11 July 2012
Provisioning, today is the day to go get all of the groceries that we will have for about the next month for 5 and a half people (Jason equals 2 and a half people). I know that we will be able to pick up a few things in Man O War Cove in Magdalena Bay and also Turtle Bay but those will be small stores and those supplies more limited and probably a little more expensive. I will be able to get eggs and other essentials like dish soap but I am not sure about some of the finer things of life like pancake syrup. In the past I had made our own syrup from brown sugar, water, butter, and some vanilla flavoring but it is just not the same. Some of the other things on my list are:
Canned meat—Chata Chilorio El Autentico canned pork. It is a little spicy. All you have to do it heat it up, put it on top of a piece of bread or whatever food you are making and call it good.
Cheese—Cheese is sold by the Kilo so we will have about 2 and a half kilos (around 5 libs) of Gouda or Manchego
Saladitas—Soda crackers. They are good for soups, stews, and nausea. I like to keep them on hand.
Salsa—Herdez salsa Casera. It is a chunky not too hot salsa that goes on pretty much anything. I like to use it on eggs as Rich complains if they are too dry then I put the salsa on them and he never knows.
Milk—We like Lala Light. Jason could drink a whole liter box in one sitting. If you get the boxes they need no refrigeration so they can be stuffed just about anywhere.
Mayonaisa con Limon—Mayonnaise with a little lime juice. In general we do not use a lot of mayonnaise but I have 12 cans of tuna for quick sandwiches so we have found the mayo with the lime just adds a little extra flavor.
Cat litter—Who would ever have a cat inside the house anyway? If you do not get the litter in big towns the people look at you funny and then point to the dirt. Cortez has never missed his box so I am fully prepared to get him his good clumping letter so he will have his usual digging material.
Media Crema—This is the stuff dreams are made or, at least for Rich and Jason. It is a heavy cream that does not need to be refrigerated. It goes on anything from hot dogs, Pablano cream sauce, soups…. I have not found a substitute that does not need to be refrigerated in the states.
Veges—Potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage. These things last a long time. I will also be buying some apples, bananas, mangos, and other yummy goodies.
Other things on the list are: hot dogs, toilet paper, bacon, tortilla chips, rice, Nutella, boxed juice, cookies (for 2 am snacks), oatmeal…
Lynda and Jim on Gael Force just brought us 2 Jars of peanut butter back from California hopefully that will get us up to Ensanada.
Bill on Wandering Puffin has a car here in La Paz and he has offered to give Barbara on sv Hurrah and I a ride to the grocery store today which makes life a lot easier. Thanks Bill