Rafting Trip Lunch: Food the AO WayAugust 17th, 2012 cameron
When I was a kid, my family was always the one that brought food to the event. At baseball games I’d look enviously over at my friends’ hotdogs and nachos as I unwrapped my cold, soggy, mostly smushed ham sandwich. I tried to bargain with my parents, though I had nothing to bargain with. I begged and pleaded for sodas, cotton candy, and slices of gloriously greasy pizza, but to no avail. I think it scarred me. To this day I have an aversion to anything that comes in a plastic sandwich bag.
Fear not, though, children and adults alike. All-Outdoors has done away with the pre-made ham sandwich. We start you out with chips and salsa with a block of cream cheese sunk into it (an odd, but completely delicious combination). Next, some fresh chopped up fruit. Then check out this lunch spread!
And Here’s the breakdown. We have a variety from bread; sourdough, whole grain, rye and that delicious buttermilk white. Next we have your condiments. There’s the standard mayo and mustard is there. But we also have the spicy mustard, good hummus and the classic PB&J (my favorite for a dessert sandy). Now keep going and you see all those lovely vegetables? Well they are packed with nutrients, including fibers, vitamins, and antioxidants. Plus they’re freshly chopped and delicious. We’ve got everything from lettuce and tomato, to red onion, cucumber, red bell pepper, avocado, and even artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. Finally we’ve got your meats and cheeses, a selection of both, and even some tunafish (if you’re into that sort of thing). So DIG IN!!!
Leaving lunch on an All-Outdoors trip never leaves an empty spot in your stomach. In fact people are usually so full and satisfied they risk falling into a food coma, a sweet siesta as we coast on down the river under the warm sun.