Sorry in advance for the length of this posting
Fishwife, I have a good provision list for a six month cruise
, and if you will pm me I will email
it to you. BWT, UHT milk is fine if it is extremely cold. ice cubes can cure this (removed before anyone sees them).
If you are not moving, a Dutch Baby puffy pancake is wonderful. I have modified the recipe from Joy of Cooking
to a 9x13 ceramic pan, and serve it with lemon wedges, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. You don't need extra butter because it cooks in butter. Spectacular breakfast. You can put apples, bananas, whatever in the bottom, or nothing at all, and you can experiment
with the measurements so you get thicker or thinner for your preference. Sometimes a Dutch Baby is a two step method, part on top of the stove
, then in the oven
, but I do mine all in the oven.
Kuchen is another terrific 9x13 pan idea. It's basically a half box of yellow or white cake mix, mixed with butter and baked to a crust, then add fruit (apples, even canned pears, whatever) to the bottom, and cover with a custardy thing. There are many kuchen recipes
on the internet
- mine is from an old Ship to shore cookbook
and I will be happy to share it with you.
I make up ziplock bags of individual oatmeal before we leave, and include oats, nuts, dried fruits, cinnamon, whatever. Enough for a hearty bowl, just add boiling water, stir, and add milk, cream, butter to your taste. When the weather
warms up, I use the leftover hot cereal bags in lieu of part of the flour for muffins. Turns out very tasty.
George's favorite (he's Sunspot Baby on this forum) is either breakfast burritos or Bacon, egg and cheese "McMuffins". While we are getting weather
, doing morning chores before upping anchor
, I turn on the oven, cook some eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese, whatever. Tear off two squares of foil, and make either a burrito or an english
muffin sandwich (nice to slightly toast the sandwiches first in the broiler if you have one - it's the best way I have found to toast - our "broiler" is just a narrow space beneath the flame of the oven - it has taken some practice but we can toast nicely there). Anyway, wrap up your burritos or mcmuffins in a square of foil, one for each, turn off the oven, and put the items in there. Then, once underway and things are calm, pour some cold juice, a fresh cup of coffee, and get your mcmuffin out of the oven. A nice, hot breakfast underway. BTW, we use the sugar free breakfast juices (like Crystal Lite, but cheaper from Wal-Mart). You get used to the taste and they are quite nice, especially the peach.
If you don't have a sourdough starter, get one. Ours is wonderful for homemade bread - we make two regular sized loaf pans at a time. It makes the best toast, wonderful french toast, with sliced apples, and syrup with a little rum
in it is always a hit. The bread is great for sandwiches, and also very versatile for pizza dough, the most wonderful grape and rosemary focaccia, and now I have a recipe to try English
muffins but haven't done that yet.
We also love lox and bagels. Bagels keep a long while on the boat
, and cream cheese can be frozen - just mash it up with a fork until it loses its "sawdust" consistency - a little cream helps. Lox freeze well, a little red onion, some sliced tomatoes, and you have an elegant breakfast. We sometimes throw in a bloody mary if we aren't moving that day, and that is a terrific treat.
If you'd like to have the sourdough recipes
, you'd have to get or make your own starter, or any of the others, let me know by pm and I'll email
them to you.
My point? Breakfast can be delicious, elegant, and not boring. And BTW, I love the omlet in a ziploc idea.