My 3o days of cans challenge came to an end on May 1, and , as has become my habit, I want to share the results. In other words, it’s time to review my recipes, and see how I did in relationship to the rules that were established for this challenge. The 30 days of canned food challenge had only a few rules. They were:
Refried beans are delicious, but I like more texture in my burritos. Of course, cooking dry beans gives you the most control over the final product, but it’s possible to make delicious beans with texture by using just a couple of cans and mixing them together. I previously posted a recipe for easy refried beans that uses canned beans, some bacon grease, and a little cider vinegar. That bean recipe was easy and delicious, but sometimes, after a hard day at work, I lack even the ambition for that. This non-recipe is my solution for those days.
I love to make potato soup. It’s actually one of the few soups that Baker’s Man enjoys. For this version, I used both canned milk and canned potatoes. In this case, using canned milk serves a purpose beyond fulfilling requirements for my 30 days of cans challenge. Evaporated milk is concentrated milk that has had part of the water removed through evaporation. It adds a creaminess to recipes without adding extra fat that would be added if cream, or half and half, were used. This version of potato bacon soup is unique because the entire recipe is […]
Sum Gum is a simple and delicious combination of ground beef, green beans, rice, and Asian inspired seasonings, and it’s a perfect simple supper. The best part is that it can all be prepared in one skillet, as long as you have some leftover rice in the refrigerator. I love meals that don’t make a big mess, and they’re a real winner when my family likes it. This recipe definitely fit the bill.
Chocolate Mousse Cake is another no bake dessert that’s simple and delicious and is sure to become a family favorite. Creamy and delicious, this is the perfect decadent dessert. This recipe is similar to the Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe that we published in December of 2015, but since we are making it in our 30 days of cans, we substituted canned evaporated milk in place of fresh milk in the mousse. This is such a fun and simple dessert, we will be making it several times this summer.
This recipe for Chili con Carne with Beans is a simple and easy way to make a pot of chili that uses canned roast beef in place of the usual hamburger. It’s simple, delicious, and loaded with flavor. Because this recipe uses a large number of canned ingredients, it’s on the table in about 35 minutes.
This is a very simple combination that creates a delicious cream style corn that doesn’t seem like it came from a can. The best part is that it takes about 10 minutes from start to finish which means your vegetable side dish is ready without any of the usual muss and fuss.
Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish for poultry or pork. This version, which starts with canned sweet potatoes is very simple to put together and have on the table in record time. Sweet potatoes are a favorite in my family, ans Pineapple Sweet Potatoes are always a big hit.
Hominy is something that I grew up eating. My mother’s favorite way to serve it was with bacon. This recipe, which gets flavor from diced green chilis, and creaminess from sour cream and shredded cheese is delicious. It makes a great side dish to go with anything that pairs well with the flavors of the southwest.
Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes is a hearty meal that’s loaded with nutrition and easy on calories. The most time consuming part of the meal preparation is chopping the garlic and opening a few cans which makes it a great choice for a busy week night. This is really a healthy, and delicious, 30 minute, vegetarian dish that is very simple to make. The Cannellini Beans and tomatoes are delicious served over pasta or rice for a vegetarian meal, and they make a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, too.