- A gourmet meal made from the military's Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) doesn't sound very likely but there are some who believe they've mastered the feat. They'll be putting their skills to the test Saturday at the National Museum of the Marine Corps' MRE Cookoff.
Eight self-proclaimed chefs will "blindly" pull two MREs from a box and combine them to create one meal for presentation to the judges. To further enhance the meal, contestants will be able to use anything they can fit into a gallon plastic bag (approximately the size of a cargo pocket on the utility uniform).
The cookoff will take place outside the Museum's Devil Dog Diner on the second floor from 12 to 2 p.m. Very convenient if the smell of delicious MREs cooking stirs up hunger pangs.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Va. The Museum, which opened November 10, 2006, brings to life the U.S. Marine Corps' rich history and honors the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of all Marines. It is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day except Christmas. Parking and admission are free.
For more information on the National Museum of the Marine Corps, call 703-784-6107 or visit www.usmcmuseum.com
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