At home or in the condo? Here’s what to cook on vacation

Sometimes, the best part of getting out and about is staying in for dinner.

Whether you’re on a winter vacation in Myrtle Beach or taking time off for a holiday staycation, you can have a blast preparing a meal for loved ones. Or, make it a group effort. Either way, you can take a break from socially distanced restaurants and expensive eating-out tabs!

Here are a few recipes that are way tastier than the effort it takes to cobble them together.

And that’s the win-win. Something not off the charts in difficulty that fits right in with the happiness of a Myrtle Beach getaway. Try these next time you’re on a trip and stay in a house or resort with a kitchen!

Why bust out the pots and pans on vacation?

At home, we often cook because we have to. When on vacation in Myrtle Beach, it can be a choice you’ll enjoy. You can use high-quality, healthy ingredients. It’s less expensive than eating every meal out, and you can use those savings on some of your favorite attractions, such as deep-sea fishing, escape roomsparasailing, and more.

Easy meals to make in your condo or home on vacation

  1. Berry orange spinach salad with citrus balsamic vinaigrette

A salad need not be boring. Filled with vitamins and minerals, a good salad can also boost antioxidants in your blood. We love this one, from Yay! For Food.

What you’ll need:

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 6 packed cups baby spinach
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • ¾ cup (3 oz.) raspberries
  • ½ cup (3 oz.) blackberries
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup walnuts

FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh (mandarin) orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

What you’ll do:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients until well combined
  2. Taste and adjust dressing to taste, and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients
  4. Drizzle the desired amount of vinaigrette on top
  5. Toss to combine and serve immediately

  1. Loaded potato breakfast omelet in a mug

Omelets are a beautiful vacation breakfast because they’re quick, easy, and customizable. Check out this easy recipe from 5 Dollar Dinners.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup cooked hashbrowns
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 pieces of cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, diced
  • Sour cream, optional garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

  1. Spray the inside of a large coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray or grease with butter
  2. Pour eggs and milk into your mug, season with salt and pepper, and whisk with a fork until combined
  3. Mix in cooked hashbrowns, cheese, cooked bacon, and chives
  4. Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes or until your eggs cook thoroughly
  5. Sprinkle more cheese on top and a dollop of sour cream and serve

  1. Quick teriyaki chicken rice bowls recipe

Bowl recipes are awesome because of the easy cleanup. You can also get creative with ingredients to match your family’s tastes. Here’s a nice one from Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

additional:

  • rice
  • steamed broccoli

What you’ll do

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions
  2. Steam broccoli
  3. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and place in large nonstick skillet
  4. Cook until done, stirring often
  5. In a small bowl or a measuring cup, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch. Whisk together until there are no cornstarch lumps. Add sauce to chicken and cook stirring constantly, until it thickens into shiny glaze
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately with rice and steamed broccoli

Ready to cook on your vacation?

Especially when you have easy recipes, cooking in becomes a plus. After a busy day of fun in Myrtle Beach, its nice to retreat to your condo, shower and get comfy, and eat a great home-cooked meal. It’s also more sustainable; ordering delivery uses auto fuel, and think about all those plastic and styrofoam containers that come with your meal.

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