Tastes pretty good
Unless you want "rotini soup", do NOT put the full two and a quarter cups of water in this mix. Two cups is plenty. Also, get an insulated lunch bag to hold the meal pouch while re-hydrating. With an insulated bag you can let the meal re-hydrate for more than 30 minutes and it is still a bit too hot to eat at sea level., and it NEEDS a FULL 30 minutes. Yeah, you can choke it down in ten minutes (if you just gotta), but you won't enjoy it nearly as much as when it has had a chance to re-hyrdate for more than 30 minutes. Add a little crushed red pepper and some dehydrated onion flakes before you add the boiling water, and you will probably be as pleased with this pasta meal as I am. If you like your pasta sauce sweet, add a couple of packets of sugar before the water.