[Sca-cooks] Camp cooking experiment a success

Ysabeau lady.ysabeau at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 10:39:06 PDT 2007

I have to agree with the seal-a-meal thing. It rocks. I did it with rice and
stew. It came out wonderful!

I was also invited to dinner in a camp where they did the same thing. They
even made a pot pie type of thing in a foil pan that came out delicious.
They baked it at home and let it cool before sealing it. They boiled it in
the bag to heat it up. I wasn't as crusty as straight from the oven but it
was pretty darn good! They also made cobbler the same way.

Just some food for thought!
~waves at Rebecca...it was nice meeting her at the sewing class!~

On 3/21/07, Michael Gunter <countgunthar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Elizabeth and I cooked for the camp for Gulf Wars this
> year and we tried something different. For Christmas
> we got a FoodSaver Seal-A-Meal so we pretty much
> just pre-cooked everything in order to make cooking
> and cleanup in camp as easy as possible.
> Let me tell you, invest in a FoodSaver.
> It protects food, makes it last longer and cooking is
> a breeze. Cleanup consisted of pots of hot water and
> tossing aluminum serving pans.
> Although everything was modern this time, period
> dishes would be accomplished almost as easily.
> Examples of things that were sealed and then heated.
> Corn on the cob with butter already smeared over it was
> sealed and then boiled.
> Steaks were seasoned and sealed then grilled.
> Chicken was sealed in bbq sauce and grilled. The marinade
> went all through the meat.
> Spaghetti noodles were cooked and sealed then just
> tossed in hot water, openend and fluffed a bit.
> For pot roast night the pot roasts were in sealed bags,
> roasted vegetables were also sealed and heated in boiling
> water. No problems.
> Breakfast burritos were extremely popular. They were made
> at home and sealed then tossed in hot water for a few minutes.
> Pretty much anything that would have messed up a pot was
> precooked and sealed.
> When you are busy at War and have a lot of people to feed
> every night I can't think of a better way of doing things.
> Next year or at Pennsic, we plan on doing the same thing
> but having someone on the meal plan prepare and clean up
> each night. What we will do is put that evening's dinner in
> a small cooler and the designated people will just take the
> bags out of the cooler, heat, pour into aluminum trays with
> whatever else goes with the meal and then has an easy
> cleanup.
> Gunthar-Bob sez, "Check it out!"
> yers,
> Gunthar-Bob
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