Freezer Meals on Vacation (What’s On Your Plate?)

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Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?!

What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?

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What’s on My Plate?

Last week we drove six hours from San Diego to Mammoth. It was our first time to see snow since our last winter in Kansas City in 2007. Our kids didn’t believe it that there was snow in California.

Seeing as Mammoth Mountain had an 8 foot base when we got there and has received over 12 feet of snow since we left, they are now believers.

One of the plus points of our trip was staying in a condo with a full kitchen. I packed freezer meals and some other easy items like chili mixes and oatmeal packets that I made myself. We ended up eating every meal at the condo, saving ourselves about $200 by conservative estimates.

This was a great way for our family to travel — and eat. I packed the frozen pans in the cooler the day we left and they served as the ice. We brought very little back home with us. What we did bring home was packed in snow!

For dinner one night we had this lasagna and this garlic bread. Since we’d already eaten up the green salad I packed, we opened a few cans of green beans. Not as good as fresh, but an easy item to tote up the mountain.

Not only did freezer meals save us money, but it also made for a very relaxing vacation. I highly recommend taking freezer meals on the road.

What’s on YOUR Plate?

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  1. Eating when you are traveling away from home saves a TON of money! Good for you!

  2. That is such a great idea! By the last vacation we were so tired of restaurant food, but we never get tired of home cooking.

  3. You have me thinking about what we usually find on our plates and what we should find there. More healthy food is the answer.

  4. Just found your “food blog” from your other blog. 🙂 following this one too now. Good freezer meals for me include my crockpot spaghetti bolognese sauce and crockpot veggie chili. Both freeze really well and can be made into lots of different meals, so they’d be great to take on a vacation.

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