I thought I’d share the food part of a yacht delivery in some more detail than I have before, unless I forget.
I keep notes that are now about eighty pages of different numbers of people for different projected lengths of time. This trip will be Annapolis MD to St Thomas USVI. These are working documents and are not glamorous. Here are two pages of the notes for this trip.
Still work in progress. I have a crew confirmed and the call has gone out for allergies, likes, dislikes, etc. Waiting for those to come in.
In the document the organization is dinner entrees, other things for lunches, and a breakfast plan. There are way too many meals on there and that will be trimmed down as feedback comes in from crew. I don’t necessarily have all the ingredients for the meals and I don’t necessarily have a meal for all the ingredients. The planning document will never be perfect because I will be buying stuff for some of the cook ahead entrees. Some of the cook ahead (lasagna, pasta sauce) are already done so the ingredients won’t ever make it to the shopping list.
What I plan to do in this thread is update the link periodically and share the thinking process. Input is really truly welcome.
The ground rules are based on physics and reality. When we leave the dock on 1 Nov we have no chance to shop again until we reach USVI. I have four small burners and a small oven. Not great cookware. Some more is coming but I haven’t seen it yet. I’m bringing my stick blender and a good knife. I have a ton of disposable casseroles in stock at home and will bring 8x8s and 9x13s.
I hope this process provides some entertainment to the HO community. If someone has ideas I’m certainly open to them. I’ve been doing this for twenty years but there is always more to learn. I’m certainly a better cook than I used to be. Life is a learning experience and when we stop learning we are dead.
As we have done before I’ll share my satellite tracker address so y’all can follow along. I’m inviting you in to see more of the detail of feeding people at sea. As you may have come to expect from me there will be stories to personalize the experience. The teaser here is the Grandma Linahan story.