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Carpark culinary kings, aka the Jamie Oliver eat your heart out thread

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by zac150, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    A few posts in the camping thread got me thinking it’s time for a thread on those who get creative for lunches by cooking in the car parks.

    I am getting a little tired of burning $40 on four hot chocs and doughnuts and that’s before lunch. Given we do seven or eight weekend trips we figured this coin could be better spent. So are looking for inspiration.
     
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  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hotdogs in thermos
     
  3. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    a non-cook hot meal is to put some cooked kranskies or other good snags in a thermos and put on a roll at lunchtime. cheese and mustard too. or get fancy and have onions or sauerkraut in the thermos too.
     
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  5. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go full on austrian and heat up home made gulaschuppe.
     
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  8. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snap
     
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  9. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I boil water on the camping stove for a cuppa on the tray of the ute once the thermos is empty.

    Did a dreadful combination of smoked dutch sausage, noodles, tinned tomato and some ungodly packet mix last week - a real low point.

    Hoping to do better this week.
     
  10. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sandwiches are good.
     
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  11. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ever had cold GF bread sandwich??
     
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  12. climberman

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    Mate some of the two min noodles which you just add water to are great, really easy to do.
    Pre-made sambo's are good
    some juices as well

    a key is to have a few chairs to make it comfy to eat, etc.
     
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  13. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cuppa soup and nice bread roll?
     
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  14. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmm it is a bit cake like.
     
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    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™ Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is @Astro66 aware that someone has stolen his pants? :nerd:
     
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  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kev can borrow my pants anytime. Lovely guy. :)
     
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  17. Lady Penelope

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    A big breakfast then Woolies protein bars for lunch ...
     
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    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    N0frilz Hard Yards

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    Sausage/rissoles on bread, toasted sandwiches are the go to staples for car park feeds.

    Pre make the sandwiches then just throw them on the grill in the car park.
     
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  20. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Come on ........ Those $9 Bacon and Egg rolls at Skitube were pretty special. BYO bottled water from the car parked just outside, and it's great value.
     
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  21. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cup ramen and can of Pabst :p
     
  22. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    thats pretty much what we did above. with some salad.
     
  23. smackies

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    Toad in the hole.

    With a stack of condiments.
     
  24. Moondog55

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    I can just see the fun police at Falls Creek telling the people cooking up a storm on the tailgates to pack it away because its a fire hazard or some such
    But a griddle and some grilled Swiss cheese and ham sandwiches with real tomato soup can be done easily on a 2-burner camp stove, ditto the above snag in bread but why not a fillet steak sandwich with Bearnaise sauce or Baconaise for extra calories. Considering the cost of food on the hill a kilo of tenderloin can go a long way with plenty of lettuce and hard rolls
     
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  25. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pack a baguette!
     
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  26. climberman

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    One of the lovely things about skiing in Cham was seeing large groups of families in the snow out in the sun, near restaurants, having family picnics and meals they brought up themselves, maybe with a coffee or beer or vino from inside. Lovely and social.
     
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    I fear that baguette is not so secure.

    Needs moar voile strap.
     
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  28. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It a bit blurry! Must be moving faster than the ski's!
     
  29. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Keep it warm under your jacket so it spreads nice on your Schwartzbrot.
     
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    I thought that would go in the pants (helloooooo ladies) , not the jacket!!!!
     
  31. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not enough curve.
     
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  33. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah that is one horrific pic. Hurts the see now you pointed that out LOL
     
  34. CarveMan

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    I might have told this story before, but my SIL is quite the pretentious foodie (did I say that out loud? whoops!) and was off to Cham and asked where the best places to have lunch were.

    I replied that my favourite place to have lunch was sitting on a rock, with a baguette. That wasn't the answer she was looking for.

    I've also had lunch tied to a rock, I felt like a dog outside the shops.
     
  35. climberman

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  36. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think this bit needs further explanation! Stag do gag, seriously windy, or exposure.
     
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  37. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thinking about trying to make some Japanese curry rice in the car park this weekend. Will post up how it goes :p
     
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    +1 for the pre-made baguette - the true French way
     
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    Not quite the same as the French version but my fave hilltop lunch for bc days in Japan was the Seicomarto ham and cheese buttered roll.
     
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  40. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m starting the think the baguette has legs, that and a cuppa soup!
     
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  41. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a good combo
    As nice as it all sounds, an hour of ****ing about in the cold when you could be skiing or whatever just sounds like misery, let alone the mess
    Baguette and cuppa soup in a thermos would go well right now actually :D
     
  42. Moondog55

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    Dutch curry and rice soup [ chicken and prawn version] with naan and extra butter
     
  43. Charlie

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    He doesn't want to borrow them, just get in them!
    :out:
     
  44. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah Japanese convince, soo good. Coupla nigiri in the backpack with a tall asashi can is my usual combo (with a nikuman and boss coffee for asagohan). Just have to make sure they don’t get squashed in a wipeout.
     
  45. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Boil in bag curry and pickled vegetables sorted, just have to workout the optimal way to prepare some koshihikari rice on the fly now :love:

    *Edit just bought a Japanese 12v portable rice cooker, hopefully it works as advertised LOL

     
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    i knew a bloke once who used to put things down his pants to impress the Ladies , didnt work , in fact had the opposite effect , then someone told him it should go down the front of his pants
     
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  47. Moondog55

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    I tell my beloved wife that the woolly sock is just to stop my bits from freezing and falling off
     
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  48. Moondog55

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    Seriously Zac a lot depends on how much you want to spend on kit and how early you can get to the car park. But $100- would buy a small propane stove and a 2kg cylinder and a small table and a decent insulated bottle. It is space to work in that seems to be at a premium when I look around the car park [mind you other hills may not be as crowded as FC] and how much prep you do at home beforehand. Thermos cooking and pre-made is the way to go for me. Split the rolls at home and use flavoured butter for the dogs etc. Just using the stove to boil water for soup & coffee and to get the grill going
    After my last trip to the USA I now prefer my hot dogs grilled and I have developed a liking for red hot Sloppy Joes served in a hollowed out hard bun too
     
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  50. zac150

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    I should add I have 2 burner camp stoves and jet boils etc and plenty of experience back country cooking.

    This thread is really about inspiring people to save a few dollars and acknowledge that the car park lunch can add to the experience.

    On the weekend we packed some nice rolls, came off the hill and really enjoyed them.
     
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