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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Galley Photos and a Big Fish! 
Jun. 11, 2009 3:25 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2009 12:53 pm
Good Day All! The enchiladas from last night turned out to be delicious... we ate the whole 9x13 pan! Tonight I am making pizza- could eat it every day! I had a little extra time this afternoon, so was able to make fresh dough. We are having it with bacon (on sale), garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cheese. I already had flour and yeast, so my grocery total for the day was $5.11.
I have included some photos of the galley...the downside is not a lot of storage space, the upside is that you can stand at the counter and everything else is in arm's reach! The bar top that you see used to be a wall to the aft cabin. T cut that out and made the bar top.
T was out spearfishing this afternoon and caught 2 gorgeous snappers. I already had dinner planned for tonight, so the fish are on ice for now.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!
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Jun. 11, 2009 4:50 pm
i love your blog! your lifestyle is quite interesting and quite possibly what everyone dreams about. i would love to know how you came about growing up in Indiana and then living on a boat in an exotic place. do you have any regrets? what are the downsides? do you get bored? thanks barbara.
Jun. 11, 2009 5:32 pm
Hi Barbara! Man! I am STILL seething with jealousy here!!! LOL! As Tahoegirl says, you are living what others can only DREAM about! Keep up with the blog! It is quite fascinating! and I love your galley kitchen - small, but dang efficient! :)
Jun. 11, 2009 5:47 pm
It's a beautfiul kitchen! I've always dreamed of living on a boat, but on a lake, I'm not too fond of salt water. Love your posts!
Jun. 11, 2009 5:50 pm
Just saw your comment about the upside down plants. Lots of us on the exchange have had great success with a Topsy Turvy. Some have even made them out of buckets. That's a great idea for you! I have one in my pics.
Jun. 11, 2009 6:58 pm
I commonly refer to my kitchen as a 2 butt kitchen, but you have a better view. Love your blog.
Jun. 12, 2009 8:38 am
Love the photos! What a bright and cheerful kitchen you have. My own kitchen is pretty small so everything has a specific place where it lives. It sure makes cooking and cleaning very efficient. But like Avon says, you have a better view!
Jun. 15, 2009 8:08 am
Aloha from Maui, My husband and I also made a life change and moved to da island of Maui. We are from the Pacific northwest and we had spent half of our lives under cold and soggy conditions. We love the weather and the island style living. We used to own a sailboat (Patna), but we decided that we would kill each other if we tried to live on it together :) The toughest part of Maui life is the cost of living. Yikes! I too use this site with the ingredient list to use up all of the groceries that I have. What a godsend. Love your blog and pix. You two look happy and helthy....what more could one ask for? Just another day in paradise.
Jun. 16, 2009 4:49 am
Hello to Maui! Yes, the cost of living is why I do my menu challenge for $15/day. It's one of the few costs that I can control. And Yes, sometimes T and I would like to kill each other on the boat-that's why we do happy hour so frequently!
Jul. 7, 2009 12:53 pm
Aloha....seems funny that I love to read your blog and I live in another island "paradise" Love to read your blog and got a kick out of lobster popcorn. Be safe. By the way, we too have a small dog that is joined at the hip to us. She is a joy everyday!
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
My favorite things to cook
I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
My cooking triumphs
My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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