Weight watching and preserving food is an ongoing activity. I learned this idea for a frozen delicious tidbit, from our Activities Director, Voni. She cuts bananas onto a flat pan and freezes the slices individually. I also sprinkle them with cinnamon, which makes them taste even better, and it is good for you. After they freeze, I put 10 or 12 slices in a small plastic bag, put them back in the freezer and pull them out one or two at a time (Sometimes to put on cereal, they thaw quickly). Delicious and it satisfies a need for something sweet.
Freezing helps with shopping. I live 20 miles round trip from a town with two good grocery stores but since I don’t go into town very often, it is difficult to keep fresh fruits and veggies on hand. Along with frozen bananas, frozen wild blueberries also find their way into my cereal although I sometimes zap them in the microwave briefly first. I freeze grapes for snacks also. I think I’m hungry!
With only three or four weeks before take off, list making has not only begun, the lists are LENGTHY. I cannot function without them, especially when it means packing whatever I need for four months. When I left last year, I had a schematic of where everything was packed. That was valid until just after the first twenty-four hours, but it didn’t take long to get into the habit of putting items where I could find needed things first. All the camping equipment was in one place and that helped.
Of course the lists are also about what I need to do for leaving a house and desert “yard” behind for a very hot summer. Everything I take businesswise and personally has to be packed either in a small version of my physical files or on the computer.
I did something crazy last Friday night so I may have a new story to tell you next week…and from now on with the trip almost at hand. God Bless until next time.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”