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    This is a test. Should you accept the challenge, you will be graded on your meal plan. (I'm the home ec teacher from hell :p )

    We all know variety is the spice of life. So you have made prepartions for SHTF and have years of supplies in storage, waiting for you. So what do you do with it?

    The Challenge: Take two ordinary cans of tuna packed in oil (you may need three for your family needs, but for this exercise and simplicity, everyone is working with two). You may add up to four (4) ingredients (total of 5, excluding salt and pepper) to make a dish. You must tell how you stored the ingredients (doesnt count to say 'add 1/2 cup mayo' if you havent taken precautions against spoilage, unless you have mayo packets, etc).
    Also, you must list how you plan to cook it, or prepare it. (Dutch oven? Pot over fire? solar oven? propane stove?)

    Who is going to have the most creative and tasteful dish?

    Lo~
    Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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    Originally posted by Loshali View Post
    This is a test. Should you accept the challenge, you will be graded on your meal plan. (I'm the home ec teacher from hell :p )

    We all know variety is the spice of life. So you have made prepartions for SHTF and have years of supplies in storage, waiting for you. So what do you do with it?

    The Challenge: Take two ordinary cans of tuna packed in oil (you may need three for your family needs, but for this exercise and simplicity, everyone is working with two). You may add up to four (4) ingredients (total of 5, excluding salt and pepper) to make a dish. You must tell how you stored the ingredients (doesnt count to say 'add 1/2 cup mayo' if you havent taken precautions against spoilage, unless you have mayo packets, etc).
    Also, you must list how you plan to cook it, or prepare it. (Dutch oven? Pot over fire? solar oven? propane stove?)

    Who is going to have the most creative and tasteful dish?

    Lo~

    Mine is real easy. Dump tuna into a bowl, mix it with 1. flour 2. celery salt 3. onion powder 4. Paprika and make a "dough". Make patties, dredge in flour again and fry in my small survival skillet over the BBQ in canola oil. and 5. add Hot Shot Louisiana style hot sauce to the top.


    I make this all the time.

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    • #3
      Pardon me, but do you have any.....

      Why Rusty, I would have expected you to add a garnish!!!:eek:
      Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Loshali View Post
        Why Rusty, I would have expected you to add a garnish!!!:eek:

        I was limited to 5 items. Remember!! If I was allowed a sixth item I would have added some jarred pimento's. I keep 10 jars in the survival pantry. Also, one of the items I keep in my BOB is a small container of Saffron, amongst some other of my favorite spices, including smoked Hungarian Paprika, pepper corns, a whole nutmeg and some pink salt. I am a gourmet cook and a foodie.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
          I was limited to 5 items. Remember!! If I was allowed a sixth item I would have added some jarred pimento's. I keep 10 jars in the survival pantry. Also, one of the items I keep in my BOB is a small container of Saffron, amongst some other of my favorite spices, including smoked Hungarian Paprika, pepper corns, a whole nutmeg and some pink salt. I am a gourmet cook and a foodie.
          That would be a good time to make a 'survival mix' of your favorite spices, like they do in Mrs Dash but without the MSG. Although you did stay within the guidelines of five ingredients. 'Rusty's shake'n'bake?

          :p
          Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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          • #6
            Lazer's Tuna Wiggle

            Lazer's Tuna Wiggle

            1 bag wide egg noodles
            1 can tuna
            1 can Cream of mushroom soup
            1 can Cream of celery soup
            1 can of garden peas

            X2 for a crowd

            Boil egg noodles in water. Once done, drain and return noodles to pan. Drain tuna and add to noodles along with soups and peas. Stir well, heat through. Most likely won't need any salt or pepper.
            JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Loshali View Post
              That would be a good time to make a 'survival mix' of your favorite spices, like they do in Mrs Dash but without the MSG. Although you did stay within the guidelines of five ingredients. 'Rusty's shake'n'bake?

              :p

              No can do. Smoked Paprika and saffron clash. I have dried dill, but it seriously clashes with pepper. Alas. I have super taste buds, so I like my spices and certain things just do not mix, and certain spices do not go good on certain foods.

