Posts Tagged ‘long-term food storage’

Chicken Enchilada’s

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Chef Todd w/THRIVE
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Shredded Colby Cheese is perfect for your favorite warm winter meals, from soups to grilled cheese sandwiches. Save 25% when you order Shredded Colby Cheese #10 or pantry cans this month, and try it in Chef Todd’s Chicken Enchiladas!
  • 3 c. THRIVE™ Chopped Chicken (FD)
  • 1/3 c. THRIVE™ Green Onions (FD)
  • ½ c. THRIVE™ Green Chili Peppers (FD)
  • 1/3 c. THRIVE™ Chopped Onions (FD)
  • 2½ c. water
  • 1/3 tsp.chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. cumin
  • ¾ tsp. season salt
  • ¾ c. THRIVE™ Shredded Colby Cheese (FD), reconstituted
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tsp. garlic, fresh
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 2/3 c. water
  • 1½ tbsp. THRIVE™ Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/3 c. THRIVE™ Chopped Onions (FD)
  • ½ c. THRIVE™ Green Chili Peppers
  • 2 tsp. THRIVE™ Tomato Powder
  • ¾ tsp. cumin
  • 1/3 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/3 c. sour cream
  • 2/3 c. THRIVE™ Shredded Colby Cheese (FD), reconstituted
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch + 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 c. THRIVE™ Shredded Colby Cheese (FD), reconstituted
  • 16 corn tortillas
  1. In a bowl, mix all filling ingredients except cheese and let sit for a minimum of 5 minutes. Sauté mixture in small amounts in a very hot skillet to brown and caramelize. Set aside, let cool, and fold in ¾ c. cheese.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan, sauté garlic in butter until softened. Add remaining sauce ingredients except sour cream, cheese, and cornstarch slurry. Bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes or until starting to thicken and then blend in blender until smooth. Pour back into pan. Mix cornstarch slurry, add to sauce, and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in sour cream and cheese.
  3. Mix 1 cup of sauce with filling. Stir lightly without breaking up the chicken. Fill each tortilla with ¼ cup filling and roll up. Place enchiladas in 9×13 baking dish. Cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 350⁰F for 15–20 minutes, until bubbly and browned.

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The ease, convenience and fresh taste of putting a meal in a jar is quite popular amongst preppers, campers, outdoorsmen and busy people.  While these are practical and beautiful in canning jars, they easily work in bags for hiking and camping trips.  But for long-term storage, vacuum sealing and oxygen absorbers are a must.  With these meals, you simple add them to boiling water.  No other ingredients are needed.  Better and healthier than one-skillet box meals! 

Beef Stew ~ Meal In A Jar

Recipe Type: Thrive Freeze-Dried
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4-6
This is the most convenient way to serve your family a warm, delicious and healthy meal when time is limited, during power outages or during outdoor adventures.
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 Cup THRIVE Tomato Powder
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp THRIVE Beef Bouillon 1 1/2 Cups THRIVE FD Potato Chunks
  • 1 Cup THRIVE Instant Red Beans
  • 1/2 Cup THRIVE FD Onion
  • 1 Cup of your favorite THRIVE FD Vegetables (combine your own)
  • 1 Cup of THRIVE Hamburger or Roast Beef
  1. Sanitize a 1 quart canning jar, lid and ring *Make sure they are completely dry!
  2. Using a large-mouth funnel, begin layering ingredients in order listed
  3. Top with a 100cc Oxygen Absorber
  4. Using a vacuum seal system, vacuum seal the canning lid onto jar
  5. Boil 6 cups water, empty contents. Better if you use homemade beef stock!

THRIVE Beef Stew





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Country Living Grain Mill

This article addresses the specific grains I have or am in the process of acquiring.   As with all my preparations, my grains supplies will be adjusted to include a wider variety as I learn more about others I may not know about now.  I’m always learning.  That’s what makes this lifestyle so exciting and interesting to me.  I learned early on that building a home store and long-term food storage takes planning, time and a budget.  I do a lot of research to be able to come to the decisions I make for all the foods and supplies I store.  Whether it’s food, first aid supplies, emergency equipment, appliances to preserve food.  I identify what I need, research the best brand which I can afford, and then budget for them.  The one tool I needed for my grains is obviously a quality grain mill.  There are so many on the market to consider.  However, for me the research was really not all that daunting because I have been into preparedness long enough to know where the more trusted sites are to give me honest reviews for products to meet my prepper needs.  When it came to the grain mill, it didn’t take long to realize that I wanted the Country Living Grain Mill.  I will be showing you how awesome this grain mill is and its versatility when I publish the next installment about processing your grains.  I will show you the recipes I found to make a variety of flours that I grind myself.  This grain mill has made that chore exponentially easier compared to one I had purchased when I first began storing food.


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