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Each year I set out to improve the way our household functions, this year I am focusing on my bread products and convenience foods. While I do think they have a place and a purpose, they come at a cost. Both to your wallet and your health. As I try to pull away from the Standard American Diet, I find myself always questioning how something is made. From pudding to pop tarts, I am always researching how to make it from scratch instead of buying it.
Luckily, I also love to make Macaroni and Cheese from scratch so I knew what ingredients made a delicious meal and how much the portions should be.
I set out to freeze-dry all the individual ingredients. I freeze-dried shredded cheddar, raw milk, and macaroni noodles. Then played around with the flavor and textures to get just the right ratios. Here is the recipe I came up with.
MRE Mac N’ Cheese:
1 cup freeze-dried macaroni noodles
½- ⅔ cup freeze-dried cheddar powder
½ cup freeze-dried milk
½ tsp salt
¼- ½ paprika
¼ onion powder
¼ black pepper
A splash of hot water to rehydrate, start with a small amount first and then seal the bag back up. Reopen and stir after ten minutes.
If it is still too dry add a touch more water. Remember, you can always add more water but not less!
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