Friday, May 25, 2012

Wildfire: Survivor Stew

After the catastrophic Walker attack on the camp, the Group must dispose of the bodies; both human and Walker. In the hot Georgia sun, the work is exhausting. And particularly icky....each corpse must receive a massive head wound or they will reanimate.

Glenn's insistence on burying (not burning) their lost human friends, including Amy, only creates more work. Upon learning that Jim was bitten, the Group has no choice but to head to the Centers for Disease Control in hopes of finding treatment.

The Morales family decides to break from the Group and make a go of it alone. RIck leaves instructions in hopes that Morgan and Duane will join them at the CDC. Along the way, Jim's health deteriorates further and the Group is forced to call a halt. After hallucinations and lots of gagging...Jim asks to be left behind to face his fate alone.

They make their way to the CDC and have a Close-Encounters-like experience and walk into a white light. Is this the end of our brave survivors? Will they live to see another day or will they end up Walker-Meat? Regardless of the outcome, at least they have a full stomach.

In the rush, they'd have to prepare a quick meal using RV canned pantry staples. This recipe was adapted from a Boy Scout recipe called "Cowboy Stew." We think it can appropriately renamed "Survivor Stew." 

Feel free to substitute whatever canned vegetables and seasonings your Group has been able to scavenge.

And when the dead rise; don't let blonde girls hamstring you.

"We don't burn them! We bury them...understand?"

Survivor Stew
1 can Bush's Grillin Beans (Southern Pit Barbecue Flavor)
1 can Black Beans, undrained
1 can Progresso Creamy Tomato Basil soup
1 can Sweet Corn, undrained (low-sodium)
1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can Potatoes, drained and diced
1 can Green Beans, drained
2 Tbsp. Minced Dried Onion
2 Bay Leaves
3 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Optional Ingredient: 1 tsp. Garlic Powder, Kosher Salt, and Pepper

Open all cans. In a Dutch oven, over hot coals, combine Grillin' Beans, black beans, tomato soup, sweet corn and diced tomatoes.

Drain liquid from the green beans and potatoes and add to the stew. Stir well.

Add seasonings and allow to simmer gently for 20 minutes (or less if your Group is in a real hurry) until flavors are combined.

Taste and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper if desired. Serve with crackers and then get out of town!

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