“I’m not eating THAT!” DAY 2 of the 30-Day No Grocery Shopping Challenge.

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Today was Day 2 of the 30-Day No Grocery Shopping Challenge!

Breakfast was a fun experiment this morning. We opened a can of freeze dried scrambled eggs to see how we liked them. I only have the one #10 can of scrambled eggs in our food storage because I wasn’t sure if we’d like them, so this challenge was a good excuse to pop it open and do a taste test with the family.

 

I’ve never seen freeze dried scrambled eggs so I guess I was expecting them to look like actual scrambled eggs. Hard and dry, but chunky. Not the case…

 

Instead, I was surprised to open the can and find a shimmy golden powder. How are these scrambled eggs?

There weren’t really any directions for cooking the eggs other than to mix 2 tbsp of powdered egg with 3 tbsp of water so I had to look online for cooking directions. This was a good reminder of the importance of being familiar with how to cook with your food storage before an actual emergency when you might not be able to look up advice or recipes!

Once rehydrated, the water and powder turns into a mixture the consistency of runny, beaten eggs. From there you cook them the same way you’d cook regular scrambled eggs. You can even make omelettes with them.

When my little guy realized that his eggs were coming from that powder in the can he declared indignantly, “I don’t want THOSE eggs!”

In all honesty, I wasn’t so sure about them myself. But we had to at least give them a try.

I poured the water/egg mixture into a hot skillet and scrambled them up. They were still a little too watery by the time the eggs were fluffy so I had to pour off the extra liquid. I’ll have to remember to use less water than is recommended the next time I make them.

 

When everyone saw that the powder cooked up into something that actually looked like the scrambled eggs we’re used to they were much more willing to give them a try.

And whadayaknow… they were GOOD! Even my picky husband was pleasantly surprised. “Not bad!”

Success!! A little salt and pepper and you’d never know they weren’t fresh eggs. I’m kinda wishing I’d done a blind taste test now to see if the kids would even notice the difference. Either way, at least now I know that we like these freeze dried eggs so that I put some in my regular monthly Thrive order.

All in all I feel like we ate really well today. Nobody starved and everything was delicious.

Here’s the breakdown of Day 2’s challenge meals:

Breakfast:
Freeze dried scrambled eggs

Grits w/ salt and butter (we like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Grits the best)
Rice cereal (Jada doesn’t like eggs so she made the leftover rice into cereal w/ sugar, cinnamon, and Thrive instant milk)
Coffee w/ sugar and Thrive instant milk

Lunch:
Potato salad- the potatoes and onions were from the garden. I didn’t have a bottle of mustard but I did have a handful of mustard packets from a restaurant which worked perfectly. Keep condiment packets from restaurants! They’re great for packing in an emergency kit!
Tuna and crackers
apple slices
Tortilla chips and hummus

Dinner:
Venison roast in crockpot (leftover coffee, homemade onion soup mix, onions from garden)
Rice

 

How did you do for Day 2 of the 30-Day No Grocery Shopping Challenge? Was there anything you had to substitute because you didn’t have what you needed? What difficulties did you run into? Did you try something new?

I can’t wait to follow along with how you’re doing as well! And remember, feel free to jump in at any point during the 30-day challenge! Do what you can and share what you discover about how prepared you’d be if you couldn’t go to the grocery store for a few weeks!


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Kendra
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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.

7 Comments

  1. I had an abundance of eggs from my chickens so I froze some, I need to try them & I was wanting to dehydrate some, after reading about yours I will do it soon. Thank you

  2. Kendra, I’m new to your channel and there is only me to worry about. So did not start your challenge, be as it may thou could those eggs once hydrated be used, let’s s a y to make cookies or bread? Thank you.

  3. It’s great to hear your honest opinion about the food storage products you’re trying this month! I’m keeping notes so I can make a list of which ones I’d like to try too. I tried a different brand of scrambled egg mix a few months ago but didn’t like it. I’m going to try to save up to get some of the Thrive brand products during their Black Friday sale this year 🙂

  4. I really appreciate that you are doing this, Kendra. Nice to know about the eggs, I will have to put it on my list:) I always wondered how they would cook back up. Also good to remember about not being able to find info online. I mean, I know i wouldn’t be able to but sometimes I forget that if I don’t know what to do with something then I won’t necessarily be able to find out how! Time to start a prep journal with instructions of this kind I think!

    • Yes! A journal is a great idea. I’ll warn you, the eggs are pricey. But when you consider how much food it makes, it’s actually not bad. We used 2 Tbsp of powder per person. If you think how much powder fills a #10 can (about the size of a gallon of paint) it’s a LOT. I’m gonna wait for the Black Friday Sale or use some of my half-off points to stock up on the scrambled egg mix. 🙂

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