After narrowly escaping death at the Centers for Disease Control, Rick and the Group decide to head to Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia; 125 miles in the opposite direction.
They don't get far however, when a massive traffic jam of abandoned cars and a blown radiator hose on Dale's RV cause them to halt. Seeing the chance to scavenge for more food and water, the Group splits up on the highway. (Mistake....HUGE mistake).
While scavenging, the Group has their first run in with a wandering herd. In the confusion, twelve-year-old Sophia Peletier flees into the woods and gets separated from the Group. Realizing he is in over his head, Rick sends for Daryl Dixon, the tracker and hunter of the Group. Despite Daryl's best efforts, darkness falls without the return of Sophia.
Though they have more supplies, they are weaker with the Group split in the search. Dale, Carol, Andrea and Shane stay with the RV and work on clearing cars from their path. With their comrades scattered, Dale would likely have come up with something delicious, fast and filling for their return.
A new day to begin the search again does not bring success. Carl Grimes is shot by a hunter as he stops to admire a deer in the woods.
Hopefully your Group will not meet with such extreme misfortune. And hopefully, your children will be more adequately supervised.
When your Group needs a fast meal after a scavenging excursion or a stressful herd attack, Alfredo Tuna Pasta with Peas will do the trick. A shout-out for this recipe goes to the charming and talented Kat of the Reedus Renegades Survivor Group. Another easy recipe with only four ingredients and water.
And when the dead rise...don't let Short Round muck up the trail.
Alfredo Tuna Pasta with Peas
1 package (12.6 oz) Kraft Creamy Parmesan Alfredo Pasta Mix
5 oz. can tuna in olive oil (you may use tuna packed in water but the flavor will not be as strong)
3/4 cup soy or unsweetened almond milk
8.5 ounce can sweet peas
Boil 2 quarts of water over stove or hot coals. Cook pasta according to package directions but omit butter and replace dairy milk with soy or almond milk.
Drain oil from tuna and using a fork, flake into pasta mixture. Open and drain sweet peas and stir into tuna-pasta mixture. Sprinkle with packet of parmesan cheese and serve immediately.