Other bloggers (Old NFO and the Lone Star Parson to name two) have posted up meals that they’ve created recently. In LSP’s case, it’s field to table with his kills/catches. In my case, it’s cracking open the Hickory Farms gift basket that I received for Christmas, twisting open a mini-flask of A&W Root Beer and carving things up with my knife.
Beef summer sausage, Swiss Cheese (without holes in it – riddle me that one), sweet mustard, crackers and a knife is all you need to have a mini-feast for breakfast while blogging in the hovel at the White Wolf Mine.
On the menu for lunch is an opened can of Campbell’s tomato soup, blended with milk and heated to taste along with a slice of cheese between two slabs of bread, cooked to a golden brown. Yes, the grilled cheese will be dipped into the soup.
Dinner will be a baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives and bacon. I’m also going to tear some lettuce and throw tomatoes on it to help balance the whole thing out.
You’re saying to yourself, “If I was staying there, I’d sneak out and drive through somewhere.” While that may sound doable in your neighborhood, it doesn’t work here. The NEXT closest food is a two hour round trip drive away, so you eat from the Officer’s Table at the mine, or you starve. Does that baked potato with the crispy skin rubbed with salt sound better now?
Daughters and grandchildren arrive tomorrow. The quartermaster laid in supplies for their fare as well, with their little preferences baked into the menu. By then, I will have nibbled my way through the cheese and summer sausage.