Why eat out while on vacation when you can prepare a restaurant quality meal in less time it takes to travel and wait for a table? Our philosophy is saving money on food to have more money for fun times. I made a quick buttery bed of garlic noodles for the local grilled shrimp skewers. I melted butter, added garlic salt (minced cloves are even better) and tossed in the cooked noodles. I utilized leftover noodles from our first spaghetti and meatballs dinner. No waiting for water to boil tonight;)
We always start off with a healthy breakfast. It’s usually an on your own breakfast at the beach house. My boys like world’s easiest boiled eggs (I made a dozen Sunday evening to last all week) and hubby likes a hearty bowl of 5- minute prep granola (brought a gallon size bag from home). My daughter prefers a homemade parfait.
Lunch consisted of leftover Italian chicken wraps or sandwiches.
This year in Charleston, we took in a little more sight seeing with our SC aquarium pass. The kidos had a blast and I highly recommend the 4D movies. They had light water effects and a little shark excitement (don’t want to reveal too much in case you venture there). My hubbie went there last month with his school and got a special educator family pass for $60. You may want to look in to the season pass if you have a large family like us. There’s reciprocial entry for other zoos.
I had plenty of time to hang with my girls. The best part of the vacation was snuggling with each child individually:) I also loved my time running on the beach. A glorious creation from God!
Two little mishaps:
Our youngest son ALWAYS gets into mischief and the beach is no exception. Remember all that fun water play from Part 1 of our vacation? He was playing a little too rough and hit his head on the pinapple water fountain. Ouch,here is the result.
Tomorrow I conclude our food and fun vacation with packing, freezing, cooling,re-heating and of course, eating tips/tricks. Be sure to re-visit this series and share your best tips and tricks as well. See ya tomorrow to end this series.