Another classic recipe from TrailCooking revisited – it is a Friday and you might have a spur of the moment trip planned. With no food ideas. All you need here is a quick stop at the grocery store for this quick-lunch or dinner.
This recipe has been a long favorite of ours, which I developed as a DIY version of a commercial meal a few years back, for a cooking presentation. I have included three methods of prep – so everyone can be happy And 6the bonus? This recipe is vegetarian friendly.
Bring 2½ cups water to a near boil. Place bag in a cozy, add in water and oil, storing well. Seal tightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
Insulated Mug method:
Bring 2½ cups water to boil, add in dry ingredients to a large mug, stir in water and oil. Cover tightly, let suit for 10 minutes.
One Pot method:
Bring 2½ cups water and oil to boil, add in dry ingredients, stirring. Take off heat, cover tightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
Find Just Veggie blend at grocery & natural food stores and REI or substitute with Mt. House freeze-dried vegetables, found in REI. Oil packets, order online via Minimus. Shelf stable Parmesan cheese? Use the green can type (good ol’ Kraft), in the pasta aisle.
Old school but it works: suck on a piece of hard candy and you don’t feel like a furnace is drying you out on a hot day. I do this mostly because it keeps me from mouth breathing Bonus points for great tasting candy! (And not stealing stale candy from your grandma’s candy dish….)
If you shop at Minimus like we do, you know how fun it is to get a box full of single serving items. You do have to think up ideas for it all, but that isn’t too hard!
A simple one pot meal, vegetarian friendly – although it would take well to a small can of chicken added, broth and all. The sauce thickens after cooking but is thinner, so better for feeling like you are getting rehydrated at dinner!
Tomato & Herb Pasta
Pack in a sandwich bag:
4 ounces small pasta shapes (7 minutes or less cooking time)
Bring 2 cups water to boil in your pot, add in pasta and tomatoes and broth and oil packets. Cook for time directed on pasta package, lowering flame on stove as needed to maintain a gentle boil, stirring often.
Take off stove, stir in garlic, oregano and 3 of the cheese packets, Cover and let sit for a few minutes, top with last cheese packet.
Tip for cleaning up and less chance of burning food: use hard anodized aluminium or non-stick for cooking in. One pot meals don’t work so great in thin-walled Titanium pots. Done eating? Wipe pot out with a brand name paper towel, it’ll remove the grease and flavorings without having to scrub.
Ford (The Teen) was lamenting of late how he wasn’t the ‘taste tester’ anymore and that I let Walker (the toddler) do it all Oops! With that in mind I kept on the lookout for things he might like. Needless to say, our mostly vegan/plant-based diet at home leaves a hungry teenager in a black mood and funny how meat can be a treat!
So when I pulled out a bag of Wild Bill’s Bacon Jerkyyou would have thought it was Christmas time for him. Bacon. Jerky. Meat!!!!
To get an idea of what it is like, take ultra-thick slab bacon, make it shelf-stable and jerky all in one one. Fatty, chewy and salty. So yeah, the teen enjoyed it. So much no one else got any. The bag was seen leaving the house with him, never to be seen again.
So..if you like bacon and jerky, you will love this. Just don’t leave it where hungry males are…..
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