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Cold Weather Eats: New Recipes From My Wa Trails Column

If you follow my writing for Wa Trails Magazine, Kirk and I write a column, Trail Eats. We develop recipes for those who love getting outdoors 🙂 The recipes below were for the November/December 2011 issue:

Lunch, Dinner and Dessert: Three recipes for cold weather trips.

BBQ Chicken Wraps

  • 7 ounce pouch chicken
  • 2 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 sticks pepper-jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup French fried onions
  • 2 paper towels

Open up the chicken pouch and add in the BBQ sauce, stirring well to break up the chicken.
Lay out a clean paper towel for each tortilla, divide the chicken between the two. Dice up a piece of cheese on each tortilla, then sprinkle on the onions. Roll up and enjoy!
Take more of the fried onions as a side treat too!

Notes: BBQ is shelf stable and can be carried in a leak-proof container or you can use two tubs from a fast food restaurant. Pepper-jack cheese can be found at most grocery stores in sticks like string cheese. If you cannot find, carry 2 ounces of the cheese.

Beef Curry Noodle Bowl

In a sandwich bag:

  • 1/2 cup chopped jerky (regular or peppered taste great)
  • 1/2 cup dried vegetable mix
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp mild curry powder
  • 4 tsp lower sodium beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic

In a sandwich bag:

  • 6 ounce package chuka soba noodles, crumbled

Add 4 cups water to your pot with the first bag and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles, return to a boil and let simmer gently for 3 minutes. Take off the stove, cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if desired.

Notes: Chuka soba noodles (also called chow main noodles) can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores and look similar to ramen but are not deep-fried, in a pinch angel hair can be used. Dried vegetable mix can be found in bulk sections at local groceries tires such as Fred Meyers and WinCo.

Serves 2 large bowls.

Double Oreo Pudding

In a quart freezer bag:

  • 1 4.2 ounce package Jell-o Oreo Cookies ‘n Creme© instant pudding
  • 2/3 cup dry milk

Also take:

  • 1 8 ounce package Mini Oreos©
  • 2-3 new snack size bags

Add 2 cups cold water to the pudding bag, seal tightly and shake for 5 minutes. Stash in a cold stream or snow bank for 30 minutes. Stir up and divide between the bags. Top liberally with mini cookies.

Serves 2-3.

Notes: Find the Mini Oreos© in the cookie aisle at all grocery stores, they come in Mylar bags for easy packing. For a more decadent pudding use full fat Nido© dry milk instead of the usual non-fat dry.

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