it is common for me to look ahead to my day in the context of food. i look forward (very forward) to my morning coffee with cream alongside peanut butter or jam and cheese on toast. i love the days i eat out at lunch. i would rather eat less at supper and enjoy a bowl of cereal before bed.
so when traveling, i think about food along the way, food we’ll make sure to eat when we arrive, food we’ll stock up on and bring home (boback’s sausages, 10 cent limes, jays potato chips and fresh corn tortillas).
the days are always greeted with coffee from a thermos that has been pre-warmed. there is always a basket of bread, a cupbard of peanut butter, a fridge of jams. there are certain foods oma and opa always make:
griesnockerl (dumpling soup)
black beans and rice feast
this year we brought the trout we caught in colorado for fish tacos
morning pots of porridge
then there are the favorite foods on a mental checklist:
aurelios super six pizza
aurelios spinach calabrese
ex-senators ribs (with fries and white bread soaked in bbq sauce)
willie’s weenie wagon hot dogs (with everything)
pepes soft tacos
gaylord’s indian lunch buffet (we missed it this time)
the kids always want panda express, jerry always wants new wok chinese
white castle sliders
it does seem like i’m forgetting something…but this is at least a start.