Have We Lost Our Minds?
Pregnant with our fourth child, my husband has a moment of inspiration and suggests a cross-country family trip during maternity leave.
This family loves food. As I am writing, George is opening more crackers for Tiny and Bubble is asking for an apple all while Brogden is nursing. Car snacks are a must on road trips. With Brogden's intolerances (dairy/soy), I am somewhat limited to what I can eat out and about so I know I wanted some serious eats in the vehicle. Three days before we leave, one of my CERES sisters offers us cucumbers from her husband's garden. Biscuit's favorite! Of course we had to indulge her.
Two days before we left, I finally got some time to prep food for the trip. I woke up with a surprise text that I was going to have some much needed help in the way of a sweet friend having time to come by. Not only did she come with the intention of assisting packing but she brought FOOD! She knows the way to my heart. Huge bag of safe and healthy munchies. Apples, chips, cookies, and gummy bears. Doesn't sound too healthy but you don't yet know what I had in my mind to create. She has witnessed some of my antics before and was not at all taken aback for my plan to make chocolate covered bacon. The perfect salty/sweet concoction that if I made at home with my ingredients I knew it would be safe for baby and thus, I could chow down.
There was only 3/4 cup of the dairy/soy free chocolate chips in the house so I thought we would run out before all the bacon got dipped. Gloriously there was enough for all the bacon and extra to drizzle over pretzels! My snacks were headed in the right direction now.
George made two different flavors of roasted almonds. Salt-n-vinegar and Sriracha/honey. So yummy. One pound of each flavor and I don't think they will last two days. The girls love them too so they are definitely a family treat. He roasted plain almonds at 350 for about ten minutes then spilt them into two bowls. One with a Sriracha and honey mixture to coat and let cool. One with apple cider vinegar and then sprinkled with a salt-n-vinegar powder from Amazon.
Initial Inventory of car food
Sriracha and honey almonds
Sweet potato chips
Root vegetable chips
Haribo gummy bears
Enjoy Life cookies
Costco nut bars
Hopefully this stash lasts until Texas.