Thursdays are Cooking or something like that.

| January 10, 2019

While whats her name is trying to fix a computer I thought we should do some kind of cookin thing.  Thought about my pineapple upside down beans recipe but you people don’t know nuttin about fine food.    So I figured this is more ya’lls speed.

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    A tray? Da fukk? 🙂

  2. ex-OS2 says:

    That looks delicious.

  3. Wilted Willy says:

    C-Rats weren’t that bad, some of them I really liked! Hand me my P-38 and I’m good!!

    • rgr769 says:

      You obviously didn’t eat enough of them. Try eating them for your meals three times a day for days (sometimes weeks) end and you will change your opinion. If it wasn’t for my CP section crew (RTO’s and medic) cooking up a combo stew of various meat cans with multiple condiments, including Louisiana hot sauce, I would have lost even more weight humping a ruck in the jungle for days and weeks on end.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        ^this^ I did a lot of cherry pickin thru the cases. Lived on the fruit, p-nut butter, pound cake, cheese, and the crackers. And the cigarettes & chocolate cookie. Would not touch the ham & mf’ers.

        We’d do the same with the meat/ meat & sliced taters and the spaghetti w mystery meat balls. Put enough Tabasco and chase it with a chilled (fire ext) 3.2 near beer it was semi palatable. Good times! /s/

    • bigjohn says:

      I agree.

  4. rgr769 says:

    What’s next Dave, your recipe for ham and mf’ers attractively displayed on an M-60 ammo can with a hearty canteen cup of C-rat instant coffee?

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Some a dez yung folkz dont no nutting about real cooken

    • TXNorsky says:

      Don’t forget being heated by a small chunk of C-4

      • rgr769 says:

        Yeah, that dude is a prolly a REMF, and that pic is way back in likely the 1950’s or early 60’s.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          Good eye rgr769. Looks like maybe motor pool, motor Sgt quarters/hideout. Grease/oil stained cement floor, jeep in background and metal framed window to his right rear. Wooden Co-Cola box v a flat case under cot. Boots bloused with a blousing rubber early ’60s(?). Don’t appear to be jump boots/Corcorans.

          • rgr769 says:

            If you look closely on a large screen you can tell they are the old issue boots that had the cap toe like Corcorans. I was issued a pair in ROTC in the early 60’s They still had some fine cattle hair on the leather tungs; that is partly how I knew they were definitely issue and not commercial. They were the predecessor to that stupid McNamara boot, without the toe cap. I still had them at Ranger School, but wore them out in the mountain phase and had to throw them away. You are correct that the guy in the photo is using the venerable elastic blousing bands.

  5. TXNorsky says:

    We called that the Army’s version of “Green Eggs and Ham”. At least that what it looked like to me.

    Ah… The Good Ole’ Days!

    • Sea Dragon says:

      Yum! For Christmas many years ago I made 2 gallons from scratch. One gallon in wine sauce and one in cream sauce. Must be my Nordic blood.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Why does this remind me of someone…

    • rgr769 says:

      We were issued a whole case of C-rats for each man before we went out to the bush and on each resupply. Many of us threw away the Ham and Mf’ers because you couldn’t trade them to anyone. The only time I ate them was at Ranger School, when we were starving and only issued one C-rat meal per day in the field.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      No comment

  7. Hondo says:

    C’mon, DH – no recipie for “Herring Under a Fur Coat”? (smile)

    And no, everyone, I’m not making a bad joke – that’s a real food. It’s also called shuba.

  8. Sapper3307 says:

    First pic was the Clinton server.

  9. Morgan Blake says:

    Thanks for keeping the trend going.

    Hope she has good luck with her computer!

    Sometimes if you smack the ol’ computer on the side with your hand it works wonders.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Yep. You know how you sometimes had to slap the TV on the side to make it work sometime?

      There’s people I run into I’d like to do the same to.

      • Morgan Blake says:

        TVs back then did not have remotes.

        Most had a vise grip wrench clamped on the metal post where the broken plastic dial fell off.

        When you got up to turn the channel with the wrench it would zip through them too fast.

        Kids have it too good nowadays.

    • HMC Ret says:

      Unplug it, wait two minutes and plug back in. I’ve seen that work more than once, including on million dollar medical equipment.

      • SFC D says:

        We refer to that as “recycling the power”. It briefs better.

        • AW1Ed says:

          Step one in troubleshooting electronics- recognize you have a problem. In some units with a windows OS this may not be as easy as one may think.
          Step two- recycle the power / reboot. This will cure about 90% of electronics’s woes.

  10. Daisy Cutter says:

    Nice work stepping up to the plate and filling in.

  11. Combat Historian says:

    By the time I enlisted, they had gotten rid of the VN era ham and Lima beans entree and the cigarettes. My favorite was the potatoes with beef slices; worst one was the hams and eggs, which was very gross…

    • Dinotanker says:

      LMAO!!! I loved the ham and eggs…I know, Im weird.

      HATED F@#KING HATED the fruit cake…when the hell did the can that stuff, 1898?

      Beans and Mo Fo’s weren’t at the top of the list either, but way before fruit cake.

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      I used to mix the ham and eggs with the pimento cheese and sprinkle in some tabasco, it wasn’t half bad heated up. Did the same thing with the tuna. By the late 70’s there were no ham and MF’s, they had been replaced by pork and beans with little hot dogs (beans n wienies).

      • rgr1480 says:

        …pork and beans with little hot dogs (beans n wienies)…

        Beans and baby-dicks

        • Dinotanker says:

          Thanks Guys! I remember hearing some of the older treadheads calling the beans and wienies; “Beans and MoFo’s” this would have been in 78. My favorite after the Ham and Eggs would have been the pork slices…gotta love all that congealed grease and fat…yumm!

          Whoever came up with MRE’s should be keelhauled under a moving tank. Those things were abominations…

  12. FatCircles0311 says:

    Hot wets!

    Canteen cup and one scoop. 😂😂😂

  13. OWB says:

    Tried a new restaurant today. Does that count as cooking? I brought home some of it and heated it up later in the microwave.

    Oh. And the new restaurant was “Asian fusion,” whatever that is. It was excellent, and had been recommended by a friend.

    • rgr1480 says:

      …new restaurant was “Asian fusion,”…

      A Chinese and German restaurant. An hour after you eat there, you’re hungry for power.

      Thank you, thank you very much; I’ll be here all week. Try the veal and don’t forget to tip the waitress.

  14. 26Limabeans says:

    Dead computer tip…after extracting what you can from the hard drive toss it in the wood stove or melt it with a welding torch.
    If someone gets their grubby hands on those recipies there could be trouble.

  15. rgr1480 says:

    Oh yah! A “John Wayne” bar! I’ll swap you for it.

    Still have my p-38 from about 1979. Keep it on 550 cord and in my silver ware drawer; still use it, too!

  16. AW1Ed says:

    Think you all had it rough? Preflight at 0800, so hit the chow hall at 0700 and…

    Start with choice of whole wheat or white toast, muffins, donuts, move on to sausage, bacon, minced beef or SOS, eggs to order (garbage omelet, please) fresh fruit, coffee, tea, milk, or juice. Have a seat at a table, chow down with silverware. Clean-up was putting your tray on the conveyor belt as you left.

    Yeah, pretty rough.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Sounds like Camp Tien Sha.
      Had a meal ticket so always stopped in when visiting Da Nang for materiel y material.
      Navy food is superb.
      Football….not so much.