Favorite JAW (just add water) meal

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  1. Ghostshaman33

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    Thought I’d start a thread for nothing but JAW meals. Here’s a quick recipe I like to throw together in the bush.

    One box of couscous what ever variety you like.
    Package of polish or smoked sausage, browned
    Add water to couscous and mix.
    Done. Damn good too.

    Another easy one is package of instant sweet potatoes, little bit of ham or breakfast sausage, cinnamon and bam.
     
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    Not to be a kill-joy, but if you're browning the sausage, is it really a JAW meal? :33:
     
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    Probably not but close enough to count in my opinion. You don’t have to cook the sausage and the meal would still work (so long as it’s the precooked stuff) or you could even dehydrate or precook at home and rehydrate in the bush. It’s all about perspective.
     
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    :dblthumb: Your thread, your rules. Just wanted to clarify before I post. :D
     
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    There are no rules, only zuul....

    But do post whatever you feel may fit. :)
     
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    Ramen bombs are good....

    Or knorr rice sides, add chicken and Velveeta and smear it on a tortilla...

    Or knorr pasta side add canned shrimp or crab and old bay for a good time...

    Oatmeal... hmmmm tasty...
     
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    I use a soup mix made of green, yellow split peas, rice, barley and lentils. When I portion it out for my pack I add salt, pepper, turmeric, cumin, coriander, dried garlic and dried onions. It takes about an hour over the fire to make. If it is the first or second day there will also be a variety of fresh vegetables added to it. I put the vegetables in at the beginning and let them dissolve into the mix. I suppose I could dehydrate the veg beforehand and put that in with the dry soup mix.
     
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    If all I can add is water, two fingers of Weller.
     
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    Oatmeal. I make mine with a handful of raisins, a couple teaspoonfuls of brown sugar, and a heaping tablespoonful of Nido milk powder. I separate them all into ziplocks for trips, ready to 'just add boiling water'.

    My next ones are kinda cheating; HawkVittles Bison Stew, Buffalo Pasta, and Sweet Italian Sausage. But that leads to:

    Homemade and home-dehydrated venison (or beef) stew. About a cupful of dried material turns into a couple cups of stew. When I have time, they are worth it.

    When I don't have either, I like Knorr Sides, especially the beef stroganoff variety, with some chopped up jerky in it.
     
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    I’ll be doing one of these meals this week I hope, in my Volcano stove. Looking for a recipe. Right now it looks like Vienna sausages/ramen/cheese/bacon. (The pre-cooked bacon for smoky flavor)
     
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    My go to lazy JAW meal is pre-measured baggies of generic brand Minute Rice, I add taco seasoning into the baggie for flavor. I like to toss in one of those single serving foil pouches of chicken into the pot and stir it up with the cooked rice, sometimes I bring a small can of mixed vegetables, I'll drain it and add it to the pot with the rice and foil pouch chicken. The instructions for minute rice is 1-part rice to 1-part boiling water, boil water and add minute rice, turn off heat and let rice re-hydrate for 5 minutes and eat, this type of rice saves time and cooking fuel since I don't have to simmer the rice after the boil.

    Oatmeal and raisins for breakfast, and I have been known to just hard boil my eggs so I don't have to wash a frying pan.

    I also will do a package of Ramen noodles and toss in a single serve foil pouch of chicken in it for some protein.
     
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    That reminds me! I was reading the frontiersman by Allan Eckert last month and he mentioned a stew that the Indians would make. It was jerky, dried or fresh berries and a corn mush the made from water, honey and rock hominy (dry parched and ground corn sometimes mixed with sugar) it is very high on my try list.
     
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    My favorite JAW meal is probably a Knorr rice sides packet with some canned chicken added.
     
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    I forgot about the steel cut oats. I mix them with a pinch of turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and whatever fruit and nuts I happen to have.
     
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    I wish I could "like" this more than once! :dblthumb:

    One of my favorite books! Let us know how it tastes.
     
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    Mountain house Biscuits and Gravy with a Starbucks Italian roast instant coffee. Boil water and stir.
     
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    Idahoan instant Loaded baked potato w/Nido, salt, cayenne, foil pack chicken

    Pack of ramen w/ Knorr alfredo powder & Nido, cayenne, lump crab. MmmmmMMMMMMMM!!!

    Many other varieties I've made, but those are my go-to.
     
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    It was awesome! Great book... I have some corn I plan on roasting... I’ll let you know!
     
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    Miso Soup mix
    Can of Sardines
    Handful of oats or instant potatoes if I need carbs.
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    Soup to the left. Tea to the right.
     
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    Mountain House Rice& Chicken
     
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    Not quite stir together, but a chicken stock cube, carrots, broccoli .. boil for a minute or so .... got to eat your greens and it is lovely in the snow. Variations with miso, green beans, ramen noodles, bits of chicken in there

    @Ghostshaman33 ... try some chopped up dried figs in your couscous and sausage :)
     
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    Pick one item from this list.
    Ramen
    Idahoan instant potatoes
    Knorrs pasta sides
    Knorrs rice sides
    Mac & cheese
    Then add one item from this list.
    Bacon
    Flavored tuna
    Chicken
    Spam
    Summer sausage
    Pepperoni
    Jerky
    Then add nindo powder & olive oil.
    Quick and easy. Also any vegetables can be added fresh or dehydrated.
    CHEESE helps all meals.
    Sometimes I put cheese on cheese mmmmmgood
     
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    Figs you say? That sounds interesting! I’ll see if I can find some. Thank you.
     
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    Not a lot, like. Gives a nice sweetness to it. Flaked almonds don't hurt either.

    Fresh mint is good in cous cous too ... just a bit ... but don't use dried mint or it'll taste like stale gum
     
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    Staying true to the just add water theme, I am just about to dig into mine. Mr. Noodle.s Pho bowl comes with noodles, dehydrated veggies & chicken, Hoisin sauce, Sriracha - and a bowl that I don't have to wash. :D

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    I cleaned my canteen set while the noodles cooked. I was too busy with the kids to document my own cooking. ;)

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    Thanks Jacqui, now I want Cup-a-Noodles...
     
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    I had to. I'm sorry. ENJOY them JD!!
     
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    Y’all, I’m making Mac n cheese right now... does that count haha
     
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    im good with spicey any where, but for some people... bad idea in the woods :20:

    edit to say my favorite when hungry is those sardinees in mustard and jalapeenos... drink the water
     
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    Lol that’s nothing to be sorry for. I work for a Japanese company and we have about 20 Japanese members (they do 3 year tours) and we have cup o noodles everywhere they are awesome and no matter what enticing....
     
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    They do make a few varieties of just add water mac n cheese, so YEAH! I say it counts!! :D KD is our favourite around here, but the dollar store kind is pretty good for the price!
     
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    My go to is 1/2 of a knorr rice sides mixed with a diced up Jack Links lil chub. Long shelf life and I much prefer the taste and texture of those sausages over pouch chiccken or tuna. Of course with a large dash of Old Bay mixed in. Should try it sometime.
     
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    Idahoan instant potatoes are fantastic. Ramen is always gut satisfying.

    Also, Heathers Choice freeze dried meals are fantastic and about as healthy as you can find for just add water meals.
     
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    Mountain house beef stroganoff is one of my favourites but they are pricey so its a rare treat.
     
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    I'm another noodle person, UDON premium noodle soup made by Nong Shim, and add a small can of sliced mushrooms to it.
     

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