Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Hearty Minced Meat Stew
For dinner last night, I had a backpacking meal. Wayne’s Test Kitchen churned out a curry rice dish, made with instant rice, TVP (dehydrated textured vegetable protein), dried onion bits, golden raisins, and various spices. I wanted my fellow backpackers to try it out before we took it on the trail later this week. There was a ton left over, so I ate it for dinner.
I ran out of Honey Nut Cheerios, so I had Fruit Loops for breakfast today. The date on the milk is 6/25 and it did seem to have a bit more flavor than a couple days ago. Fortunately, the sugar and artificial colors in the Fruit Loops masked the slightly off flavor really well. I may need to freeze more of the milk before it matures too much more.
For lunch, I had a bowl of hamburger stew, or perhaps I should call it “hearty minced meat stew”…if that sounds more appetizing. I didn’t have any flour or corn starch to use as a thickening agent, so I mixed pancake mix with water and it worked beautifully. I may make a batch of minced meat stew for the family when they return. I’m glad it came out well, because I need to finish the pot of it before I go backpacking on Thursday night.
It’s a bit early to start thinking about dinner, but I have a sneaking suspicion that stew is on the menu.
Posted by Wayne Kodama