I bought a sample package of LRP’s (long range patrol rations) from the Freeze Dry Guy. I hadn’t tried any of the meals until one day when groceries were running a little low and I was unhappy with the food choices I had on hand.
Time to try the Turkey Tetrazzini meal.
It’s hard to believe so much food comes from what looks like a small brick in a Mylar bag. I ate the whole thing, but was stuffed afterward. If you’re a light eater, you’ll have enough for a meal of leftovers. I can see why such a meal would be ideal for soldiers on the battlefield since they need plenty of calories and energy.
The instructions say to pour 16 ounces of hot water into the bag and let it sit for 10 minutes. I cut the bag open with scissors and poured in two tea cups of water heated for a minute in the microwave. I stirred the contents with a fork.
When I thought it was ready, I poured the bag into a large Tupperware reheatable dish. I could tell there was a lot of food there and that I’d probably added a little too much water. There was more broth than I think there should have been. I’ve never had turkey tetrazzini before, but I think it’s supposed to be more like a casserole.
Nonetheless, it was delicious. It tasted like more. And that’s why I ate the whole meal.
The asparagus and other vegetables plumped up well. You wouldn’t know the difference from frozen veggies.
It was easy to recognize the turkey as real meat because of its fibrous texture in my mouth as I chewed it. There’s no question that freeze dried meat is far superior to TVP. I’ve never been a big fan of substitute meat anyway.
You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation. Why not have convenient meals on hand to fill in the gap? They’re cheaper than dining out. And they taste great.
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