After returning from a deployment my wife (then my new girl friend) asked what was in the MRE's I was unloading from my pack, I told her I would hook her up! Like the pic above I set up the table with candle light and the 'good dishes' (at least I didn't use the milspec eating utensil set). I heated everything up and put it on the plate with the usual MRE accutraments as sides, called her in and we sat down.She just stared at the plate for a couple minutes poking a few things with the fork then said, "just the smell is making me sick", oh well, it was more for me. P-)But it was the last time she has seen the inside of an MRE.
That was good. :)