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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    we are there for 23 days. no way can we go out to dinner every night. i do make breakfast at home either eggs or pancakes or cereal. for lunch, its either a salad or sandwich (which I run back to the house to make) and bring it to the beach along with a thermos of margaritas or daiquiris. we eat in maybe 3 times a week we are there. but when we do go out, we do not go fancy. maybe once a week fancy and the rest basic restaurants, which I prefer. I can not eat out fancy with big meals every night. I would be exhausted and broke. we don't go out every night either. I love the daytime in Aruba and if we go out to dinner casual, we will probably go to the casino. I like feeling like I live in Aruba (wishful thinking)....
    gaby,
    glad to hear we are not the only people that stay in at night while on vacation...I have friends that wondered why we would not go out overnight to eat or drink to gamble or any combination of the three...I said I would be broke if I did that. Plus laying in the sun all day with a drink in my hand is EXHAUSITNG !!! It takes a lot to do that all day then continue on into the evening !!! LOL (I think it means we're getting old...:-( )
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    Aruba is not just about going out every single night and going to fancy dinners or even casual dinners. Its about relaxing and soaking up just being in Aruba (at least to me it is). And danadog, you are correct about one very important thing. It is VERY exhausting lying on the beach all day with a drink in your hand, those frozen margaritas and daiquiris are heavy with all that ice, lol.............

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    We bring a bunch of food with us and buy a big bunch of food at grocery stores on the island. I used to bring peanut butter & jelly jars with me and a few boxes of mac & cheese. Now with my teenage men children I buy them at Price Smart!

    I have been cooking with zucchini A LOT lately - shaving it to use in place of carbs - like my pockets where the z is stuffed with ricotta & mozz. I also used it in place of tortillas for a pullled chicken enchilada kinda thing. I froze those both & brought to Aruba with us because I wasn't sure how good the kitchen tools would be to make something like that. They froze well & tasted fine and everyone loved it & I wound up making more while we were in Aruba for the whole family. Having 5 rooms with 5 kitchens and 5 veggie peelers to choose from helped quite a bit
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    thanks for the zucchini ideas jacki
    i bought a spiralizer a few weeks ago from amazon.
    i may have to pick your brain!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    We bring a bunch of food with us and buy a big bunch of food at grocery stores on the island. I used to bring peanut butter jelly jars with me and a few boxes of mac & cheese. Now with my teenage men children I buy them at Price Smart!

    I have been cooking with zucchini A LOT lately - shaving it to use in place of carbs - like my pockets where the z is stuffed with ricotta & mozz. I also used it in place of tortillas for a pullled chicken enchilada kinda thing. I froze those both & brought to Aruba with us because I wasn't sure how good the kitchen tools would be to make something like that. They froze well & tasted fine and everyone loved it & I wound up making more while we were in Aruba for the whole family. Having 5 rooms with 5 kitchens and 5 veggie peelers to choose from helped quite a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    We bring a bunch of food with us and buy a big bunch of food at grocery stores on the island. I used to bring peanut butter & jelly jars with me and a few boxes of mac & cheese. Now with my teenage men children I buy them at Price Smart!

    I have been cooking with zucchini A LOT lately - shaving it to use in place of carbs - like my pockets where the z is stuffed with ricotta & mozz. I also used it in place of tortillas for a pullled chicken enchilada kinda thing. I froze those both & brought to Aruba with us because I wasn't sure how good the kitchen tools would be to make something like that. They froze well & tasted fine and everyone loved it & I wound up making more while we were in Aruba for the whole family. Having 5 rooms with 5 kitchens and 5 veggie peelers to choose from helped quite a bit
    I totally forgot about my spiralizer. I must have put in some place and if its not in my face, I forget about it. If you do post zucchini ideas, share with me, too....

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    Can’t say I've ever given much thought to cooking on vacation. For the most part we stay at resorts that don’t have cooking facilities although we do spend some time at Renaissance Ocean Suites which have a small cooktop and microwave. The first time we stayed there the person who showed us the room explained where the grocery store was and my thought was “yea we won’t be doing that”! I did enjoy having the cooktop and being able to make a cup of coffee or tea though and I was thrilled to be able to get room service for breakfast. We generally only stay 9 nights in Aruba so we enjoy trying the different restaurants. I’m sure if we were there longer I probably would give cooking a little more thought.

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    Being from the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts and being Italian I bring pizza and meat pie from Napoli Pizza frozen its a little bit of home I bring enough to have it twice. Dick.
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    As I'm almost always solo, I have no interest in cooking for myself. I love going out to breakfast as I don't make myself breakfast at home. My favorite breakfast places are Matthew's, Salt & Pepper, La Vista (expensive but go a couple of times each trip), Dutch Pancake House (when staying downtown at the Renn), Ricardo's (they make my omelet exactly the way I like it). But the times I've been there in the morning, the flies were terrible - all over me & my food. But I will try them one more time again next month. I used to make a sandwich for lunch but lately I've been having lunch at La Cabana's Islander Grill unless I go to Reflexions and will have lunch there. Dinner I always eat out. So many places but never enough days even when I stay weeks or a month.

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    We find a fishing hut (hutjs) on the rugged side, bring wine and supplies, then grill.

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    We don’t bring any prepared foods. Cook breakfast most days, which is usually an omelette. Currently cook dinner once or twice a week, usually chicken or some sort of fish on the grill, but that will increase as our duration of time on the island continues to increase. When we eat out it’s usually lite appetizers at a happy hour or a small dinner at a local restaurant.



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