Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hungry hunter.

It's that time of year again.
Husband is gearing up for the hunt.
Maps of game units and elevation are scattered about my tables.

He's been target practicing when his busy work schedule allows,
and returned home last week with "scope eye."
It happens when you shoot your gun and your scope lunges forcefully back into your face.
It left a half-moon split between his brows.

I believe he is proud of his latest wound.

While he is gathering his gear and spending unfathomable amounts of money
on equipment to trudge through the outdoors,
my thoughts turn to the kitchen.

What on earth can I feed my man while he's away that will sustain and energize?

Here's a few things that I know to be necessary to my hunter's pack:

 Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels.
(Sometimes I accidentally eat these for lunch.)
Delicious and hearty.
Perfect for throwing back while zeroing in on the next area of terrain to conquer.

Homemade energy bars.
In the past I've used this recipe.
Perfect for an early morning, no-fuss breakfast,
while blazing trails in the woods.

Hard boiled eggs.
Straight up protein.

The best sort of way to refuel
and replace electrolytes.
He'll need it.
(I use it every time I get my workout on.)

Any other ideas for me?

What sort of energizing snacks and recipes do you  know of?

Please share.
I'm sending him off soon!

images via google.


b davis October 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

Oh the hunters. We actually know a lot of hunters in our neighborhood. Tons of them. There is a lot of excitement this time of year. Or so I gather from them.

Anyway, it's early morning here and the food ya showed made me very hungry for breakfast. :) I'd say some trailmix from costco is a must, too. Love that stuff.

Tammy October 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

I'm thinking, I'm thinking....what about beef jerky or frozen gogurts (which will be softened by the time he eats them), sorry...I have kids lunches on my mind. Cheese sticks or Ritz with cheese and pepperoni or salami are another of my kids favorite snacks. Why not fruit? An apple or banana. Easy to pack. Good luck to you and him!

Shaleign October 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

My dad likes trail mix. He buys that big bag and adds like crasins and such to it. When we go snowmobling we pack fruit and cokkies as well, some times red vines.

A Serenade for Solitude October 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Britt- I went to Costco and almost got the delicious trail mix, but didn't when Husband said energy bars would suffice. Great! One less thing to buy!

Tams-While at Costco, I did pick up some beef jerkey. Perfect...along the same lines as salame, right?

Shaleign-thanks for the yummy advice. Red vines would have been a fun and easy treat. When I think red vines, I think road trips growing up. :)

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