Originally Posted by RegisteredUser
Pasta with sauce plus parm and peppers, and rice with veggies plus a sauce..are <$1 meals.
Mark wants his treats to keep spirits up.
Its all a personal thing.
I last provisioned..heavily..with 5 different planned meals, and can add to that with shore sourced food. Ill often get on a kick and eat the same meal for several days, then another kick.
My meal planning is probably easier than most as im a 1 real meal plus a snack per day person. Youre attuned to the system you create
Some people just eat because they have to survive like you
Others love the tastes of different foods and have enhanced pallettes as well as a bond to food and its inherent commradiere
Most fall somewhere between the two
Just because you are on a passage or cruising does not mean you have to take the minimalist approach of eating like you are in a war on the front and have to eat MREs.
SV Auspicious was very proud of his deliveries where he planned good ( not complicated) meals. Comfort foods , variety , can really break up and make a great passage or cruise.
We are not cruisers, however we have great creative foods made with basic food groups every time we are on the boat. Yes I may have an advantage due to my previous career in culinary, however basic ingredients cooked properly or creatively can be uplifting and add to any situation,
Most boats cruising, traveling have a very positive cooking setup with propane burners over seas and grills. It doesn’t take any longer to make something good so why give in to the drab mundane day after day food.
Generally our leftovers become tomorrow’s lunch.