Saturday, July 17, 2010

Food Storage Meals and Menu Planning - Dinner: Vegetable Beef and Noodle Soup!

Today's Dinner Menu:
Vegetable Beef Noodle Soup
I know it's summer and soup is usually the last thing you
want for dinner, but this recipe is sooo good you won't want
to wait for a cold day.
Here's the Recipe:
3 1/2 cups Beef Stock or Beef Broth
3 1/2 cups Water
2 cans Cooked Beef
(You can get this at Smith's and it's really good in soups and fajitas.)
1 (14 to 16-ounce) can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Medium Egg Noodles
2 medium Fresh Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced.
(Dehydrated carrots can be replaced for the fresh - 1/3 cup Dried.)
2 Ribs Celery, strings removed, halved and diced.
(Dehydrated celery can be replaced for fresh - 2 Tbsp. Dried.)
1 large Yellow Onion, peeled and diced.
(Dried minced onion can be replaced for the fresh - 1/4 cup Dried.)
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
(Freeze Dried Peas can be replaced for the fresh - 1/4 cup Dried.)
1 large Clove Garlic, peeled
(Dried Minced Garlic can be replaced for fresh.)
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp. Dried Thyme
Black Pepper and Kosher Salt to taste.
Note:
If using all Dehydrated or Freeze Dried ingredients
increase water and beef stock by 1 cup each.
Recipe Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients with the exception of the noodles
to a Crockpot and cook on medium heat for 4-5 hours.
Add noodles the last hour.
Here's the Recipe PDF:
This Recipe is a
PERFECT BAG MEAL RECIPE!
The dehydrated or freeze dried ingredients in this recipe can be
measured and put into a 1 Gallon-Sized Ziploc Bag,
Which leads us to our
Bag Meal for the Day!
Bag Meal Contents:
3 (9-ounce) Bottles Water
3 cans Beef Stock or Beef Broth
2 cans Cooked Beef
1 (14 to 16-ounce) can Diced Tomatoes
and for a side dish or dessert . . .
Bottle or Can of Fruit
1 Quart-Sized Ziploc Bag:
1/3 cup Dehydrated Carrots
2 Tbsp. Dried Celery
1/4 cup Dried Minced Onion
1/4 cup Freeze Dried or Dehydrated Peas
1 tsp. Dried Minced Garlic
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp. Dried Thyme
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
1 Snack-Sized Ziploc Bag:
1 cup Medium Egg Noodles
Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients with the exception of the noodles
to a Crockpot and cook on medium heat for 4-5 hours.
Add noodles the last hour.
Serve this with some of your homemade bread
and a bottle of fruit.
Dinner is served . . .
and it takes less than 5 minutes to put it all together!
Here's the PDF:
Bag Contents:
Recipe Instructions:
Nothing Beats
a Good Bowl of Comfort Food!

6 comments:

Savages said...

These are so cool. FYI I noticed that you hadn't add the PDF for the country muffins you did a few days ago. Thanks for all you do. My family is better prepared because of what you do. Thanks so much.
Janelle

Tricia Smith said...

Thanks for reminding me . . . You're the BEST!
Trish

Julie said...

These look super. I was wondering if you were going to post the cards for the dinner meals, at least, that fit in the baseball card holders for our Day Keepers? I was planning on using those sheets to help with my meal planning. How many "bag meals" will you be posting? I'm trying to decide if I need 250 of the gift bags.
I really appreciate all the time you put into your site.

Tricia Smith said...

I will be posting a PDF for the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Day Keeper Cards that you can fill in on your own. That way you will be able to print a full page of one meal or a page with several different meals.
I will check with Valerie to see when she can do the fill in part.
I will be posting Bag Meals through the end of August. I try new recipes every day so I may go longer than that. I'm not sure how many different ones I will have yet . . . I'm hoping to do a lot more Bag Meal Recipes. I LOVE using them!
Hope that helps!
Trish

Anonymous said...

IS the bottle of fruit mentioned in the recipe card supposed to be a side dish or put in the crockpot too? IS beef stock the same as beef broth? What brand of canned beef do you use? I'd like to find a good one. Thanks for your help.

Tricia Smith said...

Great questions!
The fruit is for a side or dessert.
You can use beef stock or beef broth. (I always buy mine during the Smith's case lot sales.)
I can my own meat now . . . but I have tried both of the brands from Smith's and liked them both.
Hope that helps!
Trish