Saturday, July 5, 2014

Make Your Own Meal Mixes in Mylar Bags

Whether you want to stop eating processed foods, or save money, making your own
mixes save time, money and are just better for you.
These originally are jar mixes but I use them in mylar bags and add oxygen
absorbers for quick meals for food storage!

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup beef bouillon powder
2 tablespoons onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 lb ground beef
1 cup water
1/2 cup macaroni noodles, raw
2 (14 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 cup hamburger, helping mix

1 lb ground beef
2 cups water
1/2 cup hamburger, helping mix
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream

1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup hamburger, helping mix
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup hamburger, helping mix
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
1 (16 ounce) cans tomato sauce
3 cups lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


Mix the ingredients together and store in a mylar bag with an oxygen absorber

With a sharpie write the additions and directions on the bag:
Brown ground beef and drain.
Add remaining ingredients.
Combine well and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.

Brown ground beef and drain.
Add water, mix, and uncooked egg noodles.
Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender.
Stir in sour cream and serve.

Brown ground beef and drain.
Add rest of ingredients.
Simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove cover and cook until excess water has evaporated.

Brown ground beef and drain.
Add mix, onion, water, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles and parmesan cheese in large skillet.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer.
Simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Turn off heat and let cheese melt.