Cold weather demands hot food. We felt like horses at the stables each morning (payback for all that horse sashimi in Japan) scarfing down bowls of oatmeal. I cringe just thinking about it now. Despite a group hatred for it, oatmeal has been a nearly perfect skiers breakfast: quick to make, easy to clean up, and filling enough for the days activities. Alaska Archives RV Living Part 3: Food | Unofficial Networks

Alaska Archives RV Living Part 3: Food

Getting stocked. Oatmeal, tortillas, bread, and lots of cookies

Alaska Archives RV Living Part 3: Food

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Alaska Archives will chronicle a spring spent ski touring out of an RV around south central Alaska.

Item 1: Arrival and Thompson Pass     Item 2: Gone Skiing     Item 3: A Full RV   Item 4: Alyeska Bound    Item 5: Harvest is the Season to Behold     Alaska Archives RV Living Part 1: Staying Warm     Alaska Archives RV Living Part 2: Downtime

Words and photos courtesy of Zach Paley. See more on his blog.

Cold weather demands hot food. We felt like horses at the stables each morning (payback for all that horse sashimi in Japan) scarfing down bowls of oatmeal. I cringe just thinking about it now. Despite a group hatred for it, oatmeal has been a nearly perfect skiers breakfast: quick to make, easy to clean up, and filling enough for the days activities. Around the same time we were sick of oatmeal some nice guys from Tahoe gave us their extra pancake mix, and we moved away from the oats. Around mid May we shifted to eggs and haven’t looked back. I plan to avoid pancakes and boycott oatmeal until next winter.
A well executed pancake flip

A well executed pancake flip

 

Don't expect to see these on your plate

Don't expect to see these on your plate

 

Lunches consisted of peanut butter jelly sandwiches and cliff bars. Cliff bars make me happy and fill me up. Peanut butter and jellies do enough I suppose. Like oats, I don’t eat them when I’m not skiing. Now that it’s late spring, I am looking forward to real sandwiches. A good friend of mine cubes cheese and pre-cooks slices of bacon for on the hill snacks, another eats hard boiled eggs, and one guy we skied with on this trip brings along trail mix and beef jerky. I’d be concerned about the jerky dehydrating me, but getting creative with snacking on the hill is essential. Fruit, candy, I’ve even heard of non alcoholic wheat beer. I’d love to hear some more thoughts on creative ski snacks.

 

Getting stocked. Oatmeal, tortillas, bread, and lots of cookies

Getting stocked. Oatmeal, tortillas, bread, and lots of cookies

 

Thai food: The best lunch in Alaska yet

Thai food: The best lunch in Alaska yet

 

Dinners consisted mostly of soups. Hot liquid works wonders on a cold body at the end of the day. We found tearing tortillas up and making hats for each spoonful filled us up nicely. Adding cheese or sour cream made soups even tastier. As the weather warmed up and it was possible to sit outside without down gear, we started grilling. With the exception of a few meals, it has mostly been getting creative with grilling or chilis. Fruits and vegetables, except bananas peppers and potatoes, have have been in short supply due to relatively high expenses here. We would be eating more fish if we could catch the damn things.

 

It's warm enough to grill!

It's warm enough to grill!

 

Grill, good beer, skis...the essentials

Grill, good beer, skis...the essentials

 

A rare treat of fish tacos for Cinco de Mayo

A rare treat of fish tacos for Cinco de Mayo

 

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