I feel like there should be a punchline, but there isn't.
My friend in Afghanistan is begging for Ramen noodles and I'll be sending him a carepackage this weekend. I'd like to include some things to flesh out his Ramen meals a little bit, I was thinking some dinty moore stews, the small cans of corn or peas, tuna - he could pour on top. Can anyone else think of something I could buy canned/dry that could turn ramen noodles into a real meal and travel well?
He's stationary on base, not travelling, but storage is limited.
Canned chicken,tuna or Turkey? Instant pudding and dried milk. Instant mas potatoes. Camping MRE's, Canned Salmon? If water is scarce thats another Prob. Mrs.Grass soup instead. Or dehydrated veg and bullion cubes. Bulkfoods.com
While I don't buy anything wrapped in prepack individual servings for home use, this would be a good time for those single serving ranch dressing pouches. Could make a good "tuna salad" with ramen, dressing and the canned tuna someone else suggested.
I've never tried this but I heard that the spicy hot flavor top ramen is good with canned chili. Cook the noodles and add the noodles and the seasoning packet to a can of chili and mix. Would probably work with beef flavor too.
I would make sure he has a can opener before shipping. I made that mistake before onder: I used to put green beans in mine. DH never puts anything in his, but would usually munch on beef jerky at the same time when he was over there.
I would send some dehydrated mixed veggies....buy some frozen, dehydrate them, seal them and send em.....I'll be watching this thread, my son is getting ready to go to AFG...He was supposed to leave in Dec.:tree:...rumor has it...it will be sooner.:angry:
Check out this blog. I haven't read all of the replies yet, but I would include:
spam (in the can or the individual wrapper things - I don't like this but a lot of people do)
sriracha (chili sauce - seriously addicting!)
creamy peanut butter
cream of mushroom soup
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