Sausage and Mash

#1
OK everyone - I don't know if this has been done before but Prince Harry hit the nail on the head the other day when he said he was fed up with the same boilies every day. In my own personal experience after having Lancashire Bot Rot every day for about 12 days the thought of it now makes me want to gag (and Lamb stew with potatoes).

The current Boilies have been about since the late 80's and, apart from having ethnic menus and a small sachet of hot pepper sauce, not alot has changed.

I think bangers and mash is a good start along with cottage pie, what other meals could be included to make more of a variety for the troops have to live off them day in - day out.
 
#2
Just a quick question, have you tried any of the ethnic menus? Are they any good?
 
#3
BTW a mixed grill and fish and chips would be nice lol

Chinese curry would be a good one
 
#4
Pasta.

Plus an assortment of powdered flavours in seperate bags?

Sort of like a do-it yourself pot noodle.

Could have half a dozen different tastes to choose from in each box.

Easy peasy and not expensive.
 
#5
bangalore said:
OK everyone - I don't know if this has been done before but Prince Harry hit the nail on the head the other day when he said he was fed up with the same boilies every day. In my own personal experience after having Lancashire Bot Rot every day for about 12 days the thought of it now makes me want to gag (and Lamb stew with potatoes).

The current Boilies have been about since the late 80's and, apart from having ethnic menus and a small sachet of hot pepper sauce, not alot has changed.

I think bangers and mash is a good start along with cottage pie, what other meals could be included to make more of a variety for the troops have to live off them day in - day out.
A double issue, breakfast and main meal, of sausage and beans. :wink:

For a bit of variety I would like to see a full breakfast in a bag. (Sauasage/Bacon/Egg etc) Similar to the ones you get in tins. :D
 
#6
I had dehydrated chicken balti once - once! We also had sliced beef/Lamb and green beans in an Artic pack which was a nice change from the norm.

Bacon burgers/grill fried with onions - you can't beat it, why did they get rid of it?

Does anyone know who you speak to about this? there must be someone in the CoC
 
#7
I've had a couple of the Gurkha ones, and they were great. We were quite lucky they've only got two choices I think? and I know they were as bored of theirs as we were with ours so quite happy to swap a couple.
 
#9
There's a Vegi tika marsala that's ok. Done with potatoes but every bite taste's the same so I wouldn't want to have it more thank a few times. From what I've head though the Jedi/Halal stuff is very good.

Cottage pie would be a great idea! Different types of pasta. Something with Sweet Chilli on it! Hash browns would be good as well for breakfast. Everyone knows you can fry in a mess tin so let us do some of them. Mini naan breads for the curry stuff. Is there a ravioli? You can have a few types of them as well.

T C
 
#11
The secret is to take a bag of Menu A, for example, and mix with a bag of Menu B. In this way, variety can be extended to 48 (based on Menus A-G) possible combos...in theory.

In fact the only way to make boil in a bag taste good is the addition of your own personal spice mix, curry powder stuff.
 
#12
Breakfast, Agree with the other chap, Full english, avec hash browns and fried egg. We as a nation are blatantly not piling enough resources into solving the problem of how to put one of these into boil in the bag form whilst keeping the egg runny and the hash brown, bacon and toast crispy... We have the iPhone and toothbrushes that tell you when you are brushing too hard, surely this CAN'T be that difficult!

Or porridge (didn't this used to be on the menu?) with a selection of things to stir in. (Chocolate, jam, honey etc.) Would beat the shite out of some of the breaskfasts. Corn beef hash...Meatballs & pasta. FFS.


I also think chilli con carne is a feasible addition to the menu. (unlike my ham and pineapple pizza with side salad idea)

F_G
 
#14
So do I take it that parcels sent out from UK with plenty of supplements like curry powder marmite etc are well received as additions to help make the rations more palatable and increase variety?
 
#15
Cuddles said:
The secret is to take a bag of Menu A, for example, and mix with a bag of Menu B. In this way, variety can be extended to 48 (based on Menus A-G) possible combos...in theory.

In fact the only way to make boil in a bag taste good is the addition of your own personal spice mix, curry powder stuff.

Spot on there cuddles, all this boil in bag nonsence... far too easy etc etc........ Tis basic drills, take a selection of spices, curry powder and the like to gee it up a bit..... thing is, what ever happend to that culinery delight 'chicken supreme' or pilchards with everything that used to appear.....

Remember the old ammo box lashed to the pack exhaust and filled with tins to heat up on route to the next bridge dem etc... worked ok if ya werent diverted enroute or forgot they were in there :lol:
 
#17
Spag Bol is easily doable, sticking bread in there i doble, the canucks have it in there rat packs. They also have a boily of just sausages, and dcent condiments, so for breaky you can have sausage sarny with ketchup on. You could stick in jam roly poly for pudding, I also recon you could do things like caramel slice easily enough. I also like the yank & canadian idea of putting different seets and chocolate in there, rather than just fake yorkie all along, stick some other branded stuff in. For hot weather rats, bin the chocolate and stick in say, skittles or something like that. Things like spag bol, with a little piece of garlic bread to go with it, would go down much better on an evening in July in Afghan than bloody lancashire hot pot and fruit dumplings and custard!
 
#18
Skynet said:
So do I take it that parcels sent out from UK with plenty of supplements like curry powder marmite etc are well received as additions to help make the rations more palatable and increase variety?
Ooooh fcuk yeah. Speaking as someone who has spent 25 consecutive days on Menu Bloody B with no Naafi waggon for support, I promise you that any possible way to improvise variety is desperately sought.

As for the rolled oats - they were great. You mixed them with the chocolate powder and the resulting hot mash was wonderful and incredibly filling. So filling that all the other breakfast stuff could be kept over until another meal - handy if you wanted a bit more than boilies and meat paste on garibaldi for lunch.
 
#19
My suggestion.

Make the 10 x 24 hr ORP boxes multi menu.... ie 1x a, 1 x b, 1 x c etc. one halal an done veggie.

then we can swap on the ground.

insert plenty of flavoured extras. ie cinimon drops (fire balls) and tobasco, chille cheese etc.

Also does any one know why a multi vit tablet and cod liver oil couldn't be put in?
 
#20
Pasta would be nice as would sausage and mash (both easily do able
don't see why they can't have a breakfast with egg (even scrambled) sausage (or some sort of meat) and a hash brown type thing
some thing with noodles would be nice (sort of like a stir fry) just variety really

sponge pud would be nice oh and toad in the hole if that's possible and yes a hot type menu so chocolate doesn't melt etc.
just be nice to see some of this stuff implemented which I hope it will be soon
 

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