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Unread post by Bushbaby » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:27 pm

Do you have anything special that you prepare for meals or snacks in the Kruger? We seem to always end up braai-ing, which I love but was wondering if there was anything different we could try. Personally I know that I am on holiday once we hit the road, as I always make savoury mince rolls for "padkos", one bite and I know I am on my way.
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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:31 pm

Bushbaby,

My wife has taught me something in the KNP...

DON'T ever leave the park without having a Game Pie (Wilds Pasty) with gravy and chips.

They taste divine.... A MUST HAVE...

As for the rest of the Time ... Braaivleis, salad and Koo Beans ... and on the road it's sandwiches or take aways...

Oh and not to forget ... Evenings it's Amarula with lots of ICE ... rest of the time it's CASTLE !! :lol:
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Unread post by Meg » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:57 pm

Does anyone know how to spell *matjontjans* properly? You know, those thick, marinated pork/beef/lamb rashers? *drool*

We always have those, roasties (the little bread squares filled with garlic & onion done on the braai), wors, etc for supper. For early mornings we have coffee & rusks, followed by brunch at about 11am with bacon, possibly more matjontjans, mushrooms, etc on a skottel at a picnic spot.

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Unread post by Wild@Heart » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:06 pm

Meg, then you should try "Oopsies"...

A sosatie made up of Bacon bits and cherries marinated in the cherries souce..

[drool] "Slurp, smack" [/drool]
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:12 am

I agree about the wilds pie W@H!

My favourites are:

Potjiekos
Steak, eggs and chips
Bacon, fried banana, scrambled eggs and mushrooms and toast
Potbrood with a castle(without the can, bwana) as ingredient
Biltong
toast with a fried egg in the middle
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Unread post by Tabs » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:05 am

katja wrote:OUMA rusks for me too (buttermilk or musli). Image
Unfortunately, we don't get them here.


We have several 'South African' stores here in the UK from which we can not only buy Ouma rusks but also Miele porridge (Yummy!), different varieties of biltong, sosaties, Boerewors etc....

However, my absolute favourite food when in the bush is a brunch of eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and whatever else is on offer - with toast or bread rolls, cooked with a good sprinkling of spices (aromat?) on the braai at a picnic stop after being on the road for a few hours, and finished off with a cup of strong tea.... Heaven!

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Unread post by bwana » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:47 pm

Wake up: Coffee and rusks

Breakfast on the road: Sandwich with cheese, or left over braai from the night before. Coffee.

Mid morning: Snacks - chips, biscuits, chocolate(Twiga ofcourse).

Lunch: Something from one of the shops at whatever camp we are closest to.

Mid Afternoon: More snacks...

Supper: One night at each camp a meal at the restaurant. Otherwise we braai. Braai roasted cheese and tomato sandwiches to start. Then a 200g lazy aged rump steak which has been lying in marinade for the whole day. Boerie. Chicken kebabs. Salad- tomato, feta cheese and lots of it, lettuce etc.

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What is on your Kruger menu

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:07 pm

We stay at Ngwenya usually which is only a few kms from Croc Bridge so its coffee and rusks/biscuits on waking just to get going and then once in the park we have more coffee and some of those breakfast bars they sell now. Lunch is either boerie or minute steak rolls at one of the picnic spots if we don't eat at the camps. We also take fruit, sweets and chips for the car for in between.
Supper, normally is a braai, or a light meal, say soup or toasted sandwiches if we feel we have overindulged during the day. We have just bought a very handy cooler box that works off the car's cigarette lighter and keeps 9 tins of cool drinks icy cold.
It can sit on the back seat between the passengers and the top is padded so doubles as an arm rest, dying to try it out in a little over 4 weeks. :D

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Unread post by Tula Manzi » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:09 pm

Are you guys all on diet?

Coffee and rusks and chocolate on waking

Breakfast phase 1 (first waterhole) Coffee, cornflakes, rusks and biscuits

Snacks - chips dry wors biltong bubble gum and sweets

Breakfast phase 2 (picnic spot) brekkie in a skottel egg bacon sausage, lamb wors, tomato, potato and mushrooms

Snacks

Lunch - Kruger sarmies, toasted from shop or homemade cold meat and salad sarmies (lots of avo) at campsite

Snacks

Sundowners (last waterhole) cheese biscuits pate pickles and wine or beverage of choice

Supper - braai - meat, wors and salad and baked potato

Coffee and chocolate

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Unread post by Meg » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:50 pm

Freda wrote:What are matjontjans, please?


It's like really thick bacon. Marinated. 8) 8)

You don't only get pork ones either - lamb & beef are pretty tasty. An English description might be thick rashers?
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Unread post by hornbill » Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:36 pm

When we wake up it's coffee (my husband cannot function without a cup of coffee first). Then drive to a waterhole and have more coffee and rusks and biscuits.

Snacks during the day (chocolates (mainly for me :D ), biltong and dry wors (for hubbie), crisps, fruit, pretzels)

Lunch is normally leftovers from the night before with a salad, rolls, cheese, etc. with a castle or two for hubbie and a glass of wine for me.

Same snacks for the afternoon.

Sundowners next to a waterhole is cheese, biscuits, pate.

Almost forgot, just before the shop closes, we buy vanilla ice cream (in the tubs) and after supper we have the ice cream with a chock liqueur poured over :D Absolutely yummy


Supper is mostly a braai, sometimes a stir fry or a potjie.

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Unread post by arks » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:20 pm

Guinea Pig wrote:Sorry Arks!! :lol:

"Skilpaadjies" is a traditional South African dish of liver wrapped in suet. Skilpaadjies = Tortoises.


Thanks, GP!! I trust you mean that they look like tortoises, not that they are made from tortoise?

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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:27 pm

They're about the size of a tortoise without a shell - not that I've ever seen one! :lol:
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Unread post by Jock » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:51 pm

My favourite ......T-bone streak on the braai with mealie and potato (cottage cheese on potato). Nothing can beat that. We always have a big, flash breakfast the day we are leaving with eggs, bacon, left over steak, sausage, onion, tomato, banana and toast. For the other days, rusks and coffee. Plenty of "snacks" for the road and generally something from one of the camps for lunch. We also like to have minute steaks on a roll for lunch at the picnic spots.
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Unread post by Bushmad » Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:04 pm

Ok, heres our menu:(Not all items every day)

Early Breakfast:
Coffee/Tea/Fruit Juice
Rusks
Cereal
Jungle Oats (Oats-so-Easy, just add boiling water)
Fruit (Ruby Grapefruit/Banana/Pear/Naartjies)

Mid-Morning: (while in car)
Fruit, sparkling water etc..

Lunch: Any combination of the following...
Braai;
Chicken Kebabs/Fillet/T-Bone usually with Boerewors (All meat vacum packed and brought from JHB) well marinaded of course! With cucumber, tomato, gerkins, baked potato and "Peppadews" (they make the best snack with cottage cheese!)

Dinner:
Braai;
Similar to above but usually a lighter choice and depends on what was had for lunch. Sometimes a Pasta Dish like Pumpkin Panzerotti or Pene Arabiata (these are also had for Lunch). Giant Mushrooms with olive oil and other seasoning on the braai are delicious!

Before-Bed:

Tea/ Hot Chocolate/ Decaf Coffee with Rusks/Biscuits.

We only eat at the resturant if we are at the camp for only one night. Snacks in the car are usually, bottled water, sweets, fruit, biltong and dried wors depending on time of day.
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