Real Food for Real People below, using all dried ingredients, except the butter and onions but then I added my own ingredients too. I like these cheesy.
2 Tbsp. Nonfat Dry Milk
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
1 tsp. Onion Powder or 1 Tbsp. Crushed Dried Onions
(I omitted this since I used fresh onions)
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Butter or Margarine
2-3/4 cups boiling Water
3 C dehydrated potato slices
onions to taste
dried green pepper pieces to taste
grated cheddar to taste
Pour the potatoes into a medium size ungreased casserole and sprinkle the sauce mix on top. Dot with butter; stir in the boiling water. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. If you are cooking something else at a lower temperature in your oven, adjust the baking time; at 350 degrees bake 40 to 45 minutes; at 325 degrees bake 50 to 55 minutes.
Next I mixed all the dry ingredients. I chose to use all dried ingredients (except the butter & onions) since we're supposed to be learning to live on our preparedness foods. I assume we may be making our own butter or bartering for it someday.
Stir in the boiling water, mix it up well. My potatoes started to re hydrate right away.
I baked it for just a little over half an hour, in my normal oven rather than the convection oven. I tested for tenderness and it was perfect. I'll bet they would also be good with some of my husband's chili plopped on top! I also prepared more zucchini bread- with a little shredded cucumber added. We'll have a nice dinner or two out of this.
I think it's important that we not only prepare, but that we practice. One day we may wake up and find, in the blink of an eye, that our world has changed be it from natural disasters, financial collapse, etc. Those of us that have practiced will have a greater confidence level. So regardless of why you are preparing, test it and make sure you find out everything that can go wrong and then test it again.
I hope you will also share your recipes with me and I wish you all good eating!