« on: May 29, 2008, 03:10:26 pm »
Groundhog- thanks for getting this topic started.
We've typically carried a package of Ramen, small can stewed tomatoes, and small can shredded chicken as our standby meal if we miss hitting a grocer or restuarant for an evening meal. When we can add fresh veggies,cheese, fresh rolls or tortillas and butter then we've got a bonus meal. Pretty standard deal but good any time.
Now here's a good one. I awoke one morning during a short cool weather trip when I had a couple eggs, Maple/Brown sugar instant outmeal (the "always carry some/breakfast backup"), and leftover butter. Deciding I wanted to use it up, I fired up the SVEA stove, melted the butter and browned the outmeal. Then threw in the eggs and scrambled them in. YIKES!!!! was that ever delicious. Its like dessert - really! It's now referred to as Dad's Camping Surprise.
Just thinking of doing this post got my mouth watering so I made a quick serving - still delicious. One egg with one package of instant oatmeal works well. We can buy 1/2 dozen eggs and a stick of butter to haul when temps are going to be cool. Found that it's handy to carry one or two of those Glad or Ziplock type sealable sandwich sized boxes. They're real light and fit pretty well in a bag when the tops are off. There great for pulling out to haul anything you pickup and don't want to crush in transit such as a sandwich, that fresh pastry you come across that you want to save for a later treat, eggs, grapes, etc.
So tourists, try out the Camping Surprise and lets see some more good road meal ideas!