Basically this week I have been obsessed with our upcoming trip Baxter State Park. I have ran and biked every day, but I am having a hard time talking about that because I am slightly distracted (shiny things are everywhere!) Today was an 11 mile run on the Boise Road (a dirt road near my house that is semi-plowed) that was really nice. I liked it even better when I found out I had run almost 12 miles (that really drops that pace!)
Let’s get back to that trip. I thought we were leaving today. We leave tomorrow. Oops.
We usually bring our own breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, and do group dinners with our friends. The dinner cooks wear aprons with naked ladies on them. Well, they have basil leaves and tomatoes in key areas, so they are not really naked. Wearing these are mandatory and the aprons are mine.
So as far as trip food goes…I have been working really hard to eat clean with a diet focused on plants for the past month. I have eaten meat, just a whole lot less of it. On these trips – where we are carrying all of our food on our backs and skiing many miles in the cold – I throw all of that out the window for convenience, weight (of items), and…well, eating stuff I normally don’t.
Enter the McMuffin.
I eat oatmeal every day and I love it. I know it is light, healthy, and easy to carry. Yadda yadda yadda. Oatmeal is my back-up in case we are there for an unexpected extra day. Yes, I could just make these sammies myself and save some $ and make them more healthy. I know all of that, but there is something kind of fun of skiing 30 miles into the north Maine woods to a camp, waking up, and getting a McMuffin. I unwrap them, then foil wrap them, label them, and freeze them (after they cool). They stay frozen and keep the whole trip (this only works in the winter for obvious reasons).
All the guys are jealous when John and I throw our egg sammies on wood stove and they are gumming on their instant oatmeal.
|Yes, that one is mine. Let me be OCD and label everything even if it is the same in both bags.|
I love Justin’s Nut Butter. Seriously. Their squeeze packs are perfect because they fit well in a pack and are super convenient. I get the honey and maple flavored ones and don’t bring jelly, because, well…It is just a pain. The great thing about these babies is that you can eat them out of the package or make them into a roll-up sandwich with a tortilla.
|Think I have enough???|
It was very hard for me not to split these up evenly and label bags as John and Mandy. John wasn’t sure about the almond butter, which is fine by me, that is my favorite.
I would say those are the two key items on my winter trips (that have a wood stove available). The rest of the stuff we may or may not bring with us looks like this right now:
|The phone and the dime are not coming for sure.|
That is the scoop right now, we are going to organize this stuff (along with clothes, sleeping bags, etc) into 2 packs so we can grab and go after work tomorrow.
I just now realized that all of my warm stuff is dirty from running this week and must be washed (it didn’t pass the sniff test). Must do laundry now. Have a great week everyone, I have a few posts scheduled – one is a review of a product I love love love and the other is ofcourse, Muttley Monday.
Thanks for reading!