During a trip countdown – I find that I have lists everywhere. An ongoing spreadsheet on the computer and handwritten lists around the house. Ticking off washing, ironing, shopping, loading the van, cleaning the house.
If the trip entails a few days of long drives at the outset to get us to warmer weather then I may cook a larger meal and freeze half for the van so that we’ve got a warming bowl of soup, spaghetti or curry after a long drive. I’ve also found that freezing half a cake (sliced) will stop us from pigging out when it is fresh baked and give us the bonus of something home baked while we’re away.
The only trouble is that we often forget what the frozen mass is and unless we can see bits of pasta in it or rice, we have no idea what’s for dinner. Now you may say why not label the meals and make things easier but that would take the fun out of mealtime.