I have read that freeze-dried meals are a great addition to the food storage plan. Mountain House is highly recommended by several websites, so we decided to give one of their meals a try. We picked up a package of Beef Stroganoff with Noodles.
Here is a photo of the contents:
All you have to do is add four cups of boiling water into the package, stir and let stand for 8 to 1o minutes.
Here is a picture of the contents with water.
And now for the final product…
The mixture seems watery at first, but it actually thickens as it cools. The noodles softened up and you can taste bits of onion and mushrooms in the dish. The meat is ground beef. It reminded me of a Hamburger Helper type meal; not spectacular, but not bad either. I bet it would taste pretty good if you are hungry, or if you have been hiking out in the wilderness. The package contains generous portions so we had leftovers. I had it for lunch the next day and it tasted fine.
Because it is so easy to prepare, we may buy a few selections to keep around for long-term food storage. I would also have crackers or bread on hand when we eat it again. It is on the pricey side, at about $11.00 for a 4-serving pack at REI. I would wait until they go on sale and will check the emergency food suppliers online. Overall, we give it a score of 3 out of 5.
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