A short blog post today – heading out to the beach with the kids for some fun in the sun before the school year begins.
Kids get very hungry swimming and building sandcastles, but the sand and the heat make it a challenge to keep everyone fed and hydrated while maintaining at least some semblence of hygiene.
Here’s the chow we’re planning to take along and consume:
prewashed cold veggies - baby carrot, persian cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes (from our backyard).
prewashed cold fruit – grapes, freshly diced mango cubes, freshly diced watermelon cubes, nectarines, and apples.
hard boiled eggs – salmonella free, pre-peeled. (playing it safe)
cold pasta salad – leftover from yesterday – with sauteed onions, bell peppers, black olives, olive oil and spices.
water + ice – fresh from the tap, fridge, and freezer.
more water for washing hands and dropped food. (the salty ocean water does not complement a sand infused half apple very well)
Most likely we’ll buy some popsicles - at outrageous prices – too. Tradition.
That’s pretty much it from the kitchen, but tons of other stuff from the other household departments though.
What food do you like to take with you to the beach?