Saturday, September 25, 2010

Short Term Food Storage Recipe #8 - California Ham Casserole

Here is another quick and simple, easily adapted food storage recipe. If you use cheese sauce mix instead of fresh cheese, you can make this completely from your storage. Add some vegetables and cornbread or muffins and you have a quick meal. To serve this recipe once a month for a year, stock up the ingredients you'll need to have on hand. Also included is a recipe for food storage Apple Crisp for dessert!

½ lb. cooked ham or 1 can Spam, grated
½ small green pepper, diced fine
1 medium onion, chopped
½ lb. cheese, grated
2 c. noodles (6 oz.)
1 can cream of chicken soup
Bread crumbs on top
Grate ham and cheese. Cook noodles in 3 c. salted water. Mix cooked, drained noodles with all ingredients. Pour into baking dish. Cover and bake at 350º for 35 minutes. Remove lid. Top with bread crumbs (crumbled bread mixed with melted butter) and continue baking until browned.

Apple Crisp
Apple mixture:
4 c. dried apple slices
2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. oats
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. butter
Pour boiling water over dried apples and let stand for 10 minutes. Mix 1st 4 topping ingredients together and cut in butter with pastry cutter or two knives. Put apples and any liquid into a greased 9" square baking pan. Sprinkle topping mixture over apples. Bake at 350º for about 55-60 minutes.

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