Tender Vittles

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Curious as to what everyone does on board for preparing meals and what kind of meals you have when over-nighting, gunkholing, weekending, etc etc.

What do you have on board for prep, cooking and serving?

With the kids growing up I need to become more flexible since what's worked for me probably won't work for them, and quite frankly I don't want to have to clean up that mess.

So let's see what we've got out here as far as suggestions and experiences.
 

Badlatitude

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Making great food at home and bringing it with is way easier than trying to cook on board.

When we are going offshore I usually have laura cook up a batch of chicken cutlets. They warm up pretty good and its comfort food for me in a way as I love them. They make great sandwiches cold. Or u can just grab one out of the bag and jam it in your face. Another favorite is her home made fried chicken. They always goes fast.

Lasgna made at home is great too. Cut into portions and put in a rubbermade container. Heats up well and is hearty.

We always try and bring things for picking on also. Cheese, crackers, dried meats like salimi etc. The little individual fruit cup things are great too. Quick and easy to gulp down.

We kinda gave up on cooking because with the limited resources and clean up its a major pain in the butt. Why make a mess of the boat or RV for nothing etc
 

JimRP31

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On my SISU 22 we do not have a proper galley but we cook out a lot and have done overnights as well. We added a food/beer only cooler with wheels. We can fill it at the house and just wheel it down to the boat. We also added a 12V cooler for my daughters milk/juice boxes.

We have a Magma grill that hangs off the back. I made a mount so it hangs off the transom. That way grease goes overboard to minimize the clean up. We bring sandwiches but we barbeque often. Usually burgers, Chicken on a stick, Hot dogs, shrimp. Anything we can think of that does not require a knife and fork. For overnights we bring a quart of Parmalat Milk. The Parmalat does not require refrigeration and has a very long shelf life. We use it for cereal, coffee and eggs. On the overnights I bring a small two burner camping stove but I have cooked eggs and pancakes on the magma grill with a frying pan.

Plus basic snacks, cheese and crackers, chips, etc. Plus of course Beer.
 

RAMPAGE88

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Weber Q120 & a Bonar box. Bonar box serves as our fridge when cruising. Weber stores neatly in a fishtote under deck when not in use. Usually have steaks/burgers/dogs/bbq chicken etc, typical cookout type fare...The weber performs as good, or better then it's bigger brothers, awesome grill. Simple, easy peasy as you say......

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CEShawn

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I was thinking about this last year for a thread...

Another favorite of mine is something my mother taught me. Soak a bunch of chicken wings in soy sauce, overnight in the fridge. Then cook them at home, rubbermaid container on the boat. When everything else fails, these are good either cold or warm, something about the soy sauce taste on the water. I remember my crew and I ate a pile of these on the way to block canyon, just drink plenty of water. It really is something different.

Have to second the chicken cutlet thing too, either right out of the bag, or with mayonnaise/lettuce, its always good...

I seriously have to think about adding a fridge to the boat, always hated them but doing longer days now, need more storage and less of the ice disaster that happens time to time. Funny but I was almost looking at a scratched fridge/freezer combo, like 4' tall that youd have in college. I see Norcold has one for like $1300...

Id had little norcold's before and liked them...

Anyone have one of these, this size I mean...

Norcold Two-Door Built-In Refrigerator/Freezer

Usually when we leave for the canyons in the afternoon, we buy about a dozen + cheeseburgers, Mcdouble's at Mcdonalds for $1each, great for the first night dinner on the way out, simple and predone. No need to fuss over anything else...

I miss boaters world when they had some grills that to me worked better in the wind than the smaller magma's, have had problems with them offshore with a breeze. I like the rectangular ones that go ontop of the fish boxes better...

I'd love to put a little stove in the boat, but that is getting a little crazy but on a 4 day trip, would cut down the cost of food and keep the quality up, as well as moral.
 

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I bought one of those butane portable burners that you see at catering halls, the single burner job that they cook omlets on. No more installed burner to mess with and when done it stores neatly in a cabinet.
 
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