Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air and traveling is happening again.
 I usually use my Baro Cook and Thrive Freeze Dried Food meal packets (that I make up) when I travel.  I pack the recipe in a food saver bag to travel and use Jars for fast meals at home.
Here is a new recipe I took this month. Even my Hubby rated is ***** Good to do again.
I know your thinking Mango?? Yes they add a sweetness that is yummy.

Tangy Mango Roast Beef & Beans 
in my 28oz Baro Cook
1/2 cup of Freeze Dried Beef Dices
1/2 cups of Instant Red Beans
1/8 cup Freeze Dried Onions
1/4 cup Freeze Dried Mangoes
1/8 cup Freeze Dried Red Peppers
1/4 cup Tomato Powder
1/8 cup Brown Sugar
1 TBSP Freeze Dried Celery
1/4 tsp of Peppercorn Seasoning Blend
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Paprika

Put 2 cups of water and contents in the metal bowl of the Baro Cook, Let set for 5-10 minutes to start rehydration. Then add water to heat pack and place bowl on heat pack and snap lock the lid. 

Let it slimmer for 15- 20 minutes or until the beans are soft. Let set for about 5 minutes.Want more of a soup? Add more water. I like mine more of a stew.
Serve and top with cheddar cheese if you brought some in a small baggie to add in.

adapted for Baro cook my me from Shelli Pearce Rasmussen 

That's all for now! Happy Cooking!
 ~ Lou Ann

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

On the plane

Yep this is on a plane - hot lunch!
hot and ready to eat
easy clean up

Thrive Life Freeze Dried ingredients :
Ground Beef
 + Tomato Sauce + Green Peas  + Noodles = 20 minutes hot lunch.
Healthy full of flavor and with a oven liner it's easy clean up (toss & clean).

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fire Arms Festival

Check out the Baro Cook at the 


Centennial Gun Club

Firearms Festival.
11800 E. Peakview Ave.
Centennial CO, 80111

Outside Community Event
Live Music

Tent Sale
Free Classes
Firearm & Silencer Demos
Firearms Manufacturers & Vendors
Pro Shooters
Bounce Houses
Face Painting
Community Vendors & Businesses
4-H Petting Zoo
Climbing Wall

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Leftovers in Georgia.

After a long busy day on your feet, a relaxing dinner at Carrabba's with friends was just perfect.  When considering the menu I choose a something that I could split, having leftovers to take for lunch the next day since there was a refrigerator in the hotel room. 

Here is my steak reheated in the Baro Cook, under the venue booth table. The trick is always timeing it so hopefully you get a few minute break to heat it up and then to eat it when it is still warm.

Look at that steam  roll.

Look at it sizzle, this is the 10oz Baro Cook. I like this size for my breakfast, leftovers, small 1 cup or less meals.

Lunch was: steak, bagel, and fruit (fresh cherries and Freeze Dried mix of Mango-Cherry-Strawberry-chocolate bits). Yep glad I skipped the hotdog vendor.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I’ve put together quick meals

I've put together quick meals that can be made in 15 minutes or less. Have them ready to take and travel. I found that vacuum sealing them in a food saver bag and storing them in a bucket with a gamma lid works perfectly for me. Then when I am packing I just get into the bucket and decide which meals I need to take.
The concept behind these is similar to freezer cooking:
get most of the work done ahead of time,
so you can just pull out a meal and
with minimal prep have it ready to eat in a short time.

There are a few benefits to these meals
as opposed to freezer meals: 
(1) They don't have to be kept in the freezer because they are shelf stable!
(2) They are shelf stable for at least a year
when you use an O2 absorber or vacuum seal it.

(3)  There is very little prep time to put the meals together
originally since all your freeze dried veggies / meat are
prepped for you (plus, they are super healthy)!

You can "forget" about dinner all day and then have a meal on the table in 15 minutes using these meals.

NO Chopping, Peeling or precooking for this!

The same recipes are great Meal in a Jar dinners, just adjust the amount for a Pint Jar or Quart Jar.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Creamy Roast Beef & Corn

Creamy Roast Beef & Corn

I made this for the 10oz Baro. as a light lunch for 1.
You can do it for the larger one just adjust the ingredients.

(used the spoork because it is all I had - it is approx 2 tsp)

Take the bowl out of the black plastic now, in the 10oz Baro it is tight and it is hard to remove the bowl after you have the food in it without spilling, or at least for me it is.  :)

Put liner in the bowl, then add meal and water to rehydrate it.

Creamy Roast Beef & Corn ****
2 spoons of Creamy White Sauce
2-4 spoons of Roast Beef FD
2-4 spoons of Sweet Corn FD
Let rehydrate in 4 Tablespoons water for 5 min or so.

Ready to cook?  Add 4 Tablespoons water to the heat pack., 
Lock on the lid and let it cook!