I am doing my Christmas shopping a little at a time, and today I stopped in to the Army/Navy Surplus and picked up some MRE’s for those difficult-to-buy-for folks on my list. It’s a practical gift, and everyone has to eat, right? What could be more convenient than shelf-stable food in single portions that don’t require heating or can openers? Packed with calories, you can get your entire daily ration in a few small bites – saving valuable time for other endeavors like fighting off bears.
And they come in surprisingly good-sounding varieties, like vanilla pound cake and brownie with chocolate chip. Of course, there was also the less tempting vegetable patty in BBQ sauce. I didn’t get one of those.