Another thing I did over the weekend was to make a batch of what I call my “Meal Starter.”
This is essentially a large batch of ground beef, mixed vegetables seasoned with taco seasoning that has the sauce thickened out with hash browns.
Why hash browns? Well, what are hash browns? They are: peeled, diced, frozen, potatoes. I used them all the time for this purpose.
I was able to try out a new toy, that I picked up for twenty bucks . . . my hotplate.
This is essentially one burner of an electric stove in a small box with an electric cord on the end of it.
I can run this with my generator, if I keep the temp to the minimum setting.
I bought it so that the next time I am at a campground I can cook with their electricity rather than my propane.
I bought an electric kettle for the same reason. The next thing I want to buy is an electric toaster, so I can have actual toast, rather than toasting bread on a frying pan.
Anyways, back to the Meal Starter. This stuff simmered for over three hours
After that I let it sit for a day. This is in order to let all the flavours mix, and the stuff to cool down enough to put it in bags for the freezer.
I use sandwich sized Ziploc bags and just squeeze the air out. This way they store easy and defrost quickly.
I use this stuff to add nutrients to any meal, but mostly I make a mean “grilled cheese, manwhich.”
Well, as always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward.