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Food: Recommended for Trek

Description: A woman preparing dinner at the campsite.
Image courtesy of: Heritage Gateway Project Images, These images have been gathered to support the Sesquicentennial celebration of the immigration to Utah.

Taken from the Nauvoo Neighbor, 1845

  • Jerky: beef or venison
  • Dried Fruit: apples, peaches
  • Dried Vegetables
  • Dried Beans: navy beans (small white), red beans
  • Fresh meat as available: Antelope, Goose, Duck, Rabbit, Deer, Buffalo
  • Rice Flour or Breadstuffs
  • Saleratus (baking soda)
  • Milk (if you had a milk cow)
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Mustard
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Eggs (if you had chickens)

Breakfast Ideas For the 1997 Trek

  • Johnny cakes
  • cornmeal mush
  • rusk (dried cornbread cereal)

Lunch Ideas

  • Bread (cracker, cornbread, hard tack, etc.)
  • Jerky or pemmican (a concentrated food used by No. American Indians consisting of lean meat dried, pounded fine, mixed with melted fat. Another variation used for emergency rations: dried beef, flour, molasses, suet [hard fat - tallow])
  • Fruit

Dinner Ideas

  • Breads: Sheepherder Bread (does not require milk)
  • Crackers
  • Cornbread
  • Soda biscuits
  • Journey Cake (Bread)
  • Beans: Bean Soup
  • Beans & Bacon or Ham
  • Beans & Rice
  • Soups/Stews: Jerky Stew
  • Watchagot Stew (what ever is available goes in)