This little sunflower is a wooden trivet that we use to put hot pans or pots on. Hot cast iron will burn or melt wood and plastic picnic tables.
Our cutting boards fit perfectly into the galley shelf. I've mentioned this before, but the smaller one is actually a divider that goes into a spiral binder.
Our various cups, plates and crockery are all plastic for travel reasons. Most of them I got from a thrift store, and we have enough to feed four to five people. The fish plates are used as serving plates, and they don't fit the Sunflower theme very well (I won them during a contest at a picnic).
We also carry a small spray bottle filled with soap and water to do quick dish washes while eating on the road.
Hot coffee on a cold morning while camping is very important to us. This French press by Thermos makes at least four small cups of coffee.
Two essential items on the shelf are paper towels and aluminum foil....
...and two spatulas—one plastic and one metal.
In our two red dishpans, we carry everyday kitchen items like...
...our cast iron pan which I rescued from a rust-covered life in someone's yard,
a small bag that holds plastic grocery bags for garbage,
our two oven mitts,
an extra bottle of propane,
and some dish towels and rags for cleaning up.
The only (and very small) drawer holds not only our cutlery, but a few tools and odds and ends like...
...the dish soap and sponge,
various kitchen tools like a good knife, peeler, can opener, bottle opener and tongs.
Of course, we have enough spoons, forks and knives for several people including two grapefruit spoons.
We've also crammed in some lighters with fuel, scissors, a mesh strainer and a pen.
We also have some emergency matches, and a clothespin always seems to come in handy.
In our one cabinet (along with the battery) we have our various pots. Personally, I think we have too many, but they all serve different needs. This one is usually reserved for our shower setup.
This pot has a locking lid and holes for draining pasta and vegetables. We carry a measuring cup inside of it.
This pot has two lips for pouring out water or hot milk into coffee and hot chocolate.
This is a bowl we use for mixing breads and eggs or for holding a salad. It was left behind in a campground bear box.
This pot is primarily used for heating up water on the campfire. It's become a little black.
Last of all is our open storage area. This area holds the two dishpans, the main propane tank, a 2.5 gallon water container and a plastic bin for dry goods. The plastic bin is handy in that it can be taken out of the galley and moved to a picnic table for quick access.
The plastic bin (which we've had for nearly 13 years) usually carries coffee, hot chocolate, a container of sugar, honey, plastic bags, creamer, rice or pasta and some storage containers. On a short or long trip—this thing is stocked full.
Looking back at the photos—it seems like a lot of stuff! However, when they are neatly organized and stored away, all the items don't seem like too much to carry around in your own mobile kitchen.