Have any of you ever tried an MRE?
We received an anonymous donation a few weeks ago of a whole bunch of MRE's to be used on scout camps, etc. Sunday Eric decided that we should probably sample them a bit before unleashing them on our unsuspecting scouts. I was less than enthusiastic about the whole idea, but I went along, as I usually do go along with Eric's random ideas. We had Chicken Fajitas with some kind of rice side dish. Eric thought they were pretty good, but I couldn't even finish a mouthful before my stomach started getting rebellious on me. (It reminded me of those mornings when I would have to eat my oatmeal before I could catch the bus for school. Now that I'm a grown-up, I never eat oatmeal. Our kids may never find out what oatmeal tastes like until they leave home.)
Getting back to the MREs, It was kind of an adventure. I'd heard of MRE's before of course, but this was the first time I'd ever had the opportunity to eat one.
Here are a few pictures that I took to document the experience:
In other news, I caught a monster cold somewhere, and so I've been spending my nights coughing and hacking and sniffling instead of sleeping. Seriously, I'm going on four nights now of sub-sub-sub-par sleep. The cold has now settled in my throat, so I have no voice. That has made phone conversations kind of a challenge. Oh well. This too shall pass, right?
Just a few days 'till we leave for San Francisco! Yippee!