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menu planning

Unread post by minettest » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:32 pm

Good day hope it's ok to ask. We are going to kruger in July school holiday. Busy with our 6 month planning. Need advice on menu suggestion pls. What do you usually make think braai ing for 2 weeks will be a little to much. Same with breakfast don't think I can do the bacon eggs everyday.
:dance:
28/06/16 - tamboti
29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
3/07/16 - lower sabie
4/07/16 - lower sabie
5/07/16 - crocodile bridge
6/07/16 - crocodile bridge

CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT WAIT!!! :lol:

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by ritad » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:08 pm

Hello minettest, on our first holiday in kruger we have make every day a braii with steaks or chicken, sweetpotatoes and salad!! For the breakfeast we have buy nutella, jam and cheese spread!!

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:34 pm

Image with a cold Image and then the next night have a Image with a Image
and so you alternate night after night
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I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by minettest » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:44 pm

My husband like that menu :thumbs_up:
:dance:
28/06/16 - tamboti
29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
3/07/16 - lower sabie
4/07/16 - lower sabie
5/07/16 - crocodile bridge
6/07/16 - crocodile bridge

CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT WAIT!!! :lol:

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:23 pm

Also have a read here, Minettest and please let us know you did eat when you are back :D
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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Jockv » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:06 am

My menu is very simple:

Breakfast 04h00 1 x Castle Lite
Brunch 10h00 2 x Castle Lite’s
Lunch 13h00 3 x Castle Lite’s
Dinner 19h00 3 x Windhoek Draught’s (one has to have variety in your menu…….!!!!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

My wife has a much more complicated menu which needs way too much planning and purchasing…… :slap: :slap:

She insists that we have the following:

DAY 1

Breakfast: Padkos en route (Minceballs, boiled eggs; chicken drumsticks; sandwiches etc…)
Lunch: We hardly ever do lunch and will nibble on snacks …. biltong; dry-wors; chips etc. :popcorn: :popcorn:
Dinner: T-Bone steak +/- 30-40mm thick; boerie, fresh mixed salad

DAY 2

Breakfast: Amarula coffee and rusks
Brunch: Egg; bacon; toast (or whatever is left of the previous night’s braai)
Dinner; Pork chops; baked potatoes with lots of garlic sauce & butter; baked bean salad

DAY 3

Breakfast: Tea and rusks
Brunch: Mince & Chakalaka skottel with toast
Dinner: Lamb chops; boerie; potato salad; beetroot salad

DAY 4

Breakfast: Amarula coffee & rusks
Brunch: Burger patties; fried onions; fried egg & fried tomato on a bun (KNP Burger deluxe…)
Dinner: Chicken flattie; braaibroodjies; Greek salad

Day 5

Breakfast: Tea & rusks
Brunch: Saucy Chicken liver peri-peri in skottel with toast
Dinner: Oxtail Potjie & rice

DAY 6

Breakfast: Amarula coffee & rusks
Brunch: Bush-Omelette with lots of cheese; mushrooms; ham; tomato; onion etc…
Dinner: 30-40mm thick Rump steak; cucumber salad; pasta salad; braaibroodjies

DAY 7

Breakfast: Tea & rusks while packing.........braai leftovers en-route to the gate :( :( :( :(
Brunch: Usually at the Wimpy in Belfast
Dinner: KFC………

So, that’s the wife’s menu …. I still think mine is much simpler; cheaper and involves a lot less effort !!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
The voices are telling me to go...........the sooner the better !!!

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Imax » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:50 am

I don't like spending half my holiday making food, so what we can prepare before hand we do, and although we mostly braai, your variation is in the food with the braai.

We usually go in winter, so having a quick breakfast before driving out is viable
Below is one of our typical menu's usually washed down with good wine and craft beer

Day 1: Travel day

Beakfast on the road: Wimpy / Coffee shop

Lunch after setting up camp at the camp restaurant for a light lunch

Dinner Pork Ribs, Potato Salad, carrot salad (both salads pre made at home)

Day 2
Breakfast: Cereal like Meusli/Cornfakes and yogurt, Fruit.

Lunch: Yesterdays left overs

Dinner: Sosaties(chicken or lamb), mixed salad, ratatouille

Day 3
Pre-drive: Coffee & rusks

Brunch: Bacon & Eggs

Dinner: Rump Espetada, couscous with fried Haloumi and dried apricot, salad

Day 4

Breakfast: continental on the go – Croissants, cold meat and cheeses

Lunch: Braai left overs

Dinner: Pork meatballs in Tomato chilli jam with Mash, salad
(The meatballs and jam is pre-made at home, on the night it is combined in the pot with fresh ingredients and cooked on gas till ready)

Day 5
Breakfast: Cereal like Meusli/Cornfakes and yogurt, Fruit.

