I wanted to post this earlier, but I knid a forgot.
A week ago I went on a trip and had to travel light. Due to my schedule there wasn't any time to take a moment to buy food.
So I took an MRE; Meal Ready to Eat. Depending on who you ask they might say Meals Refusing to Exit or Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.
But I like them, they are quick and actually taste very nice. Although this might tell you more about my cooking skills than anything else.
You don't need much to prepare an MRE, a knife comes in handy. So I took out my Handyman.
This MRE in question is #9 (2016).
After my hectic journey and following meeting it was time to sit down, relax and eat.
#9 offers me Beaf Stew. 10 minutes on the heating element and it's ready to go.
It tasted remarkably well.
I made the Hazlenut Chocolate drink to flush it down.
Again, the Handyman was used to open the packages.
Then it was time to go to bed. I brought a Dutch Army sleeping bag and crashed on the cough.
The next day was a day off, but I had plenty of things planned. Including picking up a Amefa 1984 DAK, of which I wrote in other posts already.
Breakfast is included in the MRE, and this is how I usually use them. As Dinner and then Breakfast the next day.
It was a multigrain snackbread with peanut butter. Sadly no chunks. And I could not figure out for the life off me what to put the jelly on.
Again the Handyman proved itself usefull by opening packages and putting the peanutbutter on.
And then it came to me:
Americans put jelly on peanut butter.
After I did my errands it was time to head home. I saved the snacks from the MRE for the road.
But traditionally my first stop was at a tankstation that used to make it's own meatballs.
The Amefa didn't prove very sharp and I basically tore the meatball apart.
An hours drive later I put the car at the side of the road and had a little snack moment.
A bottle of Arizona Ice Tea, and Honey Pretzels from the MRE. I switched back to the Handyman for opening packages.
Last stop, nearly home. Time for a coffee and what I believed to be MRE Raisins. I really like those. Sadly it was a nut-raisin mix. Not even nearly as sweat as the MRE Raisins.
But good nonetheless.
And that concluded the trip and the snacks. Back home it was time to clean the Amefa and give it a proper edge.