Re: Camping food
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 10:31:28 +0000
Jack Cudney wrote:
> Tonight I am making spaghetti and chicken as well as smoked salmon for this
> weekends hike. I an cooking two meals for six people. Lunch will be smoked
> slamon, cheese, trail mix and gourmet crackers. Dinner will be pasta with
> chicken covered by crushed tomatoes mixed with oregano, garlic and a hint of
> red wine for some extra flavor. I am making this now as I listen to the
> stereo. Saturaday evening, when we eat this, it will take me 15 minutes to
> boil water, cook the preheated past and heat the pre prared sauce. Clean up
> is easy too, since no food has been burned on the bottom. 40 minutes form
> starting the stoves until putting everything away.
There are an awful lot of "I's" and "me's" in your post. I assume
you are a Scout and not a leader. However, if you are a Leader, why
are YOU doing all of the meal preparation? That is an intregal part
of Scouting. When our troop (note the useage of the word our) does
an outing, the boys plan the menu, they write a grocery list, they do
the grocery shopping, they do the cooking and they do the cleanup.
Half the time, the food is sort of questionable, however the adults
of the troop eat what they eat and know that when they (the Leaders)
get home, they can have some real food. There are also some times
that the adults eat better on a troop outing than they do at home.
The point is a Troop is run by the boys!
Marie E. Lackore
Family Camping among other things
Gathering Waters District, Bay-Lakes Council
Appleton, WI 54914
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