Delectable backcountry cuisine. Provate, e' buono.
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The taste was great- didn't need anything extra, and is absolutely amazing out in the backcountry. I'm not sure if my package was just mislabeled or what, but they said 3/4 cup boiling water. Definitely not right!! We added some more afterward, but it didn't soak in well enough and the noodles were still a bit crunchy. Only reason it gets four stars- if the water ratio had been a little more spot on, definitely would have earned five.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I grabbed these for a backpacking trip, but they didn't make it to my pack--I scarfed them down during a midnight munchie attack. They were pretty good actually. Not quite fresh pasta of course, but a big step up from ramen noodles.
My backcountry menu:
Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Blueberries and Milk Favorite :) (serve warm)
AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk healthy and good! (serve warm)
Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) best quick eggs I have tried.
Mountain House Chicken Ala King Favorite :)
Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese Oh to be a kid again!
AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo Delicious
Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli Favorite :)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread I love bread! (bring oil)
Mountain House Peas Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
Mountain House Corn Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
Mountain House Green Beans Add 1-2 oz less water
Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies Yes really good!
Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich Dont get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
better even the resident mouse in our cave didnt like it.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.
Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
Mountain House Noodles And Chicken Yet to try will update
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Yet to try will update
Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice Yet to try will update
Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta Yet to try will update
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala Yet to try will update
Another MJF Hit!
I thought this was an excellent meal with good flavor and texture. I recommend using a couple fewer ounces of water when preparing it; it keeps it from being too soupy. Eating the whole packet put me at 405 calories, which is about right for a solo meal, which is something I like about the MJF "1.5 serving" "Outback" size. It's not huge like the 4-serving meals designed for families or groups, but not too small like some of the single-serving packages. And as always, I love that I can get an organic, vegetarian meal in the backcountry...Thanks, Mary Jane! :-)
somewhat bland but decent camp food
this dish was somewhat bland, but plenty suitable for consumption out in the woods... suggest an addition of some sort of protein such as a lemon garlic seasoned chicken breast or something similar
Another good meal from Mary Janes. I just went right out of the box and into my mouth. The other general thing that I like about Mary Janes is the portion size. Seems to be the right amount to feed the hungry hiker.
This was very good and very easy to prepare. I added a foil pack of salmon to it for added protein. I would definitely bring this one on my next backpacking trip.