Sunday, July 3, 2011

Week 27 of the 2011 Food Storage Challenge

$10 Plan
Store 1 large can tuna and 1 large can fruit

$20 Plan
Store 2 large cans tuna and 2 large cans fruit


Almost done with the tuna.

Remember that this is a suggestion.  If you want to store something else that your family would eat, go right ahead.  Here are some suggestions:-
  • Ravioli Bolognaise
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Baked beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned prawns/crab meat (expensive but still a protein)
  • Irish Stew
  • Sausages and Vegetables
The idea is that you're storing something you can create a meal out of, or that will be a quick and easy meal.  You want variety as well.

If you want to store tuna and need a few recipe ideas, here are some of mine:-

Tuna pasta bake

Mix together cooked pasta, drained tuna in brine (or springwater if you don't want the salt) and a jar of pasta sauce (I use one that already has veggies in it but you can add any cooked veggies of your own as well).  Sprinkle cheese on top and bake.

Tuna Irish Potatoes

I've always known this method as 'Irish potatoes'.  I'm not sure why though or where I first learned to do this.  I guess they're also called 'baked, filled potatoes'.  You need 4 large potatoes.  Bake or microwave them until they are soft.  Cut a hole in the top and scoop out some of the flesh (hollow them out but be careful not to break through the delicate skin).  Put the scooped out potato flesh in a bowl.

To the potato flesh in the bowl, you need to add:-
- Cheese
- herbs
- tuna

Mix together then scoop back into the hollowed out potatoes.  Sprinkle extra cheese on top and bake.

My husband tells me this is a side dish (!) and should not be served as a main (I tried that once and he like it but wasn't entirely happy that he didn't have anything else). They are rather yummy though.

Picture and further baked stuffed potato recipes found here:


I delved into the varieties of canned fruit available in Week 18, found here:

I believe canned fruit is better than no fruit at all!

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