The Food Dish
The food in your 72-hour kits should be rotated twice a year--and conference weekend is a great time to do it, so that you don't forget. Check out these delicious meals you can sub into your refreshed kits!
So what’cha eatin’ there in your survival kit?
The good news is you can prepare now to have actually good tasting food planned into your survival kit. Try these recipes, it’s totally possible, believe you me. And all of a sudden, there’s one less thing to worry about (yay!). Use them up and make up new meals one weekend just twice a year to rotate them within your 72-hour kit, or make up a whole bunch to use whenever you’re too busy to cook, storing them where they’re easy to grab and go if needed.
Did you know that March 28th is National Food on a Stick Day? Celebrate with these 20 fun and mouth-watering recipes kids and adults will both enjoy!
Breakfast on a Stick
Ever have trouble getting the fruit and the syrup to stay on the fork with the French toast? Put them all on a stick and your troubles are solved!
For many families, the kitchen—especially at mealtimes—is a gathering place. Learn how you can make dinnertime an enjoyable and memorable experience for the entire family with a little planning, budgeting, and creativity.
Growing up, we ate dinner together as a family every night. Without fail, our mom would have dinner all cooked and ready to go by six o’clock sharp. No matter what extracurricular activities we were involved in, or what we had going on, we always tried to make it back to the table to spend that dinner hour reconnecting with our family.
It was something all six of us sisters really looked forward to during the day. For us, dinner was a time to check up on each other, hear about everyone’s day, and share a story or two. Our parents kept us interested by creating funny traditions, starting engaging conversations, and giving their undivided attention to just us girls.
Dinnertime should be quality time, not a battle over food. If you have a picky eater or two, check out these tried-and-true family favorites. Simple yet delicious, these recipes are sure to please even the most finicky kids.
Creamy Chicken Lasagna
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 cube chicken bouillon, dissolved in ¼ cup hot water
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
Italian seasoning, to taste
Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain, rinse in cold water, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, bouillon water, cream cheese, and 1 cup mozzarella. Spread of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover with ½ of the chicken mixture and top with 3 lasagna noodles. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce and mozzarella. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning, to taste. Bake 45 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
If you’re hoping to woo your significant other this Valentine’s Day, look no further than this romantic dinner menu from the authors of Our Best Bites. Your special someone is sure to fall even more in love with you—after all, the way to the heart is through the stomach.