This week we are vacationing in our vintage trailer, seeing some of our great state. Our menu will need to be flexible, but I’ve scheduled the things first that will be thawing, leaving meals made with shelf-stable items for the end of our trip. Look for posts showing how the meals and planning fared (I’m trying some new things).
Driving vacations can end up being very expensive if meals aren’t planned and you eat out for a lot of meals. Even going to the store and getting bread, cheese, and fruit for lunches can be a lot more expensive than planning with things bought at rock-bottom prices that are in the pantry. So here is my plan, and I’ve included breakfasts and lunches to give a total picture (although lunches are pretty standard!):
Sunday (first day of trip): breakfast- cereal at home; lunch-sandwiches on the road; dinner-Foil Chicken dinners (made ahead), salad, brownies
Monday: breakfast-egg & sausage scramble, toast, fruit; lunch: meat & cheese roll-ups, veggies & dip; dinner-BBQ hamburger patties (pre-made at home), foil-wrapped campfire baked potatoes, salad, S’Mores
Tuesday: breakfast-quick zucchini bread & fruit; lunch-sandwiches;dinner in Baker City (with friends?)
Wednesday: breakfast-camp “egg-mcmuffins” & fruit; lunch-sandwiches; dinner-Chili (made at home and brought frozen) with cheese, bread, and salad
Thursday: breakfast-egg burritos, fruit; lunch-sandwiches; dinner-Hot Dogs with any leftover chili, chips, salad or veggies & dip, S’Mores
Friday: breakfast-pancakes; lunch-cheese and crackers, leftovers; dinner-Bean Burritos, chips and salsa
Saturday: breakfast- quick cereal; lunch-eat what’s left!; dinner: Pasta with Marinara (or dinner on the road…)
I’d love to hear your ideas for camping/traveling meal planning!