This put DH and I in a little of a quandary: do we leave the 16 year-old at home with the 18 year-old to supervise, or not? After all, I asked off for this weekend months ago.
Hmmmm. NOT! We scrapped the trip at the last minute. On the upside, I get to sit around the house all weekend in my jammies and work on blog posts!
So we look to quinoa for our trail meal salvation. Quinoa can be used as a base in DIY trail dinners in lieu of potatoes, pasta, or rice. The great thing about quinoa is that it is very easy to work with, taking very little "hands on" time. Quinoa is a little chewier once rehydrated, so it bulks up a meal very easily.
Simply cook according to package directions, dehydrate in a single layer for about 6 to 8 hours, or crisp dry, and store.
Here is my Youtube video on how to prepare, dehydrate, and store quinoa: