Saturday, February 16, 2013

Packed Food for Hawaii

I've mentioned before that food is ridiculous in Hawaii so I thought I could show you some photos of what I was able to bring with us to save money.

This is a photo of what I took on the airplane.  We ate all of it, excluding one of the 4 tubes of crackers.  Crazy? Yes.  But food keeps the kids occupied and I don't have to pay for a) ridiculously priced airport food or b) more ridiculously priced airline food.

I packed the tubes of crackers in a perfectly sized tupperware container so they wouldn't get squished.  I also cut up about 3/4 pound of cheddar and 1/2 pound of pepper jack cheese.  These were in another tupperware container with the turkey pepperoni.  Finally I sliced the cucumber and put it in yet another tupperware container.  The hard-boiled eggs are a great protein filled snack, but oh so stinky!  So we only ate those at the airports and not on the planes.  We had one bag of the chicken nuggets at lunch and the other at dinner time.  And oranges are always great on flights because they can get pretty beat up and none of the kids will complain about a bruise.

These are the dry goods I packed in my bags.
Major oatmeal, macaroni & cheese, cereal, top ramen, spices, red food coloring for Valentine's Day pancakes, gummy vitamins, lots and lots of tea bags, peanut butter (natch), and canned chicken.

And finally, what I packed in my carry-on cooler.

3# ground beef
1.5# sausage
1 lb. bacon
some peeled garlic
cream cheese
Taco Soup
1 lb. shredded cheddar (not pictured)
1 lb. brick cheddar (not pictured)
1/2 lb. pepper jack cheese (not pictured)

I LOVE that I can bring meat with me on the plane.  It was frozen solid when I left and still frozen solid when I arrived.  I always carry on a cooler because I wouldn't want a horrible, smelly mess if it got lost or delayed as a checked bag.


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