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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Eating on the Go and Out of the Back of the Car...

 Harvest time (and planting time too) means that our dinner table is moved to the field, sort of.  There isn't really a table.  If I have room I will toss a couple of chairs in the Suburban.  Fancy, I know!  I could pack everyone sandwiches in the morning.  Trust me, it would be a lot easier, but one of the main reasons I take lunch to the field is so the girls can see Brad...and Grandma and Grandpa too.  During our busy season, this could be the only time they get to see their dad as he is usually awake and out the door before they wake in the morning and they are asleep before he gets home at night.  Meals are delivered to the field because a lot of time can be wasted by driving home to eat as not all of our fields are close by.  We are at the mercy of the weather, so time is precious.

In the fall (and spring) the back of my car looks like this...

And after harvest, my car needs to be detailed!  I'm pretty sure there are currently hot dog pieces and who knows what else in between and under the seats!
I've learned that an economy size box of assorted chips is a good thing to have on hand in case I need a quick side to finish out a meal.  On the day I snapped this photo, I had pork barbecue in the crockpot and if you ask me, nothing goes better with a barbecue sandwich than chips!  The crockpot is my best friend when I take meals to the field.  I love the simplicity of throwing the food in the night before and it be ready at lunchtime.  It makes packing up a breeze!

The older two girls are in school, so they don't get to have lunch in the field except for weekends (most of the time I don't take supper to the fields.  The guys...and girl;)...would rather work through supper and eat when they get home even though it could be late.  Sometimes supper time is the prime time to harvest.)  B and Mel look forward to the weekend when they can eat in the field.  To them it's like a picnic.  On weekdays, this cutie is my copilot... 
A little throwback picture from last harvest.  The food is served out of the back of the car...
And this is my favorite dish to take to the field.  It's called Hungry Jack Casserole and you can find the recipe by clicking the picture...
Another throwback picture to one year old Jo...
Of course, they don't always get a warm meal or a meal from the crockpot.  Some days ham and turkey sandwiches will have to work.  Of course, everything is made to order;)...
If I have to deliver meals on Sunday, most of the time I will get carry-outs from a local restaurant.  I like to consider Sundays as my day off in the kitchen, although it doesn't always work out that way! Here we are feasting on A&W..one of our favorites.
And sometimes you just have to ring the King!  Harvest also leaves us feeling a little exhausted!





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