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05-04-2012 10:24 AM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

This could be me, but no, it's not.

I do better w/o lots of wheat in the diet, my s/o is gluten intolerant and I've adapted to less wheat and discovered all sorts of health improvements. But you didn't identify that as a problem.

I had an aversion to commercial canned meats. I was pretty surprised to find out they aren't inedible. I've used the canned corned beef in some pretty strange things, spaghetti for one, and found it good. I prefer it for breakfast though. Canned ham wasn't too big a hurdle, but most everything else I was suspicious of, and so far, nothing I've experimented in turned out bad. Thanks fpo the Blue Ball link, I will be ordering the book.

However the problem with the canned food is the waste generated. In port, the cans are used for small parts or epoxy mixing. At sea, I am thinking too many cans, even crushed, will take up too much space. The glass jars can be reused for bulk storage and offer protection for the beans and rice from insects etc. until they break.

I still haven't completely resolved the issue of a cruising diet, but I am leaning strongly toward more beans and rice, and learning how to fish.
04-07-2012 01:48 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

When all you got is lemons, you make lemonade, not beer....

..... no matter how much you'd rather have beer.
04-07-2012 01:46 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Originally Posted by SVAuspicious View Post
You guys are kidding, right?

Do not look down your nose upon my chef boyardee mustache.
04-07-2012 01:37 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

You guys are kidding, right?
04-07-2012 01:35 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Chef Boyardee Ravioli can be a great base for a meal. Amp it up with some herbs and spices, maybe cut in some sausage and peppers and onions...
04-07-2012 12:48 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Beanie weenies are delicious. Do not underestimate the beanie weenies. Or Chef Boyardee. No, it's not the best and not really cooking...and maybe not really food. But it's an easy meal after a long day.
04-05-2012 07:50 AM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I wonder if at this point we're all responding to dead air. I hope the OPer came back to see the responses to her question.
DR, I think this says the ideas and information are still important. Many people have the same question. (This is my reasoning for responding to vintage posts, so I won't look like a complete idiot.)

Helen Wiley, Finnsailer 35, 1973, Savannah, GA
04-04-2012 09:27 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Beef - Dried - How To Cooking Tips -

Dried Beef (1 lb) < Dried Beef < Deli & Other Items | Buy Steaks Online

Garden Grocer

I know most of these arent steaks...but they can used in stir frys, mexican food, soups and stews, and other cooking applications and recipes. Just rememeber they are salty by th nature of the drying process so there is no need to add any more.

04-04-2012 09:17 PM
Re: Meat & Potato Man

Look at the dried Beef which Rei and some of the expedition outfitteres have. It is quite good when reconstituted and you have only eaten fish and ahem museli for a few days for a meat eater. Good to hear you are trying it.

I wasnt trying to scare you with the botulism thing, it is rare. just dont use any open swollen can if you do home canning.

04-04-2012 04:38 PM
Meat & Potato Man

Lol wow some very interesting replies to my post! However some very good ideas. I'm thinking I still want to try canning a bit, however I better try it soon so if I do poison us we will be close to a hospital lol.

And he is flexible on food, loves fish so no problem there. I just wanted ideas on other meats since I like to keep my man happy. Not one sided at all since he keeps me happy all the time!

Thanks again to everyone on ideas and references on books and online info for the canning part.

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