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]........................I've never been able to face couscous, maybe it's the association with semolina at school dinners
Ah - semolina. You mean you don't like it with a spoon of mixed fruit jam so you can swirl it round the bowl to make it all pink?

School dinners - memorable
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various out of date items !

I checked the dates of the items in the camper a couple of weekends ago then had to decide should I eat the stuff

sardines with a BB date of 09/12

carton of chopped tomatoes 07/13 (threw these out)

tomatoes bb 10/13

beans 02/14

5 litre can of heineken 02/14

consumed the out of date food last week & the beer last weekend
all tasted fine

still looking at a tin of fruit with a bb date of Dec 2010
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I have a tin of Dodo breasts in white sauce - no BB date on the tin but I suspect it's quite old.
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Some of this is for convenience, other things are because we like them!

Always on board for a trip....

Smokey bacon
Uncle Ben's Risotto - a good quick snack with a bit of garlic bread
Couple of tins of rice pudd
Couple of tins of green beans
Bisto or similar
A couple of Fray Bentos pies
Few tin of soup
Tins of tuna
Baked beans

With that, add a bit of salad, or spuds etc, and there's always something to eat

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The canned bacon we always have a can of in stock is something that arose out of the death of my grandmother in 1980.

As I cleared out her house I found a can of American canned bacon. The labelling lead me to believe it was a wartime issue food package, so dating mid to late 1940's. so 35 to 40 years old. No BB on the can!

The tin appeared sealed, no bulging, opened it and the bacon, 6 inch lengths of streaky in lard wrapped in grease proof paper and then rolled in a spiral a la swiss sponge roll looked fine and so we cooked it. It was delicious.

I bring back a couple of cans every time we cross the "pond". Never seen it here for sale.

Its sold over there particularly for the right wing anti government "nutters" in the mid west and north west who have nuclear bunkers and they keep them stocked with food and water for the nuclear winter to come (or in case the US government tries to blockade them over guns or extreme politics or something equally improbable)
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Ahhh! Dodo breasts, haven't seen any of those in Asda since 1662.
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We always have filter coffee and a bottle of wine. We drink our coffee black, no sugar, so we only buy milk if we want porridge.

Apart from that, we always have pasta, rice, passata, tinned fish, onions and garlic, and plenty of Welsh cheddar cheese in the fridge. And lots of dog food!
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Dog food. Couple of packets of couscous, couple packets 2 min rice, couple of jars Carluccio's ragu - usually venison and wild board, packet pasta, homemade marmalade (only because I made so much this year!), beginning of hol have a couple portions of bolognese sauce and chilli frozen. That's it, as others have said we love shopping in markets and food shops abroad. When going to Germany we buy all the stuff we miss from living there years ago - Curry ketchup for OH, jaeger and zigeuner and jäger sauce for me, then there are all the lovely cold meats, breads, salads, etc. 23 days and we will be there!!!
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We take:
Arborio rice,
Basmati rice,
Dried pasta
Plain flour
Self-raising flour
Bread flour
Dried yeast
Olive oil
Worcester sauce
English Mustard
Dried herbs: mixed, tarragon, dill, parsley, turmeric, thyme, onion granules
Toasted sesame oil
Tomato puree
Breakfast cereals: rice crispies, oatabix
Rich tea biscuits
Peanut butter
Marge type spread
Cheddar cheese
Raspberry jam

We take a range of tins as well. (Could list those if need be).

We don't take dog food.
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We have a separate 110 litre freezer as the dogs eat raw meat. Sometimes there is a lttle soace for human food.
We have homemade moussaka, Bolognese sauce, Lomo, double shelled feves, peas etc all in the freezer.
In the cupboards there is always pasta and rice and thats about it.
Never go anywhere without a fully stocked bar of aperos, wine and digestifs.
We eat out mostly but can always produce a gourmet meal if required
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