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Old 07-09-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Cool Foods to prepare when going on a plane ride, that won't spoil.

I am looking for recipes for a plane ride and need to make sure that it won't spoil.


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Old 07-09-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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I take things like cold roast chicken or Goanese roast pork, and cucumber salad, or Nicoise potato salad (no mayo). They are easy to carry, and easy to eat, and not too messy.

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Old 07-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Gee, spoil, how long is a flight? I'd get pizza right before the flight, most aiports have some sort of pizzeria. Then of cours sadwich is always a good idea. If you have russian mother like I do, ask her to make pirozhli for you. They will less for couple of days without fridge and are extrememly filling and convinient.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #4
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We usually pick up a sandwich in the airport after we go through the security checkpoint. It should be fine until the next mealtime.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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You need to be aware that there are several things you cannot take through the security check points, including liquids, jells, and the following items:
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Cologne
  • Creamy dips and spreads
    (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)
  • Gift baskets with food items
    (salsa, jams and salad dressings)
  • Gravy
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Lotions
  • Maple syrup
  • Oils and vinegars
  • Perfume
  • Salad dressing
  • Salsa
  • Sauces
  • Snowglobes
  • Soups
  • Wine, liquor and beer
I suggest you visit the Transportation safety Administration's website to see what's prohibited before you go to the airport:

TSA: Food & Beverages

TSA: Traveling with Food or Gifts

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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I always take crackers (like Triscuits), cheddar cheese slices and apple slices. No problem at security (although eat the apples before you land in a foreign country - they may prohibit produce) and are very satisfying. Maybe a little dark chocolate too - strictly for medicinal purposes, of course.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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I always make sandwiches on pita bread for my family. A slice of Wonder bread doesn't stand a chance against a Harry Potter book in a backpack. I like PB& J, but my kids prefers ham with mustard. I avoid mayo, but if they clamor for tuna or something, I make sure they eat those first. Dad eats anything, no matter how old or smashed. Fascinating, but kind of scary. Gotta love him. Packaged crackers go over well. I divy up a can of honey roasted peanuts into ziplocks and like to play old school stewardess after the flight attendants serve drinks with no peanuts or snacks.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:48 AM   #8
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I was under the impression that you can't bring food or beverages through the security checkpoint. Have to check that out.

Also, I thought because of possible severe allergic reactions in other passengers, peanuts are not a good idea.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:08 AM   #9
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i take a mixture of roasted nuts, raisins and chocolate chips, but any trail mix product will do. I seem to crave protein when traveling, and the nuts help with that.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:35 AM   #10
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I'm with Beth. I make a trail-mix of various good for you stuff with m&m peanuts instead of chocolate chips added to help with stress :-), and a few pieces of fruit. I normally have a savory meal before travel so the healthy snacking will get me through on even a long flight.


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