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Thanksgiving On The Trail: Trashy, Easy and Good!
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Sarah Kirkconnell
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Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Thanksgiving On The Trail: Trashy, Easy and Good! on 11/19/2007 15:44:51 MST Print View

This was today's recipe set:

Thanksgiving On The Trail
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Thanksgiving On The Trail: Trashy, Easy and Good!
Monday, Nov 19, 2007

This isn't one of the "it is good for you" meals. But, eh, you get it once a year, no? The meal is designed to feed 2-3 and it will make quite a bit. You can double the meat and use a 10 ounce can. If you do this, use the liquid in the can, and cut the water back to a generous 1/2 cup (instead of 3/4 cup).

You can leave the butter out of the stuffing, it does though add a nice flavor and texture...and if you are hiking in November, the fat is a good thing for staying warm. Butter is easy to carry in the colder months as well, so take advantage!

Being a meal to share this is one of the rare times I will suggest "bring bowls!". It makes the cooking easy to do as well as sharing the meal.

For the items used:
Simply Organic Roasted Turkey Gravy mix
Trader Joe's dried sweetened cranberries
Stove TopĀ® Regional Blends instant stuffing in Monterey Style

Turkey Cranberry Gravy:

In a pint freezer bag put:
1 package Roasted Turkey Gravy mix
1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries

Mark: Add can of chicken & 3/4 cup water.


In a quart freezer bag put:
1 package instant stuffing

Mark: Add 1/4 cup butter and 1 1/2 cups water.

Mashed Potatoes:

In a quart freezer bag put:
3/4 cup instant mashed potatoes
2 Tbsp dry milk
1/4 tsp diced dried garlic
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Mark: Add 1 1/4 cups water.

Also take:
1/4 cup butter
1 can turkey or chicken (5 ounces)

In camp:

The stuffing:
The butter, diced up, and 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Stir well, and make sure the water gets mixed in.

Add in the can of turkey along with the liquid and 3/4 cup of boiling water. Stir very well and seal, pushing out the air carefully.

Mashed Potatoes:
Add in 1 1/4 cups boiling water, stirring well. Make sure to get any powder in the corners. Seal.

Put the 3 bags into a cozy (you may need two cozies) for 10 minutes. Plate up and eat!