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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feeling Hungry?

Well you may not after reading this! Before you press the back button on your browser, hear me out. Today I'm giving you a little glimpse into the cuisine of the US military--that's right, ladies and gents (any gents out there reading this?) say hello to the MRE!

Note: Today I will be using the term 'soldier' as the equivalent for 'service member'. Just to clarify however, I am well aware that all branches have their own terms. 


The term MRE stands for meal ready-to-eat and is pretty much the standard issue cuisine for soldiers out in the field. My hubby happens to be one of those soldiers and he does not give MRE's rave reviews. So I decided I would try them out for myself so I asked him to bring me one home. Zach was kind enough to oblige....and even assisted me with the process of cooking (heating? reheating? reconstituting?) this lovely meal. 


It's pretty simple really you fill this baggy to the Do Not Overfill line and wait for it to heat up the meal you tuck inside it. So now that we had the main meal cooking, we dug into the rest of the meal baggy thingy.


Wheat Bread=kind of icky, and really dry especially if you add the peanut butter that comes with it.


MRE Powerade= yummy, tastes just like the real thing


The penne stuff doesn't look the best, but I'd hate to eat it every day. Although hot sauce makes it bearable.
The pudding on the other hand has a really weird consistency. All in all though it's pretty good for something that comes in a brown bag. The only thing that really was kind of icky to me was the bread. 


My face after a taste of the 'bread'. Of course hubby had to capture it on film!

What do you think about the average military meal?
What was the ickiest thing you've ever eaten?








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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feeling Hungry?

Well you may not after reading this! Before you press the back button on your browser, hear me out. Today I'm giving you a little glimpse into the cuisine of the US military--that's right, ladies and gents (any gents out there reading this?) say hello to the MRE!

Note: Today I will be using the term 'soldier' as the equivalent for 'service member'. Just to clarify however, I am well aware that all branches have their own terms. 


The term MRE stands for meal ready-to-eat and is pretty much the standard issue cuisine for soldiers out in the field. My hubby happens to be one of those soldiers and he does not give MRE's rave reviews. So I decided I would try them out for myself so I asked him to bring me one home. Zach was kind enough to oblige....and even assisted me with the process of cooking (heating? reheating? reconstituting?) this lovely meal. 


It's pretty simple really you fill this baggy to the Do Not Overfill line and wait for it to heat up the meal you tuck inside it. So now that we had the main meal cooking, we dug into the rest of the meal baggy thingy.


Wheat Bread=kind of icky, and really dry especially if you add the peanut butter that comes with it.


MRE Powerade= yummy, tastes just like the real thing


The penne stuff doesn't look the best, but I'd hate to eat it every day. Although hot sauce makes it bearable.
The pudding on the other hand has a really weird consistency. All in all though it's pretty good for something that comes in a brown bag. The only thing that really was kind of icky to me was the bread. 


My face after a taste of the 'bread'. Of course hubby had to capture it on film!

What do you think about the average military meal?
What was the ickiest thing you've ever eaten?








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Your comments warm my heart!! Leave one for me and I PROMISE to email you back (unless you're a no-reply blogger in which case please fix that)!!