72 Hours

I just got done with our BBQ chicken dinner, only two more nights to cook. I packed up most of the kitchen and am going to start cleaning tomorrow. This was the sunrise.

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus with salami-cream cheese rolls.

That bear is getting hungry.

Saratoga chips in the making. Montgomery Inn on my mind.

Taste and feel like awesome BBQ chips.

Onion and olive bread.

Mac n' cheese.

Fried mac n' cheese balls with smoked salmon quesadillas.

Snow is now on the mountains.

Glover Reef Atoll Research Station Menu
Oct. 1 – Nov. 1
Chef Cody Lee

Kitchen equipment – 6 burners, fridge, freezer

# of mouths to feed – 8

History of kitchen: Previous cooks have been from native to Belize and cook Belizean foods, consisting mostly of steamed chicken, tortillas, beans, and rice.

Objective: Introduce global cuisines to the research station while maintaining a low cost budget. Plan on using primarily Centro American staple ingredients and still be able to maximize tastes. Herbs and spices will be essential. No waste. Eat no turtle.


Pancakes (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, eggs, butter, vanilla)
Breakfast potatoes/hash browns
Crepes (milk, flour, eggs, butter)
French Toast (eggs, cream, syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg)
Omelets (eggs, cream, parsley, spice, onion, mushrooms, sausage/bacon, red pepper)
Johnnycakes/fry jacks (need an oven)
Tortillas (Tortillas, refried beans, sour cream, cheeses)
Fruit ( fried plantains, watermelon, oranges, etc.)
Toast (jam, butter)
Cereal (milk)
Breakfast bars


Sandwiches (BLT, turkey, pulled pork, chicken)
Burgers (Salsa, cheese, BBQ and bacon, chicken, fried fish)
Canned fish (sardines, tuna, oysters)
Hot dogs (Coney dogs)
Wraps (Chicken, beef, fish, salad)
Tacos (Beans, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, chicken, beef, rice, cheese, sour cream)
Quesadillas (Chicken, beef, fish, salad)
Tamales (Beef, chicken)
Garnaches (fried tortilla topped with beans, cheese, meat)
Granola bars/Energy bars
Hand fruits
Cracker and cheese platters
Trail mix



Stewed Beef
Ground beef dishes
BBQ Chicken
Seasoned Chicken
Fried Chicken
Stewed Chicken
Pan fried fish
Poached fish
Deep fried fish
Shrimp, scallops, conch, etc.
Slow cooked pork
Pork chops
Kebabs – chicken, steak, shrimp, pork
Gibnut (Paca) – Buy only farm raised
Iguana – Buy only farm raised
*** Do not buy any turtle products and steer clear of wild game as it’s not environmentally ethical


Conch fritters – conch meat and flour batter deep fried
Cheesy potato skins
Fried cheese balls
Cheese, meat, smoked fish, nut, dried fruit, cracker platters
Nachos, salsa, and guacamole

Side Dishes

Potato and cheese croquettes Potatoes, Fried Steak Fries, Sweet Potato Fries/Chips
Fries, Saratoga Chips, Mashed
Plantain chips
Pasta (Fettuccini, mac n’ cheese, angel hair)
Rice (white rice and maybe basmati/brown/sushi)
Squash, pumpkin
Beans (cooked, refried, gallo pinto, baked beans)
Green beans, string beans
Carrots (steamed, glazed)
Steam cauliflower, brocolli
Corn on the cob, creamed corn, steamed corn
Yucca (boiled, fried)
Soups (tomato, chicken noodle, vegetable)
Mixed vegetable (brocolli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, zucchini)
Nacho dishes
Rice and black bean cakes
Salads (Belize supposedly lacking in many salad greens… thus potato, cabbage, beet salads)
Dinner rolls (if we have oven)


Chocolate dipped coconut crusted fried plantain
Ice cream, Mexican fried ice cream, sorbet
Pies, cheese cakes, cake, cupcakes (if we have oven)
Pudding (banana, sand cake)
Cookies (purchase or cook if we have oven)
Jello and fruit salad
Fruit breads (if we have oven)