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Old 07-21-2014, 02:28 PM   #31
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On my last trip I stopped in one of the Hess stores and got my diet cokes and diet sprites (for late night no caffeine) and a package of fig newtons. I had fig newtons for breakfast the next 3 days!
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:18 PM   #32
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We asked for a microwave in our room at the Yacht Club in June and they brought one up in minutes. We heated up leftovers for snacks in the room that way. You could also bring things like easy mac to re-heat.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #33
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I'm hoping this is a joke. Because that sounds disgusting. Not the muffins or granola bars, but instant grits and meat and water heated in a bag? Ewwww. Let the poor man go buy his breakfast!
No, not a joke. And grits with crumbled bacon wouldn't be any weirder than any Sunday morning in my house. Instant grits only require hot water, and voila! Done. The bacon in a bag I mention in case he doesn't want grits one morning. I use a vacuum sealer at home, which is just a fancy ziploc, and heat in those... So no, I'm not joking. We are saving every penny to afford this trip and neither of us wants to waste those pennies on overpriced bacon and bad eggs.
In other notes, the old grilled cheese trick sounds pretty genius according to my DH. He loves a challenge. He's planning bacon sandwiches......
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:41 AM   #34
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No, not a joke. And grits with crumbled bacon wouldn't be any weirder than any Sunday morning in my house. Instant grits only require hot water, and voila! Done. The bacon in a bag I mention in case he doesn't want grits one morning. I use a vacuum sealer at home, which is just a fancy ziploc, and heat in those... So no, I'm not joking. We are saving every penny to afford this trip and neither of us wants to waste those pennies on overpriced bacon and bad eggs.
In other notes, the old grilled cheese trick sounds pretty genius according to my DH. He loves a challenge. He's planning bacon sandwiches......
I think the bacon and grits sounds like a great idea! Kind of like a camping meal... without the fire... I have the same philosophy on saving money. We're doing some pricey meals... CRT, BOG dinner, California Grill. Breakfast is a simple meal but to make it pleasant, you've got to pull out the creative stops.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:45 AM   #35
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Hot Iron Grilled Cheese

OMG, no, I'm not doing this--I don't THINK -- but such a recipe does exist, as probably others have googled...

http://www.food.com/recipe/hot-iron-...andwich-514164

Disney's going to cancel my reservations by the time we get done... lol!
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When we have a car we go to costco and buy premade sandwiches and salads. We've gotten a whole chicken too. Otherwise sandwiches are good.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:14 AM   #37
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No, not a joke. And grits with crumbled bacon wouldn't be any weirder than any Sunday morning in my house. Instant grits only require hot water, and voila! Done.
"No self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits. I take pride in my grits."
My DH would add bacon.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #38
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Meal Ideas

I have been thinking a lot on this subject since we just spent a quick trip at the parks (two nights at CSR) after our trip back from Vero Beach. IMHO, the food quality at Disney is rapidly declining and I dislike having to pay a premium for disgusting food. Next year's WDW trip I am going to spulge (actually the money saved on not buying food can go to the upgrade) on a villa so I can have a full kitchen and cook our own meals. The snacks (popcorn, cupcakes, cookies etc..) are fine but the meals were dreadful. So for this next trip, we will mostly go out to eat once a day and eat the rest of the meals in our room. Breakfast will be cereal, fruit (sliced strawberries, blueberries, pineapple etc..), and granola bars. Some ideas for non-cooked meals : 1. avocado, black beans, and tomatoes in a tortilla wrap 2. Hummus and sliced peppers 3. Pita stuffed with chick peas, red onion, sliced cucumbers and lettuce with yogurt dressing. 4. Turkey/cheese or Tuna in a wrap or pita with tomatoes/lettuce 5. Cheese /pepperoni with crackers. Sides choices will be fruit/ chips, and carrots. Looking forward to hearing others non-cooking recipes.
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I have been thinking a lot on this subject since we just spent a quick trip at the parks (two nights at CSR) after our trip back from Vero Beach. IMHO, the food quality at Disney is rapidly declining and I dislike having to pay a premium for disgusting food. Next year's WDW trip I am going to spulge (actually the money saved on not buying food can go to the upgrade) on a villa so I can have a full kitchen and cook our own meals. The snacks (popcorn, cupcakes, cookies etc..) are fine but the meals were dreadful. So for this next trip, we will mostly go out to eat once a day and eat the rest of the meals in our room. Breakfast will be cereal, fruit (sliced strawberries, blueberries, pineapple etc..), and granola bars. Some ideas for non-cooked meals : 1. avocado, black beans, and tomatoes in a tortilla wrap 2. Hummus and sliced peppers 3. Pita stuffed with chick peas, red onion, sliced cucumbers and lettuce with yogurt dressing. 4. Turkey/cheese or Tuna in a wrap or pita with tomatoes/lettuce 5. Cheese /pepperoni with crackers. Sides choices will be fruit/ chips, and carrots. Looking forward to hearing others non-cooking recipes.
Hoo yeah. That's my kind of food. Fresh and healthy. I love hummus, tuna, all the rest. Since you're staying in a villa: how about gazpacho and other cold, no-cook soups? Refreshing and tasty...

