It's finally time to start putting together some
for your food storage.
Bag Meals are probably one of the greatest things ever invented,
especially with busy schedules and tight budgets.
Just a quick review . . .
A Bag Meal is basically a bag containing
all of the ingredients you would need to make a meal,
with the exception of the Pantry Items.
For Example: oil, vanilla, vinegar, peanut butter . . . etc.
When you see this*in the recipe you know it's a Pantry Item.
I'm excited about the things you will learn,
and I can't wait to see you stretch a little bit out of your comfort zones
to try new things.
(It's like church approved livin' on the edge . . . so exciting!)
Bag Meals will give you the chance to start canning some meats,
making your own cheese and yogurt, and learning
how to dehydrate fruits and veggies.
Don't Worry . . .
You don't have to be an "Advanced Canner" or a "Pioneer" to put together a bag meal.
Your shopping list will include familiar items that can be purchased at
your local grocery store!
Just for FUN . . .
If you can guess what's in the wheel barrel, YOU could WIN a prize!
Seriously . . . The first 5 people to guess right will win a prize.
I bet you're wondering what the prize is.
Soooo exciting . . .
It's my 10 Steps to Organized Book!
(Just leave a comment and the first 5 correct answers . . . will be the winners!)
Whew . . . sorry to get so sidetracked,
I just got so excited when I figured out what was in the wheel barrel,
I thought it would be a fun challenge for you as well.
Now we can get back down to business!
Each week I will post a Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert,
as well as a Master Shopping List.
The meal will include a Contents List and the Recipe.
Here's What You Will Need:
Plastic Gift Bags
(8" x 5" x 10" bags with a 3/4" handle)
I am still waiting for my gift bags.
In the meantime . . .
I'm using muslin bags (I had left over from a project). The plastic
gift bags work very well and are a lot less expensive.
I paid $1.00 for each of my muslin bags,
and the plastic gift bags only cost .25 cents each.
Just thought I'd let you know so that you wouldn't be confused
when you see the pictures of my bag meals.
Here's a link for the bags:
(You will need 1 bag for each Menu Option.)
a Sharpie Marker,
This will be used to write the Best Used By Date.
It can be removed with alcohol when the contents are replaced
and a new date needs to be added.
and some Ribbon to attach the cards to the bag.
I used a 4 different colors of ribbon.
A different color for - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert.
(This makes it easy to see at a glance what's in the bag.)
You Will Also Need:
Assorted Sizes of Ziploc Bags.
Quart bags will hold a little over 2 cups.
Snack Bags will hold 1 cup.
Here's Today's Breakfast Bag Meal:
Simply Sweet Country Muffins and Fruit!
Here's the PDF:
Bag Contents List:
1 Bottle of Water
1 Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bag of Dry Ingredients
1 Small Ziploc Bag for Topping
1 Can Butter
Here's the Recipe:
2 cups Flour
2/3 cup Sugar
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1 1/2 Tbsp. Powdered Egg + 3 Tbsp. Water or 1 Large Egg
3 1/4 Tbsp. Powdered Milk mixed with 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Water or
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Milk
6 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, Melted and Slightly Cooled
(For the bag meals you will use canned butter.)
*1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Butter, Melted and Cooled
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Butter the bottoms of 12 standard-size muffin cups and set the pan aside.
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
In a separate bowl whisk the egg until it's frothy.
Blend the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture.
Use a wooden spoon to mix the batter just until it's evenly blended.
Spoon into muffin cups, filling to about two-thirds full.
Bake muffins on the center rack for 15 minutes.
Empty the bag of cinnamon sugar into a small bowl.
Melt the butter in a small bowl.
Rotate pan for an additional 5-7 minutes.
Let pan cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes.
Remove the muffins.
While muffins are warm, dip the tops in butter and then cinnamon sugar mixture
one at a time until you have finished all of them.
Makes 12 Muffins.
Add a bottle of fruit
and you have a great breakfast in a bag!