A few things you may not expect that will impact your food situation.
1. You might not be so hungry in the heat for a big meal if you are planning them.
2. You will experience some very dusty windy events that might coincide with meal time, making preparation or cooking a no go.
3. you might not want to go back to your camp and two burner stove to make a meal.
have easy, light, portable, not needing cooking options available. Take pocketable snacks with you when you leave camp... plus of course, WATER. I never can say I know for certain what I'lll see or do or when I might return. I make a big bowl of gorp and put it in small bags.
canned foods are easy, non-perishable, and you can bring 'em home if you don't eat them. I like soup. Some say, leave the canned food on your dashboard all day, and it's hot at dinner time. no stove, no bowl, easy.
If you are solo, think of a neat food you can bring to a pot luck with your neighbors. I try to avoid having leftovers. nothing like making a big qty of something that no one else eats.
I haven't brought perishable food. I freeze water for cold water to drink, and keep sodas, and canned fruit in the coolers as well.
What's the name of the act? The Aristocrats.