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Cooking on a Boat

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We spent another 5 days on Intrepid last week. Which meant I got to work on my cooking on a boat. Gotta say, I was pretty happy with how our meals turned out. I have found that I’m less recipe inclined on board. Not sure if that is laziness or what, but I basically just throw together what I know and hope it works out. Which it usually does.

Here’s what we had:

1. Mushroom Tacos

I love mushroom tacos. They are super easy, healthy, and you can adjust the recipe however you want. For this meal, I cut up an onion and a bunch of mushrooms, sauteed them in olive oil, and added taco seasoning (could use a packet, but I make my own following the recipe here). But you could also add peppers, or beans, or really anything you like. Mix it up a bit!

Ours were served with homemade salsa, avocado, and cheese. Nom nom.

2. Skillet Lasagna Stuff

Yes, real technical name, I know. I saw a video recipe on Facebook at one point for a skillet lasagna, which inspired this “recipe”, but really it was me throwing ingredients together and hoping they worked. Diced onion, stewed tomatoes, 3-4 cups of water, 1/2 cup of rice, and broken lasagna noodles. Stir it all up and simmer til rice and noodles are cooked. I actually had to keep adding water because I didn’t have a lid, and the water kept evaporating before the noodles cooked. Hoping next time that won’t be an issue. Once cooked through, I threw in a handful of spinach, stirred it in, and topped with cheese. It wasn’t the greatest meal I have ever made, but it wasn’t bad. Tyson liked it. Also I learned I need to work on not over cooking. We don’t have a fridge on board, just an ice box, do storing leftovers is sketchy.

3. Cheesy Chili Mac

A family favorite. Original recipe here. This was a great boat meal because the only requires one pot, and a lot of canned goods, which are nice when you have no fridge. We made it for a raft up potluck (more deets on that later) and it was a huge success. No pictures of the finished product cause I forgot, but I do have one of the cutest little sous chef ever helping me cook. Man I love my kid.

More recipes and adaptations to come!

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