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Vacation Packing Food For a Cottage


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We vacation in a cottage. I try to conserve on space when packing things into our compact car. Also, we try to be frugal by bringing from home as much as we can to save on grocery shopping. Prices are too high in vacation areas.

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I use Ziplock bags for everything imaginable. We buy our coffee at Wholesale Clubs, I measure out just enough coffee in each small baggie for each day, then put all 7 bags in one bag. Saves a lot more space than bringing a can of coffee.

I plan out what meals we will be having and exactly what I need for each recipe. Example: Spaghetti Sauce. I put in a baggie all the measured spices that I would use in my sauce, then I am not buying or bringing all my spices. I always bring extra salt and pepper. And do this for any other recipes also. Label all baggies.

I chop up onions, peppers, mushrooms and celery and put them in baggies. and they fit easily in a small cooler. This you can use for salads, cooking, sandwiches etc.

I buy wholesale boneless chicken breasts. I separate 2 breasts per baggie, laying them flat and reserving room. We use the chicken for a dinner one night and make chicken salad for a lunch, and chicken tenders on the grill. You can also use a marinade by pouring a small amount of marinade in the baggie, seal it and freeze all this chicken until you pack your cooler. Packing frozen chicken between two bags of ice will keep it frozen.

Packing medicines for a week, without having to carry all the bottles. I lay out a week's worth of medicine; morning and nightime, Putting each dose in a baggie and mark with a label the day and date and Morning or Night.

Soaps go into baggies as do toothbrushes. Make a First Aid kit in a large baggie. With assorted bandaids, Neosporin, bacitracin, Gauze pads, tweezers, cotton balls, alcohol pads, peroxide pads, sisscors, white paper tape, a thermometer, and Tylenol for Children and Adults.

Packing with baggies is such a space saver, you will love it!

Happy vacationing! :)

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July 29, 20180 found this helpful

I used to do the same thing with my meds when we went on vacation. The one thing I will let you know about your meds is you need to keep the prescription bottles with you while traveling because I have a friend who is a retired constable and he informed me if I was to get pulled over by a police officer and he finds your meds and they are not in their original prescription bottle they will take you to the police station and hold you until they can confirm what the pills are and them confirm with your Pharmacy that you do actually have a prescription for them.

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And if your pharmacy is closed you will be held there until they can verify.

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