Amy over at Homestead Revival (one of my absolute, favorite blogs!) has issued a challenge, and I love a good challenge. Her challenge is to come up with an emergency meal kit. In case of a true emergency, this meal would be ready to go with all the ingredients included in the box. I couldn't find a box (without dumping out crayons) so my meal is in my skillet. Oh, how I love my iron skillets! This one was my Grandma's. But, on to the meal.....
The main dish is one of my Hubby's favorites, Steak and Biscuits.
If the power is on, it can be made entirely in the iron skillet, and a bowl to mix biscuits. If the power were to go out, it could easily be made in the dutch oven.
To make this dish, heat a quart of Home Canned Stew Meat. (Of course, store bought would also work) A pint would probably suffice, but my Hubby likes a lot of meat in his meal. Mix seasoned flour (in the half pint jar) in with the broth to make a brown gravy. In a separate bowl, make biscuits from the biscuit mix and milk. Pat them into biscuits and drop onto meat mixture. Cook in a 350 degree oven (or dutch oven) for 20-25 minutes.
Puddin' and I sometimes make this dish for lunch with a pint of chicken instead of the beef.
I prefer it that way, and she loves eating the bottom off of the biscuits!
I failed to put it in the picture, but for a side dish a pint of green beans would go great with our meal. For dessert, we have cherry cobbler. A little comfort food would really hit the spot in a disaster. Plus, cobblers are super easy in a dutch oven. It would be very simple to take some of the biscuit mix and add milk to make a nice batter for the cobbler. Now, simply empty the cherry pie filling into the dutch oven, and pour the batter on top. Cook at 350 degrees until brown. Mmmm... for some reason cobblers just taste better in a dutch oven.
I'm not sure that one can of milk would make biscuits and batter. To tell you the truth, I would actually store a pint of my home canned milk. That would give me another 3/4 cup of milk to work with.
|A pint of canned milk is in the back.|
This would be a very easy and delicious supper. A good meal in an emergency can really make a difference.
Now, to find a box (and matches) to put this in, so it will be ready in case of a disaster.
Love in Christ,
Love in Christ,