This post is going to be a little different in that last week we were on vacation. We stayed right outside of Walt Disney World in a nice two bedroom condo resort for less than we could have done an onsite budget resort. One of the biggest budget breakers for vacation is meals and yet as the mom I still want to feel like I am on vacation. We spent 4 days in the Disney parks and one day at Holy Land Experience. My general plan was not to have more than one meal out per day. Here is what we did:
Breakfast was easy. I made Sausage Balls before the trip. I also took cereal and breakfast bars. Everyone just picked what they wanted for breakfast. It was quick, easy and had us in the parks at rope drop.
For lunches we did have a couple of meals planned. The days we didn’t have plans, I just packed a lunch in a backpack cooler. We included sandwiches of everyone’s choice (ham, turkey or peanut butter), apples, crackers (or chips) and drinks. Lots of parks do allow you to take food in now so just check before leaving home. We had no problems at any of the Disney parks. Once we got into the park, we put the cooler into a locker and were off for the day. When lunch time rolled around we avoided the crowds and found a nice place to sit. Not only did we not miss eating at the parks but it was very nice.
We had two dinners out but the other nights included simple fare at the condo. I had cooked ground beef with onions before leaving home. We needed three evening meals. We had Sloppy Joes and chips, Chili Cheese & Fritos and Hot Dogs.
Each day we did have a breakfast or lunch out so we really had too much food everyday. But we kept it simple which made it fun and budget friendly.