take-along-food ideas for a bus trip to NYC! . . .

by mulberryshoots

from "101 cookbooks" blog

from “101 cookbooks” blog

My daughter, C. and I have a bus trip planned to New York City in a couple of weeks. It’s a day trip to see “The King and I” musical production at the Vivien Beaumont Theatre in Lincoln Center. We’ve been looking forward to it for a long time – ever since it opened and won a Tony for the best revival music show on Broadway this year. We learned that Ken Watanabe who was also nominated for a Tony is no longer the leading man, but that Kelli O’Hara (who’s the REAL STAR) and a Tony winner for this show is still playing Anna. Hope to see her soon!

We don’t have a lot of time from when the show ends after 5 p.m. to make it to Port Authority and our return bus scheduled for 6 p.m. departure. So, we had to give up the idea of having a nice meal in a fancy New York restaurant before heading home. C. suggested that the smoked salmon (peppery and also maple-smoked) at Whole Foods might be a good idea to bring along since it would keep during our trip. That got us thinking about other things that might also travel well like rice balls and asian roll-ups.

Here are two ideas that Heidi Swanson posted on her blog – she’s a champion for healthy, light and interesting food recipes.

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/wintery-spring-rolls-recipe.html

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/sesame-almond-brown-rice-balls-recipe.html

What seemed like a hardship (no time for a NYC fancy meal) has turned into a delicious-sounding adventure! And that’s a good way to have it, isn’t it?

from "101 Cookbooks" blog

from “101 Cookbooks” blog