Meal planning and preparation for a houseboat vacation can seem daunting. As a result, it can be easy to simply follow the path of least resistance for lunches and load up on hot dogs and hamburgers. While there’s nothing wrong with burgers and hotdogs, they don’t have to be your only option. Here are some additional suggestions to help you change up your houseboating lunch menu with ease.
Build Your Own Sandwiches
Offering a variety of deli meats and cheeses lets people choose the flavors and size of their lunches. Additionally, deli sandwiches are best made to order. So it’s not a hassle if some members of your party want to eat while others want to go for a swim. Serve with a side of fruit, chips, and cookies and you’re all set. Just remember, any condiments need to go back into the fridge almost immediately. Mayonnaise especially can spoil easily in warm temperatures.
Grill Extra Meat at Dinner
Nearly any meat you grill for dinner can be used for lunch the next day. Why not plan on it and save yourself the extra cooking? Leftover chicken breasts or thighs make excellent cold chicken breast or chicken salad sandwiches. Grilled steak can be sliced up, and warmed on the stovetop or in the microwave, then used to top a fresh salad with bleu cheese, walnuts, and topped with your favorite vinaigrette. Healthy and delicious!
Premade Frozen Burritos
You can make and freeze nearly anything in advance for your houseboat vacation. Burritos are a great choice for lunches for more than one reason. First, if you cook them in foil, there’s no need for a plates, which means there will be fewer dishes to wash. Secondly, it is relatively easy to make a variety of flavors and spiciness level. Just be certain to clearly label them so everyone gets what they want. Burritos are also a delicious grab and go meal that will please your entire crew.
These are just a few ideas to add some variety to you houseboating lunches. At Forever Resorts, all of our houseboats come with a fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ grill. As a result, nearly anything you make at home can be made on the water with proper planning. Ready to serve up your next vacation? Contact us today to book a houseboat trip that will suit everyone’s taste!