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Today we were visiting my brother and sis-n-law, Mr & Mrs W.C. Bombfunk. I was playtesting my homemade MTG Knight deck with Bombfunk and it was late enough by the time we were done that I asked him if he and the Mrs would be interested in cooking and trying one of the survival food packs. He readily assented and I hauled out the package.
Creamy a la King by Legacy Premium. The cover on the package was less than helpful and even by looking at the ingredients all I could tell was that it appeared to be rice based. I was guessing a creamy cheese and rice.
Ingredients & Allergens:
6 cups water
1 package Creamy a la King
Aged cheddar cheese
Bombfunk did the cooking, as after our Mom, he’s the cook in the family. He did this in a soup pot and said next time, he’d consider using a large skillet to make the cooking a little more even. He cooked the stuff for 15 and that was just right. The rice wasn’t crunchy and most of the water had been absorbed at that point.
He let it stand for 10minutes afterwards while he cooked himself some bacon.
It looked a little watery at first, but here, you can see how thick it really is:
Mrs Bookstooge and Mrs Bombfunk added peas and crumbled cheese to their bowls, while Bombfunk added the crunchy bacon to his and I had peas and oyster crackers.
Halfway through my bowl I went back and crumbled up some cheddar and added it to my bowl. It really needed it, as it was rather bland and the salty sharpness of the cheddar gave it some much needed bite. The peas simply added some color and the oyster crackers, well, considering it was a thick rice dish, really weren’t needed. I had a ginger lime diet coke, Mrs B had water and the W.C. Bombfunks both partook of a hard mikes.
There was a very faint astringent taste at first, but as soon as I added the cheddar I didn’t taste it at all. I ate my whole bowl, as did Bombfunk and Mrs B, but Mrs Bombfunk could only handle about 2 spoonfuls. This package made a HUGE amount and even with all 4 of us taking a bowl apiece, there was enough left over for at least 2-3 more servings. No one wanted more though, not even me. So we tossed the leftovers and decided this would be something we ate last in a survival situation. Wait until we’re good and starving, you know? Starving makes EVERYTHING taste better!!
Make your relatives eat this with you so nobody has to eat so much. And, misery loves company 😀
Next time, I’d add some diced celery for crunch and we’d definitely have to add some sort of spices or something to help with the blandness.