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…


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.


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 :( )


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…)


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.


Which turned into…

Toasty hunks with hummus


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!)


The orange


And a hot chocolate made with Nesquik


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


….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.


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 :-)


Merry Holidays


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.



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….)


4 Jennifer December 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm

chocolate babka- YUM


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).



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!


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?)


8 Fancy December 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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


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.


10 Halie December 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

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


11 Moran December 23, 2008 at 3:20 pm

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


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!! :)


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!


14 VeggieGirl December 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Travel safely and have a FAAAAAABULOUS holiday, Kath!!


15 zestycook December 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

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



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!


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

I love chocolate babka! Cinnamon too!


18 Mariposa December 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

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


19 petunia December 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

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


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.


21 K December 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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


22 Maureen December 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Smart traveller! Have a great trip!


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!


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!


25 Lyn December 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Have a great trip Kath!!


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!



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.


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!


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!


30 Kailey December 23, 2008 at 8:15 pm

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


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


32 Cassidy December 23, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Travel safely and have a great time!


33 Megan December 23, 2008 at 10:42 pm

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


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!


35 Biz319 December 23, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Just catching up on my blog reading!

Um, egg nog scuffins – who knew?

Travel safe!


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. :)


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.



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!


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 πŸ˜‰


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!


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