Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Traveling with Shallots


I'm away from home, spending time with my family. It's a mere 40 minutes from where we live, but I'll be staying a few days and not sure how much blogging I'll accomplish. That being said, I noticed something while unpacking today, that half made me laugh and half made me question whether I need professional help.

While most females can't leave home without their make-up bag, comfy t-shirt, and favorite jeans... I arrived bearing:

2 red onions
4 shallots
3 lemons
3 limes
6 shitake mushrooms
Bosc pears
Blue cheese
Baby spinach
Hot peppers picked from the garden
Chili Garlic Sauce
2 inch piece of ginger
Huge bunch of scallions
One avocado... AND...
2 pounds of vacuum packed, frozen beef filet tips

The perfect combination of food for either one large, eclectic salad or surviving the first few days at your local fall out shelter.

And that's when it dawned on me...like my little girl reaching for her dolly or my baby boy cuddling his bear...I'm a grown woman who finds extreme comfort in traveling with shallots.

The kicker...we ordered take-out for dinner.

10 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Ok first, HOORAY!! Someone else who travels with food :)

2nd, LMAO!!

Hope the take out was good & that you find something delicious to make with your stuff :) You took some good things!

Katerina said...

Enjoy your vacations. We will be waiting for you to come back with new experiences and memories.

laurie said...

I guess I travel with food too...if you count large amounts of chocolate!!!!!

Have a nice time!

Erin said...

This post and YOU make me smile! Make something yummy!

City Share said...

Ahhh, I love it. Did you ever watch the show Monk? There was an episode where he had to go to Mexico and he brought suitcases full of his own food. I always love that scene. (Not that I'm saying you're like Monk) Thanks for the smile.

Joanne said...

This post was miraculously hysterical. I always bring food when I go home also. After the last time I was there and discovered that my parents didn't even stock soy sauce...it became a necessity.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Thanks all, you're making me feel better. Oh, the other thing...there's about 5 wonderful grocery stores (the best of them being less than 4 miles from the house) so it's not I'm in the middle of nowhere and can't get to the stores. :)

Gabrielle said...

I'm about to go to the beach and I'm acting like I am going to Gilligan's Island! I made a wheat berry salad, poached salmon, Ina's lasagna and roasted beets salad. I'm about to pound some chicken breasts into submission. It is a shared disease!!!!

Chef Bee said...

Very cute. I'm another goof ball who packs food when traveling and now everyone expects it.

Plan B

Simply Life said...

I love that you travel with food! We usually grab granola bars to skip an expensive breakfast when we travel!