Adventure 2004 - Southwestern Colorado
Meal Outlines / Meal Recipes
Supper By cook group, Meals as ordered by each cook group, with instructions. (See Choices below)
Gatorade. Sealed bags are enough for one quart full strength.
Mashed Potato. Bag contains powdered milk; mix with 1 cup of boiling water for 2 servings.
Butter bud packets
Salt and pepper packets
Lunch By individual
8 oz summer sausage
4 oz round cheese
12 oz peanut butter
1 stack of crackers (pick up from table)
2 packs of pita (4 mini loaves)
6 packs of jelly
2 packs of bread sticks (A group only)
2 oz cheese block (A group only) 1 of 4 flavors
There is a limited opportunity to swap out or add. Unlimited opportunity to take something out and to trade between individuals.
Breakfast By individual
Breakfasts may be granola bars, pop tarts, or oatmeal; reasonable opportunities to swap and add.
Hot beverages; great opportunities to swap and add.
Start with an empty 1 gallon bag and mark it with your name. You can break down smaller bags by days after you mix.
Peanuts Begin with up to 3 cups (I have one can unsalted, lots of salted)
Raisins Begin with up to 2 cups
Craisins Begin with up to 1 cup
M&Ms Begin with up to 1 cup
Honey Nut Cheerios Begin with up to 1 cup
Multi Grain Cheerios Begin with up to 1 cup
Multi Bran Chex Begin with up to 1 cup
Once everyone has made one pass at the ingredients, we will determine maximum quantities for subsequent passes, and continue distributing until ingredients are gone or everyone has all they want. So, for example, if you like lots of peanuts, dont max out cereal and leave some room for more peanuts when you come by for seconds.
Chicken Curry (Less rice for a cook group of 3)
Recipe By : "Backpacker's Cookbook" by Margaret Cross and Jean Fiske
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Main Dish One Pot Meals
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** Package Together **
3 Cups Rice, Instant
2 Cube Chicken Bullion
1 Pkg. Cream Of Spinach Soup Mix
(or 4 packs of instant if you do this in a bag)
** Package Separately **
10-12 Oz Canned or Foil Pack Chicken
1 Tsp Curry Powder
Salt -- as needed (I used about ½ teaspoon)
3 oz Coconut -- grated
7 oz Peanuts -- salted
1 C Raisins
5 C Water
1. Add water, soup mix, and bullion to pot and bring to a boil. Add rice. Simmer gently for about a minute.
2. Add chicken, curry powder, and salt
3. Cover, and set aside for 5-10 minutes
4. Serve with coconut, peanuts and raisins.
(You can try this in a bag with instant soup and granulated bullion.)
Makes about 6 cups.
Shell Noodle Surprise (adapted from an unknown person who adapted it from Backpacker magazine)
Before leaving town, mix a bag of shells and spices containing the following:
For a cook group of 3:
· 3.5 cups medium shells (or about ¾ lb or other small/medium pasta shape)
· 2 cup dried tomatoes
· 3 teaspoons basil
· ½ teaspoon garlic powder
· 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup (subst. beefy onion soup)
· 1 packet Lipton Garlic Mushroom Soup (Substitute Lipton onion mushroom)
At time of meal preparation add:
· 6 cups of water
· 2 Tablespoons oil
Boil the water, add the ingredients, simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from stove, cover, wait 5 minutes.
Cheese Tortellini #1
1 lb Cheese and Spinach Tortellini
1 Packet of Knorr Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce
2 tblsp Oil
Splash of Oil
Salt (maybe not, the diet is salty enough)
Add 1-2 teaspoons of salt and a splash of oil to about 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. (This is less than the 2 ½ quarts of water that would be used in the kitchen, so the oil is to help prevent sticking, Usually Id boil at a little lower than a rolling boil too, but water will stay cooler at higher altitude anyway.)
While the pasta is boiling, put the sauce mix into another pan and mix in 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir it a few times while youre waiting for the pasta.
When the pasta is almost, but not quite cooked, remove from heat.
Heat the pan with the sauce while stirring until boiling Reduce heat and simmer about 3 minutes while stirring, but maybe a little more at high altitude.
Drain the pasta (use the lid) when it seems to be cooked the way you like it (probably before the sauce is ready).
Add the cooked sauce to the drained pasta and stir.
(Was suggested that you could add the sauce packet and oil to partly drained pasta and stir while simmering to make this a 1 pot meal)
Supplement with a little summer sausage or pepperoni.
Cheese Tortellini #2 (This was actually a test of an alternate sauce with ziti)
McCormick Thick and Zesty Sauce Mix
1 Can Tomato Paste with Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Oil
1 ¾ Cup Water
Combine sauce packet, 1 ¾ cups of water, 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste, and 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Chicken and Rice (Modified Rice increased and soup decreased to reduce salt)
10-12 oz Canned or Foil Pack Chicken
3 Cups Dry Minute Rice
1 Packet Onion Soup Mix
Add onion soup mix to about 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add Rice and Stir.
Add Chicken and stir.
Remove from heat, stir again and cover. Let sit covered, stirring every minute or so, until the rice is done.
Ramen, Chicken, and Vegetables
2 Packages Ramen Noodles
1 Package Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix
10-12 oz Canned or Foil Pack Chicken
Add vegetable soup to about 3 cups of water and boil. Boil for about 10 minutes to soften the vegetables.
Break up the noodles in the two packages, so it will be easy to eat with a spoon.
Add the noodles and chicken and bring back to a boil.
Remove from heat and cover.
Throw the flavor packets from the noodles away (you dont need that much sodium).
Let stand just a few minutes until noodles are soft.
(Use instant vegetable soup and you can do this in a bag)
ACTUALLY MODIFIED TO: (for 3)
6 Bowls of Cup of Noodles (Remove from Styrofoam and vacuum seal)
5-10 oz Canned Chicken
About 1-1½ cups Water per person
Bring Water to a boil.
Stir in Noodle packet
Stir in chicken
2 Tbsp Margarine or oil
3 Packs Lipton Pasta Sides Stroganoff
¼ Cup Powdered Milk
4 oz Tender Beef Jerky
Cut the jerky into thin strips and put into a pan. Add 6 cups of water and the margarine or oil and bring to a boil.
Add powdered milk
Add 3 stroganoff packets and continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender (about 8 minutes more at high altitude).