Christmas Dinner

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Christmas Dinner

Postby Jaxter » Thu 20 Dec, 2007 12:09 pm

I'm doing the South Coast Track next week and have been dehydrating like mad to get food weight down. I just thought I'd share what our Christmas dinner will be:

Dehydrated separately (will be rehydrated and heated together on the day):
Turkey mince, peas & carrots, basmati & wild rice, onion, pinenuts, cranberries, bullion cube, sage
Plus a side dish of sweet potato - currently dehydrated as small chunks, I may mash with a bit of brown sugar & cinamon (yes I'm a yank!)
Dessert: fruit cake and Contreau (not dehydrated!)

We'll probably be crossing the Ironbounds on Christmas day, so dinner will really be something to look forward to!
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Re: Christmas Dinner

Postby Jaxter » Fri 04 Jan, 2008 10:23 am

Well, we're back from the SCT - what a fantastic trip, despite 5 days of rain! The Peripatetic Pancake boys were in residence at Cox Bight. Freshly made pancake and real coffee was absolute bliss after 7 days on the track!

Our dehydrating worked a treat and we managed to keep food weights down to 700g/person/day, returning with about 1.5 days of extra food. The Christmas dinner menu was a winner, despite having to eat it in the tent due to the daily downpour. Other memorable meals were chili con carne and hungarian goulash. The goulash suffered the only dehydrating casualty - we must not have dried the potato cubes enough because they went mouldy. Fortunately I packed each dehydrated ingredient in separate bags, so dinner wasn't a loss - we just substituted a bit of rice from another meal packet. A good thing to keep in mind if you're a novice dehydrator like me!
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