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quick/easy meals while on vacation

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by arkiegirl, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. arkiegirl

    arkiegirl Beach Lover

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    I need some suggestions for quick easy meals while on our vacation to Destin--staying where we have a kitchen. You know what I mean.........something that doesnt require a lot of ingredients, quick, cheap, but filling. Certainly dont want to take time away from the beach to cook!! We will do sandwiches, hotdogs, etc but would like to hear any suggestions. thanks
     
  2. steele mama

    steele mama Beach Fanatic

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    Chicken Enchilada Casserole



    Mix together is a very large bowl:



    2 cans of chicken (they come in the can)

    2 cans of Old El Paso enchilada sauce (mild)

    1 can cream of chicken soup

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    1 can cream of celery soup

    1 bag of Doritos (broken up)

    1 large package of grated cheddar cheese (it comes already grated so you don?t have to do it)



    Pour in a 13 X 9 cake pan and bake until bubbly and hot.

    Approximately 30-40 minutes.



    Serve as is or add sour cream and salsa.



    A salad is a good side item.

    Can also top with lettuce and tomato.
     
  3. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    Here's my menu for next week when we're in Seagrove. Maybe it will be a little useful to you.

    FRIDAY (arrival day)
    Dinner: deli meal picked up from Publix since we're going there anyway to get milk and eggs for the week

    SATURDAY
    Lunch: tuna fish sandwiches
    Dinner: chili Throw a bunch of cans together--beans, tomatoes, etc, and you have a good quick meal. Ice cream for dessert.

    SUNDAY
    Lunch: yogurt and fruit
    Dinner: chicken stir-fry; bought a bottle of stir fry sauce at Trader Joe's and the fresh veggies and chicken breasts will come from Publix

    MONDAY
    Lunch: leftover chili from Saturday night
    Dinner: Pasta and salad

    TUESDAY
    Lunch: cheese and crackers
    Dinner: leftover chicken stir-fry from Sunday night; make fresh rice

    WEDNESDAY
    Lunch: yogurt or tuna fish sandwich
    Dinner: fresh fish, baked potatoes, salad

    THURSDAY
    Lunch: soup (from a packet) and salad, chips on side
    Dinner: out for dinner, let someone else cook tonight!

    FRIDAY
    Lunch: yogurt and fruit for the trip back home

    You'll see I'm making good use of leftovers. I like the idea of cooking once and get twice the meals from it!
     
  4. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    chips and salsa/margarita

    cheese and crackers/wine

    hummus and triscuits/wine

    peel-and-eat shrimp/beer and wine

    veggies and dip/wine
     
  5. peapod1980

    peapod1980 percy

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    Jenay, meant to ask--does this mean you'll be off your no-wine diet next week? :lolabove:
     
  6. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    Wine? Did you say wine? I forgot to pack that. That's a pretty serious omission! Thanks for the reminder. :oops:
     
  7. steele mama

    steele mama Beach Fanatic

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    I can't believe you have you whole week's menu written out! Unbelievable! :clap_1:
     
  8. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    I've been doing that for years because when I get to the beach my brains fly out the window. (on vacation you know ;-) ). If I have the food planned, no matter how roughly, it saves me the agony of thinking!!! I look at my list and I'm ready to go.
     
  9. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    Affirmative.

    It will progress something like this::cool: :clap_1: :lol: :razz: :rolling: :lolabove: :funn: :floor: :shock: :blink: :eek:


    :sleeping:
     
  10. peapod1980

    peapod1980 percy

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    I had it on my grocery list last night, stood in the wine aisle and left emptyhanded. Mr. Pod does not partake, and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be buying just enough for me, or enough for the mass of us who will be partaking, so I gave up and left with nothing. Actually, I wanted to go to Trader Joe's before leaving, but that's not looking too good. And Sueshore still has not shown up to help me pack. What to do, what to do...
     
  11. jessifunn

    jessifunn superJfunn

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    are you kidding me! you really plan everything out. i am amazed.
     
  12. Miss Kitty

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    :lolabove: watch out jfunn...she might have a schedule for you, too! Mermy that is quite amazing. I am too spontaneous for that. What if you get up one morning and fruit makes you want to :puke: , can you change your mind?
     
  13. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Exactly. We always stock up on the neccesities like junk food and cervesa, then just let destiny take its course.
     
  14. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    Silly kitty, of course you can change your mind. All you need to do is eat Wednesday's meal on Tuesday or Thursday's meal on Sunday...mix and match all the way. Mermaid is quite capable of being spontaneous (within the frame work of my list, of course ;-) )!!!!

    Jessifunn, are you ready for another sandcastle cake???
     
  15. Sheila

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    What are you having for dinner Friday night?1? :idontno:
     
  16. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    What are we having for dinner Friday night? Well, since we're headed your way on Friday, I thought you'd feed us!!! Or shall we do it the Miss Kitty way and make reservations. :floor:
     
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    Just teasing. GTTBD got in from his conference today and we were just discussing dinner next Friday! We're on it. Hopfully you'll like it. Cammifunn has suggested carrots, and green beans of the strained variety. We're going in a different direction!;-)
     
  18. ktschris

    ktschris Beach Fanatic

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    ^5 Mermaid! I too plan out the menu for the week. But we are sharing a house with 3 other families. If you don't plan you end up spending WAY too much on food.

    The one thing I do bring -- that everyone laughed at the first year -- is my crock pot. The first full day on the beach, I throw a brisket in it. No one wants to come off the beach to cook, so by the time the sun goes down, dinner is done and its easy and awesome dinner, and leftovers go into the lunch mix.

    I guess I'm a closet Martha :D
     
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    I mean this is a detailed list right down to when you eat the leftovers and by the way "make fresh rice" on Tuesday. :D
     
  20. Beachlover2

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    My menu for the week while on vacation


    Saturday - Eat out

    Sunday - Eat out

    Monday - Eat out

    Tuesday - Eat Out

    Wednesday - Eat Out

    Thursday - Eat Out

    Friday - Eat Out


    (OK maybe not every night - but most nights)

    Part of the fun of vacation for us - is going to different places. We hit the old favorites and every time we try at least one new place - that will hopefully become a new favorite.

    Wish I could be like Mermaid - etc - sure would save us some money - but I love going to our favorite restaurants - plus it helps the local economy!!!!
     

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