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Portland Babs 05-11-2013 09:52

Got Room for Another Newbie?
Hey, all - Am familiar with the site via husband who's been a member for quite some time and has taught me all I know about boating through our experiences together the last 10 years! What a great opportunity it is to have a venue such as this to be able to come and learn even more. Our plans are developing and hope to make some more dreams come true in the next couple of years by heading Caribbean/USVI/BVI direction! Whether we decide on a monohull or a cat, one of my first concerns is how to best provision with staples, spices, etc without OVER provisioning! I have a problem with wanting to cook for 10 when there are only two of us aboard@! I will be checking out the many forums I see here onsite but wanted to get my "toes in the water" and check in here first! I look forward to lots of reading and learning!!:flowers:

Cheechako 05-11-2013 10:00

Welcome aboard, find a place on the rail.... we're about to tack!

GordMay 05-11-2013 10:18

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Babs.

Waterway Guide 05-11-2013 12:13

Welcome aboard, Babs!

SVRapture40 05-11-2013 12:28

Well Babs, when you figure it out maybe you can get together with my wife and share ideas. I love her with all my heart, but your post described her to a "T". I just read it to her and got a good chuckle. Her response was "good luck sister".

Portland Babs 05-11-2013 21:55

Well, this "sista" might need some luck, but I can be pretty resourceful as needed. Maybe we'll find a boat with hidden compartments!!!! Gosh forbid@'n

Andrew B. 05-11-2013 22:07

Re: Got Room for Another Newbie?
Welcome aboard.

Keep cooking to much.
I am sure I am not the only hungry bachelor around that's willing to work for a good home(boat) cooked meal...:D

Portland Babs 06-11-2013 15:06

Re: Got Room for Another Newbie?
You know, it's starting to sound like I could have WORSE problems to have on board than cooking too much@!!

Reach 06-11-2013 15:52

Re: Got Room for Another Newbie?
I don't really worry too much about over-provisioning. There is nothing like a rack of BBQ ribs and a cold G&T after months of fish for dinner when floating in the middle of nowhere.

Now that I'm in a place with market access, we just "eat down" any excess supplies from pantry/fridge and supplement with fresh veggies. Next step will be to re-provision, of course!! ;)

Some spices are a challenge - they tend to go bad (mold) relatively fast & my only solution has been to get the small quantities and replace when they go off.

Enjoy the process & good luck!

sec906 06-11-2013 16:09

Re: Got Room for Another Newbie?
Welcome aboard! Serving only two of you but cooking for ten sounds like a great way to make friends of some neighbors in your anchorage.

SkiprJohn 28-11-2013 18:57

Re: Got Room for Another Newbie?
Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.

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