Freeze dried pasta entrees offer a variety of meals that you can try and enjoy whether or not you are in the midst of a catastrophic event. Mountain House and Provident Pantry sell a variety of pasta entrees. Some meals come in pouches with a shelf life from seven to 10 years and others come in #10 cans that last 25 years provided they are stored unopened in a cool area.
Pasta is a source of carbohydrates, which provides glucose that fuels the brain and muscles. Complex carbohydrates contained in pasta provide a slow release of energy to sustain you over time rather than the quick bursts of energy that sugars give you. It is important to add protein and vegetable sources to the pasta for a balanced diet.
Emergency Essentials and the ReadyStore offer a variety of freeze dried pasta entrees that provide the nutrition of pasta mixed with vegetables and protein foods. They offer variety and even familiar comfort foods in times of crises, such as macaroni and cheese or spaghetti and meat sauce.
Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce is a favorably reviewed entree that will delight your family. You can try the lasagna in two or five serving packs to see if you and/or your family enjoy the tomato, beef and pasta dinner. You can buy the lasagna in #10 cans that after opening, will last about a week, if stored in a cool place.
Provident Pantry and Mountain House both offer Pasta Primavera freeze dried dinners. The dinners include red peppers, yellow peppers, peas, broccoli and cauliflower in a cream sauce. The products are prepared for long term storage, are available in #10 cans for multiple servings or in packets to serve two.
Mountain House sells #10 cans of pasta with Alfredo sauce, that contains about 18 servings and you can add vegetables or chicken to it for variety. You can buy Alfredo with the chicken already included and Provident Pantry offers the traditional Fettuccine Alfredo that provides about 17 servings per can.
Rather than buying single packages of the entrees, you can buy freeze dried pasta entrees in variety packs such as the Entree Variety Combo, which includes #10 cans of:
The variety pack includes beef stew and chicken a la king for a change from the pasta offerings.
Plan to use the products now to find out which you and your family enjoy and follow the advice from the ReadyStore for preparing the freeze dried pasta entrees. Before opening the large cans of freeze dried foods, shake the can to mix up the contents. Over time, the finer ingredients settle to the bottom while the pasta and vegetables tends to stay on top. Shaking will distribute the seasonings and even out the pasta and other ingredients.
If you have seasonings, spices and herbs available, you can add them to the dishes. Also, you might want to add less water initially than the instructions direct, and gradually add the water to reach the consistency that suits the tastes of you and your family. After all, you can add water easier than removing it, and if you have to drain water off the dish, you are draining some of the nutritious value off the dish with it.
Freeze dried pasta entrees are options for long term storage provisions, short term emergencies such as power outages or as a quick meal if you are in a hurry. Preparation is as simple as adding boiling water, stirring and eating the meal after letting it stand for a few minutes. You have a lot of options to add variety and flavor to your diet on any day, when you stock pile freeze dried entrees in your provisions.