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No oven needed.
Instead of enjoying the fall flavors of Thanksgiving in a crowded house full of bickering in-laws, do it in the peace and solitude of the wilderness with the Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole. It features real turkey with whole wheat stuffing, harvest vegetables, and familiar Thanksgiving spices to deliver the flavors of your favorite fall holiday without needing to dirty every dish in your kitchen or deal with annoying relatives. Simply add hot water and wait, and in mere minute you and your partner will have a delicious feast that will refuel you for another day of exploring the outdoors.
- Have Thanksgiving-inspired turkey feast on the trail
- Turkey with whole wheat stuffing, veggies and Thanksgiving spices
- Includes two serving per pouch
- Just add hot water and wait
- Item #MHS001R
- Q & A
My New Thanksgiving Dinner
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products to test from time to time â on this trip I tested the Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole. This wasnât my first freeze dried meal but it was definitely my favorite! While I myself have not started backpacking yet I will be defaulting to the Mountain House meals when I do. Before preparation, the bag weighed about as much as a slice of bread and all it required for prep was some boiling water. This trip was very windy and it was hard to get the water hot enough to boil but once it did I followed the directions to add it in, zip it up, and wait. After 9 minutes (including a half time stir) I opened the bag and it smelled like Thanksgiving.
With it being a 2 serving size I scooped half out into a bowl to share with my husband and I ate mine straight from the bag. I had the better end of the deal, with as windy as it was the bag helped keep the heat in and it was hot until the very last bite. I was really surprised that the bag didnât burn my hand at all even though we had used boiling water in it 10 minutes prior.
The food itself was very well flavored and needed no additional seasoning. The turkey chunks were moist and you could have fooled me that they werenâtâ freshly carved from an oven roasted turkey. The amount of turkey and veggies to the amount of stuffing was perfect. I definitely didnât feel like I got shorted on the good stuff.
We opened up a can of cranberry sauce to eat on the side and it felt like a genuine Thanksgiving dinner. I am super impressed by the ease of preparation and how good it was. Maybe I will host Thanksgiving freeze dried style this year!