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Rip & Go: Turkey Creek Trail

Hike through three ecological zones in east Texas's carnivore country.
Big trees in Big Thicket (Laurence Parent)


Breakfast 1 On the road
Lunches 1 & 2 Summer sausage and cheddar wraps; apples
Dinner Chicken Noodle Soup
Breakfast 2 True Slough Pancakes
Snacks Celery sticks with PB, banana chips


Chicken Noodle Soup    
Bird in broth
1 Lipton’s Chicken Soup Mix 
6 cups water
1 7-ounce pouch chicken
8 ounces macaroni
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 stalk celery (optional)
Bring water to a boil. Whisk in soup mix with a fork. Add chicken, macaroni, and chopped celery. Return pot to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Serves 2.

True Slough Pancakes    
Filled with PB and chocolate
1 cup pancake mix
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon canola oil
Combine pancake mix with water (per instructions), and stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter. Grease pan with oil, and spoon ¼ cup of batter onto the pan over medium heat. Cook until bubbles appear. Flip and cook two more minutes (until golden brown). Serves 2.

[  ]  banana chips (produce)
[  ]  apples (produce)
[  ]  celery (produce) 
[  ]  summer sausage (market)
[  ]  tortillas (market)
[  ]  sliced cheddar (deli)
[  ]  Lipton’s Chicken Soup Mix (2)
[  ]  chicken pouch (2)
[  ]  peanut butter (3)
[  ]  pancake mix (3)
[  ]  semisweet chocolate chips (4)
[  ]  elbow macaroni (5)
Pack Salt, pepper, canola oil
Brookshire Brothers
155 Monroe St., Kountze, TX
(409) 246-3804
PIT STOP Texas-size appetite, meet Texas-size meal: The Pickett House Restaurant serves up all-you-can-eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes, turnip greens, peach cobbler, and more (if you can handle it). It’s worth the drive. 157 PR 6000, Woodville, TX; (409) 283-3371;

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