Cooking, sewing…I wish I had a cleaning question
So I could have a domestic trifecta! Ah well. The cooking inquiry has to do with traveling nutrition. Yesterday we booked a 5 day Disney vacation (ZOMGYAY!) and Disney World's kosher food selection is sparse to be generous and well, gross, to be not so generous. There are some kosher snacks pretzels, popsicles, beverages and minute maid icies, but we can't possibly eat the meals for 5 days, they're basically airline food. We'll be staying in a time share, so we'll have a full kitchen, but we'll be leaving for the parks in the morning and not coming back until after the fireworks in the evening. So, I need healthy meals that I can keep in a cooler all day that will still be tasty at lunch and dinner. I need to feed three people - Myself - a pregnant lady, Hubby, and Moo, our 2 year old. Here's my plan so far - We'll have breakfast - cereal milk and fruit in the hotel before heading out. Lunch - Hubby is easy to please and fine with peanut butter sandwiches, which obviously, we don't have to worry about cooler space. I figure I'll have some tuna in the hotel if he gets bored after a few days of that. Moo and I will have yogurt, with fruit and granola. Water all around to drink (we're not soda people) and Nana cookies or Glenny's Brown Rice marshmallow treats for dessert. Dinner is where I'm really stuck. Moo is easy he could eat plain, cold chicken and pasta every day for the rest of his life and wash it down with vegetable juice (he's in a no solid veggies stage, whatever, the juice does the trick). Hubbs and I are a little more picky. What can I make ahead of time that freezes and stores well that tastes good cold. Hubby loves salads, but me notsomuch. Veggie/cooked fish Sushi rolls? That's the only idea I have. Also, any suggestions for a great soft cooler? We ought to be able to replace the ice throughout the day, but longevity of temperature maintenance would definately be a bonus. What's our best bet for a cooler to send as checked luggage? Does it matter? We're flying to Orlando from New York and bringing all the food with us since we won't be able to (or want to) go shopping when we get there. And - Sewing! A bunch of my maternity tops are blouses with collars that I was given during my last pregnancy. I'm not a really big collar fan. With a big maternity top plus a collar, I feel like I'm cocooned. Plus, the top of the collar rubs against the nape of my wig (I cover my hair for religious reasons) when I turn my head and it gets all tangled, which is a pain. Can anyone direct me to simple instructions on how to remove a collar and stitch up the seem from which I took it and still have it look nice? I am pretty decent with a sewing machine, but not so into it that I'm a member of any of the sewing communities :) Thanks! ETA: A friend suggested crudite and pita with dips. Any good suggestions beyond babaganoush and Hummus? Great recipes for yogurt based dips or I would love a ranch dip if I could put together a healthy one.