Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thinking about Cottage Budget

I'm so looking forward to going away for a week in August. We will be spending 7 glorious days in a haven of sun, sand and water. I have to think about the food budget for that week. We have to bring mostly everything with us, so I need to make some sort of list (how I love lists!).

Breakfast x 7 days
Lunch x 7 days
Dinner x 8 days

Hmm...we will have at least 3 adults, 2 tweenagers, 1 toddler and 1 infant to think about who each eat minimally 3 times per day.

List of Foodstuffs to Bring:

  1. Coffee, sugar, cream...I will not survive the week without it.
  2. Cereal, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, bread, hash browns, yogurt, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese....typical breakfast stuff
  3. Bread, lunch meats, cheese slices, condiments, veggies, fruits....lunch will mostly be make your own
  4. Chicken breasts, steaks, hamburgs, hot dogs, pork chops, ground beef, onions, taco fix ins, rice, salad stuff, more veggies, potatoes, buns, applesauce, salt & pepper.....we don't have a BBQ and there is one at the cottage, so I think we'll be using that a lot
  5. Brita water filter jug and individual refillable water bottles.
  6. Booze....we're not big drinkers, but I will have some coolers and beer to have at night.
  7. Snacks....kids will want s'mores and chips to munch on occasionally.
  8. Dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, t.p., sunscreen, mosquito repellent, & aloe vera for the sunburns

I have a $750 budget for the cottage. $200 will be to pay half of the rental, $250 for food & booze budget, and $300 for entertainment and dinner out 1 night. And ice cream! :)

Jeez....I haven't included gas in there anywhere.....it can't probably come out of entertainment cuz I can't for see spending $300 on entertainment. There really isn't that much to do around the cottage.

I've managed to get someone to take over my business for that week, so I can actually relax and enjoy my leisure time for once. I plan on parking my rear end on the beach each and every day for awhile. I'm sure there is at least a million things that I'm not thinking of, but I'll worry about it then.

I have a very busy day ahead of me today. I should get to it.
Have a great day everyone.


  1. Sounds wonderful! Pre-planning will definitely be the way for you to keep costs down! :)

  2. Thank you so much for doing a list for me! I'll be leaving for the lake in two weeks so this is perfect! :)!!