Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

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Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by RockyRaab » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:57 pm

Was at my local Air Force Commissary doing the monthly shopping. As always, I checked out the MRE racks. They were almost empty, so I didn't expect much. A few TOTMs with cheese tortellini or ratatouille and three full MREs, also in veggie flavor. Except one. It was a Meal 19, Jalapeno Pepperjack Beef Patty. And I passed it up.

Looked it up when I got home and learned that it may be the Holy Grail of MREs. All new menu for 2013, with not only the delicious entree, but two wheat breads, cherry/blueberry cobbler, cookie, and CHEESE SPREAD WITH BACON!

I now have a dislocated hip from kicking myself in the butt. I'd drive all the way back, but I'm certain it's gone by now.

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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by housil » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:34 pm

RockyRaab wrote: I now have a dislocated hip from kicking myself in the butt.
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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by RockyRaab » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:36 pm

After posting that, I stewed myself into a lather and drove back to the base. Miracle of miracles, Meal 19 was still there. This time, I grabbed it like a Labrador retrieving a mallard.

My hip feels better now!

Gonna hafta make an all-day fishing trip so I can eat this treasure.
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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by rattattoo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:42 am

Glad you could grab it.
Now you're faced with that dubious choice of hoard it, or eat it.

This is obviously why you are "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult".

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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by RockyRaab » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:48 am

You have me pegged. All my life (because my parents went through the Great Depression) I've tended to "save" good things - often until they became unusable. No occasion ever seems good enough to crack open that special bottle of wine, don't waste that fabulous steak in the freezer, and - in this instance - why open that MRE I'll likely never find again?
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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by rattattoo » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:26 am

You might have to pass up on the bacon cheese spread, but you can get the jalapeno jack main as well as the cherry berry cobbler over at Epicenter.

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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by ElevatorFan73 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:04 pm

Eating one of these puppys right now, amazing flavor! You'll love it.
*opens crackers and a horrible, bleach scent fills the room*
"Not bad."

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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by dennisbigg1 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:21 pm

You think a lot like me. I have enough batteries to last me a lifetime but I still look on ebay for a good deal. :D
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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by Ruleryak » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:00 pm

Just in case anyone was still looking, Emergency Essentials has Bacon, Jalepeno, and Regular Cheese Spread for $0.75 each here. The Epicenter has them for $0.99 each here.

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Re: Made a bone-headed mistake yesterday

Post by Norton » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:09 pm

CHEESE SPREAD WITH BACON!

It's a versatile product
Breakfast Lunch or Supper all good.. Snack time on crackers CHEESE SPREAD WITH BACON! :D

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