tamarakay wrote:I'm glad to see this thread as I am not an artist, i can't sew well so our costumes already look a bit homey, i'm not mechanical, etc. etc. but what I love to do is cook. We will have the ready made stuff as a fall back, but now I am going to plan some good lovely meals. I think i'll do some homemade pasta before we leave and then a few simple sauces on playa. yum.
Great! Unfortunately there are so many threads here on how to live out of a cooler or how to warm your food on the dash board of your car. It's a shame really, because cooked food on the playa tastes fantastically better thanin the default world. And it's really appreciated too! One morning I gotup early and made bacon and cheese quessadillas. No one in our camp was up yet, so I just sliced them up and started passing them out to anyone walking or biking by on the street. That was a fun morning.
Some of the tricks to cooking on the playa are preparing as much as you can ahead of time and chill or freeze it ahead of time. The other thing is, and this is probably the most important, refrigeration. We bought a 7.5 cubic foot chest freezer for the ice-cream for the floats the camp serves, and we will be bringing another one this year which we will be converting to a refrigerator. They only have to be kept running for several hours duringthe heat of the day and they keep things frozen for up to two days in a power failure.