The Feed Bag: How to Eat “Real Meals” at Horse Shows!
By Gabrielle Sasse
Horse show season is in full swing, and while you may have everything you need for your horse, sometimes your own needs fall by the wayside! One thing people most often seem to forget (other than sunscreen) in their “people packing” show lists, is how to eat real food. Sure, there are food carts and vendors and always the quick bag of chips, but those can add up both in the wallet and on the scale.
Crock pots are a great way to prepare entire meals that are easy on the wallet and the waist, and can feed the whole barn. And, although we have small living quarters in our trailer (there isn’t much room to stand, much less cook) a crock pot provides for a compact cooking area and minimizes the heat! I’ve had great experiences with the few show barns I’ve worked with – everyone taking a meal or two during the long weekend shows. People work up quite the appetite walking (or running or biking) to and from the stalls and show pen, not to mention those long hours in the saddle. A real meal can go a long way toward making up for a lack of sleep and “bad horse” blues.
I spent Memorial Day weekend not showing, but helping my barn out at the Memorial Day Classic in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. My mom asked what we should bring to eat, and I suggested we pot luck it for the weekend! I came up with a list of some of my favorite crock pot meals (heavily utilized while in college, I might add) and she chose Shredded Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches!
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