This is my regular "duck blind" meal, too. Warms the soul, good for you, easy to prepare. They even make little servings with their own bowls you can pour the hot water into. Since they are mostly carbs, I also eat something with some protein and fat, peanut butter on a piece of bread or granola bar is good. For lunch and dinner I just use the commercial freeze dried, cook it in the pouch stuff. I'm not a fussy eater.