Okay, so this morning we opened the tub.
1 Cheese Powder
2 Elbow Macaroni
1 Creamy Potato Soup
2 Creamy Chicken Rice
1 Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
1 Buttermilk Pancakes
The instructions on each packet aren’t conducive to my original plan. Each packet is expected to produce at most a single meal – for four people. So there are two meals of chicken rice, one meal of potato soup, one of pancakes, one of oatmeal, and one of macaroni and cheese. Three group meals a day for two days. Makes sense, unless you live alone and without refrigeration. Not convinced I’ll be able to comfortably eke this out for eight days.
Fortunately I have plastic snack bags. Let’s see what happens if I divide one of these packets into four portions. Since it’s morning, we’ll start with the oatmeal…
…then cooking one of those portions. Wow, this is not the instant oatmeal I expected. It takes quite a while to fully hydrate (not complete in this picture) but once it does it’s heavily sweetened and flavored and quite tasty … for the five or six spoonfuls it provides.
I’m normally a big breakfast eater. This was not a big breakfast. I’ll really be looking forward to lunch by the time noon finally rolls around.