Yeah, that stuff is by far the worst excuse for food I've ever had. The stuff sometimes had a green tint to it. GREEN! Maybe if it had some corresponding ham it wouldn't be so horrible ...
Could always score a '95 vintage MRE Menu 8 - Ham Slab with gelatin to add... /shudders
3 MRE items even the Saudi dumpster cats wouldn't eat: Omelet with Ham, Corned Beef Hash, and everyone's favorite Escalloped Potatoes with Ham. Each was designed as the "Breakfast" meal and included the tastey Oatmeal Cookie Bar which looked and tasted like pressed woodchips. It was so hard you could almost hammer with it.