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Eating good on the road

While there are some great restaurants between here and anywhere else, I like to be in control of what I eat, as much as it is possible.   In the photos of supplies you will see a goodly amount of dried veggies, meats, fruits, and grains.

Took me about a year to gather them all together, as I had to order a lot of them on line.    I prefer organic, Non-GMO, and no chemicals added food.   (Not going to debate my preferences here, it's just a choice I made.)

I took along  powdered eggs, egg whites, cheese, butter, sour cream, tomato powder, kale powder, and others even though I have a small AC/DC fridge with me. 

I took a 1 1/2 quart crock pot, a small griddle, and coffee pot, all of these electric.   (My crock pot got the most use because I  made a lot of soup.)   I also took a small cast iron frying pan, a 2 quart stock pan, and a 2 cup sauce pan.   These I used on my 2 burner Coleman camp stove.   I can also use them on a camp fire as they are stainless steel.   (I don't use aluminum at all.)

One of my weaknesses is pancakes, i love pancakes.  I like to make my own berry syrup, and it is so easy to do.   Use a handful of dried mixed berries, pour 1 cup of boiling water over them, and let them sit for a few minutes to plump.  Put them in the small sauce pan, with a little sugar (raw) or honey (also raw).  Cook them gently until reduced and pour over the pancakes.  There are so many ways you can doctor these, but this is the basic recipe I use.

I use Pamela's pancake mix almost exclusively for pancakes, biscuits, dumplings, and muffins.  It makes a good pancake, but I needed to tweak the recipe on the bag to suit my tastes.   I believe pancakes should be thick and fluffy, like the dumplings in my chicken and dumplings.

I use a sodium free chicken bouillon, and dried-diced chicken to make chicken and dumplings.  Some parsley, sage, thyme, a little pepper, and it’s a great place to dump some dumplings.

Another favorite quick supper is a kind of hash brown scramble.  I use dried hash brown potatoes, bell peppers, and onion.  Pour boiling water over them, and drain after about 10 minutes, or however long the package says.

Have your skillet hot, and greased. (I use coconut oil) You can use bacon, sausage, ground turkey, but my favorite is Kielbasa.   Cook it or get it hot, whichever is necessary for what you use.  Put potatoes in and cook them, then pour in a couple of beaten eggs and stir til eggs are cooked.   Use whatever seasoning you like on this.  I use parsley, pepper and a pinch of salt.   

Good food and camping can go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows, with a little pre-planning and preparation.  And I am a huge fan of good food.  

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