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This Survival Saturday’s Selection, for the discriminating gourmand amongst my readers, is Pasta Alfredo by Legacy Premium. It might be tough to tell from my pix, but this stuff is REALLY vacuumed sealed. It has a little thingamajigger inside to boot! Just so you know it’s legit vacuum. Once again, all pictures should be clickable for ease of viewing.
6 Cups Water
2 tablespoons butter
1 Package Pasta Alfredo
Pasta (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), Coconut Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes), Whey, Sea Salt, Garlic, Onion, Sodium Caseinate, Maltodextrin, Butter (cream, water, salt), Parsley, Non Fat Milk, Yeast Extract, Butter Milk, Spice, Dried Cane Syrup, Silicon Dioxide, Natural Parmesan Cheese Flavor, Mono & Diglycerides, High Oleic Acid Sunflower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Carrot, Natural Flavor, Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate.
- Pouch Makes 6 Prepared Cups
- Net Weights 4 serv. = 13.6 ounces
- 386 grams
- Uses Sea Salt
- No Trans Fats
- Low Cholesterol
4 servings/1 Pouch – Bring 6 cups water to boil. Slowly whisk in entire package. Reduce heat to a medium boil. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter. Let sit 3-5 minutes prior to serving.
Once again, I used a bamboo spoon instead of a whisk and it seemed to be ok.
This package of Pasta Alfredo had a LOT more in it than the Tortilla Soup. It’s a big selling point on the Legacy page about how much you get. It also made a difference that this was a pasta based dish and not just a thick soup.
It had a pull tab to open it, so I didn’t need scissors like I did with the Tortilla soup package. Little things like that might not make a huge difference, but if things are so bad that you’re eating this stuff involuntarily, then something little like that just might make your day that much easier.
Once we brought the water to boiling and stirred in the package, we stirred it every 5 minutes and left the cover off. The package said to simmer for 15 minutes and the online directions [which I included] said for a medium boil. We simmered for 15 minutes and then upped the temp and boiled for another 5. It was pretty soupy at the 15min mark. With the additional time and temp it was a bit thicker. Next time I’d definitely do the boil for the whole time.
There was a lot. Definitely more than the 2 of us could eat in one meal. The 4 servings was for real this time.
Mrs B enjoyed her bowl’s worth. I think it helped that today was only in the high 30’s and a nice hot bowl of noodles is exactly what she calls for. She said it was better than some of the frozen dinner varieties of alfredo she’s had in the past. She really enjoyed it and claimed the leftovers. Did I mention how big the portions were?
Me, on the other hand …. I found it rather bland. There was a hint of “alfredo” but reminded me more of a campbells cream of mushroom soup with noodles. I was satisfied after one bowl and had no desire to eat more. She got no fight from me about the leftovers. I think some salt and pepper sprinkled on a bowlful might have helped. This was exactly what I expected from “Survival Food”; serviceable and something to wolf down to fill your daily caloric need.
Once again, we both took a flintstones multi, as it appears that ALL survival food is more caloric than anything.
With this being non-spicy and cheesey noodley, neither of us foresee any problems or need for a Later Impressions. If something really bad comes about, I’ll make a comment 🙂