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

Flame-Kissed Chicken Skin 
Sep. 22, 2010 6:02 am 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2010 7:37 pm

My husband T, describes his perfect day at the beach as such: "Best girl, cold beer, and flame-kissed chicken skin". Not sure about the last one, but this is from the guy who lovingly described the texture of a tenderloin I once cooked as "Noodles of Beef". Last week was our wedding anniversary, and he kidnapped me from the studio for a beach BBQ to celebrate. We went to our favorite beach,
 the day was beautiful, and he planned ahead and brought everything! I mean everything...food, drink, chairs, towels, sunblock, even the book I was reading. He takes his beach days very seriously.

He recently bought a little travel grill called the Son of Hibaci, which he was eager to try out. Apparently it gets the coals hot very fast due to it's stovepipe design
 opens up for two grilling surfaces,
and the best part, comes with a snuffer bag! For those, like me, that don't know about grilling stuff, this is a special carry bag that you put the hot coals and hot grill into when you are finished, so you can transport it immediately. Very ideal if you take your grill in the car or on the boat.

He grilled some marinated chicken, and served it with coleslaw and chips...delicious!
We enjoyed lunch and some champagne, then it was off to meet some friends...indeed, we transported the hot grill in the snuffer bag without causing a fire or the car exploding...good purchase, T!

I have been terrible on the budget this week ($15 a day for food and drink, lunch and dinner)...I think we went a little over every day. I have been very busy at the studio and have not been taking the time to plan ahead too much...so lots of easy meat and potato meals, soups, and pasta.

Two highlights of the week were the corned beef I did in the slow cooker (which I paid $17 for! It was maybe a pound and a half) served with potatoes and sauerkraut,
and meatloaf served with roasted red potatoes and carrots.

I vow to be back on track this week, it really helps to save money when you are paying attention!

Stayed tuned for my next post...I am sharing a post with my studio blog, Water Candy, and making water candy sushi!

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Sep. 22, 2010 7:27 am
Fall begins this evening and I was contemplating the days ahead- the cold wet ones. To think of someting else I opened your post and got lost in the warm tropical scene. Then read your grilling and menus and decided I am going to move into your boat. Great post! I'll check out your Blogspot posts, soon.
Sep. 22, 2010 7:56 am
Great blog! That grill is awesome! Happy Anniversary!
Sep. 22, 2010 8:58 am
Happy Anniversary, love the son of hibatchi-too cute.
Sep. 22, 2010 12:46 pm
Happy Anniversary! I love reading your blogs and getting lost in your tropical life.
Sep. 22, 2010 2:23 pm
Happy Anniversary!!!!! I LOVE to hear about your life! You are truly blessed:):):) Elle
Sep. 22, 2010 7:37 pm
You married a "keeper" Barb. Great post as usual and great life you have.
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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.
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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.
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Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
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There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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