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"Bachelor Chow" -Purina Can Expand Into a Whole New Market!

I got this from the dog food thread-- "bachelor chow" is both funny and a good idea.

Hmm, what would my ideal bachelor chow taste like? It would have some nice chunks of tender meat, mashed potatoes, peas, some sort of bread. Washed down with beer of course.

Tue. Dec 19, 10:16am

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Bachelorette Chow - recipe

I make "bachelorette chow" all the time, though it shows up in my log as "Spanish Rice." The variable list of ingredients is:

brown rice, tomato puree, jalapenos, rotel, onion, garlic, tomatillos, zucchini squash, butternut squash, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, green pepper, beans and/or lentils, corn, peas, green onion, anything else in the fridge that looks like it might go bad. Seasoned w/ black pepper, salt, tiny bit of olive oil, coriander, and/or chipotle salsa.

I make about 10 cups at a time about once every two weeks, put into 1-cup containers, and freeze some of them.

I'm a vegetarian, BTW, but it wouldn't be hard to add meat.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 12:25 PM

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Giving full credit to the original post on the dog food thread, here is an edited description of Bachelor/Bachelorette Chow, "something moderately tasty, easily portioned, and only takes a minute to heat up in the microwave... quick, filling and low-cal".
So I'm thinking of the frozen food entrees in the grocery store, various meal-replacement drinks like Slim-Fast or Ensure, meal-replacement bars, but you're right, few things beat the convenience of opening a can.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 1:19 PM

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Um, I thought I'd met all those criteria... ...although I admit that not everyone finds hot peppers as tasty as I do!

Cook once every couple of weeks & pop into single servings in the fridge = healthier and cheaper than opening a can, and just as easy on 13 out of 14 days.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 2:38 PM

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I posted the "bachelor chow" idea in the dogfood thread, and I have to give full credit for the idea to Matt Groenig's "Futurama."

Frozen dinners come pretty close, but at $3-5 per serving, they're way too expensive... Bachelor chow shouldn't cost more than $20 for a 10 pound bag.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 5:15 PM

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