Pre packaged meals
are a pretty good deal in many waysl Certainly not bad to have a few aboard for those times when you can't / don't want to cook. Going freeze dried you can cut the cost a lot and boost the shelf life. You can't go a year but easily a few months making your own meals
. Canning is still a great method of preservation.
It's worth planning ahead and considering how you could pre package and make a quick meal. Just cutting the volume by elimination of packaging and pre measuring is most of the game
. You don't have to go the whole 9 yards and buy pre made dinners, but having a few isn't bad either.
It's mostly about doing work (or paying some one lese) before you leave that makes the trip easier. My wife has a few foil pouches in the freezer
we will use over the 4th of July. Just pop them in the oven
on the way into the anchorage, crack open a bottle of Cab and we are good to go by the time we anchor
and are settled for the night. There is no reason to eat poorly at sea or on the hook.