Monday, April 16, 2012

What's on the Menu?

We are into Day 22 and more than halfway to our destination. As of this writing we have about 1165 miles to go.

A question we get asked quite often is, "What are you eating?" You do have to plan ahead when doing this kind of passage. There isn't the handy little grocery around the corner. We provisioned up in Panama City (as Barbara's sister Carol can attest to – she paid the Visa bill.) Panama City is a good place for that kind of provisioning with lots of groceries and good prices.

So since we've left Panama City February 22nd, we've been eating off those supplies. We dine pretty well on Astarte – and so far the dinner menu has included roast chicken, meatloaf, roast pork, chicken curry, barbecue pork, chicken chef salads, pork lo mein, chicken burritos, hamburgers, homemade chili, black beans with ham, ham dinner, kielbasa dinner with homemade baked beans, hot dogs and some homemade soups like cheddar broccoli and pork vegetable. So we have not been deprived nor have we been bored with the menu. We usually make our main meal at midday. This is easier than at night when we are getting ready for our watches and radio nets. We have a decent breakfast in the morning, often a homemade treat like banana bread or coffee cake or your typical options of eggs, pancakes, oatmeal or toast. We eat our main meal sometime around 1 or 2 pm, and then we snack or forage in the evening. It might be leftovers or a sandwich or simply crackers with cheese, fish dip or hummus. There is always a snack bag as well with granola bars, cookies, brownies, dried fruit or treats for the late watches.

So we eat well and are certainly not feeling deprived in that category – and we can last aboard with the supplies we have for at least another two months – let's just hope it doesn't take us that long to get there.

Oh and tomorrow's menu – another Mahi dinner – we just caught another one (we actually caught two at the same time but only one (the smaller of the two) made it to the boat. If we keep catching – that stretches our protein supplies even longer.

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