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Avoid the Junk food rut with a two person, seven day Backpacking Menu!
Chicken Curry Over Brown Rice
Ingredients: one cup tropical fruit trail mix, 1/4 package Golden Curry Sauce, 1/2 tablespoon clarified butter or margarine or 2 tablespoons olive oil, one cup instant brown rice, crushed 1/2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger, one cube chicken bouillon, 1/4 cup freeze dried peas, one tablespoon onion flakes, 1/3 cup sliced dried mushrooms, and one seven ounce foil pouch of chicken in water.
Tropical Fruit Trail Mix
Two cups of hot cocoa or coffee; two cups dried pears, apples, and apricots; Two cups oatmeal; one tablespoon brown sugar.
One breakfast bar; one cup cold cereal (mix of granola, grape nuts, and raisin bran); 1/2 cup dried cherries and blueberries; 1/2 cup powdered milk.
Four ounces celery and carrot spears, 1/4 cup bacon bits, cheddar cheese slices, four ounces hummus, four flour tortilla wraps.
Four ounces cheddar cheese, four ounces peanut butter, and two bagels.
Four ounces cheddar cheese, four ounces peanut butter, two bagels, and leftover dinner food.
Mac And Cheese
Ingredients: five ounces Swiss cheese, two cups small shell pasta, 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, one tablespoon parsley, 1/2 cup powdered milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, two teaspoons mustard powder, and three tablespoons flour.
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Ingredients: three ounces cheddar cheese; 1/2 cup salsa; forty corn chips; two fifteen ounce cans dehydrated kidney beans; cut into small pieces, two ounces sun dried tomatoes; and one 6.4 ounce box dry chili mix.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried pesto mix, 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts, 1/2 cup small shells, and 1/2 cup thinly sliced dried tomatoes.
Ingredients: crumbled - four ounces smoked salmon, 1/2 bunch fresh basil or one tablespoon dried basil, one cup freeze dried corn, eight ounces Ziti pasta, one pinch black pepper, two tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, one teaspoon butter powder, two 1/2 tablespoons powdered milk, and one ounce (1/2 packet) Alfredo sauce mix.
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon parsley, 1/4 cup plus two tablespoons of sour cream powder, 1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes, one cup package of instant cream of mushroom soup, 3/4 teaspoon tomato powder, two tablespoons (one ounce) dried mushrooms, 1/2 tablespoon paprika, two teaspoons onion flakes, 1/4 pound beef jerky - chopped into tiny pieces, and eight ounces egg noodles.
Raisin and Nut Couscous
Ingredients: 1/4 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 cup mixed raisins and peanuts or other dried fruits and nuts, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, one teaspoon curry powder, 3/4 cup couscous, and one cup water.
Suggestion: Skip the chocolate chips, use a handful of fruit and nuts from your trail mix.
Leftovers and trail bars.
Recipes from More Backcountry Cooking, by Dorcas S. Miller.
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