Dazzle the fam with your cooking skills on vacation

There’s just something cool about cooking on vacation.

We’re serious. One of the best things about staying in a Brittain Resort in Myrtle Beach: The full kitchen. It opens up a world of possibilities.

And although it’s easy to remember to pack the flipflops, sunscreen, and water wings, recipes don’t always make your Myrtle Beach packing list. So we’ve compiled a list of tasty meals you can whip up during your getaway.

Who needs takeout? You can have a delectable beach meal right there in your condo. There’s no wait for a table, no need to tip – although your family might heap tons of praise on you for a job well done, and might even let you pick out the movie you watch that night. So make a quick grocery run and warm up the pots and pans. Dinner’s on!

What’s so good about home cookin’?

Besides the savings compared to eating all your meals out, planning a night in for dinner can be fun for the whole family. It’s an easy way to put something healthier on the table, too. Home-cooked meals tend to contain less processed foods and sugar, which gives you lots of energy for your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Easy meals to make inside of your condo while on vacation

Pancakes

Mix it up and have breakfast for dinner during your Myrtle Beach vacation. This particular recipe is a classic, from AllRecipes.com.

Mix it up with fresh fruit toppings, such as banana slices, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Bacon and sausage are great side dishes. And what about whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream? Why not? You’re on vacation, after all. Jam is also a stellar choice, and lots of kids love Nutella on just about everything.

PANCAKE RECIPE

Easy pesto chicken pasta casserole

Pasta’s a hit with everyone in the family. This one, from Six Sisters Stuff, is easy to make, but looks (and tastes!) like you spent the day in the kitchen. If your family is used to a spaghetti night on a regular basis, this will be a delicious diversion.

Pro tip: Try different noodles – bowtie, pipe regate, and radiatore are a blast.

A one-dish go-to like this is perfect for a quick clean up too.

CASSEROLE RECIPE

Kid-friendly meatloaf

Meatloaf is easy and delightful for grownups. It’s not always easy to please the kids. Until now.

We found this problem-solving, kid-friendly meatloaf recipe on Food.com. Pro tip: Adjust ingredients according to your family’s taste. Pro tip 2: Make meatloaf sandwiches with the leftovers (if there are any!) for the next day. Have lunch on the beach! Once a cost-efficient alternative for families during the Great Depression, meatloaf has become a yummy staple of American fare.

MEATLOAF RECIPE

https://www.food.com/recipe/kids-love-this-meatloaf-308590

Big Mac sliders

Another winner from Six Sisters Stuff, this copycat meal will give you the taste of this classic takeout burger, right in the comfort of your resort.

They’ve got it all, right down to the special sauce and sesame seeds! We love the twist of making them sliders.

There’s a scrumptious irony in a little Big Mac, and they pair deliciously with baked sweet potato fries or this steamed asparagus recipe we found at Delish.com.

BIG MAC SLIDERS RECIPE

Easy grilled chicken breast

This tender, juicy dinner is a healthy alternative to fried chicken fingers, and your family will probably ask for it when you get home, too. Get creative with this yummy selection from Spend With Pennies – top a plate of pasta or tossed salad with these pleasing chicken breasts.

Even with the marinade, this grilled delight is done in a snap. Because they’re lean, chicken breasts are easily overcooked,

Ready to make your menu?

Get the kids involved in cooking. It’ll teach them about making healthy food choices, and help them discover what they like best. Children on vacation especially are eager for special activities. Getting an apron and assisting with dinner can be fun. It’s a sweet way to prioritize family and enjoy something you made, together.

Stay in a Brittain Resort in Myrtle Beach

Brittain Resorts are perfect for extended family vacations. Friendly staff will help you enjoy your stay, and the water features are awesome, even during a winter stay (some are indoors!) Brittain Resorts have built a reputation as a wonderful option when you stay in Myrtle Beach. Learn more about Brittain Resorts on our blog, and book your stay today.

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