Lazy Hiker Mac N’ Cheese

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Lazy Hiker Mac N’ Cheese
Ingredients:
  • 1 box 14-ounce kraft deluxe macaroni & cheese dinner or similar
  • ½ cup mixed dehydrated vegetables
  • 3-ounce or 5-ounce can chicken, with pop top

At home:

Pack the vegetables in a snack size bag. Tuck in with everything else.

In camp:

Cover the vegetables with 1/2 cup of water. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add 2½ cups water to your pot, along with the rehydrated vegetables (and any left over water). Bring the water to a boil, add in the macaroni and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the heat and cover tightly. Let sit for another 5 minutes. In cool weather use a pot cozy to retain heat.

Stir in the chicken and the cheese sauce mix, stirring well.

Serves 2.
Notes:
In nearly all grocery stores you can find 14-ounce packages of “Deluxe mac n’ cheese” by both Kraft, Velveeta and house brands. The advantage is you don’t need dry milk or butter/oil. And honestly, for boxed mac n’ cheese this is the tastiest way to go.[br]It isn’t a fancy gourmet meal, it will though stick to your ribs and satisfy your hunger after a hard day.[br]For full info see the blog entry:[br]http://blog.trailcooking.com/2009/07/01/hiker-trash-meals-resupply-mac-n-cheese/