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January 2022 Trail Bytes: Thermos Meals for the Outwardly Mobile
January 22, 2022

Dining out implies going to a restaurant for most folks. For you and me, it means dining outside. I’ve been toting a thermos food jar for ten years now—for backpacking trips, day hikes, city explorations, and road trips. You’ve seen a good deal of ink devoted to thermos meals in Trail Bytes, and I included instructions for rehydrating dried meals using a thermos in The Action Guide and Recipes for Adventure II.

Photo: Curry Chicken & Rice.

To kick off the New Year, I put together a new webpage devoted to Thermos Food Jar Meals. You’ll find inspiring ideas for thermos meals there, plus a new recipe for Chili & Rice.

See Thermos Food Jar Meals for the Outwardly Mobile.

Photo: Dried ingredients for Chili & Rice.

Photo: Rehydrated Chili & Rice for two people.

What’s for Dessert?

Photo: Dried Banana-Pecan Cake Cookies.

Dominique’s Banana-Pecan Cake Cookies

We had four very ripe bananas in our fruit bowl recently that Dominique put into a Banana-Pecan Cake. It smelled so good baking in the oven. I dried a few slices the next day, and the results were crunchy and delicious.

See Dominique’s Banana-Pecan Cake Cookies.

December Trail Bytes

Due to a glitch beyond our control, some subscribers did not receive the December Trail Bytes.

If you didn’t get yours, you can read it in the archives here: Trail Bytes December 2021.

Dominique and I wish you a good start to the New Year, and we toast to your good health with this thermos fruit cocktail.


Chef Glenn & Dominique

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