When you’re getting ready to go out on Coeur d’Alene Lake, the Spokane River or even Lake Pend Oreille this summer, we know you’ll remember to bring your swimsuit. But what about food? Have you and your crew properly prepared for the long day ahead, because you know once you get out onto that beautiful North Idaho water, you’re not going to want to go home due to hunger.
The team at Hagadone Marine Group has prepared our three biggest tips to ensure you’re making the most out of your day, and staying fueled for fun:
- Prepare ahead of time
The night or day before, think about what you can prepare ahead of time. Can you pre-cut veggies and cheese to deck out those burgers you’re grilling? Or can you make the sandwiches the night before and add dressing when you’re about to eat to avoid soggy bread? Think about all the preparation that goes into your meal, and complete it early.
- Eat protein and filling foods
People tend to be hungrier while at sea (or on the lake.) Often times, you’re working or playing hard — fishing, wake boarding, sailing or swimming. Make sure the meals you prepare are packed with protein to keep deckhands full throughout the day, and bring snacks such as fruit or nuts as a pick-me-up throughout the day. You don’t want to have to leave beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene earlier because you’re hungry!
- Maximize galley space
Face it — you’re going to have less space in your galley than in your kitchen at home. Chances are, there won’t be a lot of the gadgets or supplies you have at home, and storage, counter space and refrigerator space will be compact. Clean as you go to avoid taking up too much space, and compact as many items as you can to avoid using excessive storage or fridge space.
What have you done to make meals on your boat easier? Let us know! If you’re still looking for ideas, come on in today to chat with our staff. Trust us — we know our way around a boat!