We enjoy camping summer, spring and fall. My freezer meals have come in so handy for making a true relaxing trip with very little work because most of the prep has been done.
Mother’s Day weekend we camped at Cherokee KOA and the kids had a wonderful time. I just enjoyed watching them do all the fun activities like the bouncy pillow (it was huge), the park, the indoor pool, fishing pond, night candy hunt, movies, bike riding and ice-cream party.
I baked potatoes ahead of time and made hash brown potatoes in a cast iron skillet at the campground.
See all the other freezer items I took on our camping trip here. I’m definitely taking freezer items on our beach trip this summer. I love, love to have marinated meats ready to grill. We stay in a rental house for a week with very little prep space and a small dining area so this will be beneficial.
Marinated meats are great to take on picnics and cookouts. Cooked, frozen pasta (thawed 24 hours) makes it easy to throw a pasta salad together in 5 minutes. Frozen black beans are great to have on hand for black bean and corn salad. Frozen items allow you to have a more relaxing time on a getaway. I’ll be sharing more ideas with you this summer. In the meantime, have you taken make-ahead or freezer items on a trip with you? We’d love to hear about it.
Jen has some great tips on saving money on vacation. Be sure to check it out here. Also linked to Works for Me Wednesday.