Lunch: Hot Dogs

Dinner: Pork chops, Woolworths mix veg packet, Woolworths baby potato packet

Day 6

Pre-drive: Coffee & rusks

Brunch: Bacon & Eggs

Dinner: Lamb Rib, Cheese, tomato & Onion sandwiches made on the braai, Salad (some of the potato salad or carrot salad if there was left)

Day 7

Breakfast: continental on the go – Croissants, scones/ muffins, cold meat and cheeses

Lunch: Braai left overs

Dinner: If I could get some venison steak, else some tjops & wors, salad, potato wedges (wedges, garlic olive oil, fresh rosemary, in foil baked in fire)

Day 8

Pre-drive: Coffee & rusks

Brunch: Bacon & Eggs

Dinner: Chicken Flatty, Potato Bake, WW Mix veg

Day 9 – Homeward bound

Breakfast: Cereal like Meusli/Cornfakes and yogurt, Fruit.

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by minettest » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:51 pm

Thanks so much for the tips. I like the beer diet but will definitely use the others menus for the kids
:dance:
28/06/16 - tamboti
29/06/16 - tamboti
30/06/16 - tamboti
1/07/16 - berg en dal
2/07/16 - berg en dal
3/07/16 - lower sabie
4/07/16 - lower sabie
5/07/16 - crocodile bridge
6/07/16 - crocodile bridge

CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT WAIT!!! :lol:

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Travelstory » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:15 pm

I know the anticipation is getting beyond measure. We are back in June and it seems like we still have an eternity to wait.

Since we are coming from the States we certainly cannot make anything in advance. We do, however, bring a travel spice kit as well as a stand for our drunken chicken with us.

Many morning we like to pack breakfast to eat at a watering hole or overlook somewhere. We pack yogurt, rusks, and peanut butter along with fruit we have cut up and two bowls and spoons. Break up the rusks in the yogurt. Add a scoop of peanut butter and the fruit and have a delicious mixture.

We will also bring along out Yeti Travel Mugs to Kruger this year which keep beverages either hot or cold for hours and hours. Seemingly ice never melts in these mugs. So we will pour our big coffee to go and have hot coffee for many kilometers.

Dinners vary by availability since we are reliant on the park shops. But we always make drunken chicken which is simply a whole chicken that you cook on the braai with a beer can up his cavity. The stand we use holds the beer upright. It turns out really moist and delicious. And for us makes meals for a couple of days. Chicken salad is always a great thing to do with the leftovers. You can put that on sandwiches or crackers.

SA Wine and local beer are ALWAYS great appetizers..., and on every menu!!!

Enjoy!
Dana

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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Fanta » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:33 pm

I must eat breakfast in the morning otherwise I'm as grumpy as a lion with a sore toe.

I discovered Baker's "Good Morning biscuits", they great for that early morning snack for the first morning drive with a nice cup of coffee.

I like make potatoes in foil covered with garlic, fresh herbs, salt and pepper to taste and put them directly on the coals. Just remember to pierce holes in the potato before you put on the coals or it can exploded.

I also marinade chicken wings we buy fresh the night before we leave for KNP. It's usually red wine (I'll spare some for food the rest is for me hehehe), olive oil, garlic (keeps the mozzies away), mixed herbs and Jack Daniels sauce (look for it in your local Spar or Checkers) it's like a smokey BBQ sauce and very delicious. On the braai it goes quick-quick.

Other thing that goes quick on the fire and is always a big hit is mielies but I suppose in July you won't find them fresh :hmz:

If braai gets boring you can cook up some pasta in the kitchenette or communal, I usually cook some noodles with left over braai meat and left over veggies. Add a little mayo and you got lunch or dinner.

Enjoy your trip! :)
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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:46 am

minettest wrote:Thanks so much for the tips. I like the beer diet but will definitely use the others menus for the kids


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Some lovely suggestions here.

I found that the quality and price of food seems to have improved at the camp shops. On our last trip we bought food on a daily basis and made use of the restaurants as well.

The Mugg&Bean for brunch at Lower Sabie comes highly recommended. It was so filling that all I needed was a snack for supper.
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Re: menu planning

Unread post by Kanniewagnie » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:54 pm

My favourite is a variety of cheeses and biscuits with fresh fruit and of course a good red wine.
It tastes even better if eaten at Sable dam or Shipandani for dinner with your SO.
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Re: menu planning

Unread post by cheetahlady » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:14 am

We plan our menu to have variety. We braai every night. Usually rotate chicken, lamb, beef, pork - sometimes sosaties, steaks, chops, flatties. We do veg/salad - can cook most things on the braai in foil (gem squash are delish, just pierce with knife , wrap in foil before placing in coals) Breakfast we alternate between cooked (bacon egg etc) and lighter options - toast, cereal, fruit.

Last time we stayed for 3 weeks and had meals planned for the entire time.
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