Renting homes for vacations can be economical plus it gives our family of 5 plenty of moving room. Or maybe you have your own beach vacation home, either way making meals is part of the vacation. Besides the kids and luggage, here are some Make ahead dishes that will limit the time you spend in the kitchen on your beach vacation.
A true vacation for me there would be no cooking, cleaning or laundry. But when you rent a vacation home this is not always the case.
Make Ahead Dishes for Beach Vacation
Unfortunately traveling with the family usually means all of this. I sometimes say I am a mom in a different house.
Don’t get me wrong I love renting a house in a beach/lake location and enjoying the change of scenery and activity. However, I don’t want to spend the whole week cooking 3 meals a day. I asked around Blogland for their suggestions of what make-ahead dishes and recipes they make that are easily frozen and transported.
Close to Home Make-ahead Meal Ideas That Transport Well
Make Ahead Dishes for Beach Vacation
Make Ahead Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burritos
Make Ahead Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burritos are perfect for make ahead breakfast. Freeze them and defrost them for a quick school day breakfast.
Make Ahead Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake Recipe
A one dish pasta meal that is great for a crowd and busy weeknights Make Ahead Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake Recipe CHEESY SPINACH TOMATO PASTA BAKE
Pasta bake recipe loaded with chicken, fresh spinach, tomatoes, , and mozzarella cheese. This hearty and healthy make ahead recipe is the perfect pasta dish for a busy weeknight. This recipe is super kid friendly because kids love baked pasta and cheese
Make ahead Blueberry Muffin Batter
An amazingly moist blueberry muffin recipe that you can make the batter 1 week before baking
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Make ahead Herb Roasted Fish Recipe
Fresh fish on a beach vacation is a must. You can assemble these packets early in the day and just pop them in the oven or grill at night.
Make ahead Breakfast Ideas & Easy Brunch Ideas
Breakfast is a big meal on vacation. Here are some suggestions on things you can make the night before.
15 Best Make Ahead Dinners For Weeknights
Dinner ideas that can be prepped in the morning or even the night before. Some casseroles or meats can be marinated at home and then frozen until ready to serve.
Easy Hash Brown Egg Casserole
A super easy make ahead breakfast bake: hash brown egg casserole recipe
Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe is the perfect make ahead pork tenderloin recipe that you can marinate and freeze until you are ready to sere.
Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe
Make dinner ahead for tonight and another day with these simple chicken Enchilada recipe
Fellow Bloggers Vacation Meal Ideas
Make any of your favorite pasta sauces and freeze them in the serving sizes that you need. I know I don’t want to spend hours simmering sauce while others are at the beach.
11. Nicole from Some Call it Natural: suggests Alfredo Sauce that can be frozen in small bags flat in your freezer for easy transport.
12. Diane from Di Dooldlings likes making Spaghetti Pie. Her version is gluten free but you don’t have to make it that way.
13. Dede from Savings in Seconds suggests taking along a crock pot and just adding some canned goods for a delicious and inexpensive soup. Ham and Bean Soup
14. Cheryl from Moms and Munchkins suggests these turkey burgers in a tomato sauce. They look delicious and they freeze well. They taste even better when paired with potatoes.
MEATS FOR THE GRILL
Other easy entrees include putting chicken or pork tenderloin in a marinade in a Ziploc bag and freeze. You can also make any type of meat patty and freeze them in Ziploc bags, just separate the layers with parchment paper. Just make sure you have a good cooler to transport them in.
Make ahead QUICK BREAD AND BAKED GOODS
16-18 I love making any quick loaves of bread ahead of time and freezing them. You can just take them out the night before to defrost for a quick breakfast treat.
- Zucchini Apple Quick Bread Recipe
- Deliciously Low Fat Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe
- Chocolate Banana Bread Recipes
19. Don’t just think about dinner make ahead, Nicole from Some Call it Natural suggests this great Pumpkin Bread, which can be made ahead and then be eaten as easy breakfasts.
What is your favorite road trip make ahead meal idea?