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#103401 - 09/23/08 10:19 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: sarbar]
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I'm amazed you folks have so much trouble finding them.. The safeway 6 blocks from my house has them all the time.
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#103402 - 09/27/08 05:31 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: phat]
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When out on the trail I reuse pint size Food Saver brand bags. Yes they cost more, but they are durable enough to wash and reuse so you don't have to carry moe than one or 2 on a week long trip. Even then when you get home you can really clean them out and reuse them again!

I just fold the top over and use a large paper clip or 2.
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#103403 - 09/27/08 07:36 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: Earthling]
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Clever. Will consider in the future.
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#103404 - 09/29/08 04:25 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: CamperMom]
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That said, if I were eating instant oatmeal packets, I'd eat straight from the packet, one at a time. I'm too cheap, er frugal, to waste a bag on repackaging them.


Well, I usually like "quick" oats, which work well with a cozy and maybe 8 minutes to rehydrate.

But I have to disagree with the eat-from-the-packet thing. I just bought a big box of organic instant oatmeal at Costco (impulse purchase, what can I say? Probably made in China of organic toxins.) When I mixed it up for this weekend's hike, I used two packets in a quart freezer bag, then added a shake of powdered milk, a handful of chopped walnuts, and some dried fruit (cherries, apples, strawberries, all homemade.) Oh, and a shake of cinnamon.

This makes instant oatmeal actually worth eating.
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#103405 - 09/29/08 06:23 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: kbennett]
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But I have to disagree with the eat-from-the-packet thing. I just bought a big box of organic instant oatmeal at Costco (impulse purchase, what can I say? Probably made in China of organic toxins.) When I mixed it up for this weekend's hike, I used two packets in a quart freezer bag, then added a shake of powdered milk, a handful of chopped walnuts, and some dried fruit (cherries, apples, strawberries, all homemade.) Oh, and a shake of cinnamon.

This makes instant oatmeal actually worth eating.


That and the milk is useful to cut the melamine content eh <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#103406 - 09/29/08 06:58 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: kbennett]
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Ken, add coconut cream powder to your oatmeal! Makes it so good <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#103407 - 10/01/08 07:40 AM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: CamperMom]
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One thing I did use the bags for was dry pancake mix. I add water and close the bag and kneed to mix. I then cut off the corner and squeeze the batter into the pan. It worked great. Any better ideas for making pancakes? Oh also, I take a few blueberries and sprinkle in the pancakes while cooking. Yummmm...
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#103408 - 10/01/08 07:52 PM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: chaz]
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One thing I did use the bags for was dry pancake mix. I add water and close the bag and kneed to mix. I then cut off the corner and squeeze the batter into the pan. It worked great. Any better ideas for making pancakes? Oh also, I take a few blueberries and sprinkle in the pancakes while cooking. Yummmm...


I must say, a very simple idea, but a very good one...I would never have thought of it...Thanks for sharing!
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#103409 - 10/10/08 06:02 AM Re: Single-portion entrees [Re: mockturtle]
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OK--you both mention 'freezer bags'. Are you talking about ordinary Ziploc freezer bags here? And are they safe to 'cook' [cozy] your food in?



Packit Gourmet has some boil-in bags listed on their site. You could use these if youíre worried about plastic chemicals leaching out of your freezer bag when you cook. Iíve been looking for something like this for awhile now Ė Iím really excited that I finally found a source! I love FBC cooking but Iíve always worried about the safety of boiling in the freezer bags.

Also, it looks like they just came out with some single serving meals and plan to come out with more soon.

Packit Gourmet - Single Serving Meals

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