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Me and my husband are running away for three days in early March to an isolated cabin. We haven't had an overnight trip in 18yrs. So I know it is still somewhat early to plan a menu, but I really want it to be perfect and I have some challenges. Finding the right ideas to meet those challenges might take time to figure out. I do not want to live off sandwiches that is completely non-romantic for three days. So here is the limits of what we don't want and what we have available to cook with. Available: full sized refrigerator, two burner stove top, a microwave, a coffee pot, toaster, and fire place. Any creative ideas utilizing any of these are most welcome. Don't want: 1) Spending long amount of time cooking, I can prep at home, take semi homemade what ever.. Have lots of time. 2) Husband has an aversion seemingly common to the male populace, he hates veggies for the most part. He will eat veggies mixed into food, or wrapped in meat; however, if I put a beautiful salad in front of him, he will rearrange it, eat the croutons, cheese, and meat then go make something else. He does like a fair amount of fruit. 3) I am somewhat lacking in skills for semi homemade food and what to exactly get. I have spent most of my life cooking from scratch and that includes breads, pies, dinners etc. So great detail on what to get and how to utilize will be wonderful. 4) My idea of meal portions is highly skewed. I raise 8 teenagers and most often cook meals for them along with their friends. Any more I cook a LOT. But I don't want to deal with left overs. We will not be able to run to the store easily once we are out there. Thanks for the tips and suggestions ahead of time. Christal

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Last updated: Jan. 16, 2013 2:19 pm
Posted: Jan. 13, 2013 2:29 pm
 
Answered by: Sugarnspice
Jan. 13, 2013 2:33 pm
I don't have any recipes to share, but would like to suggest that, if this is your first trip in 18 years, make the most of it and treat yourself to dinner out for 3 nights.
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GROWINUPINFL
Jan. 13, 2013 2:38 pm
I could understand your thought. Our goal however, is to not need to talk to anyone or do anything on anyone else schedule but our own.
 
Answered by: njmom
Jan. 13, 2013 2:37 pm
how about something like this? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-eggplant-moussaka/detail.aspx will he eat veggies in a casserole? you could make this ahead of time and just bring with you. (also if you post this as a recipe request, people can post recipies)
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Koriekiss
Jan. 13, 2013 2:45 pm
How exciting for you guys!! Growing up we had a cabin in the mountains that we would go go a couple times a year. Since my mom saw it as HER vacation time too, she did not want to spend a lot of time cooking. So, during the month ahead of time she would make meals and freeze them (mostly soups and one dish casseroles) Than when it came time to go, she would pack all the frozen containers in the ice chest and we would head to the mountains. We still made breakfast and ALWAYS had lunch meats and cheese for sandwiches, but dinner was just a dish she reheated. I believe it was the only times of the year we got to have spaghetti casserole!
 
Answered by: njmom
Jan. 13, 2013 2:40 pm
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/classic-cuban-style-picadillo/detail.aspx
 
Answered by: Susan
Jan. 13, 2013 2:41 pm
If you want any recipes, you need to repost as a recipe request. ---> I suggest you take things you can stir-fry in a skillet, shrimp & bake the potato in microwave take the potato toppings in an ice chest with the shrimp. Pasta can be boiled, maybe tortellini instead of spaghetti. Cover the tortellini with a container of basil pesto. I would also take premade chili, things like that. But that might not be what types of foods you want.
 
Answered by: njmom
Jan. 13, 2013 2:42 pm
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-strip-steaks-with-horseradish-guacamole/detail.aspx you can always cook the steaks on the stove top.
 
Answered by: Paula
Jan. 13, 2013 2:46 pm
My husband and I did something similar. We stayed in a state park cabin in the woods. Like you, I didn't want to spend time cooking, so I prepared Baked Beef Stew ahead of time as well as some type of soup (don't remember now which one). I included some homemade bread. For breakfast, we just ate packets of oatmeal and cereal/milk. I carried sliced turkey breast and made turkey sandwiches to take with us when we went hiking. I carried things in a cooler, but they went in the frig once we got there.
 
Answered by: patty
Jan. 16, 2013 7:51 am
wow, you are making this harder than it should be. and not much of a holiday either if you are worrying about how to eat for 3 days. stay home! sounds as if cooking for 8 teens and their friends was more of a holiday for you.
 
Answered by: patty
Jan. 16, 2013 2:19 pm
stay home! geez. you are making this harder than it should be. and your from scratch comment about your cooking has left me scratching my head. really? you can't make semi-homemade stuff? pulleeze!!!
 
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