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need help deciding what to eat

Postby dustyroller » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:57 am

what are some good cheap meals that i could make with a tiny grill and a single cooler
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:47 am

Buy another cooler! I always bring the good meats to be eaten in the first day or two. I havent tried it yet, but frozen Bacon? Hot Dogs..It really depends on how lazy you are. If you keep fresh ice in your cooler, daily, Its really up to you!

Keep reading eplaya..this has been discussed. Canned foods are good!
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Postby Sham » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:51 am

I'm sure there must be a Domino's Pizza near Ashkum, Il. You can always call them and they will will deliver a delicious hot pizza right to your door!
I got their phone number for you. 1735 E Maple St, Kankakee - (815) 939-4400. :D


Edit: wait, do you mean when you are Burning Man? Never mind about that pizza then. :roll:
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:57 am

Shambala wrote:I'm sure there must be a Domino's Pizza near Ashkum, Il. You can always call them and they will will deliver a delicious hot pizza right to your door!
I got their phone number for you. 1735 E Maple St, Kankakee - (815) 939-4400. :D


Edit: wait, do you mean when you are Burning Man? Never mind about that pizza then. :roll:


Be careful! Pizzas have been delivered to the playa!
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:01 am

Shambala wrote:I'm sure there must be a Domino's Pizza near Ashkum, Il. You can always call them and they will will deliver a delicious hot pizza right to your door!
I got their phone number for you. 1735 E Maple St, Kankakee - (815) 939-4400. :D


Edit: wait, do you mean when you are Burning Man? Never mind about that pizza then. :roll:


This better not be a double post!

Pizzas have been delivered to the playa! ok..it was. WTF? eplayas lagging!
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Postby Sham » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:32 am

Maybe we can get double pizzas delivered!



About meals; I tend to work through each meal with things easy and effortless.
Breakfasts: breakfast bars and cellophane wrapped pastries. Precooked bacon and cereal.

Lunch: Tuna and chicken cups with crackers. Energy bars.

Dinner: Canned stuff like ravioli etc.

Bring extra to share with neighbors and you may find an invitation to dinner.
You can keep frozen meats in your cooler and buy more ice as it melts during the week. Sausage, chicken, burgers--really whatever you like. Keep in mind the dust factor when using the grill.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:56 am

Propane grill or charcoal? Because the ashes have to be hauled away and are a pain to contain in windy conditions.

Save your cooler for drinks, the food thaws out too fast if you're always dipping in for cold beer.

Canned foods, foods in packets or pouches. Bring something to boil water in and make noodles or couscous.
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:10 am

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Type in "food" and spend a day reading through the myriad of threads on what to eat at Burning Man.
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Postby Shawn til Dawn » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:22 am

[quote="AntiM"] Because the ashes have to be hauled away and are a pain to contain in windy conditions.

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If ashes are MOOP, we are all fucked. Have you seen what happens on Saturday night?

I open my ashes to the night wind. In the morning, they are gone. I'm talking ash here, not half-burned couches here people. Calm down hippies!
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:15 am

Shawn til Dawn wrote:
AntiM wrote: Because the ashes have to be hauled away and are a pain to contain in windy conditions.



If ashes are MOOP, we are all fucked. Have you seen what happens on Saturday night?

I open my ashes to the night wind. In the morning, they are gone. I'm talking ash here, not half-burned couches here people. Calm down hippies!


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Postby Rilopie » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:38 am

I've done a lot of canned stuff, as others have said. Soups, chili, tuna fish, whatever. Pasta, hot dogs, and pb&j are pretty cheap and easy too. My boyfriend and I are also fans of getting those giant (dry) sandwiches from the grocery store and cutting pieces off whenever we feel like it. This year I'm going to be a little more prepared and make some yummies ahead of time like chicken salad, quinoa, soup, and some marinated meats. Pretty much anything that we would normally take camping.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:47 am

Precooked chicken and packages of precooked brown rice, precooked bacon and a couple of eggs, precooked burger and shredded cheese for quesas, juice boxes, Annie Chung Miso Soup, ham, chicken and tuna cups w/crackers, chips and salsa, granola bars, canned pasta things, canned chicken for later, canned weinies for mac and cheese, shelf stable unrefrigerated milk boxes for cereal. I don't tend to eat like defaultia and I don't eat much. Eat the meat first, you don't want to get sick. I don't want to cook much and it seems I take back a ton of uneaten food.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:50 am

and here, I thought this thread was in case you got first in line at that famous Canadian contest they hold each year.
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Postby phil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:51 am

Canned food doesn't need an ice chest. Ramen seems to be big on the playa. See our page for quick meals at the Burn:
http://www.cieux.com/bm/quickMeals.html

Some of the items on that page are ramen, dehydrated meals, self-heating meals, and no-cook emergency life raft rations. Note the reference to Minimus down near the bottom of that page; they have single serving sizes of just about everything. The price for single servings is more packaging, but if the other side is food waste, make your decision based on your needs.

