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I'm heading on vacation Sunday and I'm in search of sandwich, salad, and snack ideas, we'll be stopping at a lot of roadside areas, (2 dogs) and would like to bring my own and not stop at the fast food places and ideas....Kathy Jo
When we took road trips with the kids we always packed a cooler. In the cooler I would pack lunch meats like bologna or ham, small jars of condiements, a selection of fresh fruit (whole or cut up) boiled eggs, veggie sticks, etc. In a basket, I would pack dry drink mixes (lemondade, etc.), chips, crackers, peanut butter and jelly, cookies or slices of cake, basically whatever we liked to eat. In the days before bottled water was popular I would freeze 1/2 gallon milk jugs of water (leaving about an inch of space at the top before putting the cap on and freezing). These kept everything nice and cold in the cooler and would melt down so that by the time we stopped, we had nice cold water to drink or to mix for lemondade, etc.
We would stop at local grocery stores to replenish our stock as we needed.
We rarely ate at fast food restaurants and saved a ton of money. I think we ate better too!
String cheese is convenient and good. Crackers always travel well - and I always throw a case of water in the car. I know it is extravagant but when traveling there is nothing better than being able to grab a water. I always take fruit - grapes, oranges and apples travel especially well. Celery, carrots and cauliflower also travel well with a side of ranch dressing for dipping. One of our favorites while traveling is deboned chicken. Take chicken breasts and cut them into three or four pieces. Pound them flat - then dip in egg - then in bread crumbs with italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Fry in small batches, the put in fridge. Pack in cooler - it is great and no mess with no bones. The jello and pudding in cups are also handy for a sweet treat. Pretzels are always good - and we especially like the small bags of Combos - which are pretzels with cheese fillings.
I remember one time we stopped to gas up and I thought I would look around to find something to snack on - they were so overpriced and looked so old I knew that I was better off eating my own stuff.
Thanks richlinky and janent..some good ideas from the both of you. the freezing of the water in a jug can be a big help for both, humans and dogs, lol. the chicken sounds good and wouldn't take that long to fix, didn't think of taking dip along for vegies. Again, thanks to the both of you for taking the time to answer me questions, which both are helpful, between worrk, election time (here in WV) and everyday stuff, my brain just froze up with any ideas...Thanks again, Kathy Jo
It's clear I need more coffee this morning...can't type...lol
I pack salad for my husband sometimes, just salad in one container, dressing on the side.... croutons in a baggie. If you make a sandwich that you don't want to wory about wilt..... pbj...... put peanutbutter on both sides of the sandwich with jelly in the middle, that way it doesn't seap through...... add some sunflower seeds for extra crunch.
freeze a water bottle..... it will be good for later in the day.... maybe one for the dogs too.
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