Food Storage Meal - plus some fresh greens from the garden Santa Fe Salad

Living on 100% food storage: Last real grocery shopping trip was November, 2023.  Today is March 27, 2024.


Tonight's dinner - Santa Fe Salad. 

Thankfully spring is starting to show its face and a family member has a greenhouse... and too much lettuce that was 'ready' and she can't use it all.  Win/win.  We got fresh greens and she got rid of it.  With gardens and warmer weather I'm excited about adding some new foods to the rotations.

I mentioned in a previous post I was making the sauce last night to use today.  All pantry items - as we have mayonnaise on hand yet.  Chicken - you can use freeze-dried, fresh, canned... what you have.  Normally I marinate and grill it but no time, and stormy cold weather so this time I cooked it in the instant pot in the marinade, refrigerated it until I needed to top the salad with it.  Lastly, the salsa - homemade with canned tomatoes. 

Already posted this marinade a LOT of times since 2008-ish.  But, here it is again so you don't have to go searching for it if you are interested.


1 cup water
2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 T sugar
1 T salt
1 T vinegar
1 t powdered chipotle pepper (could use cayenne, if it's all you have)
1 t hickory smoke flavoring
1 t paprika
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t round black pepper



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