Oh What Fun It is to Plan

19 Dec
by Deanne

I love to plan for vacations.  I’m currently planning a trip in January, but instead of booking planes and rental cars, I am planning meals.

Steve and I are going to spend a week at a cozy cabin in the woods.  This print by Renee Leigh (which can be found on etsy) captures the magic we are hoping to feel when we are tucked away in the woods with snow all around.I’m inspired to try seasonal and perhaps even local meals for the week .  The town near the cabin has a co-op.  I picture us stopping by with a prepared list in our hand to get the items needed for the week.

Does anyone have any experience or resources for this kind of planning?  

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6 Responses to “Oh What Fun It is to Plan”

  1. Renee Leigh Stephenson December 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Thanks for the kind words about my painting Deanne!
    I hope you have a wonderful getaway :)

    • realocalcooking December 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

      You are welcome. I see you have a blog, I haven’t looked through all of it yet. Is there an entry about the inspiration for that painting or any of your work?

  2. Julie December 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Hopefully there’s a fireplace? I’d put marshmallows on that list :) Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    • realocalcooking December 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

      Thanks Julie, there is a wood stove so it should prove to be cozy.

  3. vintagejenta January 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    If you’ve got electricity, bring a crockpot! Or bring a large stockpot and plan to let it sit and simmer on the back of the woodstove all day or all night. Overnight whole grain porridge, split pea soup, dried bean tacos, Norwegian fruit soup, etc. All cozy, healthy, comfort food.

    I would bring all the meat you need, some fresh fruit, and any dry goods (like spices, flour, baking powder, etc.) you think you might need and shop for everything else at the co-op.

    Update when you get back?

    • realocalcooking January 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Thanks for the ideas. Norwegian fruit soup….sounds interesting…I’ll have to check that out. Any resources on that?

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