I can't be the only one with this quandary! I'll be at a cottage with a
bunch of in-laws in two weeks, and I don't know how to deal with food!
If I bring supplies to feed only the two of us, they'll use our food or
I'll feel stingy. If I bring enough to fix dinner for everyone each
night, there won't be room enough in the fridge - and I really can't
afford to subsidize the groceries for the whole crew. I'm trying to
think of foods that do not require refrigeration to stow in a box that
will provide the two of us with breakfast and lunch, and ingredients for
a few dishes to pass at the shared dinners. So far, I plan to pack
aseptic packages of Mori-nu lite tofu, pasta, canned no-oil "refried"
black beans, canned garbanzo beans, ww bread, brown rice cakes, &
barley. We won't be close to a grocery, but I figure to make one trip
for produce as we arrive. I'm thinking of making a barley/veggie pilaf
to pass one night, maybe garbanzous (hummous sans tahini & oil) & pitas
Any suggestions on simple recipes that don't use too many fresh foods or
require more than a minimal kitchen? The water supply is uncertain, so
I plan to at least steam all foods - no salads. I also want to be
careful not to acquire the "camp cook" designation in this family of
cheerful users - I'll do one dish, but others have to kick in at every
Of course, I COULD sit on a large rock saying om at dinnertime and eat
only rice cakes. It's an idea.