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Picture of the Day – November 5th

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Recipe for Crispy SPAM Rice

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Food Report for of October 2016.


Crispy SPAM rice with vegetable fried rice: (for 7 of your friend if they like SPAM or not both are good here)

Crispy SPAM rice
3 Cups of rice
3 Cups of water
2 Cans of SPAM
Some Olive/ Vegetable oil.
Vegetable fried rice
3 Cups of rice
4 Cups of water
1 Cup of dehydrated broccoli
1 Cup of dehydrated celery
1 Cup of dehydrated flakes spinach
1 Cup of dehydrated diced tomatoes
Some Olive/ Vegetable oil.

Note: We had both at the same time but you can do either a single dish, you’ll only have to double the amount everything under that recipe.

Step 01: Cook in a pressure all the rice and water until the inside start to boil. Let it boil for 15 minutes then reserve for 15 minutes.

Step 02: Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan on medium low heat.

Step 03: Add half the rice in the pan, along with some oil.

Step 04: Add a cup of water in the rice along all the dehydrated vegetable.

Step 05: Once the vegetable has well absorbed the water, add some oil in the pan and let the rice brown until the texture is right.

Step 06: Put the vegetable rice in a plate and put in the oven at 150F

Step 07: Open and cut the SPAM meat in thin fries like shape.

Step 08: Fry the SPAM fries until the outside turn brown.

Step 09: Add the other half of the the rice in the same pan

Step 10: Let the rice fry and brown, mix and repeat the process until the the texture is right.

Step 11: Eat.

Space Dictionary – November 5th

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Crew Photos – November 5th

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Anu cooking Pooris

Anu cooking Pooris


Jon sleeping on his back

Jon sleeping on his back


Jon up a cliff

Jon up a cliff


Pinwheel Scones

Pinwheel Scones





Yusuke up a cliff

Yusuke up a cliff

Sol Summary – November 5th

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Sol# 43

Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: A day off here

Mission Status: resting

Sol Activity Summary:

Slept in today, just woke in my loft late to hear the Canadian Space Agency camp crackling away quietly on the shortwave.

Coffee, pancakes and here we are, yes, it’s our day off.

A day off means different things to different people.

On Earth and on Mars, it’s two quite unrelated worlds. Does recreation means something different when you are isolated and confined inside in a small container with six others in a huge extreme desert? What do you actually do when you can’t go outside because the toxic air will kill you?

Much the same really, but you don’t go outside. Alex skipped for the first hour of his day in the greenhouse and cooked lunch. Most of us had a sleep. Jon did his washing and Anastasiya read. Claude-Michel played computer games, Anu wrote to her family and I wrote poetry. Yusuke made a photo book. We watched the weather and cooked pin wheel scones for afternoon tea. Now we have begun the next cooking phase for tea – butter chicken, fenugreek rice and pooris. Early night, perhaps a movie.

A lovely tranquil day of rest here at MDRS.

MDRS lessons:

Just relax on your day off.  Cook something, have a nap, chill out.

Plans: EVA tomorrow – weather permitting, the third of our sim/non sim science operations trial/

Crew Physical Status: Healthy and relaxed.

Weather: Rain overnight.

Anomalies: Nope.

Phrase of the Day – November 5th

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