with Sharon Archer
We're heading off to isolated parts later this year and the issue of feeding us is taking up my brain space! We need to carry enough food and water (and diesel and other goodies) to last for three weeks.
That's 21 days... 21 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 21 dinners... 63 whole meals... for two people so really it's 126! Eek, I'm scaring myself! LOL
We're going to travel across the Simpson Desert and back. There are no corner shops, no supermarkets, no handy service stations. There will be... should be... diesel available at Birdsville and Dalhousie Springs on either side of the desert.
So, at the moment, I'm experimenting.
Some things are a success...
|Homemade muesli - a big tick!|
|Chocolate and oats and muesli - another big tick!|
And some things are just not worth the effort!
|Dried bananas - MK 1! Burnt offerings!|
|Dried bananas - MK 2! Yummy but probably not worth the effort...|
I want minimum mess - we won't have enough water to do big clean ups. I want easy and quick because we'll be travelling each day and sometimes, after a long difficult day, I know the last thing I'll want to think about is cooking a meal!
I've got some dehydrated mince, tins of salmon and other goodies. Will be preparing some precooked goodies for the fridge and vacuum sealing them.
I'm going to try out a damper in the Thermal Cooker and will be trying out a flat bread we can make on the road in the next couple of days.
So I'm throwing the floor open... any suggestions for quick, easy and minimal mess food?
PS I couldn't resist a few gratuitous photographs from our weekend away in the Big Desert National Park... apologies to anyone who has already seen them!
|Middle of nowhere!|
|Filling the worst of the ruts!|
|Glorious full moon on our first night camping|
|Sunrise on our third morning... even the old rhyme about sailors being beware couldn't dim the magnificent sight!|