Sending my love with our traveling family
Jason is taking his family for a long, hot road trip, across the state (Washington). The girls and 4 dogs (3 of them are really big dogs) in a small car. Ray and I wanted to send road food and something for the girls, to make the trip slightly easier. I’m sure their electronic devices will entertain them and the AC will keep them comfortable, but we really wanted to send our love with this family that shows us their love all year long.
- We made our personal road-food favorites.
- Summer Heat Chex Mix
We make ours with all organic ingredients including the cereals, kettle chips, raisins, pumpkin seeds and peanuts baked with Indian spices, cayenne pepper and butter. This mix is sort of like the traditional Nutz -n- boltz that Ray’s mom always made for Christmas, but with a summer time taste.
Dirty Gourmet Granola
Simple and just sweet enough, this road food has staying power. Made with traditional (organic) ingredients, the thick-cut oatmeal and nuts are filling, while honey, coconut ribbons, and black sesame seeds give a sweetness that keeps us away from the donut shop.
Both of these recipes are from our new favorite camp food cook book, “The Dirty Gourmet”
This great idea was all over You Tube. A dollar store tackle box is filled with a variety of sweet and salty snacks. In my home town of Everett, Washington, the Trader Joe’s is right next door to a dollar store. We snagged cheese goldfish, chocolate chip Annie’s Bunnies, TJ’s jellybeans, Airheads, Sourpatch, chocolate covered grahams, white chocolate pretzels, some kind of TJ’s gummy things, and TJ’s corn-nuts. It looks like a lot, but we could have filled 5 more boxes with the extras… or we might have. We only bought snacks we like.
“Are We There Yet” bags
Do you know how difficult it is to find old-fashioned make-up bags? They seemed like a good idea for the extras we packed. I know we will be looking for smaller coloring books for next time. The regular size books did not fit into the bags we finally found. Into these bags we tucked tissues, wet wipes, a pen, crayons, note pads (the old fashioned paper type), paper doll stickers, a few more snacks and those little plastic write-on things (wish I knew what they are called) for tic-tac-toe and hangman. It has been forever since I’ve been in a dollar store. They have great ideas for stuffing these bags.
Have a great time my loves! Honestly, I hope you have more pool time then color book time!