Some of it may be inedible to you, so whatever you choose, try it first at home. Louise and I bring lots of canned food with us, but it's all recipes we've made at home and liked. You don't want to be out on the playa for a week and find you hate your canned tuna and crackers that you've planned for lunch three days in a row.
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Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:55 am

ygmir wrote:and here, I thought this thread was in case you got first in line at that famous Canadian contest they hold each year.


Heh-heh-heh...
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Postby teardropper » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:57 am

And we haven't even talked about the liquor and mixes...
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:58 am

I agree with CFM. Look through the MANY MANY threads already written on food. My recommendation, go with things you don't have to cook, boil, or refrigerate. TaDa.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:01 pm

teardropper wrote:And we haven't even talked about the liquor and mixes...


I see the pun-O-matic is on........

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Postby moonrise » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:25 pm

Try looking up a thread titled something like: "non cooler based food" posted by junglesmacks...it has tons of good suggestions, it may be "easy non cooler based food"...js doesn't mind if you stalk his profile to find the info, haha, I asked him.

He's got some really good, pragmatic threads started on a few other important subjects too...big box truck method vs costly RV and probably a LOT of body lighting, plus a few other funny surprises.
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Pancake mix, water only, lightly oil the pan, super easy to make and clean up, skip the butter and lay on the syrup!
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:40 pm

AntiM wrote:Propane grill or charcoal? Because the ashes have to be hauled away and are a pain to contain in windy conditions.

Save your cooler for drinks, the food thaws out too fast if you're always dipping in for cold beer.

Canned foods, foods in packets or pouches. Bring something to boil water in and make noodles or couscous.


I bring a small steel trash can for the ashes. Lids won't blow off in the wind.
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Postby phil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:54 pm

> I bring a small steel trash can for the ashes.

Louise and I used to bring our little Weber table top BBQ grill and make burgers on the playa. After we cooked the patties, we closed the vents and the briquettes went out. No ashes blew anywhere. When the grill was cool, we put it in a big trash bag, closed it, and put it back in the van. We got two meals cooked out of the same briquettes, then took the whole thing home in the bag and emptied out the ashes at home.

No problem with wind, no problem hauling home.

Eventually, we started cooking the patties and home and just heating them up on the propane stove. But either way, you need an ice chest for the meat. If you cook the patties at home and freeze them, they become ice for the chest that you later consume after you've reheated them on your grill (gas or charcoal). Whatever floats your boat.
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:00 pm

My favorite thing that I brought to eat.

The night before heading out I grilled a BIG boneless top sirloin over masquite. Sliced it into 1/2in. strips and put a quarter pound in each of several ziplock bags.

Rolled them up tight and froze them.

Put them in the dry ice chest and about and hour before I was ready to eat, took one out and put it on the dash.

Everyone I sheared with thought they were great.

Just dipped fingers in the bag, so there was not alot of cleanup. :)
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Postby phil » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:09 pm

> Everyone I sheared with thought they were great.
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> Just dipped fingers in the bag, so there was not alot of cleanup.

I used to shear people and dip their fingers in the bag, but many objected.
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:11 pm

Thank you Phill. :wink:
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:12 pm

Jeeze Phil...........ssshhhh........

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bag=.........well, you know.........
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Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:46 pm

If you use the orange numbers at the bottom right of the Q&A forum to navigate back a few pages, you'll find numerous food threads (currently about 7, 8, 9 pages back). You can also use the "Search" link above, though it's not foolproof.

Note: 1 cooler is enough out there, if you don't especially want to cook. Consider using the cooler for your pickles, fruit cups, vodka, champagne, & Horizon shelf-stable milk boxes instead! Many canned or vacuum-sealed foods are perfectly palatable without being heated.

Here is but a sample of the food threads you would find if you had paged through:

Realistic Non-Cooler Based Menu Planning
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FOOD: What is Your Favorite Fun Item to Bring to Share?
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Playa Food for the Extremely Lazy
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:02 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Thank you Phill. :wink:

Oh, you may not know it, but you're glad that he ribbed you for it, I wasn't going to be so gentle.
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:27 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Thank you Phill. :wink:

Oh, you may not know it, but you're glad that he ribbed you for it, I wasn't going to be so gentle.


Oh, I knew it did'nt look right.

I was just to lazy to look it up.

I don't expect you to be gentle with me. I'd feel let down if you were.

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Re: need help deciding what to eat

Postby ¡Niers! » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:07 am

dustyroller wrote:what are some good cheap meals that i could make with a tiny grill and a single cooler


The asshole in me wants to say...
...SHIT....eat shit. But I'm drunk right now.
Let's start over.

The nice guy in me wants to say bring twice as much as you think you should bring. Lots of bratwurst!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:53 am

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