Timeshare has you pretty much covered when it comes to the kitchen. You’ll have just about everything you need waiting for you, but there are a few things you might want to grab from home to save yourself some hassle.
Pre-measured spices. You don’t want to have to buy all new spices once you get to the resort, so consider bringing a few basics along with you. Need just a little for one recipe? Consider pre-measuring what you need out in a pill container or plastic baggies to save on space!
Cooking oil. Unless you’ll need a whole bottle for frying, you won’t want to purchase a new one for a couple of recipes. Bring your own, or measure it out into a smaller container.
Non-stick spray. Chances are you won’t use an entire can while you’re there, so bring what you have from home if possible, and save yourself from having to throw out the rest.
Aluminum foil and plastic wrap. Necessary for cooking or saving leftovers, but only if you can spare the room in your suitcase.
Plastic tupperware. Great for leftovers and you can toss them before you head home.
When space is at a premium, it’s important to have a plan. Knowing what you’re going to make helps you plan what you’ll need to bring. If your goal is to save money by cooking on vacation, don’t overspend on what you might not get a chance to use!
Ziploc Bags. If space is a concern, plastic ziploc bags are the way to go! They’re great for leftovers, pre-packing ingredients or even non-kitchen items.
Flying? Some things you can carry on the plane, others you can check in your suitcase, but space is still limited. So if you don’t think you’ll be able to buy what you need at a local grocer, consider these tricks for bringing food on a plane:
- Put boxed foods in plastic bags with the instructions written on the bag to save on weight and space.
- Dry soups and sauces. Just add water!
- Bring a rolling or collapsible cooler as a carry on for your frozen or refrigerated foods. (On the way back, use it for souvenirs or leftovers!)
Check out this list of what you can and can’t bring on the plane (under the Food tab).