Have Food, Will Travel

The thing about commitment, is, when you’re really committed, it’s a lot of work. I mean, A LOT of work!

After a long Holiday stretch, way too many dietary indiscretions, some health flare ups, skin break outs, and general disconnection with self I’m back to being committed to Paleo nutrition. Somehow, as my husband so aptly pointed out last night, I have a tendency to commit to things, to strive for consistency at just the wrong times. But alas, that is me, so here we go…

We’re going to be heading North to VT with my sister-in-law and family. I’m going to sit down with my brother in law at some point before we go to work out what the menu for 9 people will be.

Food For Road Trip

However that wasn’t all that had to be planned out. I need to decide what would go where in the car including what would need to be stored in the coolers and what we would need to be able to access immediately when we stopped for a short rest. Once I had decided on this I would then leave the actual packing of the car to my darling husband, which meant he packing up all our skiing kit as well, along with the kids and what they needed.

So… What’s on the docket for this particular family get together?

  • A big pork shoulder from the pig we recently bought(undecided on Kailua style or BBQ pulled pork)
  • An amazing chuck roast in adobo sauce
  • Lots of chicken soup
  • Italian Stew
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Make your own pizza night
  • Red Chili Con Carne
  • Hannah’s White Chili

Lots of kale and cauliflower, other veggies, and sweet potatoes.

For the kiddos I also threw in a few boxes of gf blueberry waffles and Bell and Evans GF Chicken Nuggets. Some popcorn and Annie’s new Organic fruit snacks. Finally some gf pasta. They’re going to be skiing their tushes off and I want them to fill up at every meal.

Treats? Yep, plantain chips, dark chocolate and fixings for bacon chocolate chip cookies from The Food Lovers.


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