We’re going on a road trip next week. Our drive will be about 18 hours and my husband wants to drive straight through, leaving one evening (right after dinner) and arriving the next day in the afternoon. I’ll need to pack food for one breakfast, one lunch, and snacks. So here’s what I’m planning:
- breakfast – hard boiled eggs; muesli with goat milk; kefir with fresh fruit
- lunch – pre-cooked, cold sausages from Deck Family Farm; spelt sourdough bread; probiotic potato salad; microgreen salad with fresh veggies and creamy salad dressing
- snacks – fruit, sprouted or soaked spelt biscuits, sprouted spelt crackers, queso fresco goat cheese, Kombucha
Before we leave, I need to use up as much goat milk as possible by turning it into finished dairy foods. I will take as much of it with us as I can, to use at our destination, in the form of cheeses, kefir, and kefir cheese.
I have an issue with Kombucha – lots of it made and I don’t want to leave it behind to build up pressure in the jars and explode. I also don’t want to take it with us in case the jars break or explode with air pressure changes going over passes. And the fridge won’t have enough room to store it, otherwise the gal that is milking our goats won’t have room to chill the milk she gathers. So I’ll have to think on that.
I am shopping for a cooler. Our current cooler has plastic hinges, which are broken. It is also chewed by the squirrels. I would love to get one of the stainless steel coolers, but I’m sure I can’t find one nearby, and anyway, they are about $175 on Amazon! So I’ll have to buy plastic – but I will NOT settle for a cooler with plastic hinges. The lid needs to fit into the frame of the cooler with a pin of some sort; the small cooler I have like that is much more sturdy than the plastic-hinged sort. I hope I can find something like that today in town.
Tuesday morning, I plan to run out quickly to Localvore in Sutherlin, to buy fresh produce for the road. I’ll also stop at the feed store so there’s extra feed and hay around for the gal who is taking care of our goats while we’re gone.
The last post I’ll make before we leave is the Tuesday Twister, this coming Tuesday, August 25. Then the GNOWFGLINS blog will be on vacation (along with my family!) until Monday, September 7. Although, I may post while on vacation, if the mood hits.
I’m sharing this post with Fight Back Fridays at FoodRenegade.