Daughters of the Dirt / Sarah Higdon

Road Ready, Like Genoa Salami: Recipes from an AustinMama's Road Trip
by Bernadette Noll

Read: Road Ready, Like Genoa Salami

Road Sarnies
Olive Oil
Mixed dried herbs such as Italian blend or Herbs de Provence
Garlic salt
Genoa salami sliced super thinly (as such salami should only be sliced)
Provolone cheese Ė sliced thinly
Lettuce optional and only suggested for shorter trips

In a small bowl mix olive oil, dried herbs and garlic salt Ė all according to taste, stir and let sit. Slice baguette in half lengthwise. With a large spoon coat inside each half of bread with oil. Do not overcoat as this will lead to soggy bread. On one half layer overlapping slices of salami. Now layer tomato slices. Layer provolone. Another layer of overlapping salami slices. If using lettuce, layer on top. Do not let the tomatoes sit next to the bread or youíll have a goopy mess. Close baguette. Slice into approx. 3-4" portions. Wrap each portion in a paper napkin and insert all snugly in plastic bread bag. Twist tie TIGHTLY so as to avoid shifting. Let stew for several hours (or a couple days) in a cooler, serve each individually wrapped piece and enjoy!

1/3 GOOD tequila
1/3 Triple Sec
1/3 Fresh squeezed lemon and limejuice*
2 TBLS. Sugar (or to taste)
Kosher style salt
Lemon or lime wedges

Mix together tequila, triple sec, lemon and limejuice and sugar. Shake, shake, shake or stir, stir, stir. Rub edge of glass with lemon or lime wedge. Dip glass into saucer full of salt. Fill glass with ice. Pour and, OH MY THATíS GOOD!!!
*Limejuice concentrate can also be used in place of fresh limejuice and sugar but the fresh squeezed lemon juice should be added still.

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
Can of black beans
Grated cheddar cheese

Drain black beans. With the back of a large spoon, smash bean into a paste. On griddle warm tortillas. Spread with a thin layer of beans. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with another tortilla. Heat until cheese melts slightly. Flip and heat until cheese melts completely. Place on cutting board. Let cool. Slice into quarters or sixths. Layer in plastic container and keep cool.

Peanut Butter Tacos
Peanut Butter (we like the unencumbered variety for its taste and texture)

Warm tortillas just slightly or let sit to room temperature so as to make them malleable. Spread with a thin layer of peanut butter. Drizzle a small amount of honey. Too much will be too drippy. Mix peanut butter and honey together and spread over tortilla. Roll up and slice into 2 or 3 pieces. Store in plastic container. Keep cool. These are by far the most widely accepted road snack of all. Carbs and protein keep the blood sugar level.

Veggie Pancakes
The ingredients for this one are up to you and can be made with whatever youíve got on hand. This isnít really a recipe as much as it is a cooking suggestion. Try your own blends and make it your own. Thatís how it started and thatís how it should continue.

Make your usual pancake batter Ė whether that be from a mix or from scratch is, again, up to you. (I LOVE recipes like this!) In a blender combine the chosen veggies or legumes. Black beans are good as is broccoli, spinach or other dark greens, zucchini, squash, or a combination of your choosing. Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour batter on top of blended veggies and blend again for just a couple seconds until mixed. Eyeball the batter and add more flour or pancake mix to bring the batter to the right consistency. Cook as you usually do your pancakes, stack and chill. Toss to serve.