Originally Posted by juneau
Hi folks, I would like to ask what is the concensus regarding canned goods. Is the weight an issue? It seems to me that The canned hamburger, beef pork or chicken chunks, butter and cheese etc. would make a good addition and well worth the weight.
thanks for your input!
I've been through this. Rather than buy canned foods I started bottling my own, but decided the bottles were a) very fragile, and b) heavy.
You may have heard the expression that: 'There are two types of eaters. Those who eat to live and those who live to eat.' Ergo, the former eats for fuel
, the latter eats for taste and texture.
Until about two years ago I was the latter and could spend two/three hours in the kitchen, creating awesome food
. Now? I can't be bothered. I just eat for fuel
Sure, there are exceptions, in as much as I love making my own pressure-cooker breads for breakfast and lunch. But the evening meal is pretty predictable. Rice, heated stew (available in an amazing variety in cans) Moong bean sprouts, (to which I am utterly addicted) followed by a coffee and 'one' chocolate biscuit.
Just two years ago such gastronomic sacrilege would have been cause for a riot. Now? I just eat to live. I'm sure the moong beans provide most of what I need.....haven't got scurvy yet:--))
The bread thing is really there to fill in an empty moment.
I've been experimenting, mixing all manner of thing with the dough. Like handful of ....yeah, you guessed it...Moong beans. I've used a tin of Salmon/tuna. I've added a few teaspoons of soy, sushi vinegar, cheese, you name it.
Speaking of cheese.
I've been running another experiment
on this issue. I bought four small (250G) blocks of Tasty cheese, packaged in sealed packets, about four months ago and simply slung them in my pantry.
After a week I observed the oil
leeched from the blocks, but the blocks didn't lose strength...still nice and solid. After the first month I opened the first block and poured off the leeched oil. Result? Couldn't taste the diff between this cheese and stuff kept in the fridge. Next month, same result.
And so month four is coming up whereupon I will open the last pack. Judging by what I can see through the clear plastic, the fourth month's version will be as good as the first.
One of my big issues being, I love a cheesy 'thing' at least once a week. And the issue of preserving cheese, without a fridge, had baffled me. No any more. :--))