What’s my inspiration?
I was tasked with bringing appetizers to my husband’s family gathering at 3 Bears Resort in Wisconsin. I needed 3-4 appetizers to satisfy 12 people. Not too tough of a task for the typical weekend. However, with 12 people in 1 cabin, a tiny kitchen and horrible food prep utensils, I needed to keep things simple. Anything I could prep in advance before travel and quickly assemble with minimal effort was the way to go. I ended up with 2 recipes from Kraft and 2 of my own family recipes.
Tips for traveling with food:
- I brought my own Tupperware containers so I could make the appetizers in those and keep the leftovers without having to clean too many dishes.
- I typically chop up anything I can at home in advance (vegetables, fruit, etc). Makes for quick and easy assembly. I usually chop things up if I am going to use them in the next 2 days. Otherwise, they get too dried out.
- Ice, Ice, Ice in the cooler. Make sure your ingredients stay nice and cold so you don’t get sick!!