Pack It In

December 23, 2008

You wouldn’t think it would take me this long to pack everything for a week away! Sheesh!

Here are just the food items. Snacks, leftover bread, bourbon balls, oatmeal ingredients for my big batch on Xmas morning, cooking stuff + herbs + ingredients for Bald Head…

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This is how much bread we have on hand…. now you know why I feel such pressure to eat bread at least once a day! Thankfully it’s all delicious and most of it is 100% whole wheat.

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Bags of cereal for Bald Head breakfasts (we’re staying at an Inn with a free breakfast, and I thought it would be wise to bring some high fiber cereals as back up. Sadly I don’t think there will be oatmeal on the buffet :( )

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Snacks! I like to have a lot of choices :) I bet I’ll have ONE bar this whole trip. (OK, that makes me think I should go put a few back…)

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I haven’t really be hungry all morning, but the husband just got home so I had to eat so we could hit the road. This is what was on the menu to use up: hummus, half an orange, bread on its last day, milk.

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Which turned into…

Toasty hunks with hummus -

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And pumpkin butter and PB. (OK, I know they weren’t on the “to eat” list but I wasn’t in the mood for hummus on every piece!)

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The orange -

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And a hot chocolate made with Nesquik

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Doesn’t look like much because of the beverage as part of lunch, but hopefully it was filling enough…

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….or I am going to have to dig into THIS bread buffet brought home from work!! Whole Grain Goodness bread for the week’s sandwiches, a swirled Chocolate Babka (!!) and a whole bag of Egg Nog Scuffins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My family is going to be on carb overload.

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Peace out!!

(Haha, I wrote “Peach Out” on the first try)

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1 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Have a great trip, Kath! Would you please tell us what your oats will be like on Xmas morning? i want to prepare a yummy oaty dish for my family :-)

Thanks!

Merry Holidays

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2 Kath December 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm

seelee live,
Nothing you haven’t seen before! My mom requested peppermint coconut but I also brought butterscotch chips and toffee for another option or perhaps for Xmas Eve version.

K

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3 BethT December 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm

What do you think peppermint extract would taste like in oats? (Did your recipe use extract – I can’t remember….)

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4 Jennifer December 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm

chocolate babka- YUM

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5 Kath December 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm

BethT ,
I’m sure it would be good, but I don’t have any to try (and probably wouldn’t buy it b/c it’s expensive and I can just crush real peppermint).

K

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6 Runeatrepeat December 23, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I would both love and hate all that bread around. I love good bread so I would enjoy it, but probably eat too much!

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7 fitforfree December 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Wow that bread looks tasty! How do you estimate the calories for bakery bread (or do you?)

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8 Fancy December 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm

How long is your drive today? Be safe on the road!

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9 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) December 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Love your lunch sampler platter :) and chocolate Babka is amazing! We get it every Christmas. Yum.

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10 Halie December 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

BABKA!!!! and SCUFFINS!!!! I can’t get over the babka!

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11 Moran December 23, 2008 at 3:20 pm

I LOVE how prepared you are Kath!!! Especially those cereal bags!!!

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12 JENNA December 23, 2008 at 3:21 pm

YUM all that bread looks great! I would lose all my will power and eat all of it!! :)

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13 jenner December 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Kath, you are so organized! I HATE packing with a passion. I always get so overwhelmed that I end up just saying screw it and buying duplicates of everything.

Most continental breakfast buffets have plain instant oatmeal packets… but that might be a little boring.

Have a safe drive to Hillsborough!

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14 VeggieGirl December 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Travel safely and have a FAAAAAABULOUS holiday, Kath!!

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15 zestycook December 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Have a great Trip Kath! You are beyond organized…. :)

zesty

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16 Shelby December 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Have a wonderful holiday!!! I hope you have fun and travel safely =)

Great snacks and yummy looking bread!

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17 ashley (sweet & natural) December 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I love chocolate babka! Cinnamon too!

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18 Mariposa December 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

have a safe drive! your packing looks like mine.. mostly food.. less stuff..

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19 petunia December 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Have a great trip! WAY TO GO for being pro-active about food!

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20 Beadie @ A Blog of Sorts December 23, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Have a safe trip!

Your bar stash looks like ours, we just buy way too many of those things.

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21 K December 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

It looks like you’re well prepared!! Have a safe trip and have a blast :)

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22 Maureen December 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Smart traveller! Have a great trip!

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23 Mel December 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Wow, that is a ton of bread! I’m glad that isn’y in my house, I would have no self control! I admire yours!

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24 Brynn December 23, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Have a great trip, Kath!! Your bar choices are cracking me up! I’m the same way. You never know what you’ll be in the mood for!

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25 Lyn December 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Have a great trip Kath!!

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26 Oh She Glows December 23, 2008 at 6:39 pm

That bread looks absolutely devine! It’s everywhere here too…homemade banana bread, oat bread, etc etc!

Angela
http://www.ohsheglows.com

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27 Fitness Surfer December 23, 2008 at 6:40 pm

So many great ideas on how to stay healthy while on-the-go. Thanks! I always bring something, but know if I brought more it would make a difference. It’s also nice not to have to throw healthy food out when you get back. I like carrots, and celery sticks for on the road. Milks always easy to find on the road but high fiber cereal not so easy. Hope you enjoy your stay.

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28 Rose December 23, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Way to plan ahead… better safe than sorry when it comes to food. Enjoy your vaca!

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29 julieh December 23, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Cinnamon Babka takes a backseat to no babka!!! LOL…couldn’t help it…reminded me of Seinfeld. I’ve never had Babka- is it an East Coast thing? I may have to look up a recipe for it online….it looks so good!

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30 Kailey December 23, 2008 at 8:15 pm

all those bars looks so yummy – i would think they would be really tempting!

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31 HangryPants December 23, 2008 at 8:41 pm

I would be in big big trouble if I lived in your house with all that bread.

I bet your Christmas oats are going to be delicious!

Peach Out

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32 Cassidy December 23, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Travel safely and have a great time!

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33 Megan December 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Wish I could join in that carb overload. It all looks so yummy!

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34 Molly December 23, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Have fun on your trip! I always pack lots of food with me when I travel too!

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35 Biz319 December 23, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Just catching up on my blog reading!

Um, egg nog scuffins – who knew?

Travel safe!

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36 Kristie December 23, 2008 at 11:37 pm

That’s quite the stash of fresh bread. Heck, I’d be eating it every time I walked into the kitchen! I can never resist fresh bread. :)

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37 Kath December 24, 2008 at 12:08 am

fitforfree ,
If I am going to estimate, I weigh it. Almost all breads are about 70 calories per ounce.

Kath

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38 Caroline December 24, 2008 at 12:52 am

Haha, I am ALL about having plenty of bar choices when I pack my travel snacks. It’s nice to know I’m not alone!

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39 theoddbody December 24, 2008 at 12:55 am

looks like a breakfast for champions; plus it’s on the road. in your face wheaties! Tis quite the supply of bars…super jealous! haha, it’s like several days of eating, who needs food ;)

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40 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I love your cereal and bar stock up! I need to do that in a few days because I will be heading to Maryland with unknown food choices!! The chocolate babka looks like heaven!

http://www.missymaintains.blogspot.com

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