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Vacation and condo meals

post #1 of 7
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I would like to hear from other mommysavers concerning vacationing and condo eating/meals.

We are headed to a condo mid-July and I need to start gathering our food items so we can mostly "eat in" and save our money for the fun stuff.

Ideas on what I need to start purchasing?

It will be about a 5 hour trip, so I'm not sure if frozen things will be in the picture (unless you all have a good idea concerning traveling with frozen and making sure it doesn't spoil).

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
Why not just wait until you get to the condo and then hit a local supermarket for groceries, and just pack a cooler with sandwiches and snack foods for the drive?
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Phoenyx View Post

Why not just wait until you get to the condo and then hit a local supermarket for groceries, and just pack a cooler with sandwiches and snack foods for the drive?

Exactly what we do.

But I do take stuff like can vegetables, a few potatoes to bake and muffin mix for breakfast, cokes and all of the snack food.

Then when we get to the condo or cabin we find a local store and buy eggs, bacon, steaks, chicken and what ever else we need.
post #4 of 7
I perfer to shop at home for most of the basics and bring them with me. I find it easer to know that I already have something and not have to wonder or depend on the inventory at another store I am not familiar with. This way you don't risk paying outrageous prices in a resort town grocery store. I have ALWAYS found that the basics are more expensive elsewhere than my regular grocery.

I'd also consider bringing a crock pot or small grill (if the condo does not have one), both good time savers. You might also look into a local pizza place for a cheap meal out. Have fun
post #5 of 7
I did something similar to the responses above. I planned a menu, then purchased the nonperishable items at home on sale (or used what was in my pantry. Then I purchased the perishable items at the local grocery store when we got there. It worked great! We had plenty of packed snacks, sandwiches etc in the car. We went on a 10 day trip and ate very well - and only ate out twice!
post #6 of 7
If I'm driving...I usually plan out a tentative menu, and then purchase a lot (most) dry goods, bring spices from home etc So when I get to the location, I only need perishables. Just ends up cheaper in my experience. I also bring paper towels, a sponge for cleaning, a sponge for dishes, dish soap, clorox wipes etc
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
yes, I want to be able to grab sales and take advantage of double coupons while I am here --and not have to spend a whole lot of time in the grocery store when we get there.

The crock pot is an excellent suggestion--exactly the ideas I am looking for.

Thanks!
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