Sunday, March 26, 2006

Dinners and Breakfasts

Last night, we tried another camp meal. Michele had Creamy Shrimp Alfredo and I had Golden Brown Rice. 1/2 cup water seemed a little low for Michele's food. She had some dry spots but mostly enjoyed her food. I tried the new microwaveable rice bags with long grain wild rice instead of brown rice for mine. As I feared, the water was almost not absorbed at all. Still, the flavor was good and the meal was very satisfying.

This morning, I decided to try Bulgur Breakfast. Just one problem. It is supposed to be prepared overnight without boiling the water. I tweaked the recipe a bit, replacing craisins with blueberries and adding a tsp of butter buds. It has been cooking for about 10 minutes and I can't wait to dig in.


As I feared, the water did not absorb as well as it would have overnight but the taste is great anyway. Texture seems to be a challenge with these boil and add water meals. I don't know how to get the heat penetration that would make them spectacular. Still, I don't think I would ever go hungry if I had them along and they are at least good when they are not great.

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