I have basically come to the conclusion that I need a couple of boxes for my mum's house. One for her fridge and one for her freezer. All full of vegan ingredients that will get me through meal-times without having to either eat a roast dinner with the meat and gravy, or some other strange concoction that she makes for me.
The irony is that my mum is a Food Tech teacher, but she much prefers baking to normal meal cooking.
(And yes, I know I can and should probably cook it myself, but you know what mothers can be like sometimes! :P)
Any suggestions of what would be good to put in these boxes?
Hi, Michelle! That is a GREAT idea. I love it. Personally, I would make up some of your favorite meals and freeze them in portion sizes that you can thaw and just heat up. As for the fridge, I would buy common condiments that you use that she doesn't have that way you have access to the same things you do at home. Does that help? I hope at least a little! Jenn
I would plan on packing what you need to replace the non-vegan elements. When I go to summer family barbeques, bringing some veggie patties in a cooler is usually enough to solve the problem. But if whole wheat bread/buns aren't going to be there, pack a few. The condiments are a good idea too. If it's a long stay, then Jenna is right on the money with packing pre-made reheatable meals.
For me, it's always hard to find the balance between avoidong unwanted attention from people and allowing my alternative foods to be a conversation starter that might "convert" someone (or at least draw them into flirting with veganism). If you think you might be able to tempt some loved ones with kind foods, maybe pack a little extra to share!
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