I want to do more than just open a can and nuke it, you know what I mean?

My DH's dear mom gave us a cookbook, American Family Home, which was published in the 1950's and I have a Gladys Taber 1948 cookbook.  Both of these are good on using pantry items and eggs as main dishes.  Published before the microwave and the supermarket, the recipes often use things that can be found most anywhere and which can be stored in your pantry such as canned seafood, vegetables, soups, fruits, etc.

The AFH has a whole bunch of meringue dessert recipes which are low fat and low sugar.  Working with meringue is my next project and I'll share with you when I have some success.

Out here on the prairie, we are 35 miles from any community of size and only two of those have a grocery store larger than our own, which means our choices are limited.  However, our grocer will order case lots of anything for us and we do a lot of that kind of buying throughout the year.

Also, we are members of Shelf Reliance where we budget monthly shipments of freeze-dried items which are very yummy and have a great shelf-life.  Some upcoming recipes:  Mini Salmon Loaves, Cool Green Bean Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, Layered Bean Dip.  All these use freeze-dried or pantry items.  I hope you all have a great Sunday (or Sonday, as they say on Prairie Flower Farm).


  1. You've given me some great ideas. I have a grocery on just about every other block, but in the interest of economy and healthy eating this is a great way to think. Have a sweet Sunday!

  2. I'm so pleased to have you as one of my newest followers at Grandmamas Stories!! I just love your blog and will be back often! The free patterns are such a nice treat! Please visit often! My I suggest you turn off your word ID and you will get more comments. No one can see those funky blurry letters and numbers especially me!!Thanks
    Gmama Jane

    1. Hi Gmama Jane: I did as you suggested because I so agree. Didn't ever know how to find where the little switch was but I persevered and came out okay. So comment away, friends, with no smarmy words to guess at and miss; spammers,look at me: just elsewhere. (Hope that works....)

  3. Thanks, Buttercup. It's tempting to run to the store for every meal....I would love to do that. Our garden is just starting to produce, so that helps a lot. My followers and friends in the south and midwest are way ahead of us in the gardening season...picking green beans already!


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