I have ideas!

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

Hi. I haven't been keeping up with the forum--too busy--so not sure what's been talked about.

I have been finding recipes to put together packets of instant food (oatmeal, mashed potatoes, etc.) that only require water to prepare. Many of these basic food items are CHEAP! After taking the time to package them up, ready to prepare, they're also EASY! Let me know if you're interested.

Caneyville, KY(Zone 6b)

Cool idea!

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Sounds interesting. Good for camping I would think.

Flemingsburg, KY(Zone 6a)

Interested

Pauletta

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

Sure!

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

Instant Mashed Potatoes:
2/3 C instant potato flakes
1 ¼ t dried milk powder
¼ t salt

To prepare:
Add 1 T butter &
8 oz. boiling water

(makes about 1 C)



Instant Oatmeal:
½ - 2/3 C quick oats
1 T dried milk powder
4 t sugar
1/8 t salt
1/8 t cinnamon

To prepare:
Add up to 1 C. boiling water

(makes about 1 C)



Perfect Chocolate Oatmeal:
½ - 2/3 C quick oats
1 T sugar
1/8 t salt

1 T dried milk powder and
1 1/2 T Semi-Sweet Morsels (choc. chips)
OR
2 T Chocolate Milk Powder

To prepare:
Add up to 1 C. boiling water

(makes about 1 C)

These recipes were edited Dec 18, 2009 1:30 PM & Dec 19, 2009

This message was edited Dec 19, 2009 4:33 PM

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

That's great! Please keep them coming. I'm going to use some of these when we go camping. The oatmeals would be good to carry in a saddle bag since all you have to add is water.

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

Mashed potatoes would be good too, if you have any kind of oil you could add. You could also add some dried herbs or butter flavored flakes.

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

I changed the choc. oatmeal recipe to use 3-4 tsp. of sugar. Also, some people might like to add a tablespoon of peanut butter morsels for variety.

Here is a new recipe:

Butterscotch Oatmeal:
½ - 2/3 C quick oats
3-4 t brown sugar
1 T dried milk powder
1/8 t salt
1 T Butterscotch Morsels

To prepare:
Add up to 1 C. boiling water

I'd suggest trying these recipes at home first, and tweaking the recipe to suit your preferences, before making a whole bunch for a camping trip!


Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Good idea.

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

Here's a great recipe for instant Maple Flavored Oatmeal.

Fantastic Maple Oatmeal:
½ - 2/3 C quick oats
5 t ‘maple sugar’*, firmly packed
1 T dried milk powder
1/8 t salt

To prepare:
Add up to 1 C. boiling water


* ’Maple Sugar’:
Add 1 t. maple flavoring to
1 Cup sugar

blend well

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

I'll pass this one on to my DD. My DGS loves maple oatmeal.

Calgary, Canada

Thank you for a very good idea. I am going to try the oatmeal one as the commercial ones are always way too sweet. If I made my own then I could get it right.

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Quote from CLScott :
Thank you for a very good idea. I am going to try the oatmeal one as the commercial ones are always way too sweet. If I made my own then I could get it right.


Yeah! Me too!
And the convience of just dumping it in his bowl and adding water has (finally!) gotten my DH to eat something semi-healthy for breakfast! I will try to find stevia or some other sweetener for his and finally not cringe as I see the $$'s he spends on those envelopes of oatmeal!

Thanks! and keep 'em coming!

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Quote from green76thumb :


* ’Maple Sugar’:
Add 1 t. maple flavoring to
1 Cup sugar

blend well


Do you think that we could make butter flavored sugar with the butter flavoring extract? And all of those other flavors.... This is the same as making vanilla sugar so I think it would work. Do you?

Radford, VA(Zone 7a)

Yes, I think so. I have made up a whole bunch of different flavored sugars, from extracts. Same amount: 1 t per 1 Cup of sugar. (The strawberry extract from McCormick makes a yummy sugar for oatmeal!)

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Sounds yummy!

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