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Old 02-15-2010   #1
 
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River Lunch Ideas

I'm looking for some new ideas for river lunches. I somehow end up being the "Lunch Lady" on a lot of trips. We usually do wraps with meat & cheese, chips, fruit, cookies. Also do tuna or chicken salad. What are your favorite lunch ideas???? I'd like to infuse some variety into our lunch menu.
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My favorite river lunch of all time was on the Grand Canyon. Chicken curry wraps. Was a bit spicy yet refreshing on a hot day. Don't know the recipe, but it can't be too hard.

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Beer, power bar, another beer.

Some trips I have been on have BYO lunches.
Much easier, no long stop, eat when you are hungry, not when the group is hungry. Works better for days with hikes.
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You might try using lettuce as your wrapping material.
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Chili Cheese Dogs with a side of Frito's is a huge hit.
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A couple non-traditional favorites:

Greek lunch - Mix cannellini and kidney beans (drain and rinse first) with a jar of pesto for the base. Slice some hard salami. Have a bunch of condiments - feta, hummus, cucumbers, tomatos, red onions, marinated artichoke hearts, olives. Pita bread to hold it all.

Mexican wraps - Mix canned chicken (or fresh if you can) with pinto, black and kidney beans and a package of taco seasoning. Have tortillas, sour cream, cheese, black olives, onions, salsa and hot sauce.
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Pasta salads (cook the pasta in the morning during breakfast) are a pretty quick and easy option. Vinaigrette dressing is probably a little safer than mayo though.

Laurie- I like the sound of those mexican wraps.
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For cold weather trips, I like this idea- Heat up soup in the morning with breakfast, put in an Igloo drink cooler. It will still be warm at lunch; serve with hard rolls in plastic cups.

I've made several different kinds of soups, but gumbo I think was the biggest hit.

Thai peanut chicken salad- pre-cooked chicken cubes, celery, peanuts, and thai peanut sauce on wraps or pita pockets. The peanut sauce will last longer than mayo.
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Bagel's with lox (smoked salmon), cream cheese and sliced tomatoes. I am going to write down these other lunch idea's also.
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This is similar to the meat and cheese wrap, but does work very well:

Pitas with summer sausage, cheese, and hummus
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