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Old February 08, 2007, 17:50   #1
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MRE - SURE PAK - commecial version - CAJUN STYLE RICE WITH BEANS AND BEEF SAUSAGE

Next installment in the meals from this crate.



Cajun Style Rice with Beans and Beef Sausage
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:02   #2
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better rez on the package
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:03   #3
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Here's a dessert item I haven't had before.

I don't usually like pears.
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:04   #4
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Check out the backside of the box of pears.

Gotta love those MRE people - they got a sense of humor.

Somebody PM me ce's addy so I can send him a letter from home.
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:07   #5
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Also in this meal were:

wheat snack bread
grape jelly
grape drink powder
oatmeal cookie
baggie of condiments and coffee

of course, no heater, and no TP
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:14   #6
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Let's get started with the main dish.
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fresh out of the package
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after a couple minutes in the microwave
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This stuff turned out to taste pretty darn good.

The beans weren't mushy. The texture of the meat was firm, but not spongy. I think the spices were just about right. Although, like a dumb-ass, I added some hot sauce from one of the little bitty bottles from a military MRE. I think it would have been OK that way if I hadn't put the whole bottle on the stuff. My mouth felt like it was on fire by the time I was done. Half a bottle would have been plenty. This dish was already spicy enough that none-a-bottle would have been a better decision.

I should also mention that I added about 3 teaspoons of water before heating. I think all the MRE entrees are just a little too "thick" as-is.
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:27   #10
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I was going to wait a while for dessert. But, my mouth was stinging so much from the hot sauce, I figured I could either wash-out my mouth, or just eat something else.

Oatmeal cookie looks pretty good.
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:29   #11
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Break up the cookie, and pour on the pears.

Pear cobbler.
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Old February 08, 2007, 18:31   #12
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I didn't expect to like the pears. But actually, they were pretty darn good with the cookie. The pears have a lot of liquid, so you need to eat this quickly, or the cookie will become mushy. It is the contrast in texture between the soft pears and the crunchy cookie that really make this combo fly. I got distracted about two-thirds of the way through this stuff, and when I came back to it, a lot of the cookie had gotten mushy. By then the texture was very unappealing.
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Old February 08, 2007, 19:35   #13
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If you dont mind me asking where did you get these meals from? They look much better than the civialian ones I have seen around here!
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Here's one source Odd Gibbs Shooter.

http://www.meyerscustomsupply.com/Me...Store_Code=MCS

The more you buy, the less it costs per case.

Sorry, server got to busy and didn't load the web addy.
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I was surprise how much I liked the peaches in a pouch. Not bad at all.

Thanks for the heads-up on the Meyers deal. I was paying $80 for 12 meals at another place.
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WEG.....did you piss the wife off? she ain't cookin' for ya anylonger?
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I was just funnin' ya, WEG

actually I have been doin' the same thing....trying what I was stocking up with
my family laughs at me every time another box shows up

two of my latest
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Okay, so what is canned butter's shelf-life?
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forgot the canned cheddar cheese. It was Ok haven' tried the butter yet


Doggone 'puter won't let me post the pic of the canned cheese

oh..well

it is just a can of cheddar cheese without the cheddar cheese color....prolly go pretty good with your cajun meal
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Okay, so what is canned butter's shelf-life?

we could not find a "best if used by date" on the can.....kept in a cool place they are talkin many years

the cheese had a best by date of ? 08



lots of stuff here http://www.internet-grocer.net/butter.htm

alot of powder this and that...got whole eggs (powdered) coming too. MRE type stuff just in bigger cans
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I just called the wife and told her I was gonna make her eat the "vegetarian"meal for dinner tonight if she doesn't take me shopping. Whole Paycheck (....errr "Whole Foods") here we come. I hope I don't spoil my appetite for dinner in there. The staff looked at me kinda funny when I went to the customer service desk and asked for a re-fill on the toothpicks cup at the cheese display.

Ever notice the women shopping in that place? A lot of 'em look just a bit too big for they britches. Cold as a nickel in the snow they seem to me. Oh well, at least there's the cheese.

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Here's one source Odd Gibbs Shooter.

http://www.meyerscustomsupply.com/Me...Store_Code=MCS

The more you buy, the less it costs per case.

Sorry, server got to busy and didn't load the web addy.

How much is shipping for a case?

I got hammered on shipping from the vendor that sold me my case.
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I was quoted $15.50 flat fee for one case. That isn't as bad as what I paid at Major Surplus and Survival when I bought a bunch.
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I hope I don't spoil my appetite for dinner in there. The staff looked at me kinda funny when I went to the customer service desk and asked for a re-fill on the toothpicks cup at the cheese display.
LOL!

So what is "Hole Foods", some sort of organic foods place?
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How much is shipping for a case?

I got hammered on shipping from the vendor that sold me my case.
Sorry, I have been unable to locate the amount, since I ordered in 2005.

I remember finding that invoice maybe 2 months ago and throwing it away. My credit card statments dont go back that far.

When I purchased I ended up speaking with the owner, since I was purchasing 35 cases. He beat all the other venders by a wide margin. I think what saved me in shipping was the proximity of South Carolina to Virginia.

One thing I do remember is, I based the life of the MRE I purchased at a 5 year shelf life, which equalled paying 15.00 to 16.00 dollars a month over that time span. Depending on the numberof MREs my BIL took, it might have been 41.00 to 42.00 a case shipped.
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