Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Meal Ready-to-Eat

Given that many parts of New Orleans are still without power, the government is still handing out Meals Ready-to-Eat. So I ate one. The directions for preparing it were horrifyingly unclear. Pic 1 shows the contents, pic 2 shows the hamburger "cooking," and pic 3 shows the end result. The hamburger was awful. So, I went ahead and also "cooked" the "Mexican Style Macaroni and Cheese." It wasn't so bad. But get this: The U.S. government constantly tells us to avoid hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, saying they're downright deadly, yet numerous components of the MRE were full of the stuff. Clicking on the pics will make them bigger.

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