Meal in a bag or jar: Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo With Broccoli

Sometimes we just need a gourmet emergency meal!

Chicken fettuccine alfredo with broccoli meal cooked and in a bowl.

We all deserve a treat once in a while, don't we? Well, that's what I was thinking when I was developing the recipe for this Chicken Alfredo Fettuccini With Broccoli meal in a bag (or jar). Personally, I think in the world of emergency food/MREs this meal would definitely be a treat! A gourmet meal treat that is.

What ever made me think of making this recipe? Well, for starters, this is one of my favorite entrées to order when eating at a restaurant. Secondly, it's not a dish I make very often at home. It's a lot of trouble to go to prepare this dish for just one person. So, one day I just thought it sounded like a good meal in a jar to make. It would it be good to add to our long term food storage as something a little "special" to have once in a while. And, it would also be something I could eat whenever I got a hankering for it because I would package it in individual portions, making meal prep pretty much non existent! So, I set about the arduous task of developing the recipe. I say arduous because that development was over a year in the making. It took a lot of research to develop a recipe that I could get ingredients in the form of freeze dried foods to use for it. Then, the freeze dried foods were hard to find off and on throughout the year (because of the pandemic). So, it took a while to develop. The best part about it taking so long and being so arduous was the fact that I got to taste a lot of attempts at getting just the right ingredients and just the right amount of said ingredients. Yummy!!

Confession time

Quite honestly, when I filmed the video of me cooking this meal in the mylar bag, I got a little bit embarrassed. Embarrassed bec