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Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:49 am
by VT800C
I did a lot of 'venture' hiking with the Boy Scouts. The main requirements were the food had to be light; (we were carrying everything in our back packs) easy to make; (a kid could do it) and something they'd eat! This was one we came up with for a breakfast. it's hot filling and sticks to your rubs through a morning of hiking. It's a 'one pot' so adjust servings accordingly.

Instant mashed potato flakes (get the ones that use water only, it's easier to carry)
Sliced Pepperoni
Shredded cheddar cheese

Put desired quantities in a coffee cup.
add hot water and stir (If too thin, add more flakes if to thick, add more water)

eat

It got it's name from my sister, who's kids were fussy eaters, and would always ask: "What's this?". I got the same questions on the trail with the Scouts.

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:58 am
by jonw
Another variant of this is called Cheesy BacoSpuds. Ate it when hiking the Appalachian Trail many moons ago, often at a late afternoon rest stop to get me to camp & dinner.

Per serving as best I can remember:
pinch salt
1/2 cup (maybe) of mashed potato flakes
1 cup boiling water
1-2 tblspoons of pre-cooked bacon bits (or Bacos)
grated or chopped up cheddar cheese
(opt) 1-2 tblspoons grated parm cheese

Add water to salt & flakes, stir, add bacon & cheese(s) and stir until combined

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:19 am
by VT800C
like the idea of bacon bits.... :)

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:31 am
by Mike B
jonw wrote:Another variant of this is called Cheesy BacoSpuds.


Thanks for the recipe. It has been added to the next edition of the forum cookbook, which I am currently working my tail off on. The old book was 93 pages, the new one is currently at 280 pages and expanding every day. I hope to get it out by the end of May.

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:11 pm
by mikeschn
It's become a monster eh Mike... ???

I'm looking forward to it.

BTW, I'll have a new jerky recipe for the cookbook. Don't let me forget to send it to you...

Mike...

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:22 am
by Mike B
mikeschn wrote:It's become a monster eh Mike... ???

I'm looking forward to it.

BTW, I'll have a new jerky recipe for the cookbook. Don't let me forget to send it to you...

Mike...


Better post it now, Mike. I'm wrapping up the cookbook....

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:28 pm
by mikeschn
Okay, I posted it...

viewtopic.php?p=1205469#p1205469

Mike...

Mike B wrote:
mikeschn wrote:It's become a monster eh Mike... ???

I'm looking forward to it.

BTW, I'll have a new jerky recipe for the cookbook. Don't let me forget to send it to you...

Mike...


Better post it now, Mike. I'm wrapping up the cookbook....

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:09 am
by Mike B
mikeschn wrote:Okay, I posted it...

viewtopic.php?p=1205469#p1205469


Got it, Mike. I am working on the EPUB version of the cookbook now. I hope to be completely done in a couple of days.

Re: Shut up and Eat it

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 am
by mikeschn
The epub sounds good. Should save me quite a bit of paper! :thumbsup:

Mike...