Bowls Are Better Than Plates
So far in my living aboard experience one thing has become very apparent; bowls are better than plates. Period. First off, anything you can eat on a plate you can eat in a bowl, but there are a ton of things you eat in a bowl that just would be a mess if you put it on a plate (Lucky Charms and 2% milk do not work on a plate ... messy!). Plus, all it takes is one good sized wake from an a**hole speeding down the channel to make that lovely spaghetti dinner a lovely reason to rip out the carpet ... if you were eating off a plate. However, a bowl solves this problem entirely (almost). Bowls are also easier to stack and wash in my tiny little sink. Although, they seem to be more frequently stacking than cleaning ...
So I have come to the conclusion that bowls were made for boats and there is no reason to ever have a plate onboard. Do I have plates onboard ... well yah. But only because I didn't know any better 3 months ago when I moved aboard! They'll be walking the plank soon ...
Pringles Are Awesome
I'd like to give a shout out to the amazing geniuses at the "Pringles Center For Packaging Development" for their discovery that if you put fragile chips into a stack and enclose that stack within a durable, compact, and easy to store container, then one has the perfect snack for a sailboat. I don't have to worry about my chips being crushed in the tightly packed food storage compartments on my little ship, nor do I have to worry about a stiff breeze blowing my bag of chips overboard while enjoying a nice sunset out on deck.
Any other fragile consumables that typically come in bags are promptly transferred to hard plastic containers ... but this process takes precious lounging-about-the-boat time and, lets face it, crumbs tend to get everywhere in the dumping process. But not with my Pringles! Oh no ... from the store, to the car, to the boat, to my mouth I never have to worry about a crumbly mess.
Also I'm trying to figure out a clever way to reuse the Pringles bottles ... Any suggestions?
Until Next Time