Thursday, August 25, 2016
Food For The Long Haul
A backpacking trip that lasts for weeks, requires lots of careful planning. There are several lists posted on my refrigerator and one corner of the living room is piled high with what we will pack in the car as our resupply station. I have been having so much fun making our meals for this trip. All our meals will be of the "just add water" variety. Little bags with complete meals fill our food storage container. Freeze dried vegetables and fruits have made the preparation quite easy. Instant rice, couscous, powdered eggs, dehydrated soy meat substitutes and milk have made it so these little meals are balanced and good tasting.
My dining room table resembled a little factory last week. We saved a lot of money by making our own meals and not buying the already prepared backpacking meals. Plus, I know first hand all that is in the meals and can easily adjust the seasonings to our personal preferences.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...