A lot of folks are under the impression that emergency food has to be eaten as is, without embellishment, in some grim survivalist fashion. It doesn’t have to be like that, though. You can easily and deliciously use NuManna emergency food to help extend a small amount of other foods to make it enough to nourish a group.
If a down-grid emergency happens, you’ll probably have some leftovers in your refrigerator that need to be eaten before they spoil. When we had some leftover duck recently, I decided to pull a package of NuManna’s Potato Casserole out of a Grab-and-Go pack to create a comfort food dish that was similar to a pot pie.
As I’ve written before, emergency food is indeed processed, and it’s probably not something you want to make the backbone of your everyday diet. I recommend NuManna’s products because they contain far fewer harmful additives than other brands of emergency food. The company is committed to providing food free of the following ingredients:
- No GMOs
- No High Fructose Corn Syrup
- No Added MSG
- No Aspartame
- No Soy
- No Chemical Preservatives
They also offer gluten-free products for those who have issues digesting wheat. (This was especially important for my family, since two of us are quite intolerant of gluten.)
Pot Pie made with NuManna Emergency Food
Back to the kitchen.
First, I started cooking the potato casserole on the stovetop. Here’s what it looked like when it came out of the package.
I shredded the meat that we had left over from our roasted, home-raised duck, then stirred in some frozen mixed vegetables. You could use whatever meat you have on hand and add in either frozen, canned, or leftover vegetables. I put this in a glass casserole dish while the potato topping was cooking. Then I stirred up a packaged organic, gluten-free gravy mix with some water and added it to my meat and vegetable mixture. (I keep this product on hand for emergency cooking purposes.)
When the potato casserole was almost done, I spread it on top of the mixture in my casserole dish. I had access to an oven, but if you didn’t, you could cook up the gravy mix and stir in the meat and veggies, then return it to you casserole dish. In that case, you’d cook the potato casserole all the way and just spread it on top of your mixture and enjoy.
Here’s what it looked like before it spent 15-20 minutes in the oven at 425.
Once the casserole reaches the desired golden-topped deliciousness, allow it to rest for 10 minutes before dishing it out.
How do you use your emergency food supplies?
Do you just cook them as per the instructions and serve them, or do you combine them with other supplies? Share your ideas in the comments below.
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