Monday, August 9, 2010

Snacks (and Memories) for the Road

Who amongst us doesn’t have a humiliating story from a childhood car trip? As Adam and I prepare for our summer vacation this week (Asheville, NC: a food-lover’s dream come true), I’ve found myself reminiscing (traumatically recalling?) my long car-ride antics of more youthful days.

Being the “special” child that I was, on a family trip to Williamsburg, VA, I created a musical instrument I called the “Gui-String” with which I could serenade my family. This pitiful creation involved my sister’s hairbrush, a piece of yarn, and the hook used to hang your dry-cleaning in the backseat of the car. And let’s not forget that I always toted my Fisher Price voice recorder/cassette tape player on road trips, so I could maintain a running commentary on the happenings inside the car.

Food has always been a disaster with me in cars. On the 4 hour car-trip to my sister’s college graduation I unknowingly sat on two M & M’s. Take a moment to picture what the back of my yellow and cream sundress looked like upon arrival. I shudder at the memories.

At any rate, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of the tasty car food I’ve packed for our trip to Asheville this week (departure on Tuesday). There’s nothing worse than loading your stomach down with heavy food during a long drive, so we usually pack our lunches for car trips so we can truly enjoy a nice dinner when we get there.

Are your car trip memories popping up now? Just try to beat the Gui-String :)

My Asheville Road-Trip Car Snacks

Seriously yum...even the picture is making me wish we were leaving today. These are the tasty treats we'll enjoy on the road this week:

  • Tortilla shells with natural peanut butter (I just might have to take some blueberry preserves to add in there as well!)
  • Nature's Path Organic Granola with Sunflower Seeds
  • Nectarines (ripe as can be!)

1 comment:

  1. Hope you have an awesome trip!!! And before you go black, you should check out my blogger friend's site since she lives in Asheville! She actually just wrote about one restaurant here:
    but her site is full of info about good local places!