Monday, March 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I have to admit I hardly followed my menu plan from last week. My uncle died (I'm thankful he's not in pain anymore) and I had lots of family in town for the funeral.

I somehow managed to feed six extra people for four days by using up items in my pantry and freezer. I had to get a little creative but overall things turned out well.

This week we are going on vacation to a hotel with an indoor waterpark. So my menu plan is a little different. The hotel does not provide breakfast so that shakes things up a bit. We will be eating out for the evening meal each night. Here's what I've got...

Homemade muffins I'm bringing from home, milk
Multi-grain Cheerioes, bananas, milk
Mini bagels, cream cheese, strawberries, milk
Instant Oatmeal packets, milk

PB&J, grapes, milk
Lunchables, carrot sticks, milk
Noodle soup, crackers, milk
Mac and cheese I made and will bring along

We are trying to stick to a small food budget and I think we can if we eating breakfast and lunch in the hotel room. My two daughters, M (2 3/4) and Z (14 months) are quite excited for a picnic in the hotel room. I'm bringing a vinyl tablecloth along.

For more menu plans check out Organizing Junkie.

I hope you have a great week!


Stephanie said...

Your menu looks very good, especially considering the hotel issue. I have started looking for holiday homes or apartments that people rent out for when we travel. That way I have a kitchen, and we can keep our girls' routine. We also tend to eat out for lunch and cook dinner in to save some money.

Have a great vacation!

Monica said...

Sounds like you're all ready for a great vacation!! Have fun!

Sarah Corbin said...

Great food choices and best of luck in saving money while on vacation. I do the same thing, bringing along snacks galore to save lots of $ while away from home. Have a great time!

Lora said...

You definitely have to plan ahead and be creative to save $ eating on vacation. Sounds like you have a great plan! If we have to stay in a hotel and not a condo (w/a kitchen) then we always look for one w/a mini fridge & microwave.
Have a fun vacation!!