Good afternoon from the North Woods!
This is the second draft of this post, I am still figuring out the quirks of the Word Press app on my iPad while being offline. Hmph!
Late last night we arrived at the Peters family cabin in the Brainerd lakes area. As I said in my post on Wednesday, we are celebrating the Fourth of July with a long weekend at our family’s rustic vacation home in the woods. This is our first trip to the cabin since Matthew was born and my-oh-my babies need a lot of stuff! We had so much to bring that my packing list was gigantic!
I spent most of the week prepping, cooking and baking food to bring to the cabin, as we do not have running water or a stove. We have found that it’s best to have everything ready to grab and go instead of trying to prep everything once we arrive.
I knew that as clean eaters that we consume a lot of fresh food, but seeing all five meals for three people to eat over six days was awe-inspiring. We packed two large coolers full of cut, cooked and fresh veggies, homemade yogurt, homemade almond milk, eggs, chocolate protein bars, mini blueberry muffins, organic milk, jelly, organic cheese, salad dressing, marinated and broiled tofu and wild rice tempeh. In addition, we have two envi totes packed full of cereal, oats, kale and chard chips, whole wheat buns, nut butters, trail mix and wine.
On our way to the cabin, we had planned to stop at the newly opened Sunstreet breads to pick up sandwiches to eat in the car; however, they close at 2:30 PM. Our alternate plan included a trip to Target to pick up a second cooler and then to Chipotle. Matthew and I split a veggie salad bowl without dressing and Allan enjoyed a steak burrito. After picking up a couple iced lattes at Caribou, we were on our way. The drive was very easy with little to no traffic.