The trip plan is to go from Thirtymile trailhead (near where four firefighters made national news in the worst possible way in 2001) and traverse the headwaters of the Chewuch River to Horseshoe Basin and connecting on the Boundary Trail across the Pasayten to Ross Lake and then south along Ross and Diablo Lakes (on the new Happy Panther Trail) to Diablo, where hopefully a ride will be waiting to take me home. Total distance is about 140 miles.
My base pack weight is around 12.5lbs, but I'll be carrying a rather heavy camera kit and an ice axe which will likely put the weight around 15lbs. The pack is a green ULA P-1.
I'm figuring about 1.75lbs and around 3000 calories per day.
Sometimes I use olive oil, but butter is better in cereal, hot drinks, and instant pudding.
The food story...
Breakfasts are all built around cereal. There is a big ziploc filled with a mixture of granola, grape nuts, and dried fruit (actually the granola+grape nuts thing is pretty good). There's lots of powdered milk and maybe some of that butter. Coffee is more a comfort food but there is an adequate quantity along.
Dinners are mostly quick and simple and fairly modest. Most of the meals are "add boiling water and stir and let sit for a few minutes". Two dinners are centered around tabouli, which is plausibly a no-cook deal if you have time. Two dinners are centered around instant black beans (plus powdered salsa and a little bit of minute rice) in a tortilla with a bunch of cheese and a bit of vegetables. There are some ramen noodles, quick pasta meals, and instant potatoes in that pile too. It works out to ten modest dinners.
A little over half of the food weight is "lunch". I define lunch as anything eaten between breakfast and dinner. Generally, lunch is: 2 clif bars, a clif gel or packet of clif blocks, a generous handful of trail mix, and a couple of tortillas with hummus or cheese. As this is a long trip with a small pack there are lots of tortillas (28). On shorter trips I like to have about a bagel per day.
There are some "comfort foods" too, the aforementioned coffee, some instant pudding, a few packets of tea, and a few instant miso soup packets too.
Food and fuel weight is nineteen pounds, including packaging and all those ziplocs, which unfortunately aren't edible.