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.
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.
Jan. 13, 2013 2:29 pm
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