Not Mexican, But Food 4 Patriots Is Great

I know… I usually post meals about Mexican food – but lately I am looking to increase my ability to not only survive a natural disaster, but also looking to thrive. Now of course I don’t expect anything catastrophic to happen, but is not a good enough reason to not at least prepare my family in case there is a food shortage.

So what is a guy like me to do? I started watching some YT videos about long term food storage and decided I would invest in something.

I wasn’t sure what to go with, until I saw this pretty entertaining video about a 72 hour food supply from Patriot Foods, or Food 4 Patriots depending on who you ask:

The video really convinced me as to how simple it would be just have some emergency food ready – just in case. I also saw this site where people can find out all about Food4Patriots if they would prefer to read, versus watch a video.

So after actually trying a couple of brands, in addition to Food 4 Patriots, I have come to the conclusion that for the price – it is the best option.

Plus it tastes delicious… so what is not to love about that?

In fact we liked it so much after trying out the 72 hour supply, we went ahead and ordered the 3 month supply, which turns out to be a great deal if you really break it down on a meal by meal basis.

Food 4 Patriots, 3 month kit.

So, yes this site is all about Mexican food – but in general it is about food and being smart and prepared.

Some Common Mexican Meals

Here are some great mexican meals:

Tostadas

Tostadas are similar to tacos, except they are flat, thin toasted tortillas topped with much of the same ingredients as a taco including beans, chicken, beef or pork, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, sliced onions, and salsa. Enjoy this Mexican meal anytime you want a fun weeknight meal or as an alternative to traditional tacos.

Burritos

Burritos are another common Mexican meal. These wheat flour tortilla contraptions are usually steamed or grilled to keep them pliable and generally enclose a bulk of fresh ingredients such as beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, salsa, guacamole or any combination, before being wrapped or folded to secure the filling. This hearty meal is a great choice for lunch or dinner.

Tacos

Tacos are a traditional Mexican meal made of corn or wheat tortillas. They can be hard or soft and generally contain a variety of fillings including meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream, then folded in half to enjoy.

tacos

Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a pretty simple Mexican dish consisting of a variety of ingredients such as cheese, chicken, peppers or beans, or a combination, nestled between two flat tortillas. These tortillas are then grilled or pan-fried until the outside is toasty brown and crisp and the inside is warm, melted and oozing, at which time, they are cut into 4-6 triangle shaped portions. Serve with a side of sour cream, fresh salsa or guacamole.

quesadillas

Mexican Rice

No Mexican meal is complete without a side of Mexican rice, also known as Spanish rice, arroz rojo or red rice. This savory Mexican dish is traditionally prepared by sauteing white rice, garlic, tomatoes, onions and other ingredients in a skillet until golden brown. Enjoy a bowl of Mexican rice by itself or as an accompaniment to enchiladas, corn tamales, stuffed pablanos and more.

Guacamole

This creamy, avocado-based dish has long been a staple for both Americans and Mexicans alike. Guacamole combines ripened guacamole with a variety of ingredients like onions, jalapenos, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and tomatoes and can be used as a dip, salad ingredient or condiment. Spice up your next taco night with a bit of guacamole on your tacos.

Salsa

Salsa, also known as salsa picante, is another fresh ingredient Mexican staple. Salsa is traditionally made using roasted tomatoes, fresh Serrano and garlic pounded to a paste using a pestle and Mexican volcanic-stone mortar, but it can also be made using a food processor or blender. Try fresh salsa on enchiladas, tostadas, and burritos or with nachos.

Buen provecho!