Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vacation Revelation, Part V

Vacation is about Excess.

(This blog post could also be considered a vaction "confession" - but a confession implies an apology of sorts- and I make no apologies about this particular vacation behavior).

Let me preface this blog post with this: Don’t Judge Me.

We usually eat reasonably healthy food. We occassioanlly have have junk food – but we work to keep it under control.

Unless we’re on vacation.

As far as I’m concerned, Vacation is synonymous with Excess.

Do what you love to do – and do a lot of it; so long as it’s fun and relaxing (and legal). I’m not with really down with doing excessive amounts of work on vacation. You get the idea…

Anyway… the Goble Family enjoys Comfort Food.

So when the Goble Family goes on vacation, we bring out the Comfort Food (in abundance).

And a Comfort Food staple for us is GORP.

GORP stands for “Good Ol’ Raisins & Peanuts.”

Okay, so NOTHING about raisins and peanuts sounds comforting (or appetizing).

So we’ve made modifications (actually, it’s an old Rekstad Family recipe that has been carried forward).



This is our version of GORP.

Sigh.... It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

(you have to click on the picture to truly appreciate its beauty)
Of course, we also buy excessive amounts of new clothes while we're on vacation because by the time we get home, none of our clothes fit us anymore. But hey... You take the bad with the good, right?


StephanieJ said...

You are so funny! Do you know how many times you start out your blogs with "OK, don't judge me"...!
That absolutely looks like vacation food!!

Diane Davis said...

oh, it IS a pretty picture! not sure how i feel about the gumballs, but i love the salt and sugar mixture.

Heidi said...

Oh Diane - those aren't gumballs, those are spice drops. And they are straight from the best part of Heaven... : )

Diane Davis said...

BTW... i thought it was missing something. RAISINS. i see your GORP and raise you raisins...

Anonymous said...

I remember the Rekstad GORP from the all church campout at Fort Stevens. It was the best!! I will have to look closer to get all of the best stuff to make some of my own.


Anonymous said...

I vividly remember that "MIX"! We'd always stop by the Rekstad campsite just to get a handful! Thanks for the memories!
Jane VR

Billy and Laurel said...

I likey your Gorp...we must combine forces on our next vacation. You bring the Gorp and we'll bring the bear deterrent. Your selection of deliciousness for your Gorp tells me once again that we were destined to be friends.

Billy and Laurel said...

That was Me, Laurel, by the way. I don't think Billy would say "likey". lol

Cindy said...

GORP was never a Roderick family favorite . . . our idea is not having to do anything in the kitchen while on vaca . . . chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with lots of butter and a big old roll . . . that's a little vacation on a plate right there!

afgblondie said...

Let's see...G = gumdrops, O = orange thingys, R = rainbow, P = peanuts. I think you covered it well. I'm glad you are enjoying it the way it should be enjoyed.