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Monday, May 19, 2008

A Short Train Adventure: Snacks For The Road

Just Izzy and me. Two four hour train trips. Two nights in a Bed and Breakfast. No idea where or what we would be eating. Major snack prep was in order. Leaving Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon. This is what I packed:

4 hard-boiled eggs

4 ounces soft goat cheese

1 package of organic water crackers

1 bunch organic bananas

4 local apples

2 organic oranges

several apriums (or pluots?)

1 slice artichoke focaccia

large slice rosemary focaccia

1 large bottle Pellegrino

1 container organic dried apricots

1 container roasted cashews

1 bag organic baby carrots

1 container organic cherry tomatoes

2 Ronnybrook Farms yogurts

1 Dagoba Chocolate Bar

I packed most of this in an insulated backpack with two small ice packs. Most of the items were eaten, save for two hard-boiled eggs which became sadly mishapen and rather unappetizing in appearance and then there were the fruits:

We ended up squashing nearly all of the apriums, only two were edible. The bananas all ended in mush. Note to self: Don't let your preschooler drag an insulated backpack on the ground, even if you simply cannot carry one more thing.

On the last leg of our journey home, I had to break down and buy something on the train. Cheese and cracker platter..not too shabby.

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