In the world of software development The Mythical Man Month proposes the notion of a project triangle. Where the three points of the triangle are Quality, Time to Market and Features. You can pick (at most) any two you want and do them really well, but the other one suffers. Want lots of features, with high-quality – it's going to take a long time. Want something quick with lots of features? It's going to be buggy.
I think a similar triangle exists for backpacking food. The three points are – Lightweight, Tasty and Fast to Prepare.
Freezer Bag Cooking in an excellent site that appears to deliver on at least two of the key points: Fast to prepare and Tasty. However they don't appear to be lighter than store bought de-hydrated cardboard tasting goop.
Still, I really dig the site – the idea of home-made backpacking meals that very easy to prepare in the field and taste really good probably has it's place on shorter trips. I have not tried any of their recipes yet – but I intend to.
If only they would invent a Thai Curry freezer-bag recipe, then I would be in heaven.
I am working a Thai curry recipe right now – I finally found Mae Ploy curries in pouches in single meal sizes. Should be up on my blog next week if it works. Which btw, they are selling said curries at Central Market in Washington.
can’t wait! 🙂