Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Life on the FOB - The DFAC
The DFAC is the military's way of saying "Dining Hall." Technically, it stands for Dining FACility. There are several on the FOB, but I've never seen them. Some say the others have better food, but I'm content with ours.
People seem to equate the military with terrible food. Now, I've only been here a little over a week, but I think the food is pretty good! Every morning there is a cook that will make omelets to order. There is always oatmeal, grits, sausage, bacon, potatoes, and scrambled eggs to choose from. We always have fresh fruit available. There are refrigerators stocked with milk, water, Gatorade and assorted sodas. They even have non-alcoholic beer, since no alcohol is allowed in country.
There is always an assortment of hot foods for lunch. The salad bar is well stocked. There are cold cuts for sandwiches, as well. There is a different homemade soup every day, and most are quite tasty.
Dinner varies nightly. Every Saturday, a man goes up and down the aisles with fresh homemade pizza, which is excellent! Sunday night is Mexican/taco night. Every Friday is "surf and turf," which includes steak and either lobster, crab, or shrimp! I don't eat this well at home!
The DFAC is open 24/7 in case you can't make mealtimes. The salad bar, cold cuts and soup are always available. Needless to say, nobody is starving on the FOB!
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