Meals on the Go

I have a love/hate relationship with cooking. It doesn’t come naturally or easily to me and it’s never been something that I have particularly enjoyed. That said, I did the cooking for the first few years of our marriage; Kenn took over a few years in. (I think he was tired of watching me stress out over every meal, bless his heart.) However, once I retired, it was only fair that I take over the responsibility once again. Less than a year later, the pandemic hit and eating out was no longer an option. Cooking may not be fun for me, meal planning is even less so. We had used the Hello Fresh meal kit subscription a few years ago and decided to sign up once again. Using Hello Fresh works for me on two levels: one, it gives us a chance to try things we normally wouldn’t and two, that’s two less meals I have to plan each week. Surprisingly, I’ve also discovered that I enjoy the prep work; I don’t mind getting in the kitchen and zesting, chopping, an mincing up a storm.

Now, we are planning our first long road trip with the travel trailer which means meal planning without the assistance of Hello Fresh. It also means meal planning within the limited storage of a travel trailer. We sat down and listed a few of our favorite meals and the ingredients of each. I know we’ll eat out occasionally during our trip. After all, part of the travel experience is trying new/regional foods. (My love of all things huckleberry is a direct result of our 2019 road trip. It’s too bad we don’t have huckleberries here in the South.) However, we know that we have a tendency to repeat the same handful of meals over and over. Pasta also features frequently since it’s so easy to prepare.

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So, dear reader, I need your help. What are some of your favorite meals to prepare when you’re on the road? Do you have any cookbooks or online resources to recommend? (Insert puppy dog eyes here)

Until next time, happy trails!

3 thoughts on “Meals on the Go

  1. Dan does the majority of our cooking and meal planning. However, I do enjoy making one or two meals a week. Here’s a couple ideas: I use the teriyaki vegetables from Aldi’s and add grilled chicken. I make a chicken/broccoli/cheese/rice casserole. (You can use regular rice or cauliflower rice.) We eat salmon or Panko tilapia from Costco regularly. I make zucchini lasagna. I make beef stroganoff in the slow cooker. From Aldi’s I use Italian meatballs, wrap in a biscuit, and bake. Use spaghetti sauce to dip and top with Parmesan. I follow indianeskitchen blog, and she has some great recipes. I do have a “recipes” tab on my website, but there’s only some there – not a ton. Enjoy your upcoming trip. I hope you have a ton of fun and many great meals. I look forward to reading your posts about your travels.

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