Now I'm reminded of something I need to hit up my mom about, and share: She belongs to one of those ladies' groups that have tea and crumpets (not really; they have tea and coffee and a bunch of ladies' food, party sandwiches etc, after presenting papers. Yep, I'm a Southerner!... ). My mom has serious anxiety when she has to host, so she makes everything ahead of time and freezes it all... certain finger sandwiches--there are exceptions of course, stuff you can't freeze, like cucumbers--and cookies and cheese wafers and on and on. Then she just lets them thaw when it's time and they're delicious. It reminded me of how long all of the food stays fresh, which is definitely a few days. Growing up, it's all we ate! We'd descend on the kitchen the second those ladies left, and stuff ourselves and there was tons left over. I might whip up a batch of stuff, sandwiches especially, to take and thaw and nibble on and round out with fresh fruit and the yummy convenience food ideas everyone has come up with! We'll see how an extra cooler might augment the fridge.
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No, not a joke. And grits with crumbled bacon wouldn't be any weirder than any Sunday morning in my house. Instant grits only require hot water, and voila! Done. The bacon in a bag I mention in case he doesn't want grits one morning. I use a vacuum sealer at home, which is just a fancy ziploc, and heat in those... So no, I'm not joking. We are saving every penny to afford this trip and neither of us wants to waste those pennies on overpriced bacon and bad eggs.
In other notes, the old grilled cheese trick sounds pretty genius according to my DH. He loves a challenge. He's planning bacon sandwiches......
I feel your pain. I have a picky, meat eating DH also & have found that I can buy instant grits & a bag of real, crumbled bacon & he is happy. It's usually in the section with salad dressing & is NOT the hard imitation bacon. Works great in grits.
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Love this thread. I'm going with my Girl Scout troop and we're trying to find ways to save money. We're looking at the AofA suites which have frig, microwave and coffee maker. I plan on ordering from garden grocer.com.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #42
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When we have a car we go to costco and buy premade sandwiches and salads. We've gotten a whole chicken too. Otherwise sandwiches are good.
MMM, those rotisserie chickens from Wal-Mart are delicious cold!
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Toasters and toaster ovens are not allowed in regular rooms.
Oops. On our last trip in 2011, I participated in a fridge swap at POP and there was a toaster in the box as well. I didn't even think about it not being allowed in the room, and definitely used it in our regular room. We also had a coffee maker that my parents brought down with them, since they drove.

My kids both love those pouches that are everywhere now. Even though most of them are technically baby food, the 5-year-old likes them too. We're planning to bring a bunch as "back up" to feed the baby, if she can't/won't eat what we're eating at any of the restaurants, but I'm sure her sister will end up with some for quick breakfasts/snacks in the room as well.

PS - That hot iron grilled cheese actually sounds really good... I'm tempted.
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OMG, no, I'm not doing this--I don't THINK -- but such a recipe does exist, as probably others have googled...

http://www.food.com/recipe/hot-iron-...andwich-514164

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Lol, I did this as a kid, it's good! And if you've had a Varsity grilled cheese in Atlanta, it the same thing!
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #45
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Buy one of those plug in heaters that immerse in a cup of water….I've had one for years…works for all kind of noodle cups, soups, etc.
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