Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trip planning... weird things?!

Okay, so am I strange at my packing strategy?  We are planning to go to our yearly trip to Fort Wayne, IN.  Where there is a pastor's conference.  (I love getting together with dear friends and hanging out in the hot tub and having girl chat.)  ANYway, these are some things on my list... indoor grill, crock pot, dish soap and eating utensils.  I guess you are understanding, in our little two bed room we try to get as many of our meals prepared as possible.  Does anyone else do this?  See, with three teens, even eating at a cheapo fast food place we spend $40... and Danielle and I don't drink soda!  Here is our meal plan in the hotel, and if you are in the next room, sorry it smells so good! 

Taquitos,  Caesar Salad
Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Barbeque Beef Brisket Sandwiches, Potato Salad
Grilled burgers with all the toppings, Chips
Supremo Nachos
Chicken Salsa Black Bean Soup
Corn Dogs (yuck, but kiddos get them every trip)

I really really try to get foods that we would like to eat out with anyway so that we aren't tempted to spend out.  I also plan out cookies and fruit and such... makes it like a camping trip with all the fun stuff... pool, hot tub, warm bed, shower... heeheehe

Also, we ALWAYS stop by Shipshewana and shop at the wonderful Amish meat market and the bulk food store (E&S Sales)  I love these stores!  


Karen said...

I LOVE stocking up at E&S!

Hope you have a great conference and enjoy your time away. A hotel with pool, hot tub, nice showers-that's my kind of camping! ;-)

We are getting ready for our annual FL trip to see the g'parents but all I pack is a cooler with some sandwiches, fruit, etc. We do eat out also but we make better time on the road with our lunches packed and ready to go.

Jane said...

I love E&S, too. Come and visit me. I'm going to be sitting at the table for Gottesdienst and Redeemer Press aaaalllll week. :)

Five Little Monkeys said...

You have great trip food planned--can we come with you??? :)
I'll be in Sheboygan next Friday with the youth group girls for the Higher Things retreat, if all goes well. I wonder if they'd eat picnic lunches so we don't have to stop...

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, do you think you might be able to share your freezer meal bags that you mentioned a looonnng time ago???? I would love to give these a try.
Thank you!!!