Day #7: First Trip to Costco

Day #7: First Trip to Costco

I made the crew eat cereal for breakfast and scrambled to make their lunch before the boat left the harbor at 9 am. Two casseroles in one hour: roasted cauliflower, pasta, a sauce made with butter, milk, and cheddar cheese. Leftover hamburger meat (the last of it) in the meat version, mushrooms in the vegetarian one. I took an old English muffin and ground it in an old coffee grinder to make breadcrumbs for the top. Then I put the pans in the fridge and hit the road in an enormous old truck. While the crew motored to Boston (still no mainsail on the ship), I left to brave the wilds of Costco.

Out with the old, in with the new
In Boston Captain Wright was replaced by a relief captain, Captain Might, and the head of the non-profit organization which runs the boat began sleeping onboard as well.

When I arrived with my four hundred dollars worth of Costco booty, I found the crew had been blessed with lobsters. Though I was saddened to learn that they had not spared me one, Filip had started a broth with the shells. Serendipitously, he had only been able to cook it 10 minutes before they turned the generator off, so the broth was perfectly cooked Рlight and sweet. Most of the crew was heading into Boston for dinner, but for those who remained, I saut̩ed some onions and mushrooms, added a pack of Tom Ka Gai seasoning, sriracha sauce, lemon juice and leftover kale, and even the last of the carrot soup! Then I cut up slices of an unmarked fish from the freezer and dropped it in. I left lime wedges on the stove-top and headed off to explore Boston.