Survival Saturday – Stroganoff


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This month we decided to try Legacy Stroganoff.



Nutritional Info:






I think this had the biggest ingredients list so far.  Thank goodness “natural flavors” made the cut though. Dehydrated survival food needs all the help it can get!


Things Needed & Directions:

6 cups water

Boil the water, whisk in the package and simmer for 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes then eat the best gourmet stroganoff you’ve ever tasted!  /sarcasm

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Optional Items:

We went hardcore this month. We thought we’d try it just as “nature” intended, so there was no softening of the blow, nothing to fall back on, it was this or die! (Yes, before hand I went through and threw all our food off our 3rd story balcony so we couldn’t eat anything else. Honest! 😉 )





Tumeric. I could smell it from the get go. I’ve also eaten my fair share of Hamburger Helper stroganoff.  This stuff looked worse than HH stroganoff, tasted worse than HH and even the texture of the noodles turned me off. I managed to eat the small bowl I doled out to myself but I couldn’t force myself to try any more.


Now Mrs Bookstooge on the other hand, she liked it. She liked the texture of the noodles and didn’t notice much taste of anything. She said the noodles were almost melt in your mouth and she grew up with noodles similar so it was good. She did say if she were to ever make this that she’d add some mushroom soup to give it the little something it was missing flavorwise.  She voluntarily ate a second bowl with a slice of processed cheese and enjoyed it.

Not the worst survival food by any means and considering we had very differing opinions means others will too. I guess when the Apocalypse comes, I’ll let Mrs B eat all of this. I’m just such a gentleman, Ma’am.


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24 thoughts on “Survival Saturday – Stroganoff

  1. Sounds like Mrs. Bookstooge will be fine foodwise once the Apocalypse arrives 😀

    Stroganoff would probably be the last one I pick! It needs beef! Or you can’t call it that 😀

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  2. YouKneeK says:

    That doesn’t look very appealing to me! Maybe if I had been more hungry when I read this post… MAYBE. 🙂

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  3. Oh gosh, I love stroganoff, it’s one of favorite comfort foods and I cook it from scratch, none of that packet mix stuff. I can’t imagine eating it like this, arrrgghhh!

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  4. Mrs Bookstooge will do well in the apocalypse for sure! Me, I’m a picky eater though in that scenario I’d have to eat what I had or starve! I do have a supply of Mountain House tins but I can no longer buy them on Amazon which is annoying. It was good knowing I had those tins! I have a ton of dried pasta but need to stock up on things like oats and beans.

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  5. savageddt says:

    … when the end of the world comes, eat or be eaten… Great post mate, sucks that you couldnt stomache another helping, but you know now what to add next time this one comes around right?

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  6. I’m sure that after the first bite you rushed downstair to salvage the food you had previously thrown away…. 🤣 🤣

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  7. I’m really picky even when it comes to non-packaged stroganoff, so I think I’d give this one a hard pass…

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  8. Ola G says:

    Lol, Mrs B has much higher chances of survival in case of Apocalypse, it seems 😉

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  9. Rebecca says:

    Looks… edible. I could probably survive on that!

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  10. As soon as I saw it was stroganoff, I thought, “Oh no.” lol.

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  11. Sooooooooo much sodium hahahah I love your reaction to this one though. It must be the strong schadenfreude in me. 😀

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  12. […] Saturday was Stroganoff. It was a complete tie, as I disliked it and Mrs B liked it enough to save it for […]


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