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    Default Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    Just spent three days bowhunting elk at one of my high camps. I went really light...25-pound pack for three days. I tried a new lightweight meal using Patrick's Wild Casserole, and it was great. I filled a Snowpeak Trek 700 pot about 3/4 full of water, dumped a handful of dehydrated casserole in the cold water, got it to a boil on my Pocket Rocket, and then put a package of 3 oz. ramen noodles and the beef flavor powder in the pot. I boiled it for about a minute and let it set for a couple of minutes. I was great, and will greatly stretch the meals you can get out of four dehydrator trays of casserole.
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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    A nice idea...I have a batch of PWC in the dehydrator right now, in addition to a tray of your machacha left over from our Labor Day lunch. You're right--it's wonderful with guacamole, cheese, etc., but when all was said and done, not quite as much as I thought made it over to be dried!

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    "Good idea."
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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    I'll give that a try this weekend. I'm also thinking about something similar with potato flakes and some sour cream powder or brown gravy mix. Mmmmm.....gravy.
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    Exactly what I did with Randy weekend before last. Good, lightweight backcountry eats!

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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    I can also vouch that a handful of dehydrated casserole in 500 ml of boiling water, with a small envelope of miso soup is pretty darned good, too. That was my supper last night. It tasted pretty good after a few miles at 12K feet in the pouring rain and graupel.
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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    How many dinners do you guys get out of the four trays of casserole? I made some this weekend and after drying I figured that would only make four dinners in the field. Of course with the ramen, I could stretch that to maybe six or even eight, but I think my body would soon realize that ramen is just filler and would soon beg for more.

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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    When you are oudoors you need fats, something most dry foods don't have. Try adding a dollop of olive oil or similar to any of the above - that may what your body is begging for.

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    Default Re: Stretching Patrick's Casserole

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoutin' Wyo View Post
    How many dinners do you guys get out of the four trays of casserole? I made some this weekend and after drying I figured that would only make four dinners in the field. Of course with the ramen, I could stretch that to maybe six or even eight, but I think my body would soon realize that ramen is just filler and would soon beg for more.
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    The dehydrated casserole already has a good amount of olive oil in it. You add quite a bit when cooking it in the wok. I don't know how many meals you can stretch four trays of casserole out to. I'll probably know by the end of archery season!
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