A short list of things we like to eat on the river.
- Bagels and cream cheese (easy to fix)
- Pancakes (use the mix that comes in the plastic container, it's
- Bacon or Sausages
- Polenta and maple syrup
- Dry salami, cheese, and hearty bread will always be good
- Pringles, beef jerky (the good stuff)
- Peanut butter and jelly (this requires a litte more cleanup)
- Canned chicken or tuna
Wimpy's - basically sloppy joe's which are
prepared at home, kept cold, and heated on the stove. See the recipes
section for details and ingredients.
Green River Chili
- Another great one pot meal! Not to mention one of the best green
chili's ever created. Cook the chili at home, freeze it in ziplock
bags and throw it in the cooler when you are ready to go. See the
recipes section for more info.
Stuffing with apples and chicken - This one
takes a little more preparation but is definitly worth it. This meal
has the added advantage of being non-perishable. So if you are on
a longer trip, save this meal for the last night or so.
Bratwurst and sauerkraut - This is a great
first day dinner because of it's perishability. One advantage is the
leftover brats can be warmed in the morning for breakfast sausages.
Pork Chops and Stuffing - Get the smoked, precooked
pork chops that are sealed individually (Hormel). It's easy to heat
these in a pan while the stuffing is cooking. Any stuffing mix will
work since it's dried. Don't forget the barbeque sauce and vegetable
Soft shell tacos - Make the taco meat at home
and keep refigerated. Bring your favorite taco toppings already prepared
and put into bags. You can heat up the tortillas in a pan if you wish.
Burritos - Same as soft shell tacos but use
larger tortillas and smother with canned green chili.
- Fruit snacks
- Energy bars
- Sunflower seeds
- Rice Krispy bars (they don't melt or squish)
- Goldfish crackers
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