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Saberboys
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02/17/2016 10:48AM
We eat pretty darn good on our trips, sometimes so well that the kids really look forward to eating in the woods! Our "fresh" food from the cooler is gone by the second night. I'm curious what other people have on their menus, maybe it will help me come up with new ideas?!

Here's our food plan for this years trip, it's heavy I know, but good.

DAY 1
B On the road
L Power bars/jerky on the water
D Steak and potato's in camp

DAY 2
B Eggs (fresh), sausage
L Hotdogs
D Burgers

DAY 3
B Biscuits and gravy
L Wild rice soup
D Spaghetti and garlic bannock

DAY 4
B Cheesy hash-browns and Ova Easy eggs
L Alfredo noodles
D Tacos, Spanish rice

DAY 5
B Pancakes, Spam
L PB&J
D Fish (hopefully for a few dinners, but I like to be prepared :)

DAY 6
B Oatmeal or granola bars
L Grand Marais
D Toby's or Hardee's in Hibbing





 
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schweady
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02/17/2016 12:23PM
We eat really well, but cook over the fire, so don't bother with hot meals at lunchtime. Our fresh foods are kept nicely in a generic soft-sided cooler pack we've had for years.

Day 1
B - Britton's, Ely
L - Cookies, granola bars, GORP
S - Ribeye, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn

Day 2
B - Eggs over easy, bacon, bread/toast
L - PBJ sandwiches, candy bars, cookies, granola bars, GORP
S - Chicken breasts, Stove Top stuffing, green beans

Day 3
B - Pancakes, sausage
L - PBJ sandwiches, candy bars, cookies, granola bars, GORP
S - Stroganoff, brownies

Day 4
B - French toast
L - Bucky Burger at Ely Steak House, Steer Beer

Any breakfast or supper might have a variety of fish added to the menu, or possibly allow a complete substitution.
 
thinblueline
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02/17/2016 01:12PM
Every day for breakfast...oatmeal bar and cup of coffee.
Every day for lunch...high calorie/high protein energy bar
Every day for dinner...Mountain House dinner or fish with a side of rice or instant mash potatoes.
Every day for a snack...trail mix or M&M peanuts or bannock or fry bread concoction, and maybe hot chocolate.

I can eat like a king the rest of the year, but when I go up there, I eat like a pauper...and hope to lose some weight.
 
Swampturtle
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02/17/2016 07:59PM
Here is a previous thread with lots of ideas....

Meal planning ideas

Meal planning is fun for me, our menu is constantly changing. I am amazed at those of you that bake bread, use JMO's to make pizza & treats & cook in Dutch ovens for a crowd. Breakfast on a layover & dinner are meals, lunch is snacks or cheese & crackers.

2 dinners:

Frozen ham steaks, cache lake wild rice salad, bisquick complete garlic & cheddar biscuits. Cache lake "pumpkin" pie for Dessert.

Marinated chicken breast precooked & frozen, sautéed onions & peppers, cache lake sweet potato cornbread. Backpackers pantry dark chocolate cheesecake.


 
OldFingers57
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02/18/2016 07:19AM
We usually do breakfast burritos and bacon or oatmeal or grits for breakfast. Have also done cinnamon rolls or biscuits.
For lunch we usually do some sort of a wrap using either tuna or chicken with some couscous, veggies and cheese.
For dinner some sort of pasta or rice dish with chicken, tuna or hamburger in it.
 
02/18/2016 07:40AM
I'm usually solo, so mealtime is not a social hour; therefore, like thinblueline, I usually keep it very simple and easy.

Breakfast is muesli or similar, lunch is ProBars or similar, snacks are nuts with dried fruit.

Dehydrated dinners run the gamut from beef stew and bacon baked beans to spicy lentils and chili, to Thai curries.
 
CrookedPaddler1
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02/18/2016 10:38AM
On shorter trips, my menu is pretty much the same
B: Bacon, Eggs, hashbrowns
L: Bagels, Summer Sausage, Cheese, trail mix
D: Fresh Meat, side (potatoes, rice, etc), and fish

On longer trips:

Breakfast: granola or hot cereal on travel days.
pancakes, eggs, etc. on layover days

Lunch: Vehicles and Riders along with trail mix

Vehicles: Bread of some type (bread, torts, pita, bagels) at
beginning of trip, bannock made the night before
later in trip
Riders: PB & J, hummus, sausage, cheese, etc

Dinner: All one pot wonders....Rotate the following schedule
Mac and Cheese
Spaghetti with TVP
Beef Strogranoff with Veggie Burger Mix
4th night is something different (i.e. bean soup, lentils,
chili, etc.)

Extra's: Fish when available, popcorn, and the occasional dessert


 
02/26/2016 10:47AM
Solo food pack for week plus.
From stuff shown I'll make,
scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, bread sticks, gravy, soups, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, chili, beef stroganoff, potato pancakes, in various combinations.
Snacks consist of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, candy, rye pilot biscuits. Toss in a fish meal or 2.
No wonder the spare tire is the size it is!

butthead
 
02/29/2016 11:07PM
quote boonie: "I'm usually solo, so mealtime is not a social hour; therefore, like thinblueline, I usually keep it very simple and easy.


Breakfast is muesli or similar, lunch is ProBars or similar, snacks are nuts with dried fruit.


Dehydrated dinners run the gamut from beef stew and bacon baked beans to spicy lentils and chili, to Thai curries."


Boonie and I must be twins separated at birth...

My solo menu is identical.

I also bring foil packed tuna/salami/cheese/crackers for snacks/lunches on daytrip days.
 
03/01/2016 07:18PM
quote luft: "quote boonie: "I'm usually solo, so mealtime is not a social hour; therefore, like thinblueline, I usually keep it very simple and easy.

Breakfast is muesli or similar, lunch is ProBars or similar, snacks are nuts with dried fruit.

Dehydrated dinners run the gamut from beef stew and bacon baked beans to spicy lentils and chili, to Thai curries."

Boonie and I must be twins separated at birth...

My solo menu is identical.

I also bring foil packed tuna/salami/cheese/crackers for snacks/lunches on daytrip days."

It's a MAD world...

 
ObiWenonahKenobi
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03/01/2016 09:41PM
I like mostly cooked breakfasts - bacon & eggs, pancakes, French toast, etc. but also a few quick oatmeal breakfasts and maybe one cold breakfast for those early start mornings.

I tend to move most days so prefer no cook lunches, pb&j, summer sausage sandwiches, cheese & crackers, etc. Then maybe grilled cheese & soup for lunch on layover days.

Dinner is where I exert the most effort in preparation. I enjoy camp cooking. So meal possibilities are greater. Just have to have the meal cooked, eaten and cleaned up before dark. I hate cleaning up after dark.
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03/02/2016 09:39AM
If its a travel day then breakfast is instant oatmeal & coffee and lunch is trail mix/jerky/string cheese. Layover day breakfasts tend to be more involved and usually are something along the lines of pancakes and hash browns. Lunch might be mac & cheese or ramen.

Dinners are always hot and vary based on whatever the group decided ahead of time. Could be chili, pasta, rice/noodles with chicken, fish, etc.
 
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