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Mining Meals - Pickaxe Not Included


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Lunch was confirmed as Tuna Cakes with no oatmeal. Someone may have mentioned toes and now someone else with size 14 feet has paranoia 😂🤷‍♀️

 

Meatloaf, mash, veg & pasta. I'm thinking they must not peel the potatoes for that colour what do you think? 

 

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Biccies (atleast we have some moisture for tomorrow). 

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Don't mind the dirty nails...they are washed but it's coal and bomb. Stained forever. 

 

BLT - average size this time.

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Fried rice - 2 days in a row must be yummy. 

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He thinks beef schnitzel/snitzel/snitty

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I'd call it a crumbed steak. 

My son would call it a big beef nuggie 🤷‍♀️

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3 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

Don't mind the dirty nails...they are washed but it's coal and bomb. Stained forever. 

That's how Ronnie's usually are.  'Tis how hands get when they work hard :) .

I must admit to never having had Vegemite   I wonder if they even sell it over here?  I don't think I've ever seen it.

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36 minutes ago, Shelby said:

I must admit to never having had Vegemite   I wonder if they even sell it over here?  I don't think I've ever seen it.

Oh yes quite available. World market has it. My Ralphs (Kroger has Marmite and another close market has Kraft Vegemite shown

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6 hours ago, Shelby said:

That's how Ronnie's usually are.  'Tis how hands get when they work hard :) .

I must admit to never having had Vegemite   I wonder if they even sell it over here?  I don't think I've ever seen it.

 

Well, I've never had Marmite because I'm afraid of being seen buying it 😄. Stick with the home team. They do sell Marmite here for the foreigners.

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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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15 hours ago, haresfur said:

 

Well, I've never had Marmite because I'm afraid of being seen buying it 😄. Stick with the home team. They do sell Marmite here for the foreigners.

 

I've been converted. My parents kindly ship me Marmite. But I'm a Vegemite convert. Love that kick in the tongue/teeth/throat 😂

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This one was too good not to share. Unfortunately my husband had just had a similar looking experience with his week old niece 😂

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I mainly popped in to say QLD has banned all single use plastics and polystyrene from September... will be interesting to see how the mine adapts. 

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Things have been pretty quiet on this thread so it's time for another tale from mineral exploration.

 

There's a certain established routine of things in bush camps and your food flights are pretty much central to existence. In a small short-term camp you needed to consider how much stuff you were going to have to move back out as well as move in.

 

One year, two of us were sent from our well-established camp to a reconnaissance operation in the mountains. We were sent ahead to set up camp at the first location, where we would meet two others including the "party chief" from down south. Then we would move to the second location. We knew what to do. Place a food order to go in with you and file a second one to be flown out the next week. When that comes in, send the next one back in the plane and repeat until you get to go home. No problem. However, the party chief decided not to check that we had our act together and, when he flew in a couple of days behind, proceeded to bring in more food and file a second food order for the next week. So double food to waste. 

 

To make matters worse, there was a trophy hunter camp on the same lake as our second camp (We didn't know that until we flew over. Otherwise maybe we could have advocated to pay them to put us up in nicer accommodations and cook for us.) The hunting guide and client came by to say hi (always check in on others when you are in the middle of nowhere) and kindly gave us 1/4 of a Dall sheep. Made some pretty good chili and some overly salty jerky, dried over the wood stove. Made friends in the bar back in town handing around sheep jerky like some kind of grizzled fur trappers.

 

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I laughed at the food photo and description, but this is no laughing matter:

 

On 3/12/2021 at 1:21 AM, CantCookStillTry said:

 

I mainly popped in to say QLD has banned all single use plastics and polystyrene from September... will be interesting to see how the mine adapts. 

 

This is Good News (IMO) and something I'd asked about earlier. I too will be interested to know how the mining company adapts.

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On 3/12/2021 at 7:21 PM, CantCookStillTry said:

I mainly popped in to say QLD has banned all single use plastics and polystyrene from September... will be interesting to see how the mine adapts. 

 

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Thanks so much for asking. We were lucky / unlucky with that event. We barely got a drop of water where we are in comparison. Enough to fill a tank but not enough to run off and everyones dams are still empty. I think I prefer that to stock and property loss however - our dome has provided a blessing along with the curse. 

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Here's a few from the last couple of stints. I kinda stopped because I felt bad posting meals that weren't great when I am sure the people making them are trying the best they can with what they have. 

 

Snitzel and chips. Firm fan favourite. Eaten in bed by the looks. Probably had a liquid starter. Yes I know it's spelt wrong. 

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Curry and rice and veg. 

Guess who's back, back again, toes are back, tell a friend. 😂

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Beef ribs with a rating of "really good" which suprised me as Beef ribs are one of his most favourite things. 

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And chicken something with veg and mash. The pickled beetroot in the gravy did not do it for me, and I just looked at the picture 😁

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Tonight he had Fajita mix with pumpkin, broc, a potato, sour cream, guac and a wrap. I'm not sure if the wrap will cope with the liquid but 🤞

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Gosh I bet he misses plates.. I would! 

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I had to laugh at the eyeballs, too!  

 

I think the schnitzel and beef ribs actually look really good.  Yes on plates.  Can he take/can you mail him a stack of sturdy paper ones?  And that was quite a dollop of guac.  I'm guessing a bag of tortilla chips would have been welcome.  

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I could send him with proper cutlery and plates but then he'd have to wash it etc etc. He is making his own choices here.  He did cave and take my emergency box of noods and hot sauce. 

 

Tonight was really good. They changed the gravy brand they use and sodium levels have reached eadible. He says tonights (scrolls up to check kims post) Schnitzel - pork and the potato were really good. The squash, courgette and bok choy ranged from mush to raw. You win some you loose some. 

 

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2 hours ago, CantCookStillTry said:

I personally think the Schnitzels look deep fried?

 

Probably.  Can't imagine the cook being able to spend time frying and flipping them in a pan.  In a pot of oil or a commercial deep fryer, much easier.

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3 hours ago, weinoo said:

 

Probably.  Can't imagine the cook being able to spend time frying and flipping them in a pan.  In a pot of oil or a commercial deep fryer, much easier.

That makes sense.  I usually do them in a pan, too, @CantCookStillTry.  Unless they have a large griddle, deep frying is the fastest, easiest way to get a lot done.

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