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              • #8
                great thread. keep the ideas coming!
                "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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                • #9
                  Just make Tuna noodle.
                  Tuna, cook some noodles, powdered milk (canned if you have it), parmesean
                  cheese, spice mix.
                  Throw some peas in, garish with some crunchy chow mein noodles.

                  I've got a two cast iron dutch ovens, I'll cook over open fire
                  Edit:
                  Oops I didn't read the tuna wiggle above.

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                  • #10
                    I've made some tasty salmon croquettes, but you can use tuna.
                    You don't need mayo.
                    Still too many ingredients but in an emergency you can leave some of them out and it'll still taste good.

                    TUNA CROQUETTES

                    2 (7 oz.) cans tuna or salmon
                    1 can cream of mushroom soup
                    1/2 c. quick cooking rolled oats
                    1/4 c. finely chopped onion
                    1 egg, beaten
                    3 tsp. lemon juice
                    1/3 c. milk
                    2 tbsp. mayonnaise
                    Cracker crumbs
                    2 tbsp. butter

                    Mix fish, 1/4 cup soup, oats, onion, egg and lemon juice thoroughly. Make into 8 croquettes; roll in crumbs. Cook in 2 tablespoons butter. Blend remaining soup, milk and mayonnaise; heat. Pour over croquettes and serve. Yield: 4 servings.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TLM View Post
                      I've made some tasty salmon croquettes, but you can use tuna.
                      You don't need mayo.
                      Still too many ingredients but in an emergency you can leave some of them out and it'll still taste good.

                      TUNA CROQUETTES

                      2 (7 oz.) cans tuna or salmon
                      1 can cream of mushroom soup
                      1/2 c. quick cooking rolled oats
                      1/4 c. finely chopped onion
                      1 egg, beaten
                      3 tsp. lemon juice
                      1/3 c. milk
                      2 tbsp. mayonnaise
                      Cracker crumbs
                      2 tbsp. butter

                      Mix fish, 1/4 cup soup, oats, onion, egg and lemon juice thoroughly. Make into 8 croquettes; roll in crumbs. Cook in 2 tablespoons butter. Blend remaining soup, milk and mayonnaise; heat. Pour over croquettes and serve. Yield: 4 servings.
                      Somebody did not follow the 5 ingredient rule!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                        Somebody did not follow the 5 ingredient rule!!
                        Pick 5 of your favorite, I guess one has to be tuna ;)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                          Somebody did not follow the 5 ingredient rule!!
                          Yep, this is true. Remember, the idea is to RATION your supplies. If you use up all the 'good stuff' in the first few weeks, then youre gonna be left with some very bland meals and some grumpy family members. Which is more important, the mayo (that you didnt list how you kept it fresh), the butter (fresh butter? powdered?) or lemon juice? How did you cook it and with what source?
                          Last edited by Loshali; 01-28-2009, 09:37 PM.
                          Classic Southern defense: "But your Honor, he just NEEDED killin!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Loshali View Post
                            Yep, this is true. Remember, the idea is to RATION your supplies. If you use up all the 'good stuff' in the first few weeks, then youre gonna be left with some very bland meals and some grumpy family members. Which is more important, the mayo (that you didnt list how you kept it fresh), the butter (fresh butter? powdered?) or lemon juice? How did you cook it and with what source?

                            All of my stuff is good stuff, in my opinion. Just because the mutants are circling the house, does not mean you cannot have a decent pasta with sun dried tomatoes and bacon.

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                            • #15
                              Polk Salad Tuna Wraps

                              Several leaves of Polk Salad. (grows wild in many southern states)
                              Tuna
                              Lemon Pepper
                              Lemon juice from packets

                              Boil several leaves of Polk Salad over fire (Must be boiled 3 times draining off the water each time. It's toxic to humans raw.)
                              Place leaves on towel to dry until just plyable.

                              Mince Tuna mixing a dash of of lemon pepper.

                              Place Tuna in leaves and wrap like a spring role.

                              Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top.

                              Cook in dutch oven over low fire about 15 min or until the role is firm enough to pick up.

                              Let cool 10 min and eat!

                              Personally I would eat the tuna out of the can. Thats alot of work for tuna.

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