I received a case with 12 meals individually packaged. First off the case comes sealed very well and marked with easy to read information on the outside. Once opened the meals are packed into the cases very snugly. I like this because they have little chance to shift in the box, staying neatly stacked and easy to get at when needed. One big difference between these meals and the full on military version is the fact that these meals are packed in a clear package so you can see the contents and read what type of meal you are grabbing.
I tried most all of the meals and could not find even one that I did not really like. There are a few breakfast meals in the case along with the regular lunch and dinner menu's. All of the meals came with a main entrée and a secondary entrée snack crackers or snack bread and a different type of spread depending on the meal. Desert is also included along with the condiments including coffee, creamer,salt and pepper wet nap and spoon along with a napkin.
If I had any type of complaint about these meals is the fact that they do not include some type of candy like the full on military version. I always looked forward to keeping the candy until later and using it for an energy boost between meals. I guess you could always keep a little extra candy hanging around to supplement your meals. Oh and before I forget each meal pack comes with a meal heater enclosed that just requires a little water to get it going. You can go to the website and order these meals by the case at www.mealkitsupply.com/us. Please let Madison know that you are from "The Retreat" and that we are supporting them.
Here is the Menu list for 2013.
|JANUARY 2013 MENUS|
|MENU||ENTRÉE||SIDE||DESSERT||BREAD & SPREAD||BEVERAGE 1|
|1||SPAGHETTI W MEAT AND SAUCE||POTATOES, AU GRATIN||STRAWBERRY/BANANA DAIRY SHAKE||CRACKER AND CHEESE SPREAD FORTIFIED||GRAPE ELECTROLYTE|
|2||CHILI WITH BEANS||FRIED RICE||STRAWBERRY DAIRY SHAKE||MRE CRACKER AND STAWBERRY JAM||LEMON LIME ELEC|
|3||VEGETARIAN RATATOUILLE||POTATOES, AU GRATIN||CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE||CRACKER AND PEANUT BUTTER FORTIFIED||LEMON LIME ELEC|
|4||CHICKEN WITH NOODLES||FRIED RICE||SRAWBERRY TOASTER PASTRY||CRACKER AND CHEESE SPREAD FORTIFIED||GRAPE ELEC|
|5||BEEF RAVIOLI||POTATO CHEDDAR SOUP||CHOCOLATE PUDDING||CRACKER AND CHEESE SPREAD FORTIFIED||LEMON LIME ELEC|
|6||APPLE MAPLE ROLLED OATS||BROWN SUGAR TOASTER PASTRY||MAPLE MUFFING TOP||WHEAT SNACK BREAD AND BLACKBERRY JAM||FRUIT PUNCH ELEC|
|7||MEATBALLS IN MARINARA SAUCE||POTATO CHEDDAR SOUP||VANILLA PUDDING||CRACKER AND PEANUT BUTTER FORTIFIED||LEMON LIME ELEC|
|8||VEGETABLE LASAGNA||ZAPPLESAUCE||FUDGE BROWNIE||MRE CRACKER AND GRAPE JELLY||ORANGE DRINK ELEC|
|9||CHICKEN FAJITA||FRIED RICE||SPICE POUND CAKE||TORTILLAS||ORANGE DRINK ELEC|
|10||PORK SAUSAGE PATTY||HASH BROWNS WITH BACON||STRAWBERRY TOASTER PASTRY||WHEAT SNACK BREAD WITH GRAPE JELLY||ORANGE DRINK ELEC|
|11||PORK SAUSAGE PATTY||HASH BROWNS WITH BACON||CHOCOLATE TOASTER PASTRY||WHEAT SNACK BREAD AND BLACKBERRY JAM||ORANGE DRINK ELEC|
|12||APPLE MAPLE ROLLED OATS||ZAPPLESAUCE||BROWN SUGAR TOASTER PASTRY||CRACKER AND PEANUT BUTTER FORTIFIED||FRUIT PUNCH ELEC|