Gary Schenk wrote:Cous-cous and a foil package of fish. Hot and sour soup as a starter. washed down with black tea.
Couscous (esp. the garlic and herb flavored) and foil packaged chicken is pretty good too. Much more like real food than freeze dried glop. Easily prepared in a single pot with little or no cooking, cheap, and available at your local Safeway/Vons/... including late at night when the specialty camping stores aren't open. Carrying a few ounces of extra virgin olive oil packed in a little bottle and adding some judiciously to the couscous makes it a lot tastier.
The best backpacking meal I ever had was at Honeymoon lake in the Sierra, when my buddy and I caught several decent size golden trout. I fished out some almonds from our gorp supply, slivered them, and sauteed them with the trout for some righteous trout almondine.