Brian and I stayed in a condo and we had a little kitchen to work with, which was awesome. I love going out to eat and trying new restaurants while on vacation, but we were away for 12 days – it would get very expensive to eat out every meal!
We kept the refrigerator and cabinets in our condo stocked with food, but of course, when cooking and preparing our meals, we wanted to make things that were quick and easy. I mean, come on, we were in Florida, where the temperature every day was 80 degrees (compared to, oh, about 35 degrees back home in Rhode Island) – we didn’t want to spend too much time indoors!
So this was how I discovered that discovered that ReadySetEat.com is a fantastic resource for cooking meals while on vacation.
Sure, a condo’s kitchen usually has the “essentials” in terms of cookware, but it’s not quite like being in the kitchen you’re used to, right? So you have to make do with what you have.
And that’s why ReadySetEat made things really simple for me while we were in Florida. I found every piece of equipment for the recipes I made right in the condo’s kitchen – pots, a skillet, a colander, utensils and dishware. No fancy or obscure cooking equipment necessary.
One of the recipes I made while vacationing was the Penne Alfredo with Tomatoes.
You know how it’s easy to lost track of time while on vacation? That’s kind of what happened the night I made this meal. Brian and I were sitting by our resort’s pool (oh, how I miss that…!), listening to the live music at the Tiki bar (seriously, take me back…!) and we almost simultaneously remarked about how hungry we were. Then we realized why – it was nearly 6:30 p.m.
We had already bought the ingredients (all 4 of them!) for this recipe on one of our shopping trips, so we headed up to the condo and I whipped this up super quickly. It was so easy and really good… and we were back down at the Tiki bar by 8 p.m. (now I’m just torturing myself…!).
Seriously, so delicious… in fact, as I wrote in my review of the recipe on ReadySetEat.com, the sauce reminded me of the sauce at one of my favorite restaurants… and now I’m thinking that I just may know their secret ingredient!
You’ll have to watch my video to find out for yourself…!
Disclosure: I am being compensated by ReadySetEat.com for my time; however, all opinions are mine!