Sunday, 20 May 2012


Has it nearly been a month?
What have you been up to?
Because I have been quite busy. I defended my doctoral thesis, passed (you have no idea how good that part felt), went on a road trip from Atlanta, GA to Naples, FL which turned into thesis-revision-frenzy in the mornings, then I went on a conference, saw some amazing old friends, met some very lovely new people, drove back to Atlanta and got back home this morning.
I would love to give you a recipe but I am still debating whether I should admit to making cupcakes from a cake mix earlier today or not (in my defence - I need birthday cupcakes for tomorrow and supermarkets are closed on Sundays around here so I bought a mix in Atlanta).
So today's post is actually more motivated by my own curiosity.
As we were heading out for brunch yesterday Kelsey, Louise and I were discussing plane-food and what we do on long-haul flights.
You see, I don't like the food on planes so I bring my own (I tried to not eat anything on the entire trip between New York and St Andrews once but that turned out to be a really bad idea).
I wish I could say I am as organised as Heidi from 101 Cookbooks who wrote a couple of amazing posts on what food she packs for flights - here and here and I keep telling myself that one day I will make something amazing to take on the plane. But that day hasn't come yet.
So instead I go down the very-little-effort-so-I-can-waste-more-time-packing route.
Here is what I took on the plane yesterday:

Now, let's see what we've got here
-1 half-eaten cinnamon bun (from Highland Bakery in Atlanta) I had already eaten some of it on my first flight before I thought of taking a picture during my layover. This was supposed to be a late lunch but then I wasn't really hungry and it became dinner.
-1 fruit smoothie (this time it came from Jamba Juice but I'm not really picky here as long as they use actual fruit) which was dinner.
-1 sweet potato biscuit  (from Highland Bakery as well) This was breakfast on the plane this morning.
-1 bottle filled with water because I never feel like they give you enough water on a plane.
-1 bottle of water that gets mixed the the Energy Bubbles (they're from David Kirsch) which I have in the morning with whatever I have for breakfast.
-1 protein bar (this one is a think thin peanut butter something bar) which I packed just in case but didn't eat this time. If I have quite far to go from the airport that tends to be what keeps me awake and happy on the way.

Other things I like to take on planes:
-trail mix
-fruit (but I wasn't organised enough to buy apples and I'm not quite sure bringing peaches would have been a good idea).

Now, here comes the nosey bit - what do you like to eat on planes? Do you just eat what they give you on the plane? Do you pre-order a special meal? Do you bring your own?
I'd love to know!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back and congratulations on beeing done with your thesis! I don't like airplane food, but it has never occurred to me that bringing my own food might be a solution to this problem... I bring my own water though.
    Anyway, I just wanted to compliment you on beeing so organized that you actually bring a mix from the US to bake cupcakes on the day of your return. I'm not a fan of cake mix, but in this special case you can be proud of using it ;-).


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