Hot liquid snacks are a good way to warm up a cold day. A thermos of steaming tomato soup is gold medal fare, especially when paired with the aforementioned grilled bologna and cheese sandwich. Beef broth, vegetable soup, and chili are other good options for a duck hunter's thermos.
And finally, constituting the very foundation of the duck blind snack pyramid is the dessert group. This widely popular food group includes Little Debbies, Oreos, assorted snack cakes, doughnuts, chocolate fudge, oatmeal raisin cookies, Fig Newtons (I have a friend with a weak stomach who calls them "Fig Neutrons"), and any other pastry or baked goods that should carry a health warning for high sugar content.
Here's the deal: everything tastes better in a duck blind. There's just something about cold temperatures and a north wind that stimulates the taste buds. Some people remember great restaurant experiences. I remember the superb fare I've enjoyed in duck blinds.
What's Your Favorite Duck Blind Food?
Perhaps the best duck blind food I've ever eaten was oyster and shrimp gumbo in a Louisiana rice field pit. The guide's wife had cooked it, and he had plenty to share and a willingness to do so. The shooting was good that day, and the gumbo was lip-smacking delicious. When the guide said "Now," I didn't know whether to go for my gun or my spoon! What gets your vote as a favorite, or perhaps unusual, duck blind food?
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