This is a family vacation; I haven't been on a beach vacation with my family since I was in college. My parents are planning to eat out pretty often, but I will be sharing cooking duties with my cousin's boyfriend. Matt volunteered to grill. Our breakfasts are easy; I will prep them the night before so that someone can throw it in the oven while I am out on my runs. My lunch options are also easy; hopefully, someone in the party will decide to head back to the house for a bit with the kids while I enjoy reading or napping in the sun.
We will hit the grocery store Saturday night. I plan to buy fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, and dairy products at the store. I'll bring things like cereals, bars, snacks, and spices (I learned to do this from Joyce as I was paying $7 for chili powder while she had brought her cumin from home). The last time my mom hit the grocery store on vacation, it was after a big dinner so she and her friends bought only Breyers ice cream and drink mixes. I plan to be on hand with my list. Not sure I am as organized as Joyce who has even produced coupons for the things she needed from the stores at the beach, but I think we will be set.
Traveling day...we will eat what we can find.
Breakfast: Pancake Squares and blueberries (I will be cheating a bit and use bagged pancake mixes for this recipe)
Lunch: Grilled cheese with tomato slices
Dinner: Sausage, Spinach, Tomato Pasta
Breakfast: Egg in a Cup (my dad's specialty...he can make them for me)
Lunch: Macaroni & cheese and hot dogs
Dinner: Shrimp and veggies on the grill
Breakfast: Cereal and fresh fruit
Lunch: Avocado Chicken Salad
Dinner: Italian Baked Chicken with broccoli and salad
Breakfast: Cereal bars and bananas
Lunch: PB&J wraps
Dinner: Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with corn on the cob
Breakfast: scrambled eggs to get rid of all remaining eggs
Lunch: Grilled cheese and fruit
Dinner: Whatever I can do to use all remaining food-thinking grilling