Friday, June 26, 2009

Food, Glorius Food

Ever wonder what the crew members eat in the field when we don't have our beloved cook, Pat Monaco? Well, today is grocery day! I will battle the grocery store aisles to purchase the following in bulk:

  • Spam
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Sardines
  • Devilled Ham
  • Gatorade
  • Powdered Mash Potatoes
  • Canned Chicken & Tuna
  • Pasta Noodles & Sauce
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chips
  • and more...Gatorade

Some of these items might not please your palate, but in the field, these items travel well, stay fresh and can be eaten out of the can or be prepared on a camp stove. After a long day in the field, the last thing on your mind is cooking a gourmet meal.

So...we are super pumped that Pat will be our field cook again this year! She hauls her kitchen trailer all over the country to different dig sites and cooks for the hungry, tired masses. For two out of the five weeks that we are in Montana, she makes every meal feel like Dinner Theatre. From Pat's entertaining antics to awesome cuisine, she does a great job. I actually feared a mutiny from the field crew if she couldn't join us again. Welcome back Pat!

(Pictured above is our pint-sized Grocery Store located in the Duke Energy Children's Museum.)

1 comment:

Jason said...

Lauren, I am happy to see that I left the blog in very capable hands. Keep up the great reporting. :)