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Rip & Go: Twin Valley Trail – Five Rivers MetroParks, OH

Ramble along a wide river to quiet, old-growth hollows.

On The Menu

Breakfast 1 On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Tuna wrap with cheddar and chips
Dinner 1
Gem City Mushroom Penne
Breakfasts 2 & 3
Oatmeal with dried cherries
Dinner 2
Lentils by the Creek
Snacks
Trail mix, dried fruit, pretzel nuggets

Gem City Mushroom Penne
Big carbs for long miles

8 ounces penne
½ cup dried mushrooms (sliced)
½ cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter (pre-packed in a zip-top bag)
¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Boil 4-6 cups of water and cook penne per package instructions. With 4 minutes left, add the mushrooms. When pasta is done, pour off water but reserve a cup. Stir in the butter and dry ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Serves 2.

Lentils by the Creek
Relax with this belly warmer

1 cup lentils
1 packet instant tomato soup
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder Cheddar (cubed)

Add all ingredients except cheese to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes (until lentils are soft). Top with cheese cubes to taste. Serves 2.

The Grocery List (Aisle # in Nearest Store Below)
[ ] dried fruit (produce)
[ ] dried cherries (produce)
[ ] dried mushrooms (produce)
[ ] tuna (2)
[ ] lentils (2)
[ ] instant tomato soup mix (3)
[ ] penne (3)
[ ] instant oatmeal (4)
[ ] pretzels (11)
[ ] trail mix (11)
[ ] potato chips (11)
[ ] cheddar (12)
[ ] butter (12)
[ ] Parmesan cheese (12)

Pack: Garlic powder, chili powder, dried onion, oregano

PIT STOP
After your hike—or during it if you want to hike 1.1 miles (each way) on Main Street—hit The Florentine and try the blackened tilapia. 21 W. Market St., Germantown, OH; (937) 855-7759

NEAREST GROCERY STORE
GERMANTOWN IGA PLUS
2313 OH 4, Germantown, OH
(937) 855-7797 

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