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Meals in a Hot Minute

October 04, 1990

Sample of menus and components of Meals Ready-to-Eat as offered to troops in Operation Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia.

Menu 1: Pork with rice, apple sauce, jelly, crackers, candy, cocoa, beverage base, spoon, accessory packet B.

Menu 4: Omelet with ham, potato au gratin, oatmeal cookie bar, cheese spread, crackers, beverage base, cocoa, spoon, accessory packet A.

Menu 5: Spaghetti with meat sauce, maple nut cake, crackers, cheese spread, beverage base, spoon, accessory packet B.

Menu 6: Chicken a la king, fruit, crackers, peanut butter, candy, cocoa, beverage base, spoon, accessory packet A.

Accessory Packet A: Coffee, cream substitute, sugar, salt, gum, matches, tissue, towelette.

Accessory Packet B: Coffee, cream substitute, sugar, salt, gum, matches, tissue, towelette, hot pepper sauce.

Candy: M & Ms, charms, vanilla caramels.

Source: U.S. Army

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