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9 Great-Tasting Survival Meals for Your 72-hour Kit


7.  Balsamic Tortellini

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Ingredients:

1-2 TBS olive oil

2/3 cup freeze dried onion

1/3 cup water

1 (2.8 oz) jar Hormel Real Bacon Pieces

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

2 (7 oz.) boxes Cheese-filled Tortellini

2-4 TBS Balsamic Vinegar (to taste)*

Instructions:

Rehydrate onions with water.  Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes or until al dente.  Drain pasta and add olive oil, onions and bacon. Reserve 2 TBS parmesan cheese (set aside) and add remaining cheese to pasta. Add vinegar, toss all together, and serve (sprinkling reserved parmesan on top).

(*Note:  Make yourself a note to grab the olive oil and balsamic vinegar on your way out if planning this for a 72 hour kit.)

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Megan Smith's personal project for the last three years has been to test out (emergency) food storage recipes on her family. By sharing what she's learned, she hopes to save others time and work--her goal is to share delicious meals to save the day if emergency strikes while keeping food storage rotated when times are good! Read more from her at myfoodstoragecookbook.